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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 24

Written by | September 24th, 2013

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We’ve got some stinky green news this morning for ya. Hold your nose and read on!

  1. Do you smell that? 5 animals with impressively stinky defenses. (Nat Geo)
  2. Why CrossFit may be the greenest gym option out there. (TreeHugger)
  3. Brace yourself: thunder, hail and tornadoes may be on the way. (Grist)
  4. Age ain’t nothing but a number… but the moon is 100 million years younger than thought! (Space)
  5. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions could prevent up to 3 million premature deaths a year. (LiveScience)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 20

Written by | November 20th, 2012

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Apes, owls and global warming — we cover it all and more in today’s green news roundup.

  1. Feeling blue? Chimps and orangutans have midlife crises, too. (National Geographic)
  2. Greenhouse gas levels at an all-time high. Sigh. (Bloomberg)
  3. Are these animals too ugly to be saved? (BBC)
  4. Researchers study owls for clues to reducing aircraft noise. (Geekosystem)
  5. If temperatures rise 4-degrees Celsius, what would the world look like? (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 22

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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The Grinch visits Canada this Christmas.

  1. Most years, 85% of Canada has a white Christmas. This isn’t one of those years. (The National Post)
  2. New rules will limit mercury and other toxic pollutants in our air, water and food. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. The world’s first solar powered menorah lights up Woodstock, NY. (Grist)
  4. The biblical Christmas story may need a rewriting: Frankincense tree headed for extinction. (CBS News)
  5. The European Union will begin charging airlines for their greenhouse gas emissions. (NY Times)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 20

Written by | December 20th, 2011

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Permafrost thaw — just how scary is it?

  1. Melting permafrost is one of the least understood facets of climate change. (Washington Post)
  2. Before dinosaurs, there were dicynodonts. (The Telegraph)
  3. These tiny spiders aren’t fat, they’re just big-brained! (National Geographic)
  4. Camera trap films the nocturnal and secretive pygmy hippo. (Mongabay)
  5. 40% of existing landscapes will change from one major ecosystem to another due to global warming. (TreeHugger)

The Green Conundrum: Can Small Actions Add Up to Collective Change?

Written by | December 5th, 2011

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Does it matter if you recycle if other people don’t? Or if the United States refuses to build an oil pipeline that other nations might? Conservancy scientist Rob McDonald says yes — and tells you why.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 10

Written by | November 10th, 2011

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Time to prepare for the attack of the feral pigs.

  1. Invasive species could become a terrorist’s next weapon of choice. (MarketWatch)
  2. How does a person’s individual carbon emissions change over the course of a lifetime? (Green)
  3. Video of king penguins shows their unexpected way of cooling off — in a mud spa. (BBC)
  4. An approved plan aims to control greenhouse gas emissions in China. (2point6billion)
  5. Sad news from Africa: the western black rhino has been declared extinct. (MSNBC)

China Offers Important Lessons on Greening the Economy

Written by | June 17th, 2011

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China’s environmental record is far from perfect. But Mark Tercek says the government has a new plan, and lessons that we in the United States should consider very carefully.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 17

Written by | February 17th, 2011

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We’re keepin’ it green, 5 links at a time:

  1. Only the Danes would come up with an all-in-one waste-to-energy plant/ski park. (Green)
  2. A bright spot in science’s “Search for Lost Frogs”–the Pescado stubfoot toad is rediscovered. (Mongabay)
  3. In case you need more proof that increased precipitation is caused by increased greenhouse gases, here it is. (NY Times)
  4. Japan’s whaling season is suspended–but does that mean much? (BBC)
  5. A new study form Harvard calculates the true cost of coal to the American economy. Wanna take a guess? (Treehugger)

Copenhagen 201: An Inside View on the Major Issues

Written by | December 7th, 2009

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As negotiators kick off two weeks of climate change talks in Copenhagen today, Duncan Marsh, director of international climate change policy for The Nature Conservancy, discusses in detail some of the key issues and news events that will surround the debate. For more on Copenhagen, be sure to check out our Copenhagen 101 feature. ***** […]

How to Achieve a Global Climate Change Agreement

Written by | November 16th, 2009

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What will a successful global climate change agreement look like? That question is only more important to ask in the wake of this weekend’s agreement by President Obama to a plan that will ask world leaders to reach a political agreement at this December’s UN climate talks in Copenhagen, ahead of a more binding agreement […]

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