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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 22

Written by | October 22nd, 2013

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Epic smog and epic food waste — it’s a tough morning in the land of green news (we’ll end on a positive note though!).

  1. Is there a direct link between Australia’s bushfires and climate change? (CNN)
  2. Here’s what China’s epic smog looks like from space. (Grist)
  3. It’s a battle of redwoods vs. red wine as California’s climate changes. (NPR)
  4. Tesco unveils their absolutely staggering food waste figures — and hopes to cut back. (Telegraph)
  5. In Gabon and the Republic of Congo, the reintroduction of captive gorillas appears to be working. (Mongabay)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 26

Written by | September 26th, 2013

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It keeps happening, so we’re going to continue to talk poaching in today’s green news.

  1. More than 80 elephants were killed when poachers used cyanide to poison their water hole. (BBC News)
  2. Ancient fish fossil found in China shows the first face on an animal! (National Geographic)
  3. This poor gorilla was hand-raised by humans and has no gorilla friends. (MNN)
  4. More than 37,000 gallons of oil spilled in the wake of the Colorado floods, and there’s a scramble to clean it up. (NPR)
  5. There’s a real problem in the conservation community: a lack of diversity. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 17

Written by | August 17th, 2012

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We’ve got a touching animal reunion for you in today’s green news.

  1. Gorillas reunite after 3 years apart. Hugs! Photos! (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Perhaps Shark Week will star this new shark species next year? (TreeHugger)
  3. Not a record to be proud of: Greenland suffers record melt. (Mongabay)
  4. A surfing robot tracks great white sharks off the coast of California. (BBC)
  5. Noisy ships makes it hard for right whales to communicate. (NOAA)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 12

Written by | June 12th, 2012

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From baby talkin’ gorillas to hip farmers markets, here are 5 great green news stories.

  1. Rising ocean temperatures? Yeah, it’s definitely our fault, says new study. (Discovery News)
  2. Gorillas use baby talk when communicating with their young. Aww. (BBC Nature)
  3. Does President Obama care about the environment? (Washington Post)
  4. These impressive farmers markets in college towns make us want to go back to college. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. The US has tripled our production of clean energy, but still lags behind Europe and Indonesia. (Greenhouse)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 9

Written by | May 9th, 2012

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Rare gorillas, illegal treehouses, and ocean trash – oh my!

  1. What a treat: the world’s rarest gorilla caught on film in its natural habitat. (Treehugger)
  2. Your childhood dream just might manifest itself in this amazing (but illegal) treehouse. (Grist)
  3. Ocean plastic waste is on the rise in the Pacific – and it’s effects are surprising scientists. (BBC)
  4. How much renewable energy does your state use? (Washington Post)
  5. Scientists think they know what caused the deaths of hundreds of Pelicans on the Peruvian coast. (The Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 13

Written by | February 13th, 2012

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This gorilla could be the next Picasso.

  1. Art by Animals exhibit features artwork from gorillas, elephants and more. (Wired Science)
  2. Study finds nature is missing from children’s books. (TreeHugger)
  3. Asian carp: if you can’t beat ‘em, shoot ‘em. (The Columbus Dispatch)
  4. Finally, fuel removal begins at the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck. (Washington Post)
  5. Urban farming goes vertical. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 3

Written by | January 3rd, 2012

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Happy New Year, greenies!

  1. World’s first hybrid shark found in Australia’s waters. (Discovery News)
  2. Hehe. Scientists are tickling animals to learn how laughter has evolved. (BBC)
  3. China’s city dwellers will be breathing unhealthy air for at least another 20 years. (Guardian)
  4. African elephant ivory trade sadly rises in 2011. (Green)
  5. Ecuador makes a deal and raises $116 million to not drill in the Amazon. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 26

Written by | March 26th, 2010

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Disappearing islands, gorillas, sand…today’s CGM is like a magic trick gone bad. But at least you don’t have to worry anymore about climate change making the Gulf Stream disappear…

  1. A map of who’s most likely to switch to an solar-powered electric car. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Sea-level rise has made a disputed island just disappear (poof). (Climate Feedback)
  3. Will climate change alter the ocean’s warm currents? Scientists have changed their minds. (Dot Earth)
  4. Your favorite beach resort pumps in sand every year — but is it worth it? (Ecopolitology)
  5. Gorillas could be extinct in the Congo Basin by 2020, says a new report. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: January 2, 2009

Written by | January 2nd, 2009

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Good morning! (We didn’t say that too loudly, in case you’re still suffering from a New Year’s hangover.) Here’s what we’re finding in the green blogosphere this morning: Joel Makower is pessimistic that businesses can ever achieve true sustainability–that is, without an economic meltdown to prod them. But is corporate carbon neutrality impossible, anyway? That’s […]

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