Tag: natural disasters

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)

Q&A with Timothy Egan: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | October 17th, 2013

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New York Times columnist Timothy Egan talks with Mark Tercek about growing up in the American West, building support for conservation and making nature part of our “national story.”

Amid Midwest Flooding, a Call for New Solutions

Written by | April 25th, 2013

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The current flooding of the Illinois River is a stark reminder that we need to stop being reactive and start being proactive when it comes to investing in flood management.

Oscar’s Surprise Winner: Nature

Written by | February 25th, 2013

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Never before has a single Oscars yielded so many acclaimed, nominated movies featuring nature – specifically the power of nature – so prominently.

Rebuild, but Stronger

Written by | January 18th, 2013

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The impacts of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt up and down the eastern seaboard. We must look to create a new and alternative future for the coast.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 11

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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It’s time to get your cool green news on.

  1. New Report: The world is at risk from storms and natural disasters, but nature can protect us. (Nature.org)
  2. 1 of 2 surviving sea otters from the Exxon Valdeez oil spill has died. (Washington Post)
  3. Dollar General has dropped Asia Pulp and Paper brands from their stores — a win for forests and tiger habitat in Asia. (Mongabay)
  4. An ecologist has figured out how cities can calculate their carbon emissions — and nip and tuck at their carbon footprint. (NPR)
  5. A new oil sheen in the Gulf matches oil from the BP spill in 2010. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 3

Written by | August 3rd, 2011

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You’ll view orthodontists in a whole new light:

  1. Here are seven key shark habitats that need protection NOW. (Treehugger)
  2. Is your apartment building an energy hog? New US regulations will require commercial buildings to measure and disclose their energy usage. (Green House)
  3. Are billion-dollar natural disasters our new normal? (Grist)
  4. After some help from an orthodontist and a year of rehab, Andre, the turtle with the broken shell, will be released back into the wild. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Shoe fanatics: Make your next purchase an eco-friendly one. (The Daily Green)
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