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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, December 4

Written by | December 4th, 2013

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In today’s green news, whales, chimps and cows – oh my!

  1. A pod of pilot whales is stranded off the Everglades’ coast and marine experts are trying to figure out why. (CBS Miami)
  2. Should chimps have human rights? If that will free this one from a captive shed, then yes, says the Nonhuman Rights Project. (MNN)
  3. What do gassy cattle have to do with extracting natural gas?  Turns out, quite a bit. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Early warning systems are key to saving us from the nasty effects of climate change, says a new study. (Bloomberg)
  5. A new startup could making purchasing solar energy as easy as booking travel. (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 26

Written by | November 26th, 2013

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Big animal news in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. World Toilet Organization campaign seeks to turn Black Friday brown. (MNN)
  2. In the last six months alone, over 350 species added to the IUCN Red List’s threatened species list. (Mongabay)
  3. Judge rejects climate change refugee claim. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. You’ll never guess what vegetable powered up this Christmas tree. (TreeHugger)
  5. We blame the cows: U.S. methane emissions may be 50% more than previously thought. (USA Today)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 16

Written by | January 16th, 2013

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From crazy weather to helping wildlife get to the other side, we’ve got the green buzz for you today.

  1. Is this crazy, extreme weather the new norm? (National Geographic)
  2. See a slideshow of the 11 most damaging U.S. weather events of 2012. (Bloomberg)
  3. The inaction on climate change is the fault of environmental groups, says a Harvard sociologist. (Guardian)
  4. So much methane in this Texas well water that you could light it on fire…and yet, the EPA halts its investigation. (Huffington Post)
  5. Roads are becoming safer for wildlife in some places. Check out the infographic! (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 28

Written by | December 28th, 2012

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It’s Friday (hurray!). Sit back, relax and read today’s top green news stories.

  1. Surveillance drones may combat rhino poaching. Radical? Yes. Effective? Let’s hope so. (Guardian)
  2. EPA chief Lisa Jackson steps down. (Huffington Post)
  3. Eek/ugh. Experiment shows drivers deliberately run over turtles. (Forbes)
  4. Maybe there really is a Santa Claus! Christmas trees absorb methane from the air. (Grist)
  5. Daring drilling project in Antarctic lake called off. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 22

Written by | October 22nd, 2012

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Because every week should begin with a happy sea lion story.

  1. A rehabilitated sea lion named “Blonde Bomber” was released back into the ocean last week. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Which companies are the greenest? (GreenBiz)
  3. Ocean acidification could make the sea sound different. (YaleE360)
  4. Oil is leaking from the site of the 2010 Gulf oil spill. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Climate change makes rice emit more methane. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 20

Written by | July 20th, 2010

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What do curry, spy planes and manatees have in common? They’re all part of the best cool green news links around!

  1. Could curry save the planet? Scientists find turmeric and coriander can reduce methane emissions from sheep and cows. (London Independent)
  2. The Gulf oil spill threatens manatees, giant squid and other deep-water creatures. (Mongabay)
  3. Ask Umbra asks, does the word “spill” really cut it? Really? (Grist)
  4. A new oceans council attempts tp make sense of all the various policies governing U.S. oceans and coasts. (Green)
  5. A hydrogen-powered spy plane? Even secret agents can be eco-friendly. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 15

Written by | July 15th, 2010

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Wish I didn’t have to do this, but today’s cool green news is, well, rather grim.

  1. A picture tells a thousand words: see photos of Mount Everst’s retreating glaciers. (Green)
  2. Hold on to your stomachs: an in-depth look at animal autopsies in the Gulf. (The New York Times)
  3. This is getting gross: eating kangaroos to save the planet? (The Vine)
  4. And depressing: what’s a pangolin, and why is it one of the most illegally trafficked species in Asia? (Mongabay)
  5. But at least insects have their haven: New York’s JFK airport has as many insects as wild grasslands. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 28

Written by | July 28th, 2009

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A methane mystery in Los Angeles, tiger discoveries in Nepal, and a question of roads… enjoy today’s edition of Cool Green Morning. If there’s one thing worse than being a CO2 emitter, it’s being a methane emitter. But that’s just what the city of Los Angeles has been charged with. Recent research shows the City […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 9

Written by | June 9th, 2009

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It’s a pick-your-poison kind of day: ocean acidification, cow methane, Amazon rainforest destruction or Wind Turbine Syndrome? But don’t despair: today’s round-up of Cool Green News features plenty of hope that people are trying to make a difference (just watch the trailer above). One man’s quest to learn more about ocean acidification has resulted in a documentary film […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 24

Written by | April 24th, 2009

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Happy Arbor Day! Happy Arbor Day? Sadly overshadowed now by Earth Day, Arbor Day (celebrated in the United States on the last Friday in April) is almost forgotten in the green blogosphere today. Still, why not plant a tree and connect with one of the original American ways of making Earth a little greener? Then […]

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