Tag: nature

Q&A with Revolution’s Zak Orth and Matt Pitts

Written by | April 15th, 2013

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NBC Revolution’s Zak Orth and Matt Pitts know a thing or two about living in a world without television, music and electricity. What would you do if the power went out?

A Q&A With Daniella Alonso of Revolution

Written by | April 8th, 2013

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When the power goes out, you live a little closer to nature — whether you want to or not. Read this Q&A with Revolution cast member Daniella Alonso, featuring her favorite tips, tricks and nature encounters.

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 29

Written by | March 29th, 2013

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Before you start your weekend, here are 5 must-read green news stories.

  1. Africa fairy circles explained… and all circles point towards termites. (NY Times)
  2. Hope comes in the form of a footprint: Sumatran rhino may be alive on Indonesia’s Borneo island. (Washington Post)
  3. A new poll reveals 82% of U.S. adults believe climate change is already occurring. (Nature)
  4. In cool animal news, check out the sticky way a sea hare fools predators. (BBC Nature)
  5. A robot jellyfish could be the future of Navy underwater surveillance. (Wired)

Pass on Your Values

Written by | January 22nd, 2013

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We want to hear about the small actions have you taken to pass on your values. Do the important people in your life know what matters to you?

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 18

Written by | September 18th, 2012

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Today we’re watching a remake of The Green Slime. But in real life (sadly).

  1. Despite good intentions, are wildlife trade bans affecting some species in a negative way? (Mongabay)
  2. Toxic green slime has taken over America’s lakes. Again. (Grist)
  3. Not happy with your job? Take a cue from honeybees and try a job swap! (Nature)
  4. Construction is underway at Europe’s largest man-made coastal reserve. (Guardian)
  5. One buzz-worthy topic takes over the conservation field: impact investing. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 5

Written by | July 5th, 2012

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Hope your 4th of July was filled with patriotic and green activities!

  1. Most Americans agree: conserving nature is patriotic. (Treehugger)
  2. An update on the Western U.S. fires, and fireworks were banned in many states affected. (Huffington Post)
  3. Scientists agree that the fires and climate change are related, so how come only 3% of news stories mention climate change? (Treehugger)
  4. The Fukushima meltdown was a man-made disaster, says a watchdog group. (Guardian)
  5. Good news for sharks: The Chinese government has banned serving their fins in soup. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 3

Written by | May 3rd, 2012

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We’ve got a great mix of green news headline for you today.

  1. The best rainforest destinations you haven’t visited — yet. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Controversial study shows how dangerous forms of avian influenza could evolve in the wild. (Nature)
  3. Climate change is causing plants to flower faster than scientists predicted. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. New species discovery: “rebel” coelacanth stalked ancient seas. (National Geographic)
  5. Find your green momma a gift in TreeHugger’s Mother’s Day gift guide. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 27

Written by | March 27th, 2012

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In today’s green news: BPA freaks us out (even more) and Denmark goes green.

  1. BPA is in the urine of 93 percent of all Americans. (Huffington Post)
  2. Infographic: How animals see the world. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. 20,000 new species are discovered every year. (Mongabay)
  4. Like people, does nature possess inalienable rights? (AlterNet)
  5. Denmark takes huge steps towards a greener future. (CleanTechinca)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 8

Written by | December 8th, 2011

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Today’s green news is music to our ears.

  1. With the click of your mouse, you can listen to the sounds of nature. (TreeHugger)
  2. GI Joe and Mr. Potato Head are going green! (GreenBiz)
  3. Plans to construct a dam on the Mekong River in Laos have been put on hold. (Wall Street Journal)
  4. An eye-popping fossil shows this ancient marine hunter had 20/20 vision. (Nature)
  5. You can tell a lot about a country from its lights. (Wired Science)

 

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 26

Written by | October 26th, 2011

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Would you trade meat for bugs if it could save the planet?

  1. Our president and CEO, Mark Tercek, says that we need to change the way we talk about nature. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. An unlikely source of carbon emissions: rivers and streams. (Green House)
  3. The Vietnamese rhino is officially extinct. Thanks, poachers. (Mongabay)
  4. Debris from the Japanese tsunami could reach the U.S.– and damage fragile marine habitat and wildlife. (NBC Nightly News)
  5. The latest addition to the food truck craze: sustainable insect cuisine. (Treehugger)
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