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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 7

Written by | January 7th, 2014

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Science gets to the bottom of mysteries like widely reported “earthquake lights” and the true age of the cockroach in today’s green news.

1. While people for millenia have reported seeing mysterious lights immediately before earthquakes, scientists think they’ve found the answer in a unique reaction by stressed rocks. (National Geographic)

2. Researchers in northwest Colorado recently discovered 49-million-year-old fossilized cockroaches, pushing back the bug’s known Earth record by a full 5 million years. (Live Science)

3. California’s lack of snowfall this winter hurts more than avid skiers; it means people and nature in the state will have a lot less freshwater at their disposal. (Grist)

4. Windpower in the UK generated a record 10% of the country’s electricity in December, enough for 5.7 million homes during one of the most energy-intensive times of the year. (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2013

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Less green news makes us dull, that’s what happened recently at the New York Times.

  1. Shocking decline of countryside bird in the UK. (Guardian)
  2. Save the whales! Right now!! More whales die in the Florida Everglades & scientists don’t know why? (Guardian)
  3. Real vs fake Christmas trees? Which is better for the environment? (Wunderground)
  4. Wind energy advocates discuss why wind energy works. (Guardian)
  5. Post Hurricane Sandy, some New Jersey residents want a “greener” post Sandy recovery plan. (NJ.com)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 14

Written by | May 14th, 2012

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We’ve got a case of the cool green Mondays.

  1. Our president/CEO Mark Tercek identifies corporate sustainability officers as “unsung heroes.” (Huffington Post)
  2. Watch out for superweeds! (Grist)
  3. How much more are you willing to pay for clean energy? (Green)
  4. Business is booming for the makers of hybrid vehicles. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Last month’s rainy weather brought respite from the “prolonged airborne particle pollution” that affected the UK earlier this year. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 15

Written by | August 15th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Britain’s rarest spider is set for a comeback. (Wired)
  2. By going organic, poultry farms can cut the amount of “super-bug” bacteria in a single generation by nearly five times. (Scientific American)
  3. Want to go car-free? Step 1: Get rid of your car. (Grist)
  4. China has reopened the legal wild-cat-skin trade. (Mongabay)
  5. You’re probably familiar with carbon and maybe water footprints, but have you ever heard of a plastic footprint? (New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 18

Written by | July 18th, 2011

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Somebody’s got a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Add fish to the list of “creatures that use tools.” (Mongabay)
  2. Get the real story on the risks of fracking. (GreenBiz)
  3. A new report says that chicken is the most climate-friendly meat. (The Daily Green)
  4. Wild parrot parents name their little parrot babies. (Wired)
  5. Creative recycling alert: A UK town turned a phone booth into a small (obviously) community library. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 10

Written by | January 10th, 2011

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Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the cool green Mondays…

  1. The dairy industry wants to lower its emissions. One tactic: targeting cow burps. (GreenBiz)
  2. Several British supermarket chains are accused of labeling fish products with misleading sustainability claims. (Business Green, via Guardian)
  3. Is a ban on nonnative reptilian pets enough to protect the U.S. from an invasive species invasion? (New York Times)
  4. It’s not just driving: parking cars is also harmful to the environment. (Scientific American)
  5. Check out the world’s fastest solar car in action. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 5

Written by | October 5th, 2010

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Leave it to the Brits to bring us “Splattergate” on this fine cool green morning:

  1. An irreverant video featuring exploding schoolchildren causes an uproar for British climate group 10:10. (DotEarth)
  2. And more funny business from across the pond: a UK town uses human waste to heat homes. (BBC)
  3. Are compostable chip bags really that noisy? (GreenBiz)
  4. The U.S. military goes green. (The New York Times)
  5. Who’s to blame for killing the climate bill? (The Vine)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 29

Written by | September 29th, 2010

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The day’s best green news…CGM FTW!

  1. Congrats to the United Kingdom, which is now home to the world’s largest offshore wind farm. (CleanTechnica)
  2. On the other side of the pond, the United States and Mexico are teaming up to try to keep methane gas out of the atmosphere. (Green)
  3. Green=green. Here’s why it’s a good idea for businesses to adopt eco-innovations. (GreenBiz)
  4. Tiny little phytoplankton could be like the puppetmasters of hurricanes, suggests new research. (Wired)
  5. Another sad effect of the Gulf oil spill: soaring depression rates among Gulf residents. (AFP via Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 10

Written by | September 10th, 2010

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There are green scams out there, but alien “killer’ shrimp is not one of them. Check out today’s cool green news:

  1. UK government told to cut 2020 biofuels target for environmental reasons. (Reuters)
  2. Before you buy, be aware of these 6 green scams. (The Daily Green)
  3. The president of Ford Canada says, “we need higher fuel prices.” (Treehugger)
  4. Can Bill McKibben get solar panels back on the White House? (Dot Earth)
  5. Alien “killer” shrimp have been found in a new location. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 18

Written by | March 18th, 2010

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The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the news is green. Read on for the day’s top stories:

  1. A government ad campaign to raise awareness of climate change gets flack for “ignoring uncertainties” regarding climate science. (Green Inc.)
  2. Depending on who supplies your water, saving it could actually cost you more (but you should still do it). (Treehugger)
  3. The Christian Coalition backs Senator Lindsey Graham and announces its support for climate legislation. (Grist)
  4. A new report implies that demand for shark fin is getting out of control; group requests tighter regulations on global shark trade. (Yale E360)
  5. How to battle that no-fun cold the eco-friendly way. (Huffington Post Green)
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