Tag: air pollution

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 1

Written by | March 1st, 2013

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Hello there, March! Let’s ring in this new month with some green news.

  1. What did the one rat brain say to the other rat brain? (BBC News)
  2. The case of the disappearing bees — and say goodbye to crops, too. (Smithsonian)
  3. Wow. The most shocking photo of Beijing air pollution… ever. (Washington Post)
  4. On the green move: how to move houses without harming the planet. (Grist)
  5. The National Parks Service to lose $100 million+ due to the federal budget sequester. (Huffington Post Green)

Hong Kong and Conservation in the Urban Jungle

Written by | February 11th, 2013

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Charles Bedford, Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Asia-Pacific region, explains why conserving nature in Hong Kong is a bigger issue than you might think.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, February 6

Written by | February 6th, 2013

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Happy Hump Day! And now for your green buzz…

  1. Obama has tapped REI’s chief executive officer to lead the Interior Department. (New York Times)
  2. Tsunami debris on Alaska’s shore: worse than the Exxon Valdez oil spill? (NPR)
  3. Chicago architect: “We have to cluster together to have a better relationship with nature.” (Bloomberg)
  4. Another victim of climate change, the wolverine could end up on the Endangered Species List. (Mongabay)
  5. U.S. carbon emissions have dipped to 1994 levels. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 29

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Your green news round-up is well, rounded up! See today’s top news.

  1. Beijing flights delayed due to poor visibility. Go away, smog! (Washington Post)
  2. In the mean time, man sells canned fresh air in China. (The Telegraph)
  3. Move over “low-flow” showers — introducing the air shower. Same pressure, 50% less water. (TreeHugger)
  4. Scientists in Antarctica unearth buried lake. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Heat in San Francisco can affect the weather in places as far away as Siberia. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2013

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In today’s green news we learn that an apple a day keeps landfill waste at bay.

  1. As much as 30% of fresh produce doesn’t make it off the farm. One grocery store aims to change that. (Grist)
  2. Salt Lake City gives Beijing a run for its money when it comes to air pollution. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Fukushima radiation fears still haunt Japan… and us. (LiveScience)
  4. The good news: Greenland melting slows. The bad news: Antarctica doesn’t. (Nature)
  5. From the brink of extinction: elephant seals make a remarkable comeback. (Mongabay)

The Greenest Country on Earth?

Written by | August 23rd, 2012

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The answer might surprise you–and it all comes down to a little concept known as a counterfactual. Intrigued? Read on.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 6

Written by | August 6th, 2012

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It’s just another cool green Monday:

  1. The organizers of the London Olympics plan to leave behind a green legacy. (GreenBiz)
  2. Another heat wave? You can probably blame climate change, a new analysis reveals. (Mongabay)
  3. You can also blame climate change for a surge in certain diseases. (Grist)
  4. A swarm of honeybees delayed a flight in Pittsburgh. (Treehugger)
  5. Air pollution=probably not so good for exercising. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 6

Written by | June 6th, 2012

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We’ve got your green news this fine morning!

  1. Farm Bill: leaders in the food movement — and celebrity chefs — say, “back to the kitchen.” (Grist)
  2. A new study says hormones in dairy farm wastewater persist for years. (Treehugger)
  3. Bats in the U.S. have been put on a regional extinction watch because of white nose syndrome. (BBC)
  4. Is deforestation happening near you? Now you can find out with the Global Forest Disturbance Alert System. (Mongabay)
  5. China wants to keep its air pollution levels to itself. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 29

Written by | May 29th, 2012

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Here are today’s top green news stories to ease you back into the work week.

  1. Sequoia National Park is home to ancient redwoods… and smog. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. To save some species, zoos must let others die. (New York Times)
  3. Would you like a little radiation with your tuna? (TreeHugger)
  4. Tropical dams are a false solution to climate change. (Mongabay)
  5. Let’s end on an upbeat note: how to dry you hands with only 1 paper towel! (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 14

Written by | May 14th, 2012

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We’ve got a case of the cool green Mondays.

  1. Our president/CEO Mark Tercek identifies corporate sustainability officers as “unsung heroes.” (Huffington Post)
  2. Watch out for superweeds! (Grist)
  3. How much more are you willing to pay for clean energy? (Green)
  4. Business is booming for the makers of hybrid vehicles. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Last month’s rainy weather brought respite from the “prolonged airborne particle pollution” that affected the UK earlier this year. (Guardian)
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