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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 29

Written by | January 29th, 2014

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Super Bowl sustainability, veggie vending machines, and the largest solar bridge ever in today’s green news.

  1. A Super Bowl first: Food scraps will be collected and composted at this year’s game!  (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Farmer’s Fridge, a vegetable vending machine company, is launching in Chicago, hoping to encourage more healthy eating by making it more convenient.  (Modern Farmer)
  3. London’s Blackfriars Bridge, which extends across the River Thames, has been covered in solar panels and will now provide up to half of the energy for London Blackfriars station, cutting its carbon emissions by 511 tons per year.  (Business Green)

The Green Buzz: Friday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2013

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Porpoises in the Thames?! The British would say, “Were they here for bickies and tea?”

  1. Thinking about gifts for mom this holiday season? Impress her by going green. (Examiner)
  2. They found it! More fresh water sources under the sea…giving hopes to the Atlantis theorists (ENS)
  3. A pop of Porpoises were spotted in the river Thames in London! A sign the river’s health is improving. (Guardian)
  4. Take cover! Air pollution sends school children running for cover in Shanghai. (Guardian)
  5. Older countries care more about the environment? (Slate)

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: Wednesday, February 1

Written by | February 1st, 2012

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Climate change: the atmosphere’s way of putting us all on low-carb diets.

  1. Get an update on a Conservancy partnership that’s helping one company tie nature into its bottom line. (Triple Pundit)
  2. That crazy Texas heat wave? This scientist says it was climate change’s fault. (Inside Climate)
  3. London restaurants, bars and hotels are campaigning to make plastic straws the new plastic bag. (Guardian)
  4. Bad news if you love carbs: warmer temperatures mess with wheat yields. (New Scientist)
  5. The National Mall goes LED. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 29

Written by | November 29th, 2011

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Still recovering from all that Green Gift Monday excitement? Here’s some cool green news to get your day started.

  1. Stare in awe at 2011′s top 10 oddest life-form discoveries. (National Geographic)
  2. Life’s not always a circus: Ringling Brothers allegedly violate the Animal Welfare Act. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. London fights air pollution with… glue? (Grist)
  4. It’s 65 degrees in D.C. today and not surprisingly, 2011 is tied for the 10th hottest year. (Washington Post)
  5. Sea creature-inspired robot bends and squeezes under obstacles. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 11

Written by | October 11th, 2011

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Wake up and climb Mount Everest… in your pajamas!

  1. A new solar-powered webcam on Mount Everest monitors climate change at 18-thousand feet. (TreeHugger)
  2. Popular Mechanics magazine unveils their seventh-annual Breakthrough Award recipients. And the winners are… (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Electric-vehicle drivers unite this Sunday, October 16, for the first National Plug-In Day. (Green Car Reports)
  4. Fact or fiction? Yeti conference reveals with 95 percent certainty that Bigfoot exists. (Mongabay)
  5. Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, hope to find their likeness on sustainable merchandise at the London 2012 games. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 6

Written by | July 6th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Stop making excuses and ride your bike to work already. (Treehugger)
  2. California fights invasive light-brown apple moths with native stinger-less wasps. (Los Angeles Times)
  3. London’s poor air quality may leave a dark cloud over next summer’s Olympic Games. (Huffington Post)
  4. This invasive plant is cropping up all over New York– and beware, it can cause blisters, scarring and even blindness. (Associated Press, via Christian Science Monitor)
  5. The Bahamas bans shark fishing. (Green)

 

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 14

Written by | January 14th, 2011

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It’s not that your horoscope is wrong, it’s that your reading the wrong horoscope:

  1. The Earth’s wobble means that everyone’s zodiac sign is off by nearly a month. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Getting rid of BPA won’t be easy. Just look at what’s happening at Eden Foods? (Treehugger)
  3. A new genetic test would screen would-be parents for nearly 500 disease genes. (NPR)
  4. Researchers have found that one single plant “conquered America.” (BBC)
  5. London’s super sewer is causing quite a stink. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 31

Written by | December 31st, 2009

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Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 17

Written by | July 17th, 2009

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Have you seen these “night-shining” clouds everyone is talking about this week? And could they be an index of (what else) global warming? Read on for that and a lot of cool green tech news (including electricity from onions) in this edition of Coolness: Renewables now make up 13 percent of all electricity generated in […]

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