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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 2

Written by | July 2nd, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn of a unique way save coral reefs. Mind. Blown.

  1. El Niño and climate change. Is there a connection? (BusinessWeek)
  2. How a giant tree’s death sparked the conservation movement 160 years ago. (Guardian)
  3. After you die, your remains can help save a coral reef. (Grist)
  4. Can a $7 billion pledge power Africa? (CNN)
  5. If you live in the south, beware: crazy ants are on the loose. (USA Today)

Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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When it comes to boosting the economy and fighting climate change, President Obama declares it’s not an “either/or.” It’s a “both/and” approach. Learn more about his roadmap for America’s leadership on climate change.

LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Written by | April 23rd, 2013

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Almost unnoticed in Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and, with that investment, the hope that this successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Bill McKibben

Written by | April 11th, 2013

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Our CEO Mark Tercek speaks with writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben about his thoughts on the Keystone XL pipeline, how environmental organizations can get more done and what he would do if he had Mark’s job leading the Conservancy.

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: Tuesday, February 12

Written by | February 12th, 2013

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Will the environment get a shout out in tonight’s State of the Union speech?

  1. If Obama makes green promises in his State of the Union speech, can he actually deliver? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Stop and smell the contamination. An urban environmentalist leads toxic tours of his neighborhood. (Grist)
  3. Nows your chance to name a moon. A moon, people! (TG Daily)
  4. A 12-year-old’s science fair experiment is one small step for man, one giant leap for Hello Kitty. (Space)
  5. Shark attacks in the U.S. reached their highest level in a decade last year. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 22

Written by | January 22nd, 2013

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It’s back to the grind after a weekend of Inaugural Ball hopping (done via Instagram, of course). Here’s your green news!

  1. Obama utters those two bold words — climate change — in his inaugural speech. (TIME)
  2. There’s no other way to say it: air quality sucks across the Middle East and Asia. (TreeHugger)
  3. It may be controversial but it’s working. 21 Burmese pythons caught in Florida’s “Python Challenge.” (LA Times)
  4. Costa Rica joins Botswana and Zambia in banning wildlife hunting. (Mongabay)
  5. Penguin cam! Need we say more? (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 21

Written by | December 21st, 2012

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While we wait for the world to come to an apocalyptic end, read some cool green news.

  1. Details revealed about California meteorite, thanks to crowdsourcing. (Huffington Post)
  2. Want to eat sustainably? Then eat bugs — mealworms, in fact. (NPR)
  3. Obama doubles size of California marine sanctuary, adorable otters rejoice. (Grist)
  4. Breathing a sign of relief: Hong Kong bans high-polluting vehicles. (Businessweek)
  5. Bye bye batteries. Hello peel and stick solar panels. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 4

Written by | December 4th, 2012

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Start your day with five of today’s top green news stories.

  1. Move over flickering, fluorescent tubes. There’s a new plastic bulb in town. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Eek. Lobsters turn to cannibalism at night time. (National Geographic)
  3. A new poll finds most New Yorkers think climate change caused Hurricane Sandy. (New York Times)
  4. Now you can eat Obama for dinner — Etheostoma obama, that is. Hint: it’s a fish. (MNN)
  5. Ghana welcomes Africa’s largest solar plant. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 7

Written by | November 7th, 2012

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In case you missed it…

  1. Obama has held onto the presidency, and says our nation is threatened by a warming climate. (Treehugger)
  2. If you live on the coast, protection from the sea is possible — but expensive. (NPR)
  3. Antibiotic-resistant superbugs have been found in wastewater treatment plants whose treated effluent is used to irrigate and fertilize fields. (Baltimore Sun)
  4. Check out this very well-done infographic on what goes into — and potential risks of — the fracking process. (NPR)
  5. A new frog species has been discovered in Sri Lanka. (Mongabay)
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