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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 2

Written by | October 2nd, 2013

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Rhino poaching, dolphin deaths and tupperware in space (yes, you read that right) in today’s green news.

  1. The island that popped out of the ocean last week after an earthquake in Pakistan? Apparently happens all the time. (NPR)
  2. Rhino poaching has gone up 5000 percent since 2007. How can that be possible? (TreeHugger)
  3. Are humans behind the Atlantic coast dolphin deaths? (Scientific American)
  4. The plastic that makes up Tupperware has been found on Saturn’s moon. (The Register)
  5. The government shutdown is affecting animals, too. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 21

Written by | August 21st, 2013

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We’ve got climate change updates, nasty plastic news, showers of poison and more in today’s green news.

  1. IPCC is near certain that climate change is caused by humans. (The New York Times)
  2. A poison shower to kill rodents on an island could help rare seabirds recover, say the Feds. (Huffington Post)
  3. Fukushima is leaking 80,000 gallons of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean every day. (NPR)
  4. More dolphin deaths are found off the coast of Virginia, with little evidence as to why they’re dying. (Washington Post)
  5. Rare sea turtles are eating plastic at a record rate. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, February 20

Written by | February 20th, 2013

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Plastic, pythons, and green news – Oh My!

  1. He’s one green mayor: Bloomberg pushes for more recycling, composting and a styrofoam ban in his State of the City address. (Bloomberg)
  2. Florida’s Burmese Python Challenge is over — have you heard how many were caught? (National Geographic)
  3. A new film is showcasing plastic‘s shocking — and sad — legacy in nature. (MNN)
  4. What’s the most eco-friendly gift, according to Umbra? Why, time, of course. (Grist)
  5. It seems elephants can’t catch a break these days. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 21

Written by | August 21st, 2012

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From clouds that combat global warming, to turning coffee waste into plastic — we’ve got your green news covered.

  1. Could clouds have a silver lining for global warming? Some scientists think so. (Treehugger)
  2. Starbucks wants to turn your latte and scone (that you threw away) into plastic. Wait…what? (Grist)
  3. A mother giraffe stays by her dead newborn, reopening the debate: Do animals mourn the dead? (BBC Nature)
  4. After years of budget cuts, national parks are showing signs of strain. (Washington Post)
  5. An independent assessment confirms a decrease in Amazon deforestation last year. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 9

Written by | June 9th, 2011

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Every cool green day gets you closer to a cool green weekend:

  1. 6 times more plastic than plankton in our oceans? That’s a good reason to ban plastic bottles. (Treehugger)
  2. A new survey says the world’s tropical forests are better managed now than 5 years ago. (BBC)
  3. Why do bacteria like E. coli flourish on certain types of farms? (Scientific American)
  4. Climate change will have huge impacts on air quality, says new study. (Grist)
  5. Ever wonder what it’s like to be a field conservationist in Africa? These bloggers can tell you. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 23

Written by | March 23rd, 2011

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Bachelor bears and eco-e-books– all this and more in today’s cool green wrap-up:

  1. Just how green are e-books? According to this infographic, pretty green. (CleanTechnica)
  2. All this plastic was found in one sea turtle’s belly. (Wired)
  3. California’s climate change law is being derailed not by its conservative detractors, but by the leftier fringes of the enviro movement. (Green)
  4. Fishermen are finding creative ways to get paid more to catch less. (Grist)
  5. According to a new study, more bears are choosing the single life. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 4

Written by | March 4th, 2011

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The Cool Green Morning wants to say one word to you. Just one word. Plastics.

  1. Americans have twice as much BPA in their bodies as Canadians. (Green House)
  2. This group says BPA-free plastic isn’t enough. And they think they have a solution. (NPR)
  3. Super-elusive leopard is caught on film for the first time ever. (Treehugger)
  4. 22 years later, the Exxon Valdez case is back in court. (New York Times)
  5. Engineered viruses boost memory recall in mice. (Wired Science)

30 Days of H20: Final Days

Written by | February 22nd, 2011

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The hidden water used to produce the food we eat and the items we consume is incredible. Help us spread the word about these hidden water users through our 30 Days of H20 Campaign.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2010

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Almost everything you need for a perfectly cool green morning… just add caffeine.

  1. Among wealthy nations, the U.S. is the most vulnerable to economic fallout from the effects of climate change. (Mongabay)
  2. Google’s “shiny new tool,” Google Earth Engine, will help scientists track and analyze changes in the environment– and monitor and hopefully slow deforestation. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. New research suggests that bioplastics are not for sure eco-friendlier than petroleum-based plastics. (EcoGeek)
  4. Ask Umbra weighs in on the Christmas tree debate. (Here’s our side.) (Grist)
  5. Is the end in sight for the world’s coral reefs? One scientist predicts they’ll be gone within a generation. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 13

Written by | July 13th, 2010

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It’s the perfect summer day for some refreshing cool green news:

  1. Did you catch our Kansas state director on Sunday’s Good Morning America? If not, watch it now! (ABC News)
  2. IKEA goes incandescent-free starting next month. (CleanTechnica)
  3. The Obama administration issues another moratorium on deep-sea drilling. (AFP, via Grist)
  4. Recycling plastic: It’s complicated. (MSNBC.com)
  5. 2010 is, and will probably continue to be, a crazy smoking hot year. (The Vine)
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