Tag: microbes

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 25

Written by | July 25th, 2013

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Napoleon Dynamite may be interested in today’s green news.

  1. A rare “zonkey” has been born in Italy. (Science World Report)
  2. 25 years after the Exxon Valdez disaster, the secret to one bird’s recovery may be bad news for mink. (Grist)
  3. Ocean pollution spreading faster than we thought? Microbes are feasting on ocean plastic waste. (ecogeek)
  4. A sand dune could doom the set of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. (National Geographic)
  5. An offshore drilling rig exploded on Tuesday in the Gulf, and continues to burn. (NPR)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2010

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The end of August means summer is almost out the door, but don’t despair…try a little cool green pick-me-up instead:

  1. Can a fortress of trees keep the encroaching desert and ocean from destroying the capital of Mauritania? (Reuters)
  2. New York’s new slogan: Bike Bedlam. (Green)
  3. An independent review finds that the IPCC needs some changes. (The New York Times)
  4. The key to coral reef survival? Microbes, says scientist. (Mongabay)
  5. Californians will have to find alternatives to the single-use plastic bag by 2012. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 20

Written by | April 20th, 2010

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Here’s your daily fix, green news addicts:

  1. Will Eyjafj…um, that volcano that’s erupting in Iceland cool the planet? Possibly, but not likely. (The Vine)
  2. Researchers are saying that there are probably close to a billion tiny little species in the world’s oceans. (Mongabay)
  3. Get excited for this new development in tire recycling. (CleanTechnica)
  4. A new exhibit imagines how New York City might adapt to climate change and rising seas. (YaleE360)
  5. The most effective way to go green this Earth Day? Change the way you shop. (Triple Pundit)
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