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The Green Buzz: Monday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2013

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We all know that energy demands are only increasing globally.  In today’s Green Buzz, learn about innovators that are helping to meet those demands in a sustainable way.

  1. In Hong Kong, they’re figuring out how to recycle your used shower water to create electricity.  (The New York Times)
  2. Meet New York City’s current leading environmental heroes.  (CBS New York)
  3. Nominees for the 2014 Green Car Technology Award were announced today at the Washington Auto Show.  (Reuters)
  4. Students compete for Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award with proposed solutions for the U.S.’s rising energy needs.  (USA Today)
  5. Falling demand for coal in China could make coal mining uneconomical.  (The Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, December 11

Written by | December 11th, 2013

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Baby, it’s cold outside.  But not as cold as the coldest place on Earth.

  1. Newly discovered and unregulated chemical is a greenhouse gas 7,000 times more powerful than CO2. (Guardian)
  2. Antarctica just recorded the coldest temperature ever on Earth. (USA Today)
  3. Looks like organic milk does a body good, at least in terms of Omega-3s. (NPR)
  4. Half of the soaps, lotions and drugs we use escape sewage treatment plants and end up in our water. (The Daily Green)
  5. Yet another climate change effect: bats’ ability to communicate with ultrasonic signals. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 26

Written by | November 26th, 2013

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Big animal news in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. World Toilet Organization campaign seeks to turn Black Friday brown. (MNN)
  2. In the last six months alone, over 350 species added to the IUCN Red List’s threatened species list. (Mongabay)
  3. Judge rejects climate change refugee claim. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. You’ll never guess what vegetable powered up this Christmas tree. (TreeHugger)
  5. We blame the cows: U.S. methane emissions may be 50% more than previously thought. (USA Today)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 24

Written by | July 24th, 2013

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Amazing NASA images have us feeling quite small this morning…

  1. Check out these awe-inspiring images of Earth from very, very far away… (National Geographic)
  2. A new documentary has SeaWorld fighting back before the film is even released. (The New York Times)
  3. Video: Divers nearly swallowed whole by humpback whales! (USA Today)
  4. Still proving that they’re one smart species: dolphins call each other by name. (BBC News)
  5. Feds’ plan to kill one species of owl to save another have many wondering how far we humans should go to intervene in nature. (Q13 Fox News in Seattle)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 2

Written by | July 2nd, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn of a unique way save coral reefs. Mind. Blown.

  1. El Niño and climate change. Is there a connection? (BusinessWeek)
  2. How a giant tree’s death sparked the conservation movement 160 years ago. (Guardian)
  3. After you die, your remains can help save a coral reef. (Grist)
  4. Can a $7 billion pledge power Africa? (CNN)
  5. If you live in the south, beware: crazy ants are on the loose. (USA Today)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 25

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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In today’s green news: are plants smarter than humans?

  1. The case of the missing red panda: closed. Phew! (USA Today)
  2. Plants flex their math skills at night to control their food supplies. (Discovery News)
  3. Superstorms bring power outages — and another reason to design better insulated buildings. (TreeHugger)
  4. 61 years of searching and hoping, researcher photographs an endangered right whale in Canada. (LiveScience)
  5. See Sunday’s Supermoon in a series of super images. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 19

Written by | March 19th, 2013

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In today’s news, we learn of another example of humans influencing evolution. Interesting/scary stuff.

  1. To avoid being roadkill, bird evolve to have shorter wings. (New Scientist)
  2. The United States could see a Hurricane Katrina every other year. (USA Today)
  3. Points for creativity: photographer uses a floating swan disguise to get closer to birds. (TreeHugger)
  4. Where have all the monarch butterflies gone? (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Even in a darkened room, a rooster knows when to crow. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 12

Written by | June 12th, 2012

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From baby talkin’ gorillas to hip farmers markets, here are 5 great green news stories.

  1. Rising ocean temperatures? Yeah, it’s definitely our fault, says new study. (Discovery News)
  2. Gorillas use baby talk when communicating with their young. Aww. (BBC Nature)
  3. Does President Obama care about the environment? (Washington Post)
  4. These impressive farmers markets in college towns make us want to go back to college. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. The US has tripled our production of clean energy, but still lags behind Europe and Indonesia. (Greenhouse)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 19

Written by | April 19th, 2012

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Today we learn things are not always what they seem…

  1. Is that a bumble bee or a gecko? (USA Today)
  2. Pretty in purple! A new purple crab has been discovered. (National Geographic)
  3. Access to safe water and sanitation could save 2.5 million lives annually. (TreeHugger)
  4. Earth Day is Saturday — let’s honor it with 8 epic videos of our planet. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Is the Gulf oil spill to blame for eyeless fish? (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 15

Written by | February 15th, 2012

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What’s even better than Valentine’s Day? Discounted Heart Shaped Candy Day!

  1. See the world’s tiniest chameleon! (Grist)
  2. A new study uncovered a potential link between air pollution and heart attacks. (Guardian)
  3. One more reason to hate laundry day: washing synthetic clothes leads to ocean pollution. (Mongabay)
  4. A decent chunk of Europe is now powered by renewable energy. (Treehugger)
  5. Which new cars are the least toxic? (Green House)
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