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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 29

January 29th, 2014
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Super Bowl sustainability, veggie vending machines, and the largest solar bridge ever in today's green news.

  1. A Super Bowl first: Food scraps will be collected and composted at this year's game!  (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Farmer's Fridge, a vegetable vending machine company, is launching in Chicago, hoping to encourage more healthy eating by making it more convenient.  (Modern Farmer)
  3. London's Blackfriars Bridge, which extends across the River Thames, has been covered in solar panels and will now provide up to half of the energy for London Blackfriars station, cutting its carbon emissions by 511 tons per year.  (Business Green)
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The Green Buzz: Monday, January 27

January 27th, 2014
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States as trustees of the atmosphere, an exploding cow sitcom, and climate change heats up at Davos in today's green news.

  1. First case of its kind: Courts will determine whether or not, by repealing greenhouse gas regulations, the state of New Mexico has violated its public trust duty to protect the state's atmosphere.  (Los Angeles Times)
  2. A new four-episode Hulu sitcom produced by Chipotle, "Farmed and Dangerous," will seek to educate consumers about factory farming using satire.  The series will premier February 17th.  (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Leaders in Davos last week stressed the need for a global re-commitment to curbing climate change, focusing on the economic and humanitarian risks of inaction.  (The Globe and Mail)
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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 22

January 22nd, 2014
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Astronaut gardeners in space and the flying V mystery explained in today's green news.

  1. Learn five reasons why greenhouses would be helpful in space.  (National Geographic)
  2. It's sure fun to say Polar Vortex, but sometimes cold just means winter.  (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Scientist discover the explanation for birds flying in V formations.  (BBC News)
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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 15

January 15th, 2014
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Climate change illustrated haiku, exponential tree growth, and disappearing sea cows--all in today's green news.

  1. A scientist uses very creative means to communicate the main points of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.  (Sightline Daily)
  2. A study in California finds that trees' growth rates actually increase over their lifetime.  What are the implications in terms of the techniques we use to capture carbon using forests?  (The Guardian)
  3. The manatee--an animal with no natural predators--has virtually disappeared from Florida coasts.  Scientists seek to solve this mystery.  (Earth Island Journal)
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The Green Buzz: Monday, January 13

January 13th, 2014
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Saving the radioactive cows, West Virginians soon to have clean water restored, and an attitude adjustment re: urban biodiversity in today's green news.

  1. "Let the Cows of Hope Live!" is the call of a rancher seeking to save cows turned radioactive after the Fukushima power plant disaster.  (NY Times)
  2. A West Virginia chemical spill, which left many residents without access to clean running water for five days, is thankfully nearing its end.  (Huffington Post)
  3. Have US cities woken up to the value of urban wildlife?  Some say the changes taking place look like the start of an urban biodiversity movement.  (Yale Environment 360)
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The Green Buzz: January 8, 2014

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)
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The Green Buzz: January 6, 2014

January 6th, 2014
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Supervolcanos could explode without warning, a giant panda will debut, and changes in NYC streets captured on film in today's green news.

  1. "Sleeping giant" supervolcanos, like the one in Yellowstone National Park, may not be as heavy of sleepers as we once thought.  (BBC)
  2. If you plan to be in the Washington, DC are on January 18th, be sure to stop by The Smithsonian's National Zoo; their new giant panda cub, Bao Bao, will make her public debut that day.  (Huffington Post)
  3. See how New York City has worked to improve the walk- and bike-ability of its streets over the last decade.  (Grist)
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The Green Buzz: Friday, December 27

December 27th, 2013
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Who wouldn’t enjoy more monarch butterflies? Learn about the key to their comeback, as well as a Snow Dragon in the Antarctic and smart dimming streetlamps in L.A. in today’s green news.

  1. The key to a monarch butterfly resurgence could be right in your backyard.  (New York Times)
  2. “Snow Dragon” seeks to rescue a Russian ship, which became trapped in ice during its polar expedition.  (Huffington Post)
  3. Los Angeles stands to curb energy use by 40% with the help of Tvilight.  (Grist)
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The Green Buzz: Thursday, December 26

December 26th, 2013
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Science communicated through stunning photography in today's green news.

  1. A digital photographer captures entire sunsets in single images -- Claude Monet would have approved.  (Huffington Post)
  2. A 1 billion pixel digital camera will be sent into space on the next Gaia telescope.  Scientists hope to capture the best photos of the galaxy yet, and Virgin Galactic hopes to begin to map some of its future tours.  (CNN)
  3. Check out the most awesome science photos of the year.  (Buzzfeed)
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The Green Buzz: Monday, December 23

December 23rd, 2013
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Today's green news comes straight from the Arctic:

  1. Scientists discovered an extensive aquifer that sits below the Greenland ice sheet all year round.  Whether this water will find its way to the ocean must be determined in order to make accurate sea level rise predictions.  (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Due to Russia's post-Soviet economic downturn, Arctic fish in the region are much healthier than those off of North America and Europe, with far less mercury detected in their systems.  (Nature World News)
  3. Message in an Arctic bottle!  Note found from scientists left in 1959, who predicted glacial melt long before this phenomenon was believed to be happening.  (International Business Times)
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