Category: Climate Change

Q&A with Elizabeth Kolbert: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | February 25th, 2014

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What’s Elizabeth Kolbert’s favorite endangered species? Read her interview with Mark Tercek about her book The Sixth Extinction.

Orang You Glad Your Chair is from a Sustainable Source?

Written by | January 31st, 2014

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More than half of the wood products consumed in major markets come from somewhere else. In 2010, the United States was the top buyer of wood furniture from the Asia Pacific region. That might just include your favorite chair.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, January 30

Written by | January 30th, 2014

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Goodbye for now Green Buzz!

We’re moving the daily #greennews to our social channels for the time being. You can stay up to date on all of today’s green news by following our hashtag #greennews on Twitter.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 29

Written by | 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)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2014

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In today’s green news, a glimpse into ancient forest management and bad news for the big fish and the small fish.

  1. Warmer seas are causing species of fish to mature earlier, stunting their maximum length by up to 29% in the North Sea (The Guardian)
  2. Indigenous peoples have been carefully managed the rainforests of Asia for 11,000 years by seamlessly clearing pockets of vegetation for agriculture, new findings reveal. (Mongabay)
  3. A large shark was killed off the coast of Western Australia, the first to be connected to a new shark cull that was put into place to prevent human fatalities. (CNN)

 

 

 

The Green Buzz: Monday, January 27

Written by | 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)

The Green Buzz: Friday, January 23

Written by | January 24th, 2014

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Supply chains disrupted because of climate change and Oklahoma continues to experience an unusual amount of earthquakes. Plus, what you thought you knew about the behavior of lemmings turns out to be a bit of movie magic.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, January 23

Written by | January 23rd, 2014

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Double El Ninos?! Plus, the rising tide of climate change and it’s impact on our cities & what’s killing off all the bees? Read today’s #greennews right now!

The Green Buzz: Friday, January 17

Written by | January 17th, 2014

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In today’s Green Buzz: Drones watching over high risk animals in Kenya plus

  1. Drones watching over Kenyan wildlife, deterring poachers from hunting endangered species. (Outside Magazine)
  2. China cracks down on ivory trade but New York City has the largest market for ivory. (NYTimes)
  3. Nevada bears are hooked on garbage after unseasonably warm weather has brought many out of hibernation. (NBC)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, January 16

Written by | January 17th, 2014

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Interesting read on the personal accounts of what happens when someone freezes to death. (Outside Magazine)

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