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The Green Buzz: Friday, May 17

Written by | May 17th, 2013

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Happy National Bike to Work Day! After you lock up your wheels, read today’s green news:

  1. If climate scientists overwhelmingly agree on global warming, why doesn’t the public? (NY Times)
  2. Want healthier tomatoes? Grow them with LEDs. (TreeHugger)
  3. Jaguars are large, beautiful and thankfully thriving in the Peruvian Amazon. (Mongabay)
  4. It’s Earth’s most iconic summit. And it’s melting. Fast. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Vehicles in the U.S. hit an estimated 1-2 million animals every year. (Scientific American)

The Green Buzz: Monday, February 11

Written by | February 11th, 2013

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Have a sssssssuper new year.

  1. It’s the year of the snake! (Mongabay)
  2. Pope Benedict XVI, an advocate of the “cleaner, greener lifestyle,” will step down at the end of this month. (Treehugger)
  3. Rotating air gardens? Okay. (Inhabitat)
  4. Last year, wind power capacity grew 20% worldwide. (Guardian)
  5. Just how dangerous is hair dye? (Grist)

Rooftop Gardening Part 4: Lessons Learned

Written by | September 10th, 2012

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After a successful summer of rooftop gardening, our urban gardeners reflect on what they learned from their 19th-story garden.

Rooftop Gardening Part 3: Make Your Garden Grow

Written by | August 3rd, 2012

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Now that you’ve got a good start on an urban or rooftop garden, how to keep it healthy? Here are four troubleshooting tips to keep your urban garden growing throughout the season.

Rooftop Gardening Part 2: Garden Party

Written by | June 20th, 2012

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Feeling inspired by the rooftop garden at the Conservancy’s New York City office? This week, we share five essential steps for getting started with your coworkers in a workplace garden project.

Rooftop Gardening Part 1: So You Wanna’ Be an Urban Gardener?

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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What do you get when you take a scrappy bunch of conservationists and stick them on the 19th floor of a high-rise building in Midtown Manhattan? You get a real-life experiment in urban conservation!

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 21

Written by | May 21st, 2012

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Nothing brightens up a dreary Monday morning quite like some great green news:

  1. Did you see it? Our lead scientist, Sanjayan appeared on CBS News this weekend to talk climate change. (CBS)
  2. A new armored lizard was discovered in a landmine-ravaged region of Africa. (Mongabay)
  3. Solar panels: Can they give sight to the blind? (CleanTechnica)
  4. The greenest buildings are usually the oldest ones. (Grist)
  5. The future of weed-killing: possibly lasers? (Treehugger)

 

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 27

Written by | June 27th, 2011

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The sun is shining, the birds are chirping… it’s the greenest Monday around:

  1. Sharks now have a safe haven in the waters of Honduras. (Green)
  2. “Super sand” is a new low-cost way to purify contaminated drinking water in developing nations. (BBC)
  3. A highway system for bicyclists? In the U.S.? Sounds like a dream come true! (EcoGeek)
  4. Old, used hotel soap is helping save lives, thanks to this ingenious project. (Treehugger)
  5. The latest message on climate change? It will affect your garden. (The Daily Green)

Eating Local, Part 1: Waiting for Asparagus

Written by | March 16th, 2011

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In the first of her four-part series on local food Sarene Marshall says while the health and environmental benefits are great, the biggest reason to switch may be the best-kept secret.

How ‘Green’ Is Your Lawn?

Written by | June 10th, 2009

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It’s true: A green lawn is not often a green lawn. Many of you already  know this, but neighborhood peer pressure keeps you reaching for weed spray, fertilizer and a lawnmower. When you step through your front door, do you feel like you’ve landed on the set of American Beauty? Do you worry that your attempts […]

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