Tag: Mount Everest

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 29

Written by | May 29th, 2013

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Today we’re buzzing about everything from wacky animal mating habits to Mount Everest trash.

  1. Nature’s wackiest and weirdest life cycles — and you thought cicadas were odd. (Wired)
  2. 60 years of climbers have turned Everest into the world’s tallest trash heap. (TIME)
  3. Arctic shipping is set to grow more than 30-fold over the next 8 years. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Move over, Ben Franklin: electricity from kites is back. (Conservation Magazine)
  5. Apple boosts environmental efforts and hires former EPA head Lisa Jackson. (Washington Post)

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 17

Written by | May 17th, 2013

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Happy National Bike to Work Day! After you lock up your wheels, read today’s green news:

  1. If climate scientists overwhelmingly agree on global warming, why doesn’t the public? (NY Times)
  2. Want healthier tomatoes? Grow them with LEDs. (TreeHugger)
  3. Jaguars are large, beautiful and thankfully thriving in the Peruvian Amazon. (Mongabay)
  4. It’s Earth’s most iconic summit. And it’s melting. Fast. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Vehicles in the U.S. hit an estimated 1-2 million animals every year. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 11

Written by | October 11th, 2011

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Wake up and climb Mount Everest… in your pajamas!

  1. A new solar-powered webcam on Mount Everest monitors climate change at 18-thousand feet. (TreeHugger)
  2. Popular Mechanics magazine unveils their seventh-annual Breakthrough Award recipients. And the winners are… (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Electric-vehicle drivers unite this Sunday, October 16, for the first National Plug-In Day. (Green Car Reports)
  4. Fact or fiction? Yeti conference reveals with 95 percent certainty that Bigfoot exists. (Mongabay)
  5. Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, hope to find their likeness on sustainable merchandise at the London 2012 games. (Guardian)

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)
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