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Galveston: After the Oil Spill

Written by | April 10th, 2014

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On March 22, the country’s collective focus was once again on the Gulf of Mexico as 168,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into Galveston Bay. Laura Huffman, director of The Nature Conservancy in Texas, explains the consequences and solutions of this ecological tragedy.

The Green Buzz: Friday, November 22

Written by | November 22nd, 2013

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Ever wondered what it would be like to hug a lion? Then read today’s green news.

  1. The Lion Whisperer wants you to know that lions are in trouble, but we can’t get over the video of him hugging and snuggling with lions. (Huffington Post)
  2. Almost half of the Greenpeace activists being held in Russia are out on bail. (Environmental News Service)
  3. The U.S. and China are talking about climate change together, and that is a good thing. (New York Times)
  4. Especially for this country, which is about to be wiped out by climate change. (BusinessWeek)
  5. De-extinction technology is here, and a frog is its first project. (Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 24

Written by | October 24th, 2013

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The green news this morning makes us want to watch “Spaceballs.”

  1. Could an air vacuum fix Beijing’s smog? (Cue mental image of giant spaceship-turned-vacuum cleaner…) (Grist)
  2. Two rarely seen oarfish have washed up on California’s coast this month — are they trying to tell us something? (The Daily Beast)
  3. Even edible plants like morels, rhubarb and potatoes have enough toxins to make us sick. (NPR)
  4. One of the largest inland oil spills in the U.S. raises detection concerns. (New York Times)
  5. The most distant galaxy yet (and it’s head-spinningly far away) has been discovered by a team of international scientists. (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 31

Written by | July 31st, 2013

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We’ve got unexpected water pollution, animal “fashion victims” and more in today’s green news.

  1. New EPA head says fighting climate change will create jobs, is good for the economy. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Plastic debris collected off the coast of Hawaii could fill a big rig. (NBC News)
  3. Lawyer who beat Chevron in oil pollution case now has Chevron to fear? (The New York Times)
  4. That cashmere you’re wearing is making fashion victims of the already rare snow leopard. (The Guardian)
  5. Got microbeads in your cleansers? So do the Great Lakes. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 26

Written by | June 26th, 2013

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We’ve got green news on Obama’s climate speech, a massive dead zone and an Exxon Valdez victim.

  1. Obama laid out his plan to combat climate change on a sweltering day in DC, no less. (MNN)
  2. Gasoline party? Massachusetts could be the first state to adopt a carbon tax. (Grist)
  3. New bird species discovered in Cambodia! (BBC News)
  4. All of the rain in the Midwest + massive amounts of fertilizer run-off = biggest dead zone ever for the Gulf. (National Geographic)
  5. The last surviving otter from the Exxon Valdez oil spill has died. (Treehugger)

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 17

Written by | June 17th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and catch up on what’s going on in the world of green news.

  1. BP is leaving the Gulf, as the oil spill cleanup has ended. (Huffington Post)
  2. Watch: Baby fox walks up to people, asks for help – and they give it. (MNN)
  3. Refineries are pumping out more toxins than they’re allowed by government regulations. (NPR)
  4. The secret behind why marine mammals can hold their breath for so long is revealed. (BBC News)
  5. The murder of a sea turtle conservationist highlights the nexus of poaching and drugs. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 3

Written by | April 3rd, 2013

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What goes great with that morning caffeine buzz? The Green Buzz.

  1. “Unprecedented” dolphin deaths in the Gulf linked to BP oil spill? (Huffington Post)
  2. Giant ocean garbage patches, meet your match. (And a teen invented it, to boot!) (Treehugger)
  3. The Exxon crude oil spill in Arkansas is a big mess — and is reinvigorating the Keystone Pipeline debate. (National Geographic)
  4. Leopards and humans are peaceful neighbors in this area of western India. (MNN)
  5. Bison aren’t home on the range yet: efforts to restore their populations meet resistance in Montana. (New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 20

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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Magnets that clean up oil, the dirtiest American cities and dancing birds? We’ve got that and more in your cool, green news.

  1. The geniuses at MIT are at it again: Magnets could help clean up offshore oil spills. (MNN)
  2. Planning a fall vacay? You might want to avoid these, the 20 dirtiest cities in America. (Travel & Leisure)
  3. These birds can dance — and scientists are watching. Watch the video. (Discovery)
  4. Guam’s spider population has exploded — thanks to the invasive brown tree snake. (NPR)
  5. There’s a lot of arsenic in rice — and here’s how it got there. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 5

Written by | September 5th, 2012

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On this Hump Day, we’ve got green news updates on the BP Oil Spill, the shark fin trade and canine conservationists!

  1. The U.S. Department of Justice accuses BP of ‘gross negligence and willful misconduct.’ (Huffington Post)
  2. Cathay Pacific (based in Hong Kong) just sent a loud and clear message regarding the shark fin trade: ‘No more fins on our planes.’ (Treehugger)
  3. Wildlife conservationists are saving dogs from the pound and saving nature at the same time — by training the dogs to find threatened species! (Green)
  4. Thousands of dead rats — invasive species, no less — have piled up on Mississippi beaches after Isaac. Gross. (NBC News)
  5. Endangered species protection for the gray wolf was lifted on Friday — what does it mean for this apex predator? (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 23

Written by | July 23rd, 2012

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It’s time to start your week, and to help, here’s your cool green news.

  1. We know — it’s HOT. So here are 10 design tips for beating the heat and using less AC. (Treehugger)
  2. Dolphin deaths in the Gulf: Horizon Deepwater spill may be to blame. (Mongabay)
  3. Corporations are sending employees on sabbaticals to do green, sustainable research. (GreenBiz)
  4. New air pollution restrictions going into effect next month raise the ire of cruise ship industry. (Washington Post)
  5. New Poll: Gen Xers unconcerned about climate change. (Green House)
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