Tag: pollution

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)

Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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When it comes to boosting the economy and fighting climate change, President Obama declares it’s not an “either/or.” It’s a “both/and” approach. Learn more about his roadmap for America’s leadership on climate change.

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 21

Written by | June 21st, 2013

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Seeing as how today is the longest day of the year, you definitely have time to read up on some green news!

  1. How do you stop pollution in China? You won’t believe this extreme new idea. (Reuters)
  2. Urban forests help save at least one person from dying every year. (Grist)
  3. Everything you need to know about Sunday’s Supermoon. (Huffington Post)
  4. 25,000 bumble bees found dead in Oregon. Are pesticides to blame? (Discovery News)
  5. It’s not everyday you see a galaxy in the shape of a penguin! (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 18

Written by | June 18th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn two more reasons why clean air is so incredibly important.

  1. This just in: autism and air pollution linked. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  2. Is mandatory food composting coming soon to NYC? (NY Times)
  3. Singapore pollution hits 16-year high and all signs point to forest fires. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Students motivate Crayola to color the world a little greener with new recycling program. (TreeHugger)
  5. North America and Europe to become besties and join together — literally — in 220 million years. (RedOrbit)

The Green Buzz: Monday, May 13

Written by | May 13th, 2013

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Take a sip of coffee and read what’s on our green news radar this Monday morning.

  1. Unless severe weather strikes this summer, the U.S. expects a record corn crop. (Wall Street Journal)
  2. Is there human poop in your compost? (NPR)
  3. Think everyone in the developed world has easy-access to safe drinking water? Think again. (The New York Times)
  4. The habitats for common plants and animals will drastically shrink this century. (Huffington Post)
  5. In case you didn’t see it: Amazing Google Earth time-lapse video of how we’ve changed the planet. (MNN)

Hong Kong and Conservation in the Urban Jungle

Written by | February 11th, 2013

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Charles Bedford, Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Asia-Pacific region, explains why conserving nature in Hong Kong is a bigger issue than you might think.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 18

Written by | June 18th, 2012

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. Fireflies: the war machines of the future? (CleanTechnica)
  2. No, to the best of our knowledge, there will not be literal icebergs at Rio+20. (GreenBiz)
  3. Pollution could be turning carnivorous plants into vegetarians. (Treehugger)
  4. This scientist argues that parasites are crucial for ecological balance. (Green)
  5. How can you get your neighbors to stop spraying pesticides? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 5

Written by | April 5th, 2012

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Will a new version of the lava lamp save the world?:

  1. Did a rise in CO2 levels drive the end of the last ice age? (BBC)
  2. Pollution may play a major role in sea temperatures, weather. (NPR)
  3. Tuna fishing ban in the Pacific is being partially lifted. (Guardian)
  4. Weed killer can alter the shape of amphibians. (Yale e360 via Matter Network)
  5. Video: Micro-algae lamp absorbs 150-200 times as much CO2 as a tree! (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 7

Written by | February 7th, 2012

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This just in: sand castles might make beach-goers sick.

  1. The EPA warns beach sand may contain illness-inducing bacteria. (TreeHugger)
  2. Two teenagers are helping Girl Scouts end deforestation. (Grist)
  3. Will global warming ruin football in the southern US? (Climate Progress)
  4. Electric bicycles take on San Francisco’s famous hills. (Green)
  5. Teaching students about climate change proves to be tricky for teachers. (Dot Earth)

Getting to Know Your Bacon: Hogs, Farms and Clean Water

Written by | March 21st, 2011

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Freshwater scientist Jeff Opperman has found a way to indulge in this guilty pleasure with less guilt and greater environmental sustainability.

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