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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 19

Written by | June 19th, 2013

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We’ve all heard that bees are in decline, but this morning’s green news puts that in visual perspective.

  1. View pics: This is your grocery store without bees. (PR Newswire
  2. This new app will help you find the cleanest, safest beach. (MNN)
  3. Man feeds bear some bbq, bear attacks man, man charged. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. The U.S. is considering exporting more oil for the first time since the 1970s. (Bloomberg)
  5. There are now more fish being farmed than there are cows. (New Scientist)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 19

Written by | March 19th, 2013

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In today’s news, we learn of another example of humans influencing evolution. Interesting/scary stuff.

  1. To avoid being roadkill, bird evolve to have shorter wings. (New Scientist)
  2. The United States could see a Hurricane Katrina every other year. (USA Today)
  3. Points for creativity: photographer uses a floating swan disguise to get closer to birds. (TreeHugger)
  4. Where have all the monarch butterflies gone? (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Even in a darkened room, a rooster knows when to crow. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 1

Written by | February 1st, 2012

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Climate change: the atmosphere’s way of putting us all on low-carb diets.

  1. Get an update on a Conservancy partnership that’s helping one company tie nature into its bottom line. (Triple Pundit)
  2. That crazy Texas heat wave? This scientist says it was climate change’s fault. (Inside Climate)
  3. London restaurants, bars and hotels are campaigning to make plastic straws the new plastic bag. (Guardian)
  4. Bad news if you love carbs: warmer temperatures mess with wheat yields. (New Scientist)
  5. The National Mall goes LED. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 21

Written by | October 21st, 2011

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Hello weekend! Have you picked out your Halloween costume yet? We have some ideas, along with more nature news.

  1. Save money and reduce your impact on the environment with these DIY Halloween costume ideas. (The Daily Green)
  2. Insert foot into mouth: skeptical scientists acknowledge that the Earth is in fact getting hotter. (New Scientist)
  3. McDonald’s pulls up a seat at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and pledges to use sustainably produced palm oil. (Sustainable Business)
  4. See what breathtaking photograph grabbed the 2011 Veolia Wildlife Environment Photographer of the Year award. (Mongabay)
  5. New evidence shows that the first known hunting weapon was used 13,800 years ago – that’s 800 years earlier than previously thought. (CBS News)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 12

Written by | August 12th, 2010

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Need updates on oil, climate change, extinct frogs and green style? You came to the right place!

  1. The tricks of a good magician: smoke, lights and…biochar? If you’re a climate change magician, that is. (The Vine)
  2. Conservationists are on a global hunt for frogs believed to be extinct. (BBC)
  3. Oil spill dispersants and corals don’t mix. (New Scientist)
  4. Want more access to climate change data? It’s on the way. (The Great Beyond)
  5. The latest in green style: reusable water bottles made of bamboo. (GoodCleanTech)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 29

Written by | April 29th, 2010

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How should you dispose of your old printer? What should you get Mom for Mothers’ Day if she doesn’t want the printer? Relax– we’ve got you covered. That’s Cool Green Morning for you: solving life’s dilemmas, five links at a time.

  1. The U.S. Department of Interior approved the country’s first offshore wind project. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. What should you do with old, unwanted electronics? Easy– donate or recycle them. Here’s how. (Scientific American)
  3. A new report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency breaks down the science and effects of climate change. (Treehugger)
  4. Just a few survivors can bring a species back from the brink. Check out this photo gallery of extinction-cheaters. (New Scientist)
  5. Mothers’ Day is just around the corner– honor Mom the eco-friendly way. She’ll be so proud. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 13

Written by | January 13th, 2010

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The following five links are guaranteed to add a significant chunk of “cool” and “green” to your Wednesday morning:

  1. EPA leader Lisa Jackson lists the agency’s priorities for 2010; tackling climate change is still way up there. (Treehugger)
  2. Who really needs a carbon market? Here’s a compelling argument for “everyone.” (Environmental Leader)
  3. A new study concludes that governments, not consumers, should be responsible for identifying and supporting sustainable fisheries. (New Scientist)
  4. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar says public lands will no longer serve as a “candy store” for oil and gas companies. (New York Times)
  5. Electric cars dominate Detroit’s North American International Auto Show. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2009

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Those hammering out a climate deal in chilly Copenhagen may not be literally feeling the heat, but the rest of the world sure is, whether it’s from rising global temperatures or from cutting off that excessively powerful AC with self-controlled vents.  Turn down that thermostat and dive into today’s top green stories: A new study […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2009

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Orangutan-friendly palm oil sales are on the rise! Yah! Vandals are throwing the community bicycles of Paris into the Seine! Boo! Beware emotional whiplash in this roller-coaster edition of Cool Green Morning — just slip the buckle into the clasp and pull tight across your waist… Can long-range climate forecasting get good enough to help […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 29

Written by | September 29th, 2009

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It’s a doozy of a morning here at Cool Green Morning — we’ve got overpopulation vs. overconsumption, tropical rainforests, green brands and more. It’s all in a day’s news. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s opposition to climate change has cost it another member – power company Exelon is the third major utility to pull out of the […]

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