Tag: San Francisco

The Green Buzz: Friday, October 4

Written by | October 4th, 2013

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We’re kicking off Friday with both good and bad animal news.

  1. Hello, old friends! Reappearance of river otters in San Fran means conservation is working. (TreeHugger)
  2. Sea ice loss brings ten thousand walruses together [the photo is incredible]. (Science World Report)
  3. We’ve heard a lot about the health effects of climate change, but this one is umm… well, just click. (Mongabay)
  4. 60! new species found in Suriname’s rainforest. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Now wait just a minute… DNA and video evidence to prove Bigfoot is real? (NY Daily News)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 17

Written by | January 17th, 2013

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Here’s what has caught our attention this morning in the world of green news.

  1. A river otter has returned to San Franscisco – the first in decades. A sign of progress in water quality? (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. From a traffic nightmare to a commuter’s paradise: which city won this year’s Sustainable Transport Award? (National Geographic)
  3. Check out these photos and learn how to evict invasive species. (Discovery News)
  4. Did your aquarium fish just croak? Do the oceans a favor and don’t flush him down the toilet! (Our Amazing Planet)
  5. Want clean drinking water for cheap? Invest in natural resources. (Forest Trends)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 12

Written by | March 12th, 2012

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We may have lost an hour this weekend, but we’ve gained five new green news stories!

  1. Will Apple’s new iWallet app be good for the planet? (TreeHugger)
  2. Scooter version of Zipcar scoots into San Francisco. (Grist)
  3. What is the simplest way to cool a city? Paint rooftops white. (Green)
  4. Great Lakes ice coverage has decreased by 71% over the past 40 years. (The State Column)
  5. New catshark species discovered near the Galapagos Islands. (Care2)

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)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 14

Written by | October 14th, 2011

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It’s Friday. You deserve some photos of a one-eyed shark.

  1. An extremely rare cyclops shark has been confirmed in Mexico. (National Geographic)
  2. A new project called TreeKit sets out to map every tree in New York City. Talk about tree hugging! (Grist)
  3. Virgin Atlantic announced the world’s first “low carbon aviation fuel,” which reportedly produces half the carbon emissions. (GoodCleanTech)
  4. Video: insects doing circus tricks power a smart phone! (TreeHugger)
  5. Highly reflective glass buildings claim one billion birds a year in North America. See what San Francisco is doing to change that. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 1

Written by | March 1st, 2011

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It’s the first day of March, which means the beginning of spring is just around the corner. Right??

  1. A ‘small’ nuclear war could reverse global warming, but is that really such a good idea? (National Geographic)
  2. A new study will examine the health effects of the Gulf oil spill on clean-up workers. (Green)
  3. Low-flow toilets may save water, but they’re creating a stink in San Francisco. (CNN)
  4. Turtles are in a crisis, threatened by habitat loss, the pet trade and harvesting for food and traditional medicines. (Extinction Countdown)
  5. It’s National Invasive Species Awareness Week–get educated about unwanted critters! (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 6

Written by | April 6th, 2010

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Hey, don’t doctors recommend you get at least five servings of greens per day? Well, if green news counts, we’ve got you covered right here:

  1. One potential way to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes: pelicans. (Treehugger)
  2. Ray LaHood, U.S. secretary of transportation, says Americans want alternatives to driving, like walking and biking– and that new transportation policies will reflect that. (Green Inc.)
  3. One volunteer is responsible for planting thousands of trees over 30 years in not-so-leafy San Francisco. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. A new study indicates that we might want to start taking offshore wind energy seriously. (Wired)
  5. The jury’s still out on whether health care reform will lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning; Thursday, October 22

Written by | October 22nd, 2009

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You won’t see it in any headlines today, but let’s just give a quick shout-out to The Nature Conservancy for turning 58 today! Yep, that’s right, today is the day we were incorporated back in 1951. Times certainly have changed – greenhouse gas emissions, iPhone apps and wind farms are the topics du jour – but conservation is still as […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, Feb. 26

Written by | February 26th, 2009

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  Let’s start off the day with a little science entertainment. Enjoy… but don’t forget to read the rest of our morning round-up of green news. Singing Scientists: What could be better? The Great Beyond posts some of their favorite musical numbers from scientists across the spectrum. Warning: you could spend all morning watching these. […]

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