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The Green Buzz: Thursday, April 18

Written by | April 18th, 2013

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Tasty invasives, confused koalas and green banks are all in this morning’s green news.

  1. Snail soup? Grilled lionfish? That’s right: one way to combat invasive species is to eat them. (Discovery News)
  2. It IS easy being green, especially when you check out these 20 things you didn’t know you could recycle. (MNN)
  3. Heartbreaking: Why is this koala so confused? (Treehugger)
  4. These monkeys can detect human hunters. (BBC Nature)
  5. Is your bank green? Check out the world’s top 20 green banks. (Bloomberg)

Hollywood Turns the Yellow Brick Road Green

Written by | February 28th, 2013

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The Nature Conservancy explored on the set of “Oz: The Great and Powerful” to find out how Hollywood incorporates environmentally friendly practices during production.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2013

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Well, it’s not okay for Paul McCartney…

  1. It’s the question that’s on everyone’s minds: Is it okay to eat kangaroo meat? (Grist)
  2. An unexpected green benefit of the Super Bowl: reduced electricity consumption. (Green)
  3. The heat of cities like New York and Tokyo could lead to warmer winters in Siberia and Canada. (AP, via Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Paul McCartney reflects on his life as a vegetarian. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. This 10-year-old launched his own recycling business. What have you done for the planet lately? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 14

Written by | November 14th, 2012

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One interesting ballot measure that we missed in last week’s election:

  1. San Juan county in Washington has banned GMO cultivation. (Treehugger)
  2. Could a U.S. carbon tax become a reality? (Huffington Post)
  3. How to prevent the storm surge damage from events like Superstorm Sandy? Time to bring oysters back to New York. (Discovery)
  4. Did you see what was named the 2013 car of the year? (New York Daily News)
  5. AT&T has just set a Guinness World Record for recycling — just in time for America Recycles Day! (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 20

Written by | July 20th, 2012

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TGICGM:

  1. What’s killing dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico? (Green)
  2. These palatial Vegas digs? Built out of 500,000 beer bottles. (Treehugger)
  3. Generally, affordable housing=not so energy efficient. (GreenBiz)
  4. Our lead scientist, Sanjayan, reports on the “megafires of the West.” (CBS News)
  5. Research indicates that a new method of trapping CO2 deep in the ocean maybe could possibly help ease our climate woes someday? (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: July 17

Written by | July 17th, 2012

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Today we learn where Navassa Island is located — and why it’s so important.

  1. A small, uninhabited Caribbean island may be a refuge for endangered coral. (Mongabay)
  2. With amazing views like this, it’s good to be an astronaut. (Wired)
  3. Fukushima beaches open for the first time since the March 2011 tsunami. (Guardian)
  4. Trading in trash has never been tastier with “Delicious Recycling” program. (TreeHugger)
  5. Thanks to North Dakota, U.S. waste of natural gas grows rapidly. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 21

Written by | June 21st, 2012

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Poachers, beware: our green news this morning has an update just for you.

  1. Nepal conservationists will start using drones to protect their endangered species from poachers. (BBC)
  2. Moving Soon? Here are some tips for an eco-friendly move. (MNN)
  3. Farm Bill: One proposed amendment would allow state labeling of genetically-modified foods. (Treehugger)
  4. Check out these 10 lesser-known natural wonders you must see before you die. (Grist)
  5. Recycling encourages wastefulness, says a new study. (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 1

Written by | May 1st, 2012

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Spring is in the air!

  1. Baby panda-making is on the minds of zookeepers at the National Zoo. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Nothing beats watching fluffy great blue herons hatching. (Wired Science)
  3. 24 new species found in the Caribbean — and yet they’re already facing extinction. (Mongabay)
  4. Is global warming actually a good thing for coral refuges? (Scientific American)
  5. It’s easy to recycle when you stumble upon a 30-foot tall recycling bin! (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 21

Written by | February 21st, 2012

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Fans of the addicting Angry Birds game will love today’s green news.

  1. Angry Birds Space will be “one small fling for a bird, one quantum leap for birdkind.” (PC Mag)
  2. Discovered: a 298-million-year-old “Pompeii-like” forest in Mongolia. (Gizmodo)
  3. Consumption of toilet paper has surpassed newsprint in the U.S. (Grist)
  4. New Yorkers love a successful clothing recycling program. (Green)
  5. Eat your way to beauty with edible cosmetics. (TreeHugger)

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)
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