Tag: The New York Times

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 21

Written by | August 21st, 2013

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We’ve got climate change updates, nasty plastic news, showers of poison and more in today’s green news.

  1. IPCC is near certain that climate change is caused by humans. (The New York Times)
  2. A poison shower to kill rodents on an island could help rare seabirds recover, say the Feds. (Huffington Post)
  3. Fukushima is leaking 80,000 gallons of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean every day. (NPR)
  4. More dolphin deaths are found off the coast of Virginia, with little evidence as to why they’re dying. (Washington Post)
  5. Rare sea turtles are eating plastic at a record rate. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 10

Written by | March 10th, 2011

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The top 5 green stories you must read–TODAY:

  1. Last year’s intense heat wave in Russia wasn’t caused by climate change. (Green)
  2. On the other hand, damaged coffee crops in Colombia are a victim of warming temps. (The New York Times)
  3. The fine art of sharing could help you to never buy anything again. (Grist)
  4. Here’s a tip: if you’re in Delhi, or traveling there soon, don’t eat the vegetables. (BBC)
  5. Two big players in the tuna market are cleaning up their practices. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 15

Written by | July 15th, 2010

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Wish I didn’t have to do this, but today’s cool green news is, well, rather grim.

  1. A picture tells a thousand words: see photos of Mount Everst’s retreating glaciers. (Green)
  2. Hold on to your stomachs: an in-depth look at animal autopsies in the Gulf. (The New York Times)
  3. This is getting gross: eating kangaroos to save the planet? (The Vine)
  4. And depressing: what’s a pangolin, and why is it one of the most illegally trafficked species in Asia? (Mongabay)
  5. But at least insects have their haven: New York’s JFK airport has as many insects as wild grasslands. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 9

Written by | July 9th, 2010

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It’s Friday… get cool and green with the top 5 eco-news links around!

  1. The Big Apple’s new slogan? I love tap water. (Green)
  2. Monsanto is fined for selling genetically modified cotton seeds in Texas. (The New York Times)
  3. More on the question of if it’s cheaper to just let climate change happen. (The Vine)
  4. Europe exceeds its sustainable fish quota — “fish debt day” starts July 9. (Earth Watch)
  5. For the third time, Climategate is found to be a non-issue. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 10

Written by | June 10th, 2010

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Take 5 minutes to get cool and green this morning — you won’t regret it:

  1. Interesting finding in the Gulf: some of the oil is not from Deepwater Horizon. (Green, Inc.)
  2. Is the Selmunett lizard extinct or not? Depends on who you ask. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. New legislation — aka “Larry’s Law” — attempts to tackle gender equity in science. (The New York Times)
  4. Does having kids break the 8th commandment “thou shalt not steal?” Yes, if you live Down Under. (Treehugger)
  5. Borrowing your friend’s car takes on a whole new meaning in California. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 4

Written by | January 4th, 2010

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5 hot green stories to make your work re-entry a little less painful:

  1. What’s killing all the Tasmanian devils? (Wired Science)
  2. Should the United States have a water ethic, like Aldo Leopold’s land ethic? (Water Wired)
  3. Is Whole Foods CEO John Mackey a climate change skeptic? (Treehugger)
  4. What does an environmental refugee look like (and will climate change produce more of them)? (The New York Times)
  5. Why increasing climate change media coverage might be a hard sell. (DotEarth)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 11

Written by | December 11th, 2009

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Blue whales are singing like Barry White, the Mediterranean ecosystem looks like a moonscape, and Euros pony up big climate bucks for poor countries. I know you can’t get enough of our Cool Green news, baby — and we’re never, never gonna give it up: Hot from Copenhagen: The European Union has just pledged $3 […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 30

Written by | November 30th, 2009

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Thanksgiving: Gain 5 pounds, take 5 days off. Monday After Thanksgiving: Come back to work, find 5 great new green stories, fresh from the online space. I’ll make that trade-off any Cool Green Morning. (See you on the elliptical.) Who’s going to save one of the world’s largest peat swamp forests from being drained (and […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 16

Written by | November 16th, 2009

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Good news about cow poop. Good news (?) about Copenhagen. Good news for those of you who’ve always dreamed of a dress made of LED lights. Happiness is the smell of a new Cool Green Morning, to paraphrase Don Draper… The rehabilitation of poop continues: The Netherlands has opened its second cow-dung power plant, reports […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 3

Written by | November 3rd, 2009

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It’s Election Day in the United States — get out and vote! Then immediately get back on your smartphone and check out the hottest in online green this morning — including what might possibly be the best green name ever… Mt. Kilimanjaro’s ice cap is disappearing — but is that climate change’s fault? Two research […]

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