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The Green Buzz: Friday, June 28

Written by | June 28th, 2013

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We’re up bright and early bringing you another radiant edition of Green Buzz! So put on your sunscreen, grab a coffee and lets buzz!

  1. University of Michigan students are burning up the competition with their solar creation. (HuffPo)
  2. It’s the customers of this Virginia utility company that are getting paid from Dominion’s new solar program. (NBC)
  3. The Sun is not too hot for these fourth graders… (TreeHugger)
  4. Hiding in the shadows in Cambodia, a new species of bird has been found! (Guardian)
  5. Like we really needed a reason to post a picture of a cute duck! Thanks to Buttercup’s adopted father, this duck is walking like a new woman! (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 4

Written by | December 4th, 2012

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Start your day with five of today’s top green news stories.

  1. Move over flickering, fluorescent tubes. There’s a new plastic bulb in town. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Eek. Lobsters turn to cannibalism at night time. (National Geographic)
  3. A new poll finds most New Yorkers think climate change caused Hurricane Sandy. (New York Times)
  4. Now you can eat Obama for dinner — Etheostoma obama, that is. Hint: it’s a fish. (MNN)
  5. Ghana welcomes Africa’s largest solar plant. (Guardian)

An Energy Diet: Cut Back on Water, Pay More Attention to Fish

Written by | November 22nd, 2012

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Do you know how much water it takes to turn on your lights? Or how many fish are imperiled when you power up your computer? A new study takes stock of how our energy choices impact water and fish.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 20

Written by | August 20th, 2012

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Exciting toilet news below!

  1. Did July feel extra-hot to you? It should have. (Mongabay)
  2. What will climate change mean for Asia’s “live-giving” monsoons? (YaleE360)
  3. This headline cannot be improved upon: “Bill and Melinda [Gates] Reinvent the Toilet, Solar Power Wins.” (CleanTechnica)
  4. Johnson & Johnson agrees to remove “suspect” chemicals from its personal care products. (The Daily Green)
  5. What happens to a host city when the Olympics are over? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 13

Written by | March 13th, 2012

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Today we learn how to compost Great Dane doo doo!…

  1. 27 green home questions answered. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Climate change may force one Pacific Island nation to relocate to Fiji. (TIME)
  3. Need a spot to recharge your electric car? Spain now has 100 new charging stations. (CleanTechnica)
  4. A cutting-edge solar-power system “blooms” in Japan. (National Geographic)
  5. Homeless Hotspots backfire at South by Southwest. (NY Times)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 14

Written by | December 14th, 2011

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Get your green news on!

  1. When it comes to solar power, just how much solar do you really need? (CleanTechnica)
  2. For sparrows, exposure to spooky sounds leads to fewer babies. (Green)
  3. Do you commute by public transportation? In 2012, your tax benefit will be halved. (The Daily Green)
  4. You’ll find the two greenest restaurants in the United States in Chicago. (GreenBiz)
  5. Do away with disposables and break out the Tupperware. You can do it! (Grist)

Green Gift Monday Partner Q&A: Sungevity

Written by | November 30th, 2011

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Green Gift Monday Partner Q&A: Sungevity Danny Kennedy is the Founder of Sungevity, a home solar energy company.  A long-time social entrepreneur, Danny has achieved global recognition as an environmental activist, spokesperson and opinion leader. Most recently, Danny was the Campaigns Manager for Greenpeace Australia Pacific. In 2001, he ran Greenpeace’s California Clean Energy Campaign, […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 8

Written by | November 8th, 2011

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Seamounts or bust!

  1. Scientists will spend six-weeks exploring the Indian Ocean’s underwater mountains. (BBC)
  2. Let’s shatter some common myths about energy efficiency. (Grist)
  3. A new study puts a price tag on the health impacts of climate change. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Seeing spots? Research has found that 25,000-year-old cave paintings of spotted horses were not based on imagination. (Wired Science)
  5. A water treatment plant in New Jersey has gone solar with floating — rather than land-based — solar panels. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 13

Written by | October 13th, 2011

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LEED standards have been raised several times over the years. Now, it’s time to do that again.

  1. In response to criticisms, the U.S Green Building Council will implement major upgrades in LEED certification standards in 2012. (Matter Network)
  2. Protesting and tweeting — see how Occupy Wall Street is raising the social media bar. (Clean Technica)
  3. Sustainable products will be mainstream by 2020, says new report. (TreeHugger)
  4. The Himalayas and Antarctic could supply enough energy to become the ‘Saudi Arabias of solar power’. (TG Daily)
  5. Despite a nasty reputation, piranhas seem to bark more often than bite. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 6

Written by | October 6th, 2011

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The legendary Steve Jobs passed away last night. We’re iSad about it, too.

  1. The world turns to the very devices Steve Jobs created to mourn his death. (Washington Post)
  2. Footballs and solar panels: two NFL teams green their stadiums. (Clean Technica)
  3. Mattel reveals their new sustainable packaging goals. Barbie and Ken celebrate! (Business Green)
  4. Heirloom-produce loving eaters now have a bigger say in what crops local farmers grow. (Grist)
  5. Americans love their blue jeans, so why not give sustainable denim a try? (The Daily Green)
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