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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 6

Written by | August 6th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn that New Zealand doesn’t quite live up to its “100% Pure” slogan.

  1. Dairy scare dings New Zealand’s environmental credentials. (Reuters)
  2. Heart break: the polar bear who died of climate change. (The Guardian)
  3. Meet the most exquisitely weird spiders you’ve ever seen. (Wired Science)
  4. Who wants a bite of the lab-grown hamburger? Mmmm… (Bloomberg)
  5. Six unexpected effects of climate change. (LiveScience)

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 2

Written by | August 2nd, 2013

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What’s going on in the world of green news? Here are 5 green things you need to know.

  1. Climate change doesn’t just make people angry, it makes them violent, too. (CNN)
  2. Wave hello to the first airplane powered by natural gas. (Grist)
  3. Two butterfly species vanish almost overnight. (Mongabay)
  4. BPA-exposure may be worse than we thought. We’re talking “deranged metabolism” here. (The Daily Green)
  5. Polar bears may be the face of climate change, but what about walruses, seals and even caribou? (Discovery News)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 28

Written by | March 28th, 2013

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The green news this morning makes it easy to see how humans can easily cause a species’ extinction.

  1. A wildlife trafficker is caught with more than 10% of an entire species. (Treehugger)
  2. Arctic sea ice is receding, and that doesn’t bode well for polar bears. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. An Indiana dairy farm has found an innovative use for all of that cow manure. (The New York Times)
  4. Looks like bee colonies aren’t the only victims of popular pesticides. (MNN)
  5. A two-headed shark was found off the Florida Keys. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 8

Written by | March 8th, 2013

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Today we’re buzzing about everything from global warming to green fashion.

  1. It’s native frog vs. invasive toad in a head-to-head battle. Can the good guys win? (Scientist)
  2. Fashionistas can go green with “zero-deforestation” handbags. (Mongabay)
  3. It’s hot — as in, hasn’t-been-this-hot-since-the-Ice-Age hot. (NY Times)
  4. International ban on polar bear trade rejected. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. The average commute time in the U.S. is… (can you guess?) (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 27

Written by | December 27th, 2012

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Today’s green news is inspiring us to make green New Year’s resolutions. Ones we’ll actually keep.

  1. 2012 will be known as the costliest year for weather disasters in the US. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. “Wrap with care, save the polar bear” — a safe sex campaign aims to save endangered species. (Technorati)
  3. Speaking of polar bears, is climate change or poaching their biggest enemy? (BBC Nature)
  4. 15 green New Year’s resolutions worth keeping. (The Daily Green)
  5. Put down the electronics! Four days in nature improves creativity by 50%. (Mother Nature Network)

Cool Green Morning: July 24

Written by | July 24th, 2012

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Extra, extra, get your green news here!

  1. Climate change drives polar bears and brown bears to interbred. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. What does space smell like? Seared steak. Yum. (Space)
  3. A coral sperm bank may help restore and rebuild damaged reefs. (NY Times)
  4. These Olympians are going for the gold AND going green. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. An artificial jellyfish with heart cells of a rat may help scientists develop new hearts. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 4

Written by | May 4th, 2012

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Who’s ready for a supermoon?!

  1. Saturday’s full moon will be the biggest of 2012. (Space)
  2. Greenpeace releases new seafood retailer scorecard. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Just how far can a polar bear swim? (Mongabay)
  4. Sea level rise may be less severe than feared. (TG Daily)
  5. Chicago turns empty store fronts into gardens. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 9

Written by | April 9th, 2012

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Happy Monday! Start your week off with some green news.

  1. We’re going birding… 125 million years into the past. (Wired Science)
  2. Hair loss affects middle-aged men and now polar bears? (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Conservation milestone: the world’s most endangered ducks hatch. (BBC)
  4. Brooks unveils super duper green running shoe. (TreeHugger)
  5. Since Easter eggs are still on the brain, here’s a guide to urban chickening. (Mother Nature Network)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 26

Written by | March 26th, 2012

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James Cameron dove to the deepest spot on Earth. What did YOU do this weekend?

  1. Our planet is hit by more storms, heatwaves and floods than ever before. (Guardian)
  2. Can zoos help polar bears survive global warming’s assault? (Washington Post)
  3. Congrats to James Cameron for his solo dive mission to Mariana Trench. (National Geographic)
  4. North Dakota oil boom brings the promise of prosperity — and disgusting litter. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Death Valley discovery: new scorpion species. (Los Angeles Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 23

Written by | February 23rd, 2012

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Today’s green news is music to our ears.

  1. Wind + wind chimes = power. (TreeHugger)
  2. Armchair suba divers are treated to 360-degree views of the Great Barrier Reef. (Guardian)
  3. Who needs eyes when you’re the world’s deepest land animal? (Discovery News)
  4. Polar bears in Manitoba are keeping the Polar Bear Alert Team busy. (YaleE360)
  5. When in doubt, schools of fish can just follow a robot. (Wired Science)
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