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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, December 17

Written by | December 17th, 2013

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The mystery of zebra stripes is explained, plus a threat to bananas in today’s green news.

  1. Perhaps it’s time to put out a salt lick for these ibexes in Italy… (NPR)
  2. It appears as though black and white zebra stripes create an optical illusion and confuse predators. (BBC Nature)
  3. How do we decide which species to save? When 20,000 animals are on the brink, is it time to rethink our methods? (National Geographic)
  4. A banana fungus is threatening the world’s supply of the fruit; it may be time to satiate your appetite now. (Huffington Post)
  5. Whoa. The supervolcano below Yellowstone is 2.5 times bigger than previously thought. (The Independent)

Nature Photo of the Week: Beauty with Age

Written by | May 2nd, 2013

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We are wowed by the juxtaposition of this photograph: dark craggly rock in the foreground against the clear, bright blue skies. Flickr photographer rajalqadar captured this stunning image of the Almafi Coast in Italy.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 16

Written by | May 16th, 2011

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Looks like someone’s got a case of the cool green Mondays…

  1. Australian products are destroying Australian forests. (Mongabay)
  2. A swollen Mississippi River floods Louisiana’s Cajun country as the Army Corps of Engineers tries to protect New Orleans. (Guardian)
  3. Endangered-salmon-eating sea lions are being sentenced to death. (Green)
  4. Staples of the American diet, such as blue box mac & cheese, Oreos and Jell-O, are getting greener. (GreenBiz)
  5. The Italian city of Naples calls in the army to take out its trash. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 14

Written by | October 14th, 2010

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So, what are YOUR plans for 2030?

  1. A new report says that we are sucking the life out of the planet so bad that by 2030, we’ll need two. (Mongabay)
  2. Better news for 2030: by then, the United States could be getting 20 percent of its energy from offshore wind. (EcoGeek)
  3. No more phone book litter for the city of Seattle! (Treehugger)
  4. Small businesses really should care about sustainability– and here’s why. (GreenBiz)
  5. Italy’s fighting prostitution by cutting down trees. Um, what? (Guardian.co.uk)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 12

Written by | July 12th, 2010

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Maybe if we give each polar bear a security blanket, everything will work out?

  1. A giant thermal blanket could help slow the rate of a melting glacier in Italy. (Treehugger)
  2. Scientists say polar bears in Hudson Bay have just 25-30 years left, matching the rate of decline of Arctic sea ice. (Yale 360)
  3. Australia plans to get 30 percent of its drinking water from the ocean. (The New York Times)
  4. The controversial tactic of burning oil resumes in the Gulf. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Fred Pearce celebrates World Population Day by debunking the overpopulation myth. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 16

Written by | September 16th, 2009

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Filling your tank with dead trees. Battling climate change with contraception. Robots, toxic waste and the mob. It’s just another Saturday night for some, but for us, it adds up to a pretty wild Cool Green Morning: Andy Revkin over at Dot Earth asks if, um, family planning might be the “ultimate green technology.” Researchers […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 16

Written by | July 16th, 2009

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No surprises here — this morning’s round-up is all about climate change. With a chicken thrown in for good measure. Read on for all the top Cool Green News you need. Has Steven Chu been tasked with the impossible: convincing China to take serious steps to combat climate change? Environmental Capital assesses. Environmental Leader’s Andy […]

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