Tag: technology

Your Smartphone Can Connect You To — And Help Save — Nature

Written by | April 14th, 2014

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Want to learn about, support and protect nature? There’s an app that can help. Blogger Megan Sheehan shares some of the latest apps that connect you to nature.

The Green Buzz: Friday, November 22

Written by | November 22nd, 2013

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Ever wondered what it would be like to hug a lion? Then read today’s green news.

  1. The Lion Whisperer wants you to know that lions are in trouble, but we can’t get over the video of him hugging and snuggling with lions. (Huffington Post)
  2. Almost half of the Greenpeace activists being held in Russia are out on bail. (Environmental News Service)
  3. The U.S. and China are talking about climate change together, and that is a good thing. (New York Times)
  4. Especially for this country, which is about to be wiped out by climate change. (BusinessWeek)
  5. De-extinction technology is here, and a frog is its first project. (Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 12

Written by | September 12th, 2013

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Newly discovered fresh water, trip-planning orangutans and a deadly molasses spill, all in today’s green news.

  1. Trying to get your kids outside more? Maybe you need to turn back the tech clock like these parents did… (MNN)
  2. Huge supplies of fresh water were just discovered in a drought-plagued region of Kenya. (New York Times)
  3. Worried about your travel carbon footprint? Try choosing smaller airlines. (Grist)
  4. Smart monkeys: Orangutans plan their travel routes ahead of time. (LA Times)
  5. Huge molasses spill in Hawai’i kills fish, could attract sharks. (Fox News)

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Ramez Naam

Written by | July 1st, 2013

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Nature Conservancy CEO Mark Tercek talks with technologist Ramez Naam about the environment, optimism and the lessons he has learned in the tech world.

Nature’s Code: Seeing The Forest Through The Trees

Written by | June 20th, 2013

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Could you leave the city-life and live in a forest full-time? Thomas Backlund shares his story of leaving his apartment and job to get closer to nature.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 12

Written by | April 12th, 2012

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Today we try to solve a manatee mystery.

  1. Why can’t manatees avoid speedboats? (Discovery News)
  2. People in India have more cell phones than toilets. (TreeHugger)
  3. When killer African bees attack… Tennessee? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. One type of building that could benefit from energy efficiency: prisons. (Green)
  5. Saving the world’s most endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles. (Environmental News Service)

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: Friday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2011

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Washing machines may be a thing of the past.

  1. New fabric eliminates stains and dirt when exposed to sunlight. (TreeHugger)
  2. Medical research on chimpanzees has been suspended. (TG Daily)
  3. The war over wolves continues in the West. (Green)
  4. A frog the size of a Tic Tac has been discovered. (Mongabay)
  5. Earthquake sensor devices have a new use: tracking endangered fin whales. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 13

Written by | December 13th, 2011

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Walking fish puts a chink in the evolution chain.

  1. New species of frog sings like a… bird? (Mongabay)
  2. The lungfish suggests walking originated underwater. (Science World)
  3. Scientists are learning how to kill trees — in the name of science, of course. (Green)
  4. 16% of the species in “Finding Nemo” face the threat of extinction. (Washington Post)
  5. Solar energy gives students in developing countries access to technology. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 1

Written by | November 1st, 2011

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Here’s your daily dose of green news to bring you out of your post-Halloween sugar crash.

  1. Anything Google does, Facebook can do better. Enter: Facebook’s two new energy efficient data centers. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Warming oceans could push Australia’s seaweed into oblivion. (TreeHugger)
  3. In Mexico City, what happens when your run out of room to build new buildings? Create an “earthscrapper” underground. (Grist)
  4. Upgrading your smartphone to the next shiny new model comes with a price on the environment. (Washington Post)
  5. 8,000 cars pass through Yosemite Valley a day. A new plan to protect Yosemite’s Merced River may limit those visitors. (Huffington Post)
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