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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 26

Written by | February 26th, 2013

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Today’s green news is… well, a little wacky.

  1. Dim the lights, we’ve got glow-in-the-dark carnivorous plants! (National Geographic)
  2. Can we officially link wacky weather to global warming? (Guardian)
  3. Federal budget cuts may force some national parks to close their gates. (CNN)
  4. New report evaluates environmental impacts of the world’s largest food companies. The results are not good. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Are you smarter than an elephant seal? Elephant seals help solve a global climate mystery. (Scientific American)

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 8

Written by | February 8th, 2013

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Is Nemo headed your way? The shelves might be empty of bread, milk and eggs, but there’s plenty of green news to go around.

  1. What do bats, sloths, whales and people have in common? This guy. (Scientific American)
  2. When it comes to environmental issues, we are pretty darn apathetic. (GreenBiz)
  3. In a dream world, this would be what an American high-speed rail network might look like. (Treehugger)
  4. Bikeshare systems are great, but there’s an unfortunate dearth of helmet-shares. (Grist)
  5. Two Great Lakes hit record lows. But what does it all mean?? (Christian Science Monitor)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, February 7

Written by | February 7th, 2013

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Here’s looking at you, kid…frontwards and backwards and every which way in between…

  1. Owls can rotate their heads 270 degrees without breaking blood vessels or tearing tendons…and here’s why. (National Geographic)
  2. Want to see who is polluting what, and how much, in your state? Look no further. (Environmental Protection Agency)
  3. New York City officials are considering a ban on styrofoam. (Huffington Post)
  4. Nano-powdered donuts? As in nano-particles on our powdered donuts? Should we worry? (Scientific American)
  5. California great white sharks are now an endangered species. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 18

Written by | January 18th, 2013

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Forget April showers, global warming brings early flowers.

  1. Gosh, animals are fascinating: Japanese quails demonstrate mastery of camouflage. (Scientific American)
  2. White nose syndrome has killed 5.5 million bats — now spreads to Kentucky. (Green)
  3. Thoreau helps scientists make connections between climate change and early spring flowers. (LiveScience)
  4. Speaking of, six ways climate change will affect you, yes YOU. (National Geographic)
  5. The Dept of Energy is offering a $10M prize to make solar installation cheaper. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 11

Written by | December 11th, 2012

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What’s cool, green and read with your morning coffee? That’s right, it’s Cool Green Morning time.

  1. Take a closer look at the amazing (and hilarious!) courtship rituals of birds-of-paradise. (Wired Science)
  2. Two young activists set out out to save rhinos, one letter at a time. (MNN)
  3. “Archaeology dog” sniffs out the past and locates 100-year-old bones. (National Geographic)
  4. Should doctors warn pregnant women about environmental risks? (Scientific American)
  5. Hurricane Sandy reveals New Jersey’s conspicuously lenient land-use regulations. (Huffington Post Green)

 

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2012

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Alright, listen: The world is not going to end this month–but it looks like the sky will fall.

  1. Good news for skygazers: Many experts predict the sky will be raining meteors this month. (MNN)
  2. Rainforests are being burned for palm oil, destroying rare orangutan habitat and exacerbating climate change. (Scientific American)
  3. Ecodiplomacy: U.S. Embassies around the world are working to conserve energy and water in host nations. (Green)
  4. Strange, beautiful and unexpected: See planned cities from space. (Wired)
  5. Apparently that horror movie The Fog was a forewarning: Scientists have discovered mercury in cloud banks. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2012

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Catch a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. A “mysterious atmospheric river” doesn’t sound like a good thing, does it? (Scientific American)
  2. The Obama administration might not be ready to tackle climate change, but offshore wind energy is on the table. (CleanTechnica)
  3. NOAA seeks to protect 66 corals under the Endangered Species Act. (DotEarth)
  4. Greenland and Antarctica: “We’re melting!” (Mongabay)
  5. This green First Lady (Bird) will be honored by the US Postal Service on a set of “Forever” stamps. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 29

Written by | November 29th, 2012

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Today we talk wolves, luxurious Eco-conscious purchases, and BP…

  1. Some of the casualties of the first wolf hunts in decades are wolves outfitted with research collars. (Green)
  2. Hey, did you win the powerball lottery? Here’s five eco-luxuries you could buy with the winnings. (MNN)
  3. The EPA has banned BP from any new federal contracts, citing a lack of “business integrity.” (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Live in the city? Want to help reduce traffic? How about renting out your own car? (National Geographic)
  5. Poorer nations demand more money and transparency to help deal with climate change. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 28

Written by | November 28th, 2012

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It’s an interesting day in the world of Cool Green news. Check it out!

  1. African Lions are moving close to U.S. Endangered Species Act protection. (Scientific American)
  2. Did you know there are drunken forests? And they’re related to a “permafrost problem” (and, of course, climate change)? (Green)
  3. And in other climate change news: could marine cloud machines cool the planet? (Mongabay)
  4. We can now add the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem to the list of places affected by plastic pollution. (Discovery News)
  5. Huge, new levees in New Orleans are almost finished — but they’ll require major funding for upkeep. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 7

Written by | November 6th, 2012

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Our to-do list today is short and sweet: vote!… and then read Cool Green Morning.

  1. Global warming may claim another victim: the Indian monsoon. (TG Daily)
  2. A movable sea barrier stood between Stamford, CT and Hurricane Sandy. (Green)
  3. U.S. hit by record droughts, fires and heatwaves in 2012. (Mongabay)
  4. Despite controversy, Laos moves forward with Mekong Dam. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  5. World’s rarest whale seen for first time. (Scientific American)
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