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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: Friday, April 26

Written by | April 26th, 2013

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Today’s green news may inspire you to hop on your bike this weekend!

  1. More than 500 cities in 49 countries now have bike-sharing programs. (TreeHugger)
  2. Pea soup anyone? Algae blooms make for fascinating photos. (National Geographic)
  3. In Australia, a common place to find koalas is in the hospital. The cause? Chlamydia. (BBC Nature)
  4. Monkey see, monkey do. Like humans, monkeys and whales both react to peer pressure. (Huffington Post)
  5. Pay attention, class: college campuses are teaching us how to build a clean energy future. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 7

Written by | November 6th, 2012

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Our to-do list today is short and sweet: vote!… and then read Cool Green Morning.

  1. Global warming may claim another victim: the Indian monsoon. (TG Daily)
  2. A movable sea barrier stood between Stamford, CT and Hurricane Sandy. (Green)
  3. U.S. hit by record droughts, fires and heatwaves in 2012. (Mongabay)
  4. Despite controversy, Laos moves forward with Mekong Dam. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  5. World’s rarest whale seen for first time. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 23

Written by | October 23rd, 2012

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Green ice cream, poop jokes and talking whales — we’re having that kind of Cool Green Morning.

  1. Russian spacecraft has an unlikely crew: 32 fish hitch a ride to space. (MSNBC)
  2. Beluga whale mimics a human’s voice — we dare you to listen without smiling! (National Geographic)
  3. Beetles dance on poop balls (yes, poop) to stay cool. (LiveScience)
  4. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream becomes even greener with their new B corporation status. (TreeHugger)
  5. A whopping 1,209 elephant tusks confiscated from poachers. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 9

Written by | October 9th, 2012

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We have quite an interesting assortment of gooey, green news today.

  1. What has two thumbs and is the cause of most whale deaths? (LiveScience)
  2. Scientists try turn seawater into jet fuel. (Gizmag)
  3. Did glowing fireworms help Columbus discover America? (Green)
  4. Slime mold has no brain but does have a memory. (National Geographic)
  5. 100-million-year-old spider attack recorded in amber. (Wired Science)

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: Monday, November 21

Written by | November 21st, 2011

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Happy Monday! Here’s your green news.

  1. Baltimore, Maryland takes a can-do approach to food justice. (Grist)
  2. A self-contained farming community in Indonesia schools us on eating local. (TreeHugger)
  3. Ocean robots set off on a 300-day transpacific voyage. (Forbes)
  4. Sierra Club is hiring: Chairman Carl Pope has stepped down (Green).
  5. Scientists unearth bus-sized whales in a mysterious graveyard in Chile’s Atacama Desert. (NPR)

Ocean Architecture

Written by | October 19th, 2010

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Countries around the world are falling far behind on their promises to protect our oceans. A new book urges action, and offers some creative solutions.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 22

Written by | June 22nd, 2010

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5 cool green links you don’t want to miss:

  1. $1.8 million… that’s how much was raised in last night’s celebrity telethon to help the Gulf. (CNN)
  2. What will the oil spill mean for life at the very bottom of the ocean? (The New York Times)
  3. A scientific look at climate scientists finds that they do indeed agree about global warming. (Green)
  4. Warning, potty humor ahead: how can whale poop help fight climate change? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Is the Internet as much of an energy hog as we think? (Treehugger)

Rose Atoll: A National Monument Close to My Heart

Written by | January 7th, 2009

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I woke up this morning to some exciting news – President Bush has designated Rose Atoll as a U.S. National Monument. Rose Atoll is a place that is very close to my heart. In the mid-1990s, I worked as a marine scientist for the American Samoan Government, and I was extremely fortunate to visit the atoll twice. Rose is […]

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