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Q&A with Paul Sabin: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | December 13th, 2013

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Mark Tercek talks with Yale professor Paul Sabin about his new book, and what environmentalists can learn from a famous bet between an economist and an ecologist.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, November 7

Written by | November 7th, 2013

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Restored rivers, place-based beer, and “Blackfish” all in today’s green news.

  1. Mozambique’s former president is working to curb rhino poaching by eliminating extreme poverty. (Bloomberg)
  2. A huge restoration project has finally freed the Penobscot River for the first time in 200 years. (CBS News)
  3. Craft brewers say something is missing from craft beer: a connection with the landscape. (NPR)
  4. “Blackfish” has exposed the dark side of Sea World, whose stocks are taking a hit. (Market Watch)
  5. Voters in Colorado tell the fracking industry to back off. (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Friday, October 11

Written by | October 11th, 2013

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Just another reason elephants are awesome. That and more, in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. School’s out! Georgia school cancels class because the weather is too nice. (TreeHugger)
  2. Like humans, elephants get the point of pointing. (NY Times)
  3. Hold your noses… government shutdown stalls out stink bug monitoring program. (Wired)
  4. France upholds law banning fracking. (Guardian)
  5. Predictions are in on when our climate reaches the point-of-no-return. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 11

Written by | September 11th, 2013

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In today’s green news: it might be time to change your diet, what really happened to woolly mammoths, and how you can win $2 million.

  1. Exxon has been charged with illegally dumping 50,000 gallons of wastewater in Pennsylvania. (Bloomberg)
  2. FDA confirms arsenic in rice, but says don’t worry about it. (Grist)
  3. Could climate change have caused the demise of the woolly mammoth? (BBC News)
  4. This actor asked too many questions about illegal deforestation in Indonesia and was threatened with deportation. (Guardian)
  5. Can you figure out what is going on with ocean acidification? Then you could win $2 million. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Friday, September 6

Written by | September 6th, 2013

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I’m pretty sure you won’t be taking a stroll along the train tracks after reading these stories.

  1. The world’s largest volcano has been discovered, it’s roughly the size of New Mexico. (Discovery)
  2. A train crash in Australia was caused by a huge infestation of millipedes. (The Atlantic)
  3. Did fracking cause more than 100 earthquakes in an Ohio town that never had one before? (Grist)
  4. Poachers poisoned watering holes with cyanide, killing 41 African elephants. (TreeHugger)
  5. PHOTOS: See this stunning collection of macro shots of corals. (Huffington Post Green)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 15

Written by | July 15th, 2013

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Happy Monday! It’s time for some green news on stinky flowers, backyard chickens and invasive species.

  1. If you haven’t visited the U.S. Botanical Garden yet, now is your time, as it’s about to smell like death. (Washington Post)
  2. There’s a reason people (and not just hipsters) are giving up their backyard chickens. (NPR)
  3. Death Valley: “Please stop frying eggs on our sidewalks.” (MNN)
  4. Zebra mussels have found their way into Minnesota lakes. (San Francisco Chronicle)
  5. New studies say fracking is causing earthquakes. (NBC News)

The Green Buzz: Monday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2013

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As the weather warms up, so too does the green news on climate change…

  1. If we carry on as usual, climate change will bring water shortages in major U.S. cities. (Bloomberg)
  2. By the 2020s, NYC could see heat-wave deaths rise by 20 percent (thanks again to climate change). (The Guardian)
  3. You know it’s bad when people wish for fire ants instead of the newly invasive ‘crazy ants.’ (MNN)
  4. What the frack do we know? Turns out, not a lot. (Grist)
  5. Landmark ruling in Indonesia gives millions of hectares of forests to Indigenous people. (Mongabay)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 2

Written by | May 2nd, 2013

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The green news this morning has me wanting to move to Norway.

  1. Say what? They have so little garbage because folks recycle so much that yes, Oslo is importing trash. (TreeHugger)
  2. The Exxon Pegasus pipeline has leaked again, this time in Missouri. (Huffington Post)
  3. Who paid for the effects of the horrible drought last summer? You did. (NPR)
  4. This general is back at war — this time, fighting rhino poachers in South Africa. (Bloomberg)
  5. The first county in the nation has banned all drilling and fracking. (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 29

Written by | April 29th, 2013

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It’s Monday, it’s morning and it’s time for your green news buzz.

  1. America now has more solar energy workers than coal miners. (MNN)
  2. Are private shooting ranges and rogue hunters to blame for this invasive species’ spread? (The New York Times)
  3. EPA revisions to fracking impacts are an “earthquake” in the debate over drilling. (Huffington Post)
  4. U.S. Navy to expand sonar testing again, and so the battle of sonar vs. marine mammals is rekindled. (NPR)
  5. How bad for your family and the environment is the dish soap in your kitchen? (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, February 13

Written by | February 13th, 2013

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The Green Buzz this morning is fuel, fuel and more fuel.

  1. The Sierra Club’s board of directors has approved civil disobedience for the first time in its 120-year history to help oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline. (Huffington Post)
  2. This small New York town banned all public discussions on fracking, and now they’re being sued for it. (Green)
  3. And while we’re on that topic, some New York breweries are concerned that fracking will dry them up. (Times Union)
  4. So you’ve heard that the USPS will end Saturday delivery, but how much fuel will they save? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. In the SOTU last night, President Obama pledged action on climate change, with or without Congress. (National Geographic)
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