Tag: GMO

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, November 20

Written by | November 20th, 2013

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We’re blogging about nature’s heroes, promiscuous mice and controversial hunting in today’s green news.

  1. Bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico goes dark: what happened? (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Hawaii’s Big Island bans GMO crops. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Mangroves are the heroes in protecting this Southeast Asian town from typhoon Haiyan. (Bloomberg)
  4. Big game hunter Melissa Bachman sparks controversy with this lion photo. (National Geographic)
  5. This headline is too funny not to share: promiscuous mice bear sexier smelling sons. (BBC)

A New Diet for the Planet?

Written by | May 1st, 2013

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Should environmentalists say no to meat? Our CEO Mark Tercek, a long-time vegetarian turned vegan, tackles this tough question and offers solutions that even meat-eaters may like.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 12

Written by | March 12th, 2013

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Serving up today’s green news stories with a side of GMO.

  1. Could the next Fukushima be in your own backyard? (Grist)
  2. Whole Foods paves the way: becomes first grocer to label GMO foods. (The Daily Green)
  3. Huh? What? Songbirds can’t hear each other over the roar of traffic. (BBC Nature)
  4. White-nose syndrome invades South Carolina, the 21st state to be infected. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Mussels could lose grip on rocks in acidified oceans. (Conservation Magazine)

Mark Lynas and the GMO Debate

Written by | January 7th, 2013

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Until a few days ago, the name Mark Lynas was little known outside the environmental community, but that may be about to change.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 14

Written by | November 14th, 2012

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One interesting ballot measure that we missed in last week’s election:

  1. San Juan county in Washington has banned GMO cultivation. (Treehugger)
  2. Could a U.S. carbon tax become a reality? (Huffington Post)
  3. How to prevent the storm surge damage from events like Superstorm Sandy? Time to bring oysters back to New York. (Discovery)
  4. Did you see what was named the 2013 car of the year? (New York Daily News)
  5. AT&T has just set a Guinness World Record for recycling — just in time for America Recycles Day! (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 19

Written by | July 19th, 2012

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Birds that eat plastic? Gorillas that dismantle traps? An elaborate Shell website hoax? Get your green news here!

  1. It seems as though North American birds ingest the most plastic of all the birds in the world. (Treehugger)
  2. Check out Arctic Ready. It’s a Shell website…er, an elaborate hoax by Greenpeace — and it’s good. (Huffington Post)
  3. What would you choose: Dengue fever, or GMO mosquitoes? Residents of Florida have to decide. (Grist)
  4. It’s true! You can smell oncoming summer rain. (Scientific American)
  5. Juvenile gorillas found and dismantled poachers’ traps in Rwanda! (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 28

Written by | July 28th, 2011

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The latest and greatest in cool green news:

  1. Here’s a reason why you should stop eating frog legs. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Will geneticially engineered food crops be a necessity in the future? (Green Biz)
  3. A potential source of renewable fuel: the enzymes in a cow’s stomach. (GoodCleanTech)
  4. Removing non-power-generating dams in the Northeast could help save fisheries. (Grist)
  5. Jeopardy question: What U.S. state produces more grain than the entire country of Canada? (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 3

Written by | February 3rd, 2011

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Don’t let a little tongue-twister keep you from reading our 5 cool green links today:

  1. Say this 5 times fast: Sea urchins eat invasive seaweed to save corals in Hawaii. (Exctinction Countdown)
  2. Your drinking water will get cleaner, thanks to new EPA guidelines on toxic chemicals. (NY Times)
  3. Does planting GMO crops on National Wildlife Refuge farmland make sense? (Red, Green & Blue)
  4. Richard Black explains why the Conservancy’s work to restore oyster reefs is so important. (Earth Watch)
  5. These 9 surf spots are under seige from pollution and development. (Treehugger)

Agnostic on Biotech: When ‘Science-Based’ Makes Nobody Happy

Written by | June 9th, 2009

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I had the weird experience recently of saying something that was simultaneously frustrating to both industry and to some environmentalists. I had been invited to a large conference of biotechnology companies in Atlanta, to serve on a panel discussing the potential implications of biotech crops for sustainable development. And when I say it was a […]

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