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The Green Buzz: Thursday, November 21

Written by | November 21st, 2013

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Today’s green news is all about how to save nature. Literally.

  1. Putting a value on nature may be the best way to save it. (BBC News)
  2. Which would be great for these 2,370 irreplaceable places. (MNN)
  3. The catastrophic Gulf oil spill will affect the deep layers of the ocean for years to come. (Mongabay)
  4. Splenda may be good for your coffee but it’s not good for the Earth. (Grist)
  5. How to stop the illegal wildlife trade from funding terrorist groups. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 10

Written by | January 10th, 2013

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Today’s green news features awww-dorable penguin photos. Too cute to miss.

  1. Now that’s a hidden talent: baby sharks sense danger even before they’re born. (Wired)
  2. No ifs, ands or buts about it: 2012 was the hottest year on record in the US. (NY Times)
  3. A previously unknown colony of 9,000 emperor penguins has received its first human visitors. (Guardian)
  4. The race is on to save killer whales trapped under ice off the coast of Canada. (Atlantic Wire)
  5. BP shells out a whopping $1 billion to Gulf oil spill victims. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 15

Written by | November 15th, 2012

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Let’s buoy our outlook on today with some positive green news.

  1. Chicago is planning an urban farm — one that could be the biggest in the nation. (Grist)
  2. Corals in distress? Tiny fish to the rescue. (Green)
  3. Happy America Recycles Day! To commemorate, here are 20 interesting and innovative recycling stories. (MNN)
  4. BP is reported to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history for its Gulf oil spill disaster in 2010. (Huffington Post)
  5. Appealing to heartland values of patriotism, thrift, and local pride can help in the fight against climate change. (One Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 22

Written by | October 22nd, 2012

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Because every week should begin with a happy sea lion story.

  1. A rehabilitated sea lion named “Blonde Bomber” was released back into the ocean last week. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Which companies are the greenest? (GreenBiz)
  3. Ocean acidification could make the sea sound different. (YaleE360)
  4. Oil is leaking from the site of the 2010 Gulf oil spill. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Climate change makes rice emit more methane. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 11

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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It’s time to get your cool green news on.

  1. New Report: The world is at risk from storms and natural disasters, but nature can protect us. (Nature.org)
  2. 1 of 2 surviving sea otters from the Exxon Valdeez oil spill has died. (Washington Post)
  3. Dollar General has dropped Asia Pulp and Paper brands from their stores — a win for forests and tiger habitat in Asia. (Mongabay)
  4. An ecologist has figured out how cities can calculate their carbon emissions — and nip and tuck at their carbon footprint. (NPR)
  5. A new oil sheen in the Gulf matches oil from the BP spill in 2010. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 7

Written by | September 7th, 2012

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In today’s green news, we learn another clever use for an old toothbrush.

  1. Hurricane Isaac washes up an unwanted guest: remnants of the Gulf oil spill. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. How do astronauts fix space station problems? With a toothbrush, of course. (Scientific American)
  3. Floating airports — the future of airline travel. (TreeHugger)
  4. Climate change declared “one of the most serious public health threats facing our nation.” (Green)
  5. The rarest large mammal on Earth, the Javan rhino, clings to survival. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 6

Written by | September 6th, 2012

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Extra, extra! Get your green news here!

  1. The illegal wildlife trade is flourishing — thanks to the internet. (Treehugger)
  2. We can agree that climate change is a drag, but new reports show that it’s a drag on the global food supply as well. (Green)
  3. Hunger and drought mean more bear encounters. Is the solution to feed them? (Discovery)
  4. It’s not easy being green…or is it? Here are some tips for being green on the cheap. (Huffington Post)
  5. Sounds like BP should get ready to go to trial for the Gulf Oil Spill. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 8

Written by | May 8th, 2012

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Debbie Downer shows her face in today’s green news.

  1. Heartbreaking photos released of oil-covered animals from BP oil spill. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. You love the environment but don’t identify as an “environmentalist.” What gives? (Grist)
  3. Lack of exposure to nature = increase in allergies. (BBC Nature)
  4. Goal: end rhino horn consumption in China. (Mongabay)
  5. Don’t drink from that garden hose! (Green)

Two Years Later: New Partnership for People and Nature in the Gulf

Written by | April 20th, 2012

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We’re excited to announce an important partnership to protect the gulf’s ecosystems for people and nature.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 19

Written by | April 19th, 2012

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Today we learn things are not always what they seem…

  1. Is that a bumble bee or a gecko? (USA Today)
  2. Pretty in purple! A new purple crab has been discovered. (National Geographic)
  3. Access to safe water and sanitation could save 2.5 million lives annually. (TreeHugger)
  4. Earth Day is Saturday — let’s honor it with 8 epic videos of our planet. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Is the Gulf oil spill to blame for eyeless fish? (Huffington Post Green)
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