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The Green Buzz: January 8, 2014

Written by | January 9th, 2014

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A lake dries up overnight, British factory workers might start to work the night shift, and environmental standards are catching on in Asia in today’s green news.

  1. Patagonian glaciers are losing mass faster and for longer periods than glaciers in any other part of the world.  So much so that Lake Cachet II literally dried up over night.  (Huffington Post)
  2. The wind blows all night, so British factory workers will work all night.  Want to understand that logic?  (The Telegraph)
  3. Factories in Asia are starting to see the sense and savings in environmental standards.  (The New York Times)

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, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2012

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Catch a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. A “mysterious atmospheric river” doesn’t sound like a good thing, does it? (Scientific American)
  2. The Obama administration might not be ready to tackle climate change, but offshore wind energy is on the table. (CleanTechnica)
  3. NOAA seeks to protect 66 corals under the Endangered Species Act. (DotEarth)
  4. Greenland and Antarctica: “We’re melting!” (Mongabay)
  5. This green First Lady (Bird) will be honored by the US Postal Service on a set of “Forever” stamps. (Treehugger)

There’s Room for Both Wind and Wildlife

Written by | July 26th, 2012

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Building all the wind energy the United States will need without significantly impacting wildlife? Yes we can, says a new study from the Conservancy and WWF–find out more.

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.

Message from the Mojave: Shaping the Desert Energy Boom

Written by | June 12th, 2012

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Wind and solar offer the promise of a clean energy future. But can these renewables be developed without threatening wildlife and native habitats?

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2011

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Fish and amphibians and ospreys, oh my!

  1. The state of Iowa now gets 20 percent of its electricity from wind. (EcoGeek)
  2. The secret to rebuilding over-harvested fish populations is no secret: stop fishing. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Golf courses are pretty perfect habitats for amphibians. (Conservation Magazine)
  4. Recent deaths at Yosemite National Park point out a conundrum: for many, the danger in nature is part of the appeal. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Treetop cameras caught this baby osprey’s first flight. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 4

Written by | May 4th, 2011

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Birds and lady lizards and urban sprawl, oh my!

  1. According to the latest State of the Birds report, public preserves provide habitat for at least half of the American populations of 300 bird species. (Green)
  2. Idaho has more wind power than it knows what to do with. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Sprawl can be worse than the buildings themselves, energy-usage-wise. (EcoGeek)
  4. A drop in green cleaning product purchases is hurting one big brand. (GreenBiz)
  5. Researchers have bred an all-female species of lizard. (Wired)

Eight Myths and Challenges of Renewable Energy

Written by | March 21st, 2011

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Nature Conservancy lead scientist Joe Kiesecker takes a hard look at what it really means to produce green energy.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 27

Written by | October 27th, 2010

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Primates and pandas and fridge couches, oh my!

  1. Purple wind turbines: potential bat, bug and bird savers. (EcoGeek)
  2. A just-discovered primate species is already on the verge of extinction. Also, it has Elvis hair. (Mongabay)
  3. One potential reason why many people just aren’t getting fired up about climate change: they think it’s boring. (DotEarth)
  4. A panda baby boom is happening right now! but unfortunately, only in captivity. (Sky News)
  5. Here’s some creative recycling: a couch made out of old car seats and refrigerators. (Treehugger)
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