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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 15

Written by | October 15th, 2013

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Today’s green news makes us want to reach out and hug an ape.

  1. This model of Apple’s new headquarters is huge — and green. (TreeHugger)
  2. It’s official: climate will go haywire in the tropics around 2020. (Huff Post Green)
  3. There, there. Apes comfort each other like just like humans. (Telegraph)
  4. Moose populations are in steep decline. So what gives? (NY Times)
  5. Flooding doesn’t stand a chance against Venice’s newly tested flood barriers. (BBC)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 29

Written by | May 29th, 2013

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Today we’re buzzing about everything from wacky animal mating habits to Mount Everest trash.

  1. Nature’s wackiest and weirdest life cycles — and you thought cicadas were odd. (Wired)
  2. 60 years of climbers have turned Everest into the world’s tallest trash heap. (TIME)
  3. Arctic shipping is set to grow more than 30-fold over the next 8 years. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Move over, Ben Franklin: electricity from kites is back. (Conservation Magazine)
  5. Apple boosts environmental efforts and hires former EPA head Lisa Jackson. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 16

Written by | July 16th, 2012

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Monday already? That was quick.

  1. A new report says cars are killer, and also make us fat. (Treehugger)
  2. A New York river has been reborn! (The Daily Green)
  3. Plastic bags: to ban or tax? (GreenBiz)
  4. Apple has rejoined the green certification program it just quit. (EcoGeek)
  5. Newsflash: Protecting coral reefs actually protects coral reefs. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 11

Written by | July 11th, 2012

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Here’s what’s on our radar this morning in the world of green news.

  1. Knock, knock. It’s Naturebox — delivering healthy snacks right to your door! (Treehugger)
  2. Not too surprising: preventable errors led to the 2010 pipeline oil spill in the Kalamazoo River in Michigan. (Green)
  3. Thousands of leatherback turtle eggs and hatchlings were crushed on the island of Trinidad. (Huffington Post)
  4. San Francisco isn’t happy with Apple’s green credentials, and is planning to ban officials from using their computers. (Guardian)
  5. The electric car market in the U.S. is full of spark. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 9

Written by | July 9th, 2012

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On this dreary Monday morning, there’s at least one reason to celebrate…

  1. It’s less hot today, guys! Climate change is over!!!! (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  2. Apple pulls out of a federal green certification program. (Treehugger)
  3. Ocean acidification is the biggest threat to the health of coral reefs. (Guardian)
  4. We’re throwing billions of dollars’ worth of precious metals in the trash– and harming the planet in the process. (Triple Pundit)
  5. Taking the rest of the summer off to go to farm camp. See ya! (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 18

Written by | May 18th, 2012

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Be sure to watch the skies this weekend and never put rocks in your pockets.

  1. Don’t forget, a “ring of fire” solar eclipse will be visible in parts of the U.S. on Sunday. (National Geographic)
  2. Apple is making a major green change in the U.S. this year. (Scientific American)
  3. Photos: One of the largest male stars on the planet is helping one of the smallest primates. (Mongabay)
  4. The remains of a turtle the size of a car have been discovered in a coal mine. (Discovery News)
  5. Scientists can’t solve the mystery of the rocks that ignited in a woman’s pocket. (L.A. Times)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 12

Written by | March 12th, 2012

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We may have lost an hour this weekend, but we’ve gained five new green news stories!

  1. Will Apple’s new iWallet app be good for the planet? (TreeHugger)
  2. Scooter version of Zipcar scoots into San Francisco. (Grist)
  3. What is the simplest way to cool a city? Paint rooftops white. (Green)
  4. Great Lakes ice coverage has decreased by 71% over the past 40 years. (The State Column)
  5. New catshark species discovered near the Galapagos Islands. (Care2)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 6

Written by | October 6th, 2011

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The legendary Steve Jobs passed away last night. We’re iSad about it, too.

  1. The world turns to the very devices Steve Jobs created to mourn his death. (Washington Post)
  2. Footballs and solar panels: two NFL teams green their stadiums. (Clean Technica)
  3. Mattel reveals their new sustainable packaging goals. Barbie and Ken celebrate! (Business Green)
  4. Heirloom-produce loving eaters now have a bigger say in what crops local farmers grow. (Grist)
  5. Americans love their blue jeans, so why not give sustainable denim a try? (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 22

Written by | December 22nd, 2010

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The latest green news, from kid scientists to electric garbage trucks:

  1. Last-minute holiday gift idea: offset the carbon footprint of your favorite Apple person’s MacBook. (Greener Computing)
  2. Paris takes New York’s hybrid street-sweeper and raises it one electric garbage truck. Your move, other cities. (EcoGeek)
  3. Guess what? Evangelicals are probably greener than you think. (Grist)
  4. A bunch of eight-year-olds published a study on bees. What scientific discoveries have you made lately, slacker? (Wired)
  5. Which celebrities made Santa’s green naughty-or-nice lists this year? (Treehugger)

10 Gifts From Etsy for the Green Geek Dad

Written by | November 21st, 2010

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He’s a geek. He’s a dad. And he’s found some cool (mostly) green gifts that he can’t live without, but he doesn’t really need, from his favorite online flea market/vintage store.

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