Tag: rainforest destruction

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 31

Written by | October 31st, 2013

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Happy Halloween! The green news is especially scary today.

  1. Something in your Halloween treats could be fueling rainforest destruction. (Guardian)
  2. A tiny, plastic threat is invading the Great Lakes. (Huffington Post)
  3. Scary chemicals that mess up your hormones can be avoided with these tips. (The Daily Green)
  4. Our brains have a special corner just to help deal with the fear of these creatures. (NPR)
  5. Halloween green news wouldn’t be complete without the walking dead of the animal kingdom. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 12

Written by | October 12th, 2012

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Today we’re happily singing “It’s a green world after all…”

  1. Disney eliminates the use of unsustainable paper. Mickey and Minnie high five. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Halting the extinction of endangered species isn’t cheap. Think: $80 billion. (Reuters)
  3. Trick or treat? Some Halloween candy is linked to rainforest destruction. (Mongabay)
  4. All you need is a little lightning to make concrete a recyclable material. (TreeHugger)
  5. Almost 100 invasive species call the River Thames home. (RedOrbit)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2011

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The Amazon gets an A+ in today’s green news.

  1. Back to the basics: farmers are favoring horses over John Deeres. (Grist)
  2. Annual destruction of the Amazon rain forest fell to its lowest recorded level. (Washington Post)
  3. Bittersweet news from Afghanistan: Persian leopards — and poachers — caught on camera. (TreeHugger)
  4. Mr. President, parks bolster state economies. (Green)
  5. All we want for Christmas is to visit the newly discovered Christmas Planet! (Mashable)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 8

Written by | June 8th, 2011

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Happy World Oceans Day! Celebrate with the best green news from the deep blue sea and beyond.

  1. Our lead scientist, Sanjayan, thanks the oceans for all the great stuff they provide. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Could your favorite childhood toy be contributing to the destruction of Indonesian rainforests? (Mongabay)
  3. Climate change: Now at least partially responsible for cholera outbreaks, according to one study. (YaleE360)
  4. Save energy and money and still stay cool this summer. (The Daily Green)
  5. Jellyfish blooms aren’t just annoying to beach-goers– they might also be disrupting marine food webs. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2011

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Monday morning’s coolest and greenest:

  1. It’s the question that’s plagued humanity for generations: What’s eco-friendlier, pleather or leather? (Mother Jones)
  2. Couldn’t make it to Alabama this past weekend? Get a firsthand look at our oyster restoration project. (Yahoo News)
  3. A Russian company is using giant snails to monitor air pollution. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Cocaine, which is terrible for a plethora of reasons, is also associated with forest destruction in Colombia. (Mongabay)
  5. Some states aren’t waiting for Congress to tackle climate change– they’re slashing emissions on their own. (Green House)
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