Tag: Wired Science

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 6

Written by | August 6th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn that New Zealand doesn’t quite live up to its “100% Pure” slogan.

  1. Dairy scare dings New Zealand’s environmental credentials. (Reuters)
  2. Heart break: the polar bear who died of climate change. (The Guardian)
  3. Meet the most exquisitely weird spiders you’ve ever seen. (Wired Science)
  4. Who wants a bite of the lab-grown hamburger? Mmmm… (Bloomberg)
  5. Six unexpected effects of climate change. (LiveScience)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 11

Written by | December 11th, 2012

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What’s cool, green and read with your morning coffee? That’s right, it’s Cool Green Morning time.

  1. Take a closer look at the amazing (and hilarious!) courtship rituals of birds-of-paradise. (Wired Science)
  2. Two young activists set out out to save rhinos, one letter at a time. (MNN)
  3. “Archaeology dog” sniffs out the past and locates 100-year-old bones. (National Geographic)
  4. Should doctors warn pregnant women about environmental risks? (Scientific American)
  5. Hurricane Sandy reveals New Jersey’s conspicuously lenient land-use regulations. (Huffington Post Green)

 

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: 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: Monday, September 10

Written by | September 10th, 2012

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Climate change finds a new (and unexpected) ally in today’s green news.

  1. Cool finding of the weekend: lemon sharks can learn from their peers. (BBC Nature)
  2. Sea otters help fight global warming. (TG Daily)
  3. Talk about roadblock — endangered spider sighting stops highway construction in Texas. (San Antonio Express)
  4. Caribbean coral reefs on the verge of collapse. (Guardian)
  5. The view from space: why all hurricanes look the same. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 5

Written by | June 5th, 2012

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Happy World Environment Day!

  1. Today we celebrate 40 years of positive environmental action. (Care2)
  2. Without birds, insects would be bigger, much bigger. (National Geographic)
  3. Chance of a lifetime: watch the transit of Venus this afternoon. (Wired Science)
  4. How does a mosquito survive a rain storm? He hitches a ride on a raindrop! (BBC Nature)
  5. These trees are feeling a bit blue, after an artist paints them to raise awareness about deforestation. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 1

Written by | May 1st, 2012

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Spring is in the air!

  1. Baby panda-making is on the minds of zookeepers at the National Zoo. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Nothing beats watching fluffy great blue herons hatching. (Wired Science)
  3. 24 new species found in the Caribbean — and yet they’re already facing extinction. (Mongabay)
  4. Is global warming actually a good thing for coral refuges? (Scientific American)
  5. It’s easy to recycle when you stumble upon a 30-foot tall recycling bin! (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 9

Written by | April 9th, 2012

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Happy Monday! Start your week off with some green news.

  1. We’re going birding… 125 million years into the past. (Wired Science)
  2. Hair loss affects middle-aged men and now polar bears? (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Conservation milestone: the world’s most endangered ducks hatch. (BBC)
  4. Brooks unveils super duper green running shoe. (TreeHugger)
  5. Since Easter eggs are still on the brain, here’s a guide to urban chickening. (Mother Nature Network)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 19

Written by | March 19th, 2012

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Animals have taken over today’s green news!

  1. My what big eyes you have, colossal squid. (National Geographic)
  2. Spring has spring too early, according to the Mormon fritillary butterfly. (Green)
  3. Looking to heal a scar lickity split? Hibernating bears may hold the answer. (BBC)
  4. Gray wolves at grave risk of extinction in a Michigan national park. (Huffington Post)
  5. Grab your headphones and experience The Great Animal Orchestra. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 15

Written by | March 15th, 2012

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Extra, extra! Read today’s top green news stories.

  1. How eco-friendly is your bike? (Guardian)
  2. Nearly 4 million Americans live in homes more prone to flooding from rising sea levels. (Washington Post)
  3. New species of frog calls NYC home. (Wired Science)
  4. Federal judge rejects lawsuit to stop wolf hunting. (New York Daily News)
  5. Relief! Amazon plant cures toothaches . (Mongabay)
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