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The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 17

Written by | October 17th, 2013

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Welp, the shutdown is over. Any lasting effects in the science world? We’re here to report.

  1. The world’s largest fast food enterprise is taking a green step forward in the world of trash. (Environment News Service)
  2. The damaging effects to science because of the government shutdown will continue to last. (Scientific American)
  3. And the damage to our national parks? The shutdown cost many of them hundreds of thousands — even millions — of dollars. (Huffington Post)
  4. The home to nearly a quarter of endangered mountain gorillas seems like a great place to drill for oil, right? Right? (MNN)
  5. Kenya is attempting a new, tech-savvy way to stop rhino poaching. (Times Live)

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Jason Clay

Written by | June 20th, 2013

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“We are all farmers living on the edge of the planet’s resource base,” says World Wildlife Fund’s Jason Clay. Jason talks with our CEO Mark Tercek about producing more with less and transforming global sustainability practices.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 21

Written by | October 21st, 2011

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Hello weekend! Have you picked out your Halloween costume yet? We have some ideas, along with more nature news.

  1. Save money and reduce your impact on the environment with these DIY Halloween costume ideas. (The Daily Green)
  2. Insert foot into mouth: skeptical scientists acknowledge that the Earth is in fact getting hotter. (New Scientist)
  3. McDonald’s pulls up a seat at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and pledges to use sustainably produced palm oil. (Sustainable Business)
  4. See what breathtaking photograph grabbed the 2011 Veolia Wildlife Environment Photographer of the Year award. (Mongabay)
  5. New evidence shows that the first known hunting weapon was used 13,800 years ago – that’s 800 years earlier than previously thought. (CBS News)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 14

Written by | February 14th, 2011

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Love is in the air, and plastic bags are in your fuel tank:

  1. Impress your sweetie with a sustainable Valentine’s Day gift. S/he doesn’t have to know you picked it out today. (Treehugger)
  2. Who has the greenest house in all the land? (Grist)
  3. The latest fuel of the future: plastic bags. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Meet a fast food giant‘s green guru. (GreenBiz)
  5. The latest on the rhino poaching epidemic: The price of illegal powdered rhino horn is equal to that of cocaine. We recommend not purchasing either. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 11

Written by | December 11th, 2009

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Blue whales are singing like Barry White, the Mediterranean ecosystem looks like a moonscape, and Euros pony up big climate bucks for poor countries. I know you can’t get enough of our Cool Green news, baby — and we’re never, never gonna give it up: Hot from Copenhagen: The European Union has just pledged $3 […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 25

Written by | November 25th, 2009

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There’s a lot to be thankful this morning, readers. The majority of Americans believe that climate change is happening, and want to do something about it.  Someday, your cell phone’s waste heat could actually make its battery last longer.  There’s hope for a rise in e-recycling. Something else we’re thankful for? A well-deserved long weekend. […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2009

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If you’re in a green building, are you happier? But first — can you even hear the question? Find out why green buildings are noisier — and all the other day’s hot green news — in this edition of Coolness: President Obama proposed tougher auto emissions and gas mileage standards for American-made autos yesterday. But […]

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