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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 19

Written by | November 19th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we discover a volcano and smarter streetlights. Read on…

  1. It’s official: carbon emissions set to hit new record high in 2013. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s hiding beneath Antarctic ice? Hint, it’s active and could speed up ice loss. (National Geographic)
  3. Not to point fingers, but… these 4 countries might be the biggest disappointments at U.N. climate talks. (Grist)
  4. Natural disasters have cost the world a whopping $3.8 trillion since 1980. (Mother Jones)
  5. How streetlights could become hubs for power and information. (Mother Nature Network)

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 30

Written by | August 30th, 2013

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Stock up on the latest green news before the long Labor Day weekend.

  1. The lowly dung beetle may be the secret weapon in fighting climate change. (Grist)
  2. No need to fear them anymore: NYC to remove Hurricane Sandy “zombie trees.” (The Daily News)
  3. Heading to the beach this weekend? We pack the sunscreen, but what do whales do for sunburns? (Nat Geo)
  4. Discovered: massive canyon found beneath Greenland ice. (BBC)
  5. Wait, is global warming really slowing down? Get the facts. (Mother Jones)

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 7

Written by | June 7th, 2013

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Today we’re rocking out to The Doors while rounding up today’s top five green news stories. Let us explain:

  1. Record-breaking mako shark caught in CA. Conservation debate ensues. (National Geographic)
  2. As if being a rockstar isn’t cool enough, a new lizard is named after Jim Morrison. (Discovery News)
  3. Ten new Guardian enviro blogs you must start following. Like, right now. (Guardian)
  4. LED lights for the win! $675 million in saved energy costs in 2012 thanks to LEDs. (TreeHugger)
  5. In climate news, stalagmites are the new tree rings. (Mother Jones)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 29

Written by | June 29th, 2012

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This is your assigned summer reading list. Don’t worry it’s only 5 stories.

  1. The Colorado wildfires have been declared a disaster. Get answers to the 5 biggest questions about the fires. (Mother Jones)
  2. The Supreme Court made another big decision yesterday, this one about MPG standards. (TreeHugger)
  3. Why are tomatoes so tasteless these days? Geneticists have found a surprising answer. (New York Times)
  4. PHOTOS: 25 new reef fish have been discovered. See the candy striper, “tripod,” more. (National Geographic)
  5. Is this “living rock” the weirdest creature you’ve ever seen? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 2

Written by | April 2nd, 2012

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I’ll bet this guy in Indonesia turned off the lights for Earth Hour.

  1. Check out some cool pictures of Earth Hour celebrations around the globe. (Guardian)
  2. An Indonesian man has planted a 1,360 acre forest, see how long it took him. (TreeHugger)
  3. Scientists have cloned elm trees that survived epidemics of Dutch elm disease. (Yale e360)
  4. Do you live near any of America’s top 10 most polluted waterways? (Mother Jones)
  5. One country’s youth have a “startling” demand for low carbon goods. Find out where. (BusinessGreen)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2011

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Monday morning’s coolest and greenest:

  1. It’s the question that’s plagued humanity for generations: What’s eco-friendlier, pleather or leather? (Mother Jones)
  2. Couldn’t make it to Alabama this past weekend? Get a firsthand look at our oyster restoration project. (Yahoo News)
  3. A Russian company is using giant snails to monitor air pollution. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Cocaine, which is terrible for a plethora of reasons, is also associated with forest destruction in Colombia. (Mongabay)
  5. Some states aren’t waiting for Congress to tackle climate change– they’re slashing emissions on their own. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 24

Written by | November 24th, 2010

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Today: five servings of green news. Tomorrow: five servings of pumpkin pie (amirite?). Have a great Thanksgiving!*

  1. Al Gore isn’t making any friends in the ethanol industry– he says his earlier support for corn-based ethanol subsidies was “a mistake.” (Green)
  2. The electric Nissan LEAF gets some pretty serious “gas” (charge) mileage. (EcoGeek)
  3. Did the Copenhagen climate talks accomplish anything? A new report says yes, maybe a little bit. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. The Tea Party’s latest target: sustainable development. (Mother Jones, via Grist)
  5. Reusing vs. hoarding: why it’s sometimes good to actually get rid of stuff. (Treehugger)

*Programming note: We’re taking a break from CGM on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the holiday, and you should, too. See you on Monday!

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 24

Written by | February 24th, 2010

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Read on for the day’s top cool green news:

  1. Gone and…completely forgotten? Just four years after the Yangtze River dolphin was declared extinct, a new study shows that many people don’t remember that it ever existed. (Mongabay)
  2. The number-one climate culprit: your car, says NASA. (CleanTechnica)
  3. What you need to know about the EPA’s not-actually-scary-or-all-that-personally-invasive plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (Treehugger)
  4. Wait a minute– is Glenn Beck “a secret treehugger”? (Mother Jones)
  5. A new device ejects chargeable electronics from energy sources once they’re fully juiced. (EcoGeek, via Yahoo Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 17

Written by | August 17th, 2009

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Is bottled water propping up a dictatorship? Is Walmart’s green business club worth the dues? Is Mumbai headed for a climate change fall? And who stole nearly 100 loggerhead turtle hatchlings from a North Carolina beach? All this and more in this morning’s Coolness: Joel Makower looks at Walmart’s Sustainability Consortium — a sort of […]

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