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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 1

Written by | October 1st, 2013

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A government shutdown and a climate change refugee. That and more, in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. How the U.S. government shutdown affects science and the environment. (The Verge)
  2. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Yosemite… as in, a closed Yosemite. Bad or good timing? (Huff Post Green)
  3. It’s an episode of “CSI Turtle” in the Maldives. So what’s causing their injuries? (The Guardian)
  4. This New Zealand man says he’s a climate change refugee. (Businessweek)
  5. Ending on a happy note: grab your camera and brush up on this year’s guide to fall foliage. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2013

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Scouring the web for today’s top green news stories. Read on and have a great, green weekend!

  1. Google time-lapse images reveal startling impacts made by humans to our planet. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Me: male, critically endangered, ugly fish. You: Female Mangarahara cichlid ready to mate! Apply within. (BBC)
  3. A guide to the greenest colleges. Is your alma mater on this list? (CleanTechnica)
  4. Déjà vu? 3M years ago, the Arctic was warm. Is an ice-free Arctic in our future? (Guardian)
  5. How mussel farming can clean and save a city’s waters. (Yale360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 27

Written by | September 27th, 2012

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If you’ve ever been hankering to scuba dive a coral reef, now you can. Literally – right now!

  1. Google now offers virtual dives of the world’s coral reefs. (MNN)
  2. 20 governments agree that 100 million people will die by 2030 if the world doesn’t tackle climate change. (Scientific American)
  3. Windows that produce electricity? Laptops whose covers act as chargers? UCLA’s transparent solar film could make it possible. (LA Times)
  4. In New Mexico, we’re burning a forest to save it. (Green)
  5. Now is the moment to get children playing outside again. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. The idea of “natural capital” is catching on in these ten African nations. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s so partisan about sea-level rise? (Grist)
  3. Google’s bringing Street View to hiking trails. (Treehugger)
  4. In the United Kingdom, “eco-funerals” are on the rise. (Guardian)
  5. The EPA is partnering with the US Department of Health and Human Services to stress the connection between air quality and health. (Scientific American)

 

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 1

Written by | November 1st, 2011

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Here’s your daily dose of green news to bring you out of your post-Halloween sugar crash.

  1. Anything Google does, Facebook can do better. Enter: Facebook’s two new energy efficient data centers. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Warming oceans could push Australia’s seaweed into oblivion. (TreeHugger)
  3. In Mexico City, what happens when your run out of room to build new buildings? Create an “earthscrapper” underground. (Grist)
  4. Upgrading your smartphone to the next shiny new model comes with a price on the environment. (Washington Post)
  5. 8,000 cars pass through Yosemite Valley a day. A new plan to protect Yosemite’s Merced River may limit those visitors. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 22

Written by | August 22nd, 2011

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The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the news is green.

  1. A solar panel parking lot is in the works. (EcoGeek)
  2. Amazon rainforest communities are being added to Google Street View. (Mongabay)
  3. Five African nations have joined together to create a giant conservation zone. (Timeslive.co.za)
  4. Why are urban areas growing so quickly? (Green)
  5. Pre-COP, South Africa’s foreign minister fears that “politics cannot deliver on what science requires.” (AP, via Huffington Post Green)

Plant a Billion Trees: Q&A With Fernando Veiga

Written by | December 22nd, 2010

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A large contribution is coming thanks to Google’s Chrome for a Cause community. Find out how many trees will be planted and learn more about our Plant a Billion Trees campaign.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2010

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Almost everything you need for a perfectly cool green morning… just add caffeine.

  1. Among wealthy nations, the U.S. is the most vulnerable to economic fallout from the effects of climate change. (Mongabay)
  2. Google’s “shiny new tool,” Google Earth Engine, will help scientists track and analyze changes in the environment– and monitor and hopefully slow deforestation. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. New research suggests that bioplastics are not for sure eco-friendlier than petroleum-based plastics. (EcoGeek)
  4. Ask Umbra weighs in on the Christmas tree debate. (Here’s our side.) (Grist)
  5. Is the end in sight for the world’s coral reefs? One scientist predicts they’ll be gone within a generation. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 13

Written by | October 13th, 2010

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Dude, the mornings here are always cool and green:

  1. A Malibu beach becomes the first World Surfing Reserve. (LA Times)
  2. Google has decided offshore wind is worth the $$. (EcoGeek)
  3. London’s Thames River comes back from the dead and wins a conservation prize. (The Guardian)
  4. Scientists discover a new carnivorous animal in Madagascar. (National Geographic)
  5. Monarch butterflies have figured out how to medicate their sick babies with medicinal plants. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 8

Written by | October 8th, 2010

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Is it just me or is this a Cool Green Morning?

  1. A group of scientists has named the top green automaker, and it’s not Toyota. (Los Angeles Times)
  2. I’m not sure why, but here’s a solar-powered cockroach. (Treehugger)
  3. Genetically modified corn is helping all corn farmers make billions in profits. (NPR)
  4. Google is investing $1 million in a human-powered monorail. (Clean Technica)
  5. The U.S. military is now fighting to decrease its dependence on fossil fuels. (The New York Times)
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