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The Green Buzz: Monday, February 4

Written by | February 4th, 2013

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You’ll never look at Fluffy the same way again.

  1. Kitties=stone-cold killers. (Conservation Magazine)
  2. Two new bills floating around the Montana legislature propose zero tolerance… for wild bison. (Green)
  3. Thanks to Google Street View, you can now hike the Grand Canyon without hiking the Grand Canyon. (Treehugger)
  4. This eco-friendly brewery is powered by beer. (Humans, use caution.) (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Japan’s whaling industry: “dead in the water”? (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 31

Written by | January 31st, 2013

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Where can you find green news on animal smuggling, a questionable sea turtle farm and detergent carcinogens? Why, in your Cool Green Morning, of course.

  1. Procter & Gamble agrees to remove a carcinogen in one of its detergents, after green moms organize a petition. (MNN)
  2. The only sea turtle farm in the world is under scrutiny by an animal-welfare group for unsanitary conditions. (Bloomberg)
  3. Six bizarre animal smuggling busts — you won’t believe the lengths that some people will go to… (National Geographic)
  4. A US Navy Minesweeper has run aground on a protected marine sanctuary, and now will be dismantled to reduce damage. (The Guardian)
  5. The World Resources Institute has created a one-stop shop for global water worries. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 30

Written by | January 30th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and read up on what’s catching our eye in the world of green news.

  1. These whales have welcomed a deformed dolphin into their pod. (Treehugger)
  2. Killer kittens: house cats kill up to 25 billion birds and small mammals a year. (Mongabay)
  3. First a drought, raging wildfires and now a flood? Australia is getting hit hard with crazy weather. (BBC)
  4. Our freshwater scientist writes about travels in a haunting landscape — and mysterious animal sounds. (Green)
  5. Is it time for a clean air act in China? (Wall Street Journal)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2013

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Well, it’s not okay for Paul McCartney…

  1. It’s the question that’s on everyone’s minds: Is it okay to eat kangaroo meat? (Grist)
  2. An unexpected green benefit of the Super Bowl: reduced electricity consumption. (Green)
  3. The heat of cities like New York and Tokyo could lead to warmer winters in Siberia and Canada. (AP, via Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Paul McCartney reflects on his life as a vegetarian. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. This 10-year-old launched his own recycling business. What have you done for the planet lately? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 18

Written by | January 18th, 2013

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Forget April showers, global warming brings early flowers.

  1. Gosh, animals are fascinating: Japanese quails demonstrate mastery of camouflage. (Scientific American)
  2. White nose syndrome has killed 5.5 million bats — now spreads to Kentucky. (Green)
  3. Thoreau helps scientists make connections between climate change and early spring flowers. (LiveScience)
  4. Speaking of, six ways climate change will affect you, yes YOU. (National Geographic)
  5. The Dept of Energy is offering a $10M prize to make solar installation cheaper. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 9

Written by | January 9th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and get yer green news fix.

  1. You know the elephant poaching in Kenya? The worst poaching incident yet happened yesterday. (Mongabay)
  2. American Petroleum Institute says U.S. is poised be self-sufficient in liquid fuels…as long as the government doesn’t intervene with enviro-regulations. (Green)
  3. Our wireless addiction is creating a big e-waste problem. (Treehugger)
  4. 2012 was hot, really hot. In fact, 2012 was the hottest year on record in the U.S. — and by a long shot. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Arctic drilling is getting an expedited, high-level review to help inform future permits in the Arctic. (Environmental News Service)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 8

Written by | January 8th, 2013

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What’s huge, mysterious, and lives in the deep, dark sea?

  1. A team in Japan has filmed a giant squid in its natural habitat for the first time ever. (Huffington Post)
  2. Concord, Massachusetts, has become the first city in the U.S. to ban plastic bottles! (Treehugger)
  3. A study of ants has deepened concerns about the toxicity of plastic additives. (Green)
  4. We humans don’t have a monopoly on morality: Bonobos share bananas and do it, seemingly, altruistically. (MNN)
  5. A proposed copper mine to be built in the Lower Zambezi National Park has been rejected (thank goodness). (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 4

Written by | January 4th, 2013

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We’re “shaking our tail feathers” reading today’s green news. Hey, it’s just that kind of Cool Green Morning!

  1. Do you own a plug-in vehicle yet? U.S. sales tripled in 2012. (TreeHugger)
  2. More than 70 bird hotspots need to be restored as a result of Hurricane Sandy. (Green)
  3. Dinosaurs might have shaken their tail feathers to court mates. (Wired)
  4. Chilling effect: Warmer winters could ruin fruit. (Grist)
  5. Australia is home to some wacky animals: kangaroos, wombats and now the western long-beaked echidna. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 3

Written by | January 3rd, 2013

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What does the fiscal cliff, a certain plastic cup and shipping lanes have in common? They’re all green. (No, really!)

  1. A Conservancy river scientist and his family explore how to balance conservation and development on the mighty Mekong River. (Green)
  2. The deal to pull us off the fiscal cliff included 6 environmental perks. (MNN)
  3. Extra, extra! Get your reusable Starbucks plastic cup for $1! Let’s just hope folks really reuse them… (Huffingon Post)
  4. A major collaboration has resulted in the altering of shipping lanes in the Pacific Ocean to protect whales. (Discovery News)
  5. The first meteor shower of 2013 peaks tonight! (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 19

Written by | December 19th, 2012

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It’s that time of the year again…

  1. The annual Audubon Christmas Bird count is on! (Audubon)
  2. A Conservancy freshwater scientist is voyaging down the Mekong River with his family to help determine the river’s uncertain future. (Green)
  3. We keep hearing about it, but why should we care? Well, here are 7 reasons why Arctic sea ice matters. (MNN)
  4. Interesting: The 5 most over-looked energy stories of 2012. (National Geographic)
  5. More than 100 research chimps are getting a new–and permanent–retirement home. (NPR)
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