Tag: Peru

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 17

Written by | May 17th, 2013

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Happy National Bike to Work Day! After you lock up your wheels, read today’s green news:

  1. If climate scientists overwhelmingly agree on global warming, why doesn’t the public? (NY Times)
  2. Want healthier tomatoes? Grow them with LEDs. (TreeHugger)
  3. Jaguars are large, beautiful and thankfully thriving in the Peruvian Amazon. (Mongabay)
  4. It’s Earth’s most iconic summit. And it’s melting. Fast. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Vehicles in the U.S. hit an estimated 1-2 million animals every year. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 11

Written by | April 11th, 2012

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Isn’t technology grand?

  1. An electric DeLorean is in the works (time travel not included). (EcoGeek)
  2. Here’s more on the connection between climate change and wacky weather. (DotEarth)
  3. A new study says shrinking numbers of large predators wreak havoc on forest ecosystems. (YaleE360)
  4. Might want to double-check– are you buying illegally harvested wood? (Mongabay)
  5. Research links pesticides to declining bee populations. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 19

Written by | January 19th, 2012

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Sit back and enjoy a bowl of prehistoric popcorn.

  1. Climate change gets a $18 million boost. Thank you, Prince Charles. (TreeHugger)
  2. 6,700 year-old popcorn found in Peru. Yum! (Daily Mail)
  3. Wind farm threatens to blow Donald Trump’s golf course dreams. (Guardian)
  4. White-nose syndrome affects six times more bats than previously thought. (TIME)
  5. Here’s an interesting recycling story: butter sculpture becomes biofuel. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 16

Written by | June 16th, 2011

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Whales and foxes and monkeys, oh my!

  1. Two very dedicated New Yorkers have mapped every one of Central Park’s 19,000+ trees. (Treehugger)
  2. You might have a climate crisis if… (NRDC, via Grist)
  3. Want to have fun like a whale, fox or monkey? Here’s how. (Wired)
  4. After years of community opposition, Peru cancels a massive dam project in the Madre de Dios River. (Mongabay)
  5. NOAA predicts that the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone will be bigger than ever this year. (YaleE360)

How I Fell in Love With Nature

Written by | May 13th, 2011

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Why did a city kid that thought a half-acre park with azaleas was “wild” end up dedicating his life to nature? New York state director Bill Ulfelder shares his story.

Barton Seaver: Eat Sustainably

Written by | March 28th, 2011

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Chef Barton Seaver reminds us that sustainability is not about finding more food, it’s about doing a better job nourishing people with the food we have. And we can do it without sacrificing flavor.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 30

Written by | November 30th, 2009

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Thanksgiving: Gain 5 pounds, take 5 days off. Monday After Thanksgiving: Come back to work, find 5 great new green stories, fresh from the online space. I’ll make that trade-off any Cool Green Morning. (See you on the elliptical.) Who’s going to save one of the world’s largest peat swamp forests from being drained (and […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 13

Written by | August 13th, 2009

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Seen the marvelous spatuletail hummingbird? You must check him out — see video above — and read on to find out why this unusual little guy is endangered in Peru. It’s all the Cool Green News you need this morning. A new report from the American Bird Conservancy and a South American conservation group highlights the plight of the endangered marvelous […]

The Peruvian Amazon Explodes…But Is Anyone Watching?

Written by | June 23rd, 2009

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The death of at least 45 people in rioting between police and indigenous demonstrators in the town of Bagua in the Peruvian Amazon on June 5th was, among other things, a neat demonstration of what doesn’t count as news in the global village. (See video above of the clash from Enlace Nacional, a Peruvian news […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 9

Written by | June 9th, 2009

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It’s a pick-your-poison kind of day: ocean acidification, cow methane, Amazon rainforest destruction or Wind Turbine Syndrome? But don’t despair: today’s round-up of Cool Green News features plenty of hope that people are trying to make a difference (just watch the trailer above). One man’s quest to learn more about ocean acidification has resulted in a documentary film […]

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