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The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 28

Written by | March 28th, 2013

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The green news this morning makes it easy to see how humans can easily cause a species’ extinction.

  1. A wildlife trafficker is caught with more than 10% of an entire species. (Treehugger)
  2. Arctic sea ice is receding, and that doesn’t bode well for polar bears. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. An Indiana dairy farm has found an innovative use for all of that cow manure. (The New York Times)
  4. Looks like bee colonies aren’t the only victims of popular pesticides. (MNN)
  5. A two-headed shark was found off the Florida Keys. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: November 27

Written by | November 27th, 2012

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Happy Giving Tuesday! Make plans to give back today (after reading your green news, of course!).

  1. Can the extinct Galapagos tortoise be revived? (Washington Post)
  2. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday craziness, Giving Tuesday is a breath of fresh air. (MNN)
  3. Smart idea of the day: self-filling water bottle mimics desert beetle’s wings. (Wired Science)
  4. Antarctic marine snails are being affected by ocean acidification. (BBC Nature)
  5. One man’s mission to capture climate change on film. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 16

Written by | November 16th, 2012

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We’re setting world records with today’s green news.

  1. A third of marine species are still unknown to science. (Mail Online)
  2. One man brings solar power to a dark New York city post-Sandy. (Forbes)
  3. Hermann tortoise, you are NOT the father! Tortoise paternity tests reveal interesting findings. (BBC Nature)
  4. What animal holds the world record for the most legs at 750? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Anti-rat campaign is in full effect on the Galapagos islands. (MNN)

The Tortoise and the Raven: An Energy Story

Written by | July 10th, 2012

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Lesson from the Mojave energy boom: Give a raven a power line and he’ll be that much better at preying upon baby desert tortoises.

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: Thursday, March 17

Written by | March 17th, 2011

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We love a day when everyone goes green. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  1. You can drink without guilt today. Irish scientists are helping Guinness go green. (Grist)
  2. A new population has been discovered of America’s mini snow leopard: the Andean cat. (Mongabay)
  3. Has California failed to identify thousands of buildings vulnerable to quakes? (LA Times)
  4. Meet a tortoise that lost a leg and learned to walk with a wheel. (Treehugger)
  5. See cool images of our strange agricultural landscapes seen from space. (Wired Science)
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