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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 21

Written by | May 21st, 2013

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Sea turtles, bees and tigers: it’s an animal-centric green news day!

  1. Did your most loved animal make the list of the world’s favorite species? (ARKive)
  2. A Florida man captures the largest (think: 18-feet) Burmese python ever. (Huffington Post)
  3. They’re back! Leatherback sea turtles are making a comeback in the Caribbean. (Science World Report)
  4. Honeybees have many hidden talents, including finding unexploded mines in Croatia. (Businessweek)
  5. Why did penguins stop flying? (National Geographic)

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, May 25

Written by | May 25th, 2012

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This Memorial Day weekend, impress your fellow beach-goers and BBQers with your knowledge of all things green.

  1. Climate change in US cities: it’s gonna be killer (in the literal sense). (Treehugger)
  2. On the other hand, this once-rare butterfly is thriving, thanks to the warming planet. (Scientific American)
  3. In Japan, a “fugitive” penguin is back in captivity nearly three months after its escape. (Guardian)
  4. Are we at risk for another Dust Bowl? (Care2)
  5. Los Angeles is now the largest American city to ban plastic bags. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 9

Written by | March 9th, 2012

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Ready for some green news?

  1. Oh, no big deal, it’s just a live penguin cam! (Grist)
  2. Shipping containers mimics Costa Rican rainforest for endangered frogs. (BBC)
  3. Underwater video cameras prove marine protected areas benefit sharks. (Washington Post)
  4. James Cameron could watch Titanic twice! on his journey to the ocean’s deepest point. (National Geographic)
  5. Urban farms provide sources of healthy food to underserved communities. (Care2)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 29

Written by | February 29th, 2012

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Today is Leap Day, which means you get extra day of green news!

  1. Seattle, Washington welcomes a public food forest. (TreeHugger)
  2. A dolphin’s unique whistle says “Hey! Come play!” (MSNBC)
  3. Lone gray wolf brings hope to California. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. One unexpected spot for a sunny park: a NYC subway tunnel. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Trust us – a look at the extinct giant penguin was worth the 26 million-year wait. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 7

Written by | November 7th, 2011

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And on our left, ladies and gentlemen, we have the bustling area known as Minegolia.

  1. Once known as the “last frontier,” Mongolia’s Gobi Desert is now home to a mega mine. (Guardian)
  2. Talk about star-cross lovers: the Toronto Zoo plans to split up a same-sex African penguin couple. (TreeHugger)
  3. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s an… upside down black rhino on it’s way to safety?! (MSNBC)
  4. According to new poll, older folks (ages 66-83) are the least likely generation to support clean energy and environmental protection. (Grist)
  5. A Boeing 737 and a Prius have more in common than you may think. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 19

Written by | October 19th, 2011

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A video of a mischievous penguin is the perfect way to start your day.

  1. Criminal stone-stealing penguin caught red-handed! (BBC)
  2. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… German satellite hurtling towards Earth? (Guardian)
  3. If you’re sick of changing dirty diapers, here’s an intriguing idea: let oyster mushrooms clean them up. (Conservation Magazine)
  4. Charge your electric vehicle in 10 minutes! Unfortunately, we may have to wait 10 years for this technology to go mainstream. (EcoGeek)
  5. New report reveals only 4 in 10 people are aware energy efficiency rebates exist. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 29

Written by | August 29th, 2011

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Good riddance, Irene!

  1. Is climate change making hurricanes stronger? (Green)
  2. In the wake of Hurricane Irene, does New York City need storm surge protection? (DotEarth)
  3. After making a pretty significant wrong turn two months ago, Happy Feet the penguin is finally on his way home. (Treehugger)
  4. Meet the just-discovered Komodo dragon of wasps. (Mongabay)
  5. Do you really need a trashcan liner? Ask Umbra has the scoop. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 11

Written by | March 11th, 2010

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Get the latest green (and all-black penguin) news in today’s installment of Cool Green Morning:

  1. A new report says that the UK loses at least two animal and/or plant species per year. (Guardian Eco)
  2. An all-black penguin is discovered near Antarctica; researchers call it a “”one in a zillion kind of mutation.” (Yahoo Green)
  3. The US and EU are on board with a ban on bluefin tuna trade– Japan, not so much. (Treehugger)
  4. The latest in corn-based biofuel: ethanol out, isobutanol in. (Green Inc.)
  5. Support slips a tiny bit for green building and LEED certification, but overall remains pretty strong. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 3

Written by | June 3rd, 2009

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Cool Green Morning fearlessly wades into the cat vs. songbird controversy…not to mention penguin poop, wind power vs. solar power, and the evils of idling cars. Go explore in the links below — if you dare… Will trapping and neutering feral cats reduce cat predation on songbirds? The Humane Society of the United States is […]

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