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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 27

Written by | August 27th, 2013

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Today’s green news round-up reveals an interesting idea for naming hurricanes…

  1. In California, saving this species also means saving seagrass. (BBC)
  2. What if Hurricanes were named after climate change deniers? (Mongabay)
  3. Must see: NASA image reveals how large the devastating Rim Fire really is. (Science World Report)
  4. In the face of ocean acidification, some marine life adapts. (PhysOrg)
  5. Say goodbye to satellites and hello to giant solar-powered planes. (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 10

Written by | June 10th, 2013

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Hidden wildfires, ocean trash, and wolves are just some of the green news tidbits we’ve found for you this morning.

  1. The USFWS announced that wolves are losing their federal protection in almost all of the lower 48 states. (LA Times)
  2. This bums us out: Most of the trash that litters the ocean floor is recyclable. (MNN)
  3. For victims of Hurricane Sandy, the worst is not over. (Huffington Post)
  4. Clearly the problem of climate change and emissions has not been solved. (Washington Post)
  5. Think deforestation is the Amazon’s biggest problem? Think again. (It’s hidden fires.) (NASA)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 1

Written by | May 1st, 2013

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We’ve got an update on that poor, confused koala.

  1. Remember the little guy who returned to his forest to find it cut down? There’s a happy ending for our homeless koala. (Grist)
  2. A Queens public school is the first in NYC to adopt an all-veggie menu. (Huffington Post)
  3. The European Union is banning a pesticide blamed in bee deaths. (BBC News)
  4. Contrails that smell like french fries? NASA is exploring biofuel use in planes. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. If you protect oceans and coasts, sea turtles will come. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 17

Written by | December 17th, 2012

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Already in a Holidays Daze? We’ve got you covered in a green way.

  1. Just in time for the holidays, “Trashed” delves into the less festive side of consumerism and waste. (Green)
  2. So…here are some tips for creating less waste during the holidays. (MNN)
  3. And tips to save energy during the holidays! (Huffington Post)
  4. Add another item on the list of things in peril because of climate change: The entire American West. (Grist)
  5. NASA’s newly published photos of the Earth at night are eye-opening – check ‘em out! (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 2

Written by | October 2nd, 2012

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Shrinking fish, extreme weather and green colleges — we’ve got today’s top green news stories for ya.

  1. Careful. Your jaw may drop at these photos of seriously extreme weather. (NASA)
  2. IKEA will be the first retailer to sell only LED lights. (Clean Technica)
  3. Pop quiz: can you guess America’s greenest colleges? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. The Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral cover in the past 27 years. (Mongabay)
  5. Fish size shrinking due to climate change. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 22

Written by | August 22nd, 2012

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It’s nearing the end of summer, so let’s talk beaches. And sunbathing.

  1. At a Virginia beach, rising seas mean rising tempers over what comes first at Chincoteague: parking or preservation. (Scientific American)
  2. A city whose natural tidelands are 50 percent filled-in means that Boston, too, is planning for ‘near-term risk’ of rising tides. (NPR)
  3. Soaking up lots of rays may be bad for humans, but this bug is sunbathing for its health. (BBC Nature)
  4. Mutant Fish? Eyeless Shrimp? They’re not new species, they’re from the Gulf. (Treehugger)
  5. NASA has captured satellite images of the wildfires burning at night. Stunning! (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 30

Written by | January 30th, 2012

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Today we’ll boldly go where no Lego man has gone before.

  1. Teens send a Lego 80,000 feet into the clouds (and they have video!). (Los Angeles Times)
  2. Marine mammals are showing up on more dinner plates than you may except. (Huffington Post)
  3. What country takes first prize on the environmental performance index? (Green)
  4. Sea cucumber poo may be key to saving the world’s coral reefs. (TreeHugger)
  5. NASA video shows the Earth’s rise in temperature over the past 131 years. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 27

Written by | January 27th, 2012

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Kids, the bus is here. Oh, never mind, that’s an asteroid.

  1. School-bus-sized asteroid to buzz Earth Friday, closer than the moon. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. The world’s giant trees are declining, face a dire future due to climate change & other factors. (Mongabay)
  3. NASA nearly doubled their list of confirmed planets beyond our solar system in one day. (Cosmic Log)
  4. Jumping spiders hunt with deadly accuracy thanks to 3-D vision. (Wired)
  5. Yosemite is having its driest winter in 30 years, forcing tourist destinations to get creative . (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 20

Written by | January 20th, 2012

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Don’t worry, particles from the massive solar flare won’t hit our atmosphere till tomorrow.

  1. NASA spacecraft sees massive solar blast, how will effect your weekend? (msnbc)
  2. Roughly 10,000 people have been evacuated as Reno wildfire burns homes. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. A nearly extinct species of monkey has been rediscovered in Borneo. (Wired)
  4. Exxon Mobil will pay Montana $1.6M in penalties over the Yellowstone oil spill. (AP via Washington Post)
  5. The endangered Catalina Island fox has made an astounding comeback. (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 23

Written by | September 23rd, 2011

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Do you get the feeling a certain Dave Matthews Band song will get played about 5 million times today?

  1. The NASA satellite UARS is expected to crash to Earth this afternoon, but where will it hit? (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. A pillar of physics and Einstein’s theory of relativity may have been refuted. (Huffington Post)
  3. Here’s an interesting theory as to why Chinese stink bugs nearly disappeared this year. (Treehugger)
  4. A new map reveals the most biodiverse place on Earth, and it’s already threatened by oil. (Mongabay)
  5. A newly discovered plant in Brazil bends down to bury its own seeds. (BBC)
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