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The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 12

Written by | September 12th, 2013

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Newly discovered fresh water, trip-planning orangutans and a deadly molasses spill, all in today’s green news.

  1. Trying to get your kids outside more? Maybe you need to turn back the tech clock like these parents did… (MNN)
  2. Huge supplies of fresh water were just discovered in a drought-plagued region of Kenya. (New York Times)
  3. Worried about your travel carbon footprint? Try choosing smaller airlines. (Grist)
  4. Smart monkeys: Orangutans plan their travel routes ahead of time. (LA Times)
  5. Huge molasses spill in Hawai’i kills fish, could attract sharks. (Fox News)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 22

Written by | August 22nd, 2013

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Today’s green news is all about animals!

  1. The number of dolphin deaths on the east coast continues to alarm researchers. (LA Times)
  2. This jumping caterpillar uses the sun — while shrouded in a leaf — to figure out where to go! (MNN)
  3. Illegal palm oil development in Thailand causes monkeys to stop having babies, using tools. (BBC News)
  4. Looks like birds might pay attention to speed limits more than some humans do! (National Geographic)
  5. What does the Fukushima leak mean for the America? (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 18

Written by | May 18th, 2011

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Who wants green news?

  1. In India, a ban on medicine for cows is saving vultures’ lives. (Wired)
  2. The US Fish and Wildlife Service unveiled a plan to protect bats from white nose syndrome. (LA Times)
  3. Here’s how to boost recycling rates in schools. (The Daily Green)
  4. Researchers discovered nine new marine species off the coast of Bali. (Green House)
  5. A new study says that 1/3 of the food produced for human consumption is wasted. (Triple Pundit)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 28

Written by | April 28th, 2011

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A second life for EV batteries? Sounds like green news to me!

  1. Once your electric car battery dies, it could still go on to provide power to your home. (Green)
  2. Climate change policy is gaining ground in 16 major world economies, says new study. (GreenBiz)
  3. If you regularly get your books from the library, maybe a Kindle isn’t a green choice. (Treehugger)
  4. Pres. Obama wants to clarify & expand the Clean Water Act. (LA Times)
  5. The 2011 State of the Air report is out–how bad is the air you breathe? (HuffPostGreen)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 15

Written by | April 15th, 2011

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Reading 5 green news links isn’t taxing at all.

  1. Which state is the greenest? Check the list and see where yours is ranked. (Green House)
  2. Australian mathematicians say some endangered species are “not worth saving.” (Extinction Countdown)
  3. The Grand Canyon and Mt. Rushmore are among national parks threatened by uranium mining. (LA Times)
  4. A bizarre ecosystem has been found hiding in an Antarctic lake. (Discovery News)
  5. You won’t believe what’s used to make this new, sustainable golf ball. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 31

Written by | March 31st, 2011

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Snowstorms in April are not very cool or green, but these 5 news links are:

  1. The future is carbon capture and sequestration, or “tucking carbon into the ground.” (The New York Times)
  2. Why have 7 major companies dropped their support of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative? (Green Biz)
  3. In case you missed Obama’s energy speech yesterday, here’s the re-hash. (Treehugger)
  4. Demand is up, but supply is down for the Toyota Prius. (LA Times)
  5. The best way to reduce your exposure to BPA? Stop eating canned foods. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 18

Written by | March 18th, 2011

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Here’s your daily dose of green news to get you ready for the weekend:

  1. Messenger spacecraft is the first man-made object to orbit Mercury. (LA Times)
  2. 22 China pig farmers were arrested amid food safety alert. (Guardian UK)
  3. Japan quake epicenter was in an unexpected location. (Wired Science)
  4. Hygienic sharks go to cleaner stations to rid themselves of nasty parasites. (BBC)
  5. No longer seaworthy, wrecked boats are being recycled into furniture. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 17

Written by | March 17th, 2011

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We love a day when everyone goes green. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  1. You can drink without guilt today. Irish scientists are helping Guinness go green. (Grist)
  2. A new population has been discovered of America’s mini snow leopard: the Andean cat. (Mongabay)
  3. Has California failed to identify thousands of buildings vulnerable to quakes? (LA Times)
  4. Meet a tortoise that lost a leg and learned to walk with a wheel. (Treehugger)
  5. See cool images of our strange agricultural landscapes seen from space. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 24

Written by | February 24th, 2011

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Green news in 5 bite-sized nuggets:

  1. Up at 8pm: the sitcom about climate change. (LA Times)
  2. A new report from TNC and partners says coral reefs are in crisis. (BBC)
  3. How transportation-smart is the place where you live? (Grist)
  4. Coming on March 19: the first International Serengeti Day. (Mongabay)
  5. Cholera outbreaks and climate change–what’s the connection? (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2011

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We know there’s fresh powder out there, but be sure to read all 5 before you hit the slopes:

  1. Students, parents are protesting planned solar panels at a California middle school. (LA Times)
  2. Primitive tools suggest humans left Africa earlier, and in a different direction. (NPR)
  3. See amazing pictures of the damage invasive boas inflict on native birds in Aruba. (Dot Earth)
  4. A controversial Brazilian mega-dam on the Amazon clears another major hurdle. (Green)
  5. Your ski and snowboard wax could be seriously harmful to you and wildlife. (Treehugger)
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