Tag: Madagascar

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 18

Written by | March 18th, 2013

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In case you didn’t get your fill of all things green yesterday:

  1. In Madagascar, political instability may have led to increased rates of deforestation. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s the eco-friendliest way to dispose of clothing that’s reached the end of its life cycle? Ask Umbra has a few ideas. (Grist)
  3. Bees– the latest weapon in the fight against HIV? (Treehugger)
  4. Left-leaning households (politically, that is) tend to use less energy than their more conservative counterparts. (Conservation Magazine)
  5. China’s new premier says he isn’t going to mess around when it comes to reducing pollution. (Inhabitat)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 6

Written by | June 6th, 2011

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Maybe Garfield would’ve hated the day a little less if his Mondays were this cool and green.

  1. Want to start composting? Here are eight ways you can give it a go. (Treehugger)
  2. To save energy, government workers in Tokyo are reporting to the office early. (Guardian)
  3. If you’re looking for a new species, it sounds like Madagascar is the place to go to find one. (Mongabay)
  4. The latest on the US-Canada oil pipeline: the US Department of Transportation shut it down on Friday. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Vinyl vs. leather footwear– what’s an eco-conscious fashionista to do? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2010

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Have you been reducing your energy use? Really? This morning’s 5 news links are cool, green and enlightening:

  1. The year in review for water. (Treehugger)
  2. Check out this video documenting the discovery of a new lemur species in Madagascar. (BBC)
  3. Efforts to fix the San Francisco Bay Delta are as fragile as the delta itself. (NY Times)
  4. Why it’s not too late to save polar bears. Yes we can! (Wired)
  5. Does energy efficiency actually cut energy use? And if not, then what will? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 13

Written by | October 13th, 2010

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Dude, the mornings here are always cool and green:

  1. A Malibu beach becomes the first World Surfing Reserve. (LA Times)
  2. Google has decided offshore wind is worth the $$. (EcoGeek)
  3. London’s Thames River comes back from the dead and wins a conservation prize. (The Guardian)
  4. Scientists discover a new carnivorous animal in Madagascar. (National Geographic)
  5. Monarch butterflies have figured out how to medicate their sick babies with medicinal plants. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 1

Written by | October 1st, 2010

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Kiwis (the bird), tortoises and an environmental love song… yes, your day just got cooler & greener.

  1. First, the bad news: Madagascar’s radiated tortoise gets a death sentence–20 years until extinction. (The Daily Green)
  2. Now, the good news: New Zealand’s mascot, the endagnered kiwi, could be saved with a little deodorant. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Looking for an electric vehicle charging station along I-80? Better stop in Elk Horn, IA. (EcoGeek)
  4. EnvironmentMan sings his serenade to Lisa Jackson, the EPA’s head-honcho. (Grist)
  5. New rules on offshore drilling announced yesterday. (The New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 13

Written by | April 13th, 2010

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Read on to get your fill of the day’s coolest, greenest news:

  1. Americans’ priorities, according to a new poll: me first, the planet later. (GreenBiz)
  2. In Madagascar, researchers rediscovered a species of dwarf lemur not seen in 100 years. (Scientific American)
  3. Possibly the next great development in solar power: paint. (CleanTechnica)
  4. A new study says that southern U.S. states could use a little more energy-efficiency. (Green Inc.)
  5. That coal-carrying ship that crashed into the Great Barrier Reef about a week ago left a two-mile scar– and the damage could take 20 years to repair. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 7

Written by | January 7th, 2010

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Start off your day with the top 5 green news links online:

  1. Scientists have discovered a thicket of scrub oaks in California that can reproduce by cloning. (The New York Times)
  2. See video of yesterday’s violent boat crash between protesters and Japanese whalers. (Dot Earth)
  3. Collisions — by boat and car — are the cause for 2009′s increase in panther and manatee deaths in Florida. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. Political turmoil in Madagascar threatens to destroy gains in rainforest protection. (YaleE360)
  5. Looking for a green job this year? Check out this opportunity to protect puffins. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 20

Written by | March 20th, 2009

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Happy vernal equinox! (Don’t worry–it happened about an hour ago…we checked.) The center of the sun has officially crossed the equator and is headed north…and we’re heating up with five of the hottest green stories on the Interwebs this morning: At Least It’s Not About Eating Children…Or Is It? A new Jonathan Swift (or a […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, Jan. 22

Written by | January 22nd, 2009

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While you’re drinking your morning OJ, check out our daily round-up of eco-news from the blogosphere. And be sure to note the new findings about OJ… Green Light: Could California get the go-ahead on tough new emissions standards under the Obama administration? Grist, Earth2Tech and Environmental Capital discuss the issue. Eco-Generosity: It’s the trend in 2009 […]

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