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The Green Buzz: Friday, July 19

Written by | July 19th, 2013

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Today’s green news may leave you hot(ter) and bothered.

  1. The Southwest is baking, the East Coast is sweltering. Take me to one of these 10 cool cities. (Nat Geo)
  2. Speaking of hot, the heat wave in the Northeast is moving backwards across America. Whaaat? (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Droughts affect everyone, including companies. How will they cope? (CNBC)
  4. If adapting to a rock climate future means living in a futuristic floating house, I’m out. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Like humans, chimps and orangutans have good memories. (BBC)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 17

Written by | July 17th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and get your green news on.

  1. Conservationists are peeping mad about birdsong apps. (MNN)
  2. Video: Man saves 375lb black bear from drowning. (TreeHugger)
  3. Britain’s largest colony of a rare seahorse has been wiped out by boat anchors. (The Telegraph)
  4. New report outlines the threat of Asian Carp to the Great Lakes. (Saultstar)
  5. Even if you’re healthy, this heat wave can do a number on you. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 15

Written by | July 15th, 2013

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Happy Monday! It’s time for some green news on stinky flowers, backyard chickens and invasive species.

  1. If you haven’t visited the U.S. Botanical Garden yet, now is your time, as it’s about to smell like death. (Washington Post)
  2. There’s a reason people (and not just hipsters) are giving up their backyard chickens. (NPR)
  3. Death Valley: “Please stop frying eggs on our sidewalks.” (MNN)
  4. Zebra mussels have found their way into Minnesota lakes. (San Francisco Chronicle)
  5. New studies say fracking is causing earthquakes. (NBC News)

Global Cities Need Natural Defenses

Written by | May 30th, 2013

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In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, we are reminded that nature can and should play an important role alongside engineered solutions in building (and rebuilding) the cities of tomorrow.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 13

Written by | August 13th, 2012

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Everything you never realized you wanted to know about bullets and dragon babies:

  1. Here are some tips for disposing of old bullets in a safe and eco-friendly manner, in case you were looking for some. (Grist)
  2. The western United States: so hot right now. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. In honor of Shark Week, check out this cool infographic illustrating the status of sharks. (Treehugger)
  4. Which countries are the largest carbon emitters? (Mongabay)
  5. This weedy sea dragon daddy just gave birth to a bunch of weedy sea dragon babies. (OnEarth)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 6

Written by | August 6th, 2012

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It’s just another cool green Monday:

  1. The organizers of the London Olympics plan to leave behind a green legacy. (GreenBiz)
  2. Another heat wave? You can probably blame climate change, a new analysis reveals. (Mongabay)
  3. You can also blame climate change for a surge in certain diseases. (Grist)
  4. A swarm of honeybees delayed a flight in Pittsburgh. (Treehugger)
  5. Air pollution=probably not so good for exercising. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 23

Written by | July 23rd, 2012

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It’s time to start your week, and to help, here’s your cool green news.

  1. We know — it’s HOT. So here are 10 design tips for beating the heat and using less AC. (Treehugger)
  2. Dolphin deaths in the Gulf: Horizon Deepwater spill may be to blame. (Mongabay)
  3. Corporations are sending employees on sabbaticals to do green, sustainable research. (GreenBiz)
  4. New air pollution restrictions going into effect next month raise the ire of cruise ship industry. (Washington Post)
  5. New Poll: Gen Xers unconcerned about climate change. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 18

Written by | July 18th, 2012

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Today we celebrate an important date that everyone in the United States will appreciate.

  1. Happy Birthday, Air Conditioner. (Grist)
  2. Another effect of the continually hot, hot weather: nuclear plant cooling ponds are not cooling down. (Green)
  3. Whoa. Dolphins may be math geniuses. (Discovery)
  4. Australian shark attacks: do they need to be taken off the protected list? (BBC)
  5. Summer Fun: Vegetarian-friendly ballparks! (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 10

Written by | July 10th, 2012

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What’s that sound? Oh, just the Northern Lights giving you a round of applause.

  1. Remote-controlled model planes offer bird’s-eye approach to conservation. (Mongabay)
  2. Now you can see and hear the Northern Lights. (Space)
  3. It’s official: this first 6 months of 2012 are the hottest ever for the US. (Bloomberg)
  4. Oceans’ rising acid levels act as the “osteoporosis of the sea.” (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. SOS: Save Our Salmon. Sockeye salmon populations declining. (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 9

Written by | July 9th, 2012

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On this dreary Monday morning, there’s at least one reason to celebrate…

  1. It’s less hot today, guys! Climate change is over!!!! (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  2. Apple pulls out of a federal green certification program. (Treehugger)
  3. Ocean acidification is the biggest threat to the health of coral reefs. (Guardian)
  4. We’re throwing billions of dollars’ worth of precious metals in the trash– and harming the planet in the process. (Triple Pundit)
  5. Taking the rest of the summer off to go to farm camp. See ya! (Grist)
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