Tag: species discovery

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 29

Written by | October 29th, 2013

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Reading about climate change’s positive effects in today’s green news just feels… backwards.

  1. Ban coal burning, improve air quality. That’s the plan in Shanghai. (ThinkProgress)
  2. Australia’s newly discovered “lost world” boasts several never-before-seen animals. (CNN)
  3. Just how sustainable is the Paleo diet anyway? You may be surprised. (TreeHugger)
  4. When it comes to grizzly bears, global warming may be working in their favor. (Nature World News)
  5. New survey reveals more than one bottle’s worth of water is wasted for every three produced. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 27

Written by | March 27th, 2012

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In today’s green news: BPA freaks us out (even more) and Denmark goes green.

  1. BPA is in the urine of 93 percent of all Americans. (Huffington Post)
  2. Infographic: How animals see the world. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. 20,000 new species are discovered every year. (Mongabay)
  4. Like people, does nature possess inalienable rights? (AlterNet)
  5. Denmark takes huge steps towards a greener future. (CleanTechinca)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 13

Written by | October 13th, 2010

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Dude, the mornings here are always cool and green:

  1. A Malibu beach becomes the first World Surfing Reserve. (LA Times)
  2. Google has decided offshore wind is worth the $$. (EcoGeek)
  3. London’s Thames River comes back from the dead and wins a conservation prize. (The Guardian)
  4. Scientists discover a new carnivorous animal in Madagascar. (National Geographic)
  5. Monarch butterflies have figured out how to medicate their sick babies with medicinal plants. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 1

Written by | December 1st, 2009

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Would a smiley face on your energy bill inspire you to save energy? You may say “no,” but a real-world example found that smiley faces and frowny faces actually make a big difference in energy use. It’s all good, cheerful news in today’s Cool Green Morning, so what’s stopping you? Read on. Photovoltaics that work underground… huh? […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 28

Written by | July 28th, 2009

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A methane mystery in Los Angeles, tiger discoveries in Nepal, and a question of roads… enjoy today’s edition of Cool Green Morning. If there’s one thing worse than being a CO2 emitter, it’s being a methane emitter. But that’s just what the city of Los Angeles has been charged with. Recent research shows the City […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 10

Written by | March 10th, 2009

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Do city folk have a green advantage over suburban and rural dwellers? Read on to hear what a Harvard economist thinks, and check out today’s top news stories from the enviro-blogging world. Are Cities Green by Nature? Economist Edward Glaeser presents his defense of cities, saying that people living in urban areas have smaller carbon […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, Jan. 13

Written by | January 13th, 2009

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Morning y’all. Read on for interesting tidbits from blogs we like: Porcupine Gets the Pink Slip: The Wildlife Conservation Society envisions animal layoffs at New York’s zoos and aquariums if proposed budget cuts go through — watch their video at Dot Earth. The Best Way to Save the Planet? Thomas Friedman says voting for a […]

Shouldn’t We Be Shooting a Few More Mammals and Birds?

Written by | January 10th, 2009

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A good friend of mine sent me a camera trap photo of a cat-sized mammal the other day. It had been taken in a remote forest in the Sumatran highlands. I know the mammals of this part of the world pretty well — my background is in mammal taxonomy — but I have absolutely no […]

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