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The Green Buzz: Thursday, February 14

Written by | February 14th, 2013

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You know we have to start the Buzz today with news on chocolate.

  1. Still need to buy your sweetheart something sweet? Check out this guide to ethical chocolate. (Grist)
  2. Be still our beating hearts: a very cool map that shows the potential for U.S. high speed rail. (Guardian)
  3. Want a lesson on courtship? The bower bird has some great teaching points. (Conservancy Talk)
  4. Happy news for Indonesian forests: Asia Pulp & Paper has announced a zero-deforestation policy. (Mongabay)
  5. As world water supplies dry up, desalination is booming. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 8

Written by | February 8th, 2013

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Is Nemo headed your way? The shelves might be empty of bread, milk and eggs, but there’s plenty of green news to go around.

  1. What do bats, sloths, whales and people have in common? This guy. (Scientific American)
  2. When it comes to environmental issues, we are pretty darn apathetic. (GreenBiz)
  3. In a dream world, this would be what an American high-speed rail network might look like. (Treehugger)
  4. Bikeshare systems are great, but there’s an unfortunate dearth of helmet-shares. (Grist)
  5. Two Great Lakes hit record lows. But what does it all mean?? (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 12

Written by | July 12th, 2012

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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood of green news.

  1. These beautiful bridges are just for animals. (Grist)
  2. Grab a beer at one of the first s0lar-powered breweries in Michigan. (Green)
  3. Finally: High speed rail is coming to California! (Treehugger)
  4. Need a vacation destination? Why not try one of the 10 most pristine places on Earth. (MNN)
  5. Not so beautiful: BPA is making fish mate with other species. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 7

Written by | June 7th, 2011

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Our cool green news bites are E. coli-free, we promise:

  1. Some amazing volunteers are caring for stranded pilot whales in Florida. (The New York Times)
  2. Another argument in favor of carbon markets–they can help reduce forest fires. (Green Biz)
  3. Takeout food in California could get even better, if the styrofoam ban passes. (LA Times)
  4. A Belgian high-speed rail line is now also a 2-mile solar tunnel. (YaleE360)
  5. New study warns that global warming will disrupt food supplies aross the globe. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 26

Written by | January 26th, 2011

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The weather outside is frightful, but these links are…somewhat less frightful than the weather.

  1. What we could probably all use about now: a volunteer eco-vacation in a nice, warm climate. (Treehugger)
  2. When it comes to climate change, birds have it exceptionally rough. (Green)
  3. Obama called for clean energy, high-speed rail in last night’s State of the Union address. (Grist)
  4. Four enviro documentaries are up for an Oscar this year. (The Daily Green)
  5. A new study says that natural gas might not be all that cleaner than other fossil fuels. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 4

Written by | November 4th, 2010

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What’s cool today? Oh, try marathons for nature, waterless jeans, electric mail carts and more:

  1. NYC Marathon + cool video = inspiring more people to protect nature! (Treehugger)
  2. Do you know how much water is in your jeans? (Green)
  3. 9 invasive species that are kind of cool, despite being invasive. (Wired)
  4. High-speed rail in the U.S. gets a $2.4 billion boost. (GreenTech)
  5. The US Postal Service’s new green delivery vehicle saves time and carbon. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 29

Written by | January 29th, 2010

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Get your greens for breakfast — the freshest 5 eco-stories this morning:

  1. What’s the eco-friendliest country in the world? (Hint: Not the United States.) (Yale Environment 360)
  2. Tobacco plants have been hacked to grow synthetic solar-powering cells. (Treehugger)
  3. How do you test geoengineering — projects to cool the planet, such as shooting aerosols into the atmosphere to block sunlight — without screwing up the planet? (Climate Feedback)
  4. Rajendra Pachauri defends the IPCC’s credibility…and his own. (Ecopolitology)
  5. Will the United States finally be getting bullet (as in, “faster than a speeding”) trains? (The Vine)

High-Speed Rail (or, Why Conservation Can’t Afford To Be Conservative)

Written by | May 20th, 2009

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Ray LaHood, President Obama’s transportation secretary, recently pledged to remake the nation’s transportation system, with the key goal of making it more environmentally sustainable. As part of that, Obama has promised to put down $8 billion to start construction of a high-speed intercity rail network. This investment is something that’s long overdue, and would correct […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 1

Written by | May 1st, 2009

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Happy May Day! Here are five green reads you just gotta catch up on this morning: How a Bill Becomes a Law: The Waxman-Markey climate bill (which calls for an 80 percent cut in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2050) is stalled in a House committee — and The Wall Street Journal analyzes the obstacles […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 17

Written by | April 17th, 2009

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After you’ve had a species named after you, what else is left? I mean, where can you possibly go that’s better? (Even if it’s a species of lichen.) That’s the dilemma for President Obama this morning….while the rest of us ponder what the difference between moss and lichen is, and the rest of today’s cool […]

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