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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 5

Written by | November 5th, 2013

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For Election Day today, we’re voting for more photos of this elusive wild cat.

  1. Power plants are using this low-tech item to cut carbon emissions. (NY Times)
  2. The world’s least-known (and least photographed) wild cat captured on remote camera traps. (Mongabay)
  3. Coming to a city near you: dengue and yellow fever. (Grist)
  4. Why more environmentalists should fly. Do you agree? (The Guardian)
  5. Breaking space news: 1 in 5 Sun-like stars could host habitable planets. (The Telegraph)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 24

Written by | October 24th, 2013

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The green news this morning makes us want to watch “Spaceballs.”

  1. Could an air vacuum fix Beijing’s smog? (Cue mental image of giant spaceship-turned-vacuum cleaner…) (Grist)
  2. Two rarely seen oarfish have washed up on California’s coast this month — are they trying to tell us something? (The Daily Beast)
  3. Even edible plants like morels, rhubarb and potatoes have enough toxins to make us sick. (NPR)
  4. One of the largest inland oil spills in the U.S. raises detection concerns. (New York Times)
  5. The most distant galaxy yet (and it’s head-spinningly far away) has been discovered by a team of international scientists. (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 24

Written by | September 24th, 2013

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We’ve got some stinky green news this morning for ya. Hold your nose and read on!

  1. Do you smell that? 5 animals with impressively stinky defenses. (Nat Geo)
  2. Why CrossFit may be the greenest gym option out there. (TreeHugger)
  3. Brace yourself: thunder, hail and tornadoes may be on the way. (Grist)
  4. Age ain’t nothing but a number… but the moon is 100 million years younger than thought! (Space)
  5. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions could prevent up to 3 million premature deaths a year. (LiveScience)

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 21

Written by | June 21st, 2013

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Seeing as how today is the longest day of the year, you definitely have time to read up on some green news!

  1. How do you stop pollution in China? You won’t believe this extreme new idea. (Reuters)
  2. Urban forests help save at least one person from dying every year. (Grist)
  3. Everything you need to know about Sunday’s Supermoon. (Huffington Post)
  4. 25,000 bumble bees found dead in Oregon. Are pesticides to blame? (Discovery News)
  5. It’s not everyday you see a galaxy in the shape of a penguin! (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Friday, April 12

Written by | April 12th, 2013

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On our radar today: wine, solar flares and cars that run on methane.

  1. The secret is out: unknown population of orangutans found in Borneo (Live Science)
  2. Wine vs. wildlife: climate change may send vineyards into prime wildlife habitat. (National Geographic)
  3. Grab your sunglasses and see video of this morning’s incredible solar flare. (Space)
  4. Remember last year’s huge drought? Scientists confirm it was not due to climate change. (Bloomberg)
  5. Forget hybrids. Russia sees potential in natural gas cars. (NY Times)

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 22

Written by | February 22nd, 2013

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Buzzing flowers, monster goldfish and toxic mice — we’ve got it all and more in today’s green news.

  1. Flower power! Bumblebees and flowers communicate through electric fields. (Discovery News)
  2. Monster goldfish invade Lake Tahoe — it sounds like a movie title, but it’s a reality. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Toxic mice airdrop aims to exterminate Guam’s venomous snakes. (NBCNews)
  4. Scientists discover the smallest (and most adorable!) planet yet. (TIME)
  5. Bottlenose dolphins refer to each other by name. (Wired)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 12

Written by | February 12th, 2013

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Will the environment get a shout out in tonight’s State of the Union speech?

  1. If Obama makes green promises in his State of the Union speech, can he actually deliver? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Stop and smell the contamination. An urban environmentalist leads toxic tours of his neighborhood. (Grist)
  3. Nows your chance to name a moon. A moon, people! (TG Daily)
  4. A 12-year-old’s science fair experiment is one small step for man, one giant leap for Hello Kitty. (Space)
  5. Shark attacks in the U.S. reached their highest level in a decade last year. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 20

Written by | December 20th, 2012

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Sea monsters, crafty spiders and a new planet?! We have a lot of rad discoveries for you in today’s green news.

  1. Meet the creepy-crawlies that are rocking inside your Christmas tree. (TreeHugger)
  2. Won’t you be my neighbor? Habitable planet found 12 light years away. (The Space Reporter)
  3. Discovered: first freshwater “sea monster.” (National Geographic)
  4. Coal likely to rival oil as the world’s biggest source of energy in the next 5 years. (Guardian)
  5. In cool insect news: spiders confuse predators by building fake decoy spiders. (Wired)

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: Tuesday, October 23

Written by | October 23rd, 2012

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Green ice cream, poop jokes and talking whales — we’re having that kind of Cool Green Morning.

  1. Russian spacecraft has an unlikely crew: 32 fish hitch a ride to space. (MSNBC)
  2. Beluga whale mimics a human’s voice — we dare you to listen without smiling! (National Geographic)
  3. Beetles dance on poop balls (yes, poop) to stay cool. (LiveScience)
  4. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream becomes even greener with their new B corporation status. (TreeHugger)
  5. A whopping 1,209 elephant tusks confiscated from poachers. (Mongabay)
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