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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 12

Written by | February 12th, 2013

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Will the environment get a shout out in tonight’s State of the Union speech?

  1. If Obama makes green promises in his State of the Union speech, can he actually deliver? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Stop and smell the contamination. An urban environmentalist leads toxic tours of his neighborhood. (Grist)
  3. Nows your chance to name a moon. A moon, people! (TG Daily)
  4. A 12-year-old’s science fair experiment is one small step for man, one giant leap for Hello Kitty. (Space)
  5. Shark attacks in the U.S. reached their highest level in a decade last year. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 25

Written by | January 25th, 2013

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Happy Friday! Start your day off right with five interesting green news stories.

  1. How can a dung beetle roll dung at night? Just follow the stars. (Wired)
  2. The Super Bowl will feature Ravens but no chimpanzees. Thank you, CareerBuilder. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Three weeks after Typhoon Bopha hits the Philippines, coral species are found dead. (Mongabay)
  4. A group of sperm whales adopts an unlikely new friend. (National Geographic)
  5. Guyana pledges to protect it’s national animal, the jaguar. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 15

Written by | January 15th, 2013

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We scour the ‘net each day for the top green news stories. Read on!

  1. My, what large feet you have! Fantastic new flying frog discovered. (National Geographic)
  2. You know all that smog in Beijing? What the heck is actually in it? (Guardian)
  3. The Hay Mafia — coming soon to a drought and wildfire-afflicted area near you. (TreeHugger)
  4. Another similarity between chimps and people: chimps can play fair, too. (TIME)
  5. Infographic: Each day, 1 million animals are struck by cars in the US. (Mother Nature Network)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 27

Written by | December 27th, 2012

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Today’s green news is inspiring us to make green New Year’s resolutions. Ones we’ll actually keep.

  1. 2012 will be known as the costliest year for weather disasters in the US. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. “Wrap with care, save the polar bear” — a safe sex campaign aims to save endangered species. (Technorati)
  3. Speaking of polar bears, is climate change or poaching their biggest enemy? (BBC Nature)
  4. 15 green New Year’s resolutions worth keeping. (The Daily Green)
  5. Put down the electronics! Four days in nature improves creativity by 50%. (Mother Nature Network)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 26

Written by | December 26th, 2012

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Need a break from holiday family bonding? Catch up on the latest green news.

  1. We love a good top 10 list, especially this one: top environmental victories of 2012. (TreeHugger)
  2. Okay, okay, one more: this year’s top weirdest animal discoveries. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Antarctica is warming fast. Really fast. (NY Times)
  4. New house in Washington, DC proves that green doesn’t have to mean expensive. (Grist)
  5. Deforestation in the Amazon is bad news for plants, animals and now microbes. (TG Daily)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 18

Written by | December 18th, 2012

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Every morning we round up the most interesting green news stories. Read, click and share!

  1. Can ski resorts afford to adapt to a changing climate? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. See this year’s best microscope views of biology — no microscope necessary. (Wired)
  3. Las Vegas: home to bright lights, casinos and the newly-discovered sabertooth cat. (Discovery News)
  4. Study reveals Eerie and Ontario are the most threatened of the Great Lakes. (Detroit Free Press)
  5. 4 out of 5 Americans believe climate change will be a serious problem if nothing is done. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 11

Written by | December 11th, 2012

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What’s cool, green and read with your morning coffee? That’s right, it’s Cool Green Morning time.

  1. Take a closer look at the amazing (and hilarious!) courtship rituals of birds-of-paradise. (Wired Science)
  2. Two young activists set out out to save rhinos, one letter at a time. (MNN)
  3. “Archaeology dog” sniffs out the past and locates 100-year-old bones. (National Geographic)
  4. Should doctors warn pregnant women about environmental risks? (Scientific American)
  5. Hurricane Sandy reveals New Jersey’s conspicuously lenient land-use regulations. (Huffington Post Green)

 

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 4

Written by | December 4th, 2012

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Start your day with five of today’s top green news stories.

  1. Move over flickering, fluorescent tubes. There’s a new plastic bulb in town. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Eek. Lobsters turn to cannibalism at night time. (National Geographic)
  3. A new poll finds most New Yorkers think climate change caused Hurricane Sandy. (New York Times)
  4. Now you can eat Obama for dinner — Etheostoma obama, that is. Hint: it’s a fish. (MNN)
  5. Ghana welcomes Africa’s largest solar plant. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: November 27

Written by | November 27th, 2012

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Happy Giving Tuesday! Make plans to give back today (after reading your green news, of course!).

  1. Can the extinct Galapagos tortoise be revived? (Washington Post)
  2. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday craziness, Giving Tuesday is a breath of fresh air. (MNN)
  3. Smart idea of the day: self-filling water bottle mimics desert beetle’s wings. (Wired Science)
  4. Antarctic marine snails are being affected by ocean acidification. (BBC Nature)
  5. One man’s mission to capture climate change on film. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 16

Written by | November 16th, 2012

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We’re setting world records with today’s green news.

  1. A third of marine species are still unknown to science. (Mail Online)
  2. One man brings solar power to a dark New York city post-Sandy. (Forbes)
  3. Hermann tortoise, you are NOT the father! Tortoise paternity tests reveal interesting findings. (BBC Nature)
  4. What animal holds the world record for the most legs at 750? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Anti-rat campaign is in full effect on the Galapagos islands. (MNN)
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