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The Green Buzz: Monday, July 1

Written by | July 1st, 2013

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I know, I know, it’s Monday and a single cup of joe just isn’t cutting it. Get your Morning buzz with today’s #GreenNews!

  1. No batteries? No problem. Check out this flashlight powered by the heat of your hands! (TreeHugger)
  2. The pictures from inside this New Zealand cave will make the view from your boss’s corner office look like a blank wall! (TreeHugger)
  3. Study shows more job seekers prefer to work for sustainable companies. (GreenBiz)
  4. A New York suburb tries out a new compost pickup program (TreeHugger)
  5. Who doesn’t love Sloths? One woman took her love just a few steps beyond the memes. (The Daily Green)

Adrenaline Rush: Three Unexpected Encounters with Nature

Written by | May 16th, 2013

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Bears, elk and whales — these three close encounters with animals will leave you on the edge of your seat and serve as a reminder of the true wonders of the natural world and the importance of protecting in.

Earth Day 2013 Recap: Picnic Superlatives

Written by | April 27th, 2013

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A huge Earth Day thank you to everyone who participated and made Picnic for Earth a worldwide celebration. From D.C. to Afghanistan, over 12,000 nature-lovers celebrated Earth Day outdoors with good food and great company.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, February 13

Written by | February 13th, 2013

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The Green Buzz this morning is fuel, fuel and more fuel.

  1. The Sierra Club’s board of directors has approved civil disobedience for the first time in its 120-year history to help oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline. (Huffington Post)
  2. This small New York town banned all public discussions on fracking, and now they’re being sued for it. (Green)
  3. And while we’re on that topic, some New York breweries are concerned that fracking will dry them up. (Times Union)
  4. So you’ve heard that the USPS will end Saturday delivery, but how much fuel will they save? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. In the SOTU last night, President Obama pledged action on climate change, with or without Congress. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, February 7

Written by | February 7th, 2013

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Here’s looking at you, kid…frontwards and backwards and every which way in between…

  1. Owls can rotate their heads 270 degrees without breaking blood vessels or tearing tendons…and here’s why. (National Geographic)
  2. Want to see who is polluting what, and how much, in your state? Look no further. (Environmental Protection Agency)
  3. New York City officials are considering a ban on styrofoam. (Huffington Post)
  4. Nano-powdered donuts? As in nano-particles on our powdered donuts? Should we worry? (Scientific American)
  5. California great white sharks are now an endangered species. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 5

Written by | February 5th, 2013

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From eco-demolition to animal testing, here’s what has caught our eye this morning.

  1. Thailand faces a burden of care over seized exotic wildlife. (New York Times)
  2. A Japanese company has invented a way to demolish skyscrapers from the inside out. (Earth Techling)
  3. A win for the cute and furry: the EU has banned cosmetic testing on animals. (MNN)
  4. These Sandy-struck homes are going back to nature. (Huffington Post)
  5. This San Diego power plant was imploded to make way for a park. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2013

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Well, it’s not okay for Paul McCartney…

  1. It’s the question that’s on everyone’s minds: Is it okay to eat kangaroo meat? (Grist)
  2. An unexpected green benefit of the Super Bowl: reduced electricity consumption. (Green)
  3. The heat of cities like New York and Tokyo could lead to warmer winters in Siberia and Canada. (AP, via Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Paul McCartney reflects on his life as a vegetarian. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. This 10-year-old launched his own recycling business. What have you done for the planet lately? (Treehugger)

The Amazon: It is a Marvel to Behold

Written by | January 24th, 2013

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Our blogger follows his grandfather’s advice and travels to the Amazon. But will it be there for his grandchildren to see?

Investing in Nature in a Post-Sandy World

Written by | January 15th, 2013

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Recommendations from Governor Cuomo’s NYS 2100 Commission include expressly recognizing that investing in natural infrastructure — the land and ecosystems around us — is essential to providing protection from climate change.

Tweet-up: Advancing Environmental Conservation in the Latino Community

Written by | November 15th, 2012

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Join The Nature Conservancy for a live tweet-up and and panel discussion, “Advancing Environmental Conservation in the Latino Community,” on Monday, November 19 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. EST.

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