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The Green Buzz: Monday, November 18

Written by | November 18th, 2013

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There’s a lot of green news to report on today, so let’s get started.

  1. The U.S. crushed its stockpiles of ivory on Friday in a message to wildlife criminals: Stop. (National Geographic)
  2. Deforestation is still a major problem around the globe as these crushing satellite photos show. (Grist)
  3. The world’s oldest creature was born shortly after Columbus discovered America (and was killed by the scientists studying it). (The Telegraph)
  4. A top UN official says to keep coal in the ground if we want to stop global warming. (New York Times)
  5. An Iowa Rep’s amendment to the Farm Bill could be the end of humane farming standards. (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 18

Written by | July 18th, 2013

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Shark hunts, comets and a car-free city in America? It’s all in today’s green news.

  1. A new dinosaur has been discovered in Utah! (National Geographic)
  2. A possible “comet of the century” could provide a stunning show later this year. (Fox News)
  3. Sounds heavenly: The only place in America where cars have been banned since 1898. (TreeHugger)
  4. Bad news for Ash trees in Iowa: the ash borer has been found for the second time in the state. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Residents of the home of ‘Jaws’ say sharks need protection from humans and the upcoming Monster Shark Tournament. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 14

Written by | March 14th, 2013

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Great, now I want a donut.

  1. Dunkin pledges to use only sustainable palm oil in the making of its delectable confections. (NPR)
  2. Don’t worry about those dead pigs, Shanghai, the water’s fine. Really? (Discovery)
  3. Monarch migration hits its lowest point in decades. (New York Times)
  4. Iowa and South Dakota produced almost 25% of their electricity from wind in 2012. (Treehugger)
  5. Food deserts? No, this map doesn’t show you where food doesn’t grow — it shows where people can’t access fresh food. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 12

Written by | December 12th, 2012

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This morning, we’ve got muddy waters on our radar.

  1. Did you know that farms were largely exempt from the 1972 Clean Water Act’s policies to limit agricultural runoff? Neither did we. (Green)
  2. Costa Rica has banned hunting as a sport. (Guardian)
  3. A new robot in Japan is ready to clean up Fukushima–and you can watch it perform its tasks. (Treehugger)
  4. Fish Fraud: Don’t be so sure that the sushi toro you ordered is, in fact, tuna. (NPR)
  5. The city of Indianapolis plans to replace its entire city car fleet with electric, plug-in hybrids by 2025. (Washington Post)

60 Seconds with Jen Filipiak

Written by | December 4th, 2012

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She’s a cyclocross racer, archer and expert negotiator on behalf of watersheds local and global—meet our director of conservation science in Iowa.

Vote for Nature in Your State

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

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Are you voting on Tuesday? We’ve gathered the top 10 conservation measures from around the country — take a look and do your part to vote for nature!

Get Kids Outside: Tracking

Written by | January 11th, 2012

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Looking for a new way to get kids excited about heading outside? Matt Miller thinks he may have the perfect activity.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2011

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Fish and amphibians and ospreys, oh my!

  1. The state of Iowa now gets 20 percent of its electricity from wind. (EcoGeek)
  2. The secret to rebuilding over-harvested fish populations is no secret: stop fishing. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Golf courses are pretty perfect habitats for amphibians. (Conservation Magazine)
  4. Recent deaths at Yosemite National Park point out a conundrum: for many, the danger in nature is part of the appeal. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Treetop cameras caught this baby osprey’s first flight. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 28

Written by | July 28th, 2011

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The latest and greatest in cool green news:

  1. Here’s a reason why you should stop eating frog legs. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Will geneticially engineered food crops be a necessity in the future? (Green Biz)
  3. A potential source of renewable fuel: the enzymes in a cow’s stomach. (GoodCleanTech)
  4. Removing non-power-generating dams in the Northeast could help save fisheries. (Grist)
  5. Jeopardy question: What U.S. state produces more grain than the entire country of Canada? (TreeHugger)

Heeding Teddy Roosevelt’s Words: Investing in Nature Is Investing in America

Written by | March 11th, 2011

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Our president and CEO Mark Tercek urges Congress and the White House to remember what Roosevelt called “our duty” to steward the country’s natural resources.

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