Tag: Arctic drilling

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 19

Written by | September 19th, 2013

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Are you ready for some football in this morning’s green news?

  1. Can we get an “O-H!” That’s right, you may not love their football, but the Buckeyes are calling a new play, and it’s decidedly green. (Washington Post)
  2. Those towering, somewhat fantastical baobab trees? They’re another casualty of climate change. (Scientific American)
  3. It doesn’t make headlines like elephants or rhinos do, but the pangolin is being poached to death. (Environment 360)
  4. The creation of a science laureate seemed like a good idea, you know, to help encourage future scientists. Until it was derailed by politics… (NPR)
  5. Russian Coast Guard fired on a Greenpeace ship and arrested four; the activists were trying to draw attention to Arctic drilling. (Environmental News Service)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, February 28

Written by | February 28th, 2013

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It’s about time the polar bears got some good news.

  1. Shell will not return to the Arctic to attempt its drilling efforts in 2013. (New York Times)
  2. Been wondering how to tell which Global Food Giant has the best environmental record? Wonder no more, thanks to Oxfam. (New York Times)
  3. Kicking the plastic habit: is it possible? This author says yes. (MNN)
  4. The Great Green Fleet: The Pentagon is moving full green ahead. (Grist)
  5. Hey, Mother Nature: no one cares about the environment anymore. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 9

Written by | January 9th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and get yer green news fix.

  1. You know the elephant poaching in Kenya? The worst poaching incident yet happened yesterday. (Mongabay)
  2. American Petroleum Institute says U.S. is poised be self-sufficient in liquid fuels…as long as the government doesn’t intervene with enviro-regulations. (Green)
  3. Our wireless addiction is creating a big e-waste problem. (Treehugger)
  4. 2012 was hot, really hot. In fact, 2012 was the hottest year on record in the U.S. — and by a long shot. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Arctic drilling is getting an expedited, high-level review to help inform future permits in the Arctic. (Environmental News Service)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 4

Written by | September 4th, 2012

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A drought occurs in one area of the world and its effects are localized, right? Wrong…

  1. Food prices around the world are up 10% thanks to the U.S. drought. (Grist)
  2. Liberia’s forests are threatened by shady deals that have handed 25% of its landmass to logging companies. (Scientific American)
  3. Shell Oil gets the “OK” to begin drilling in sensitive waters off Alaska’s coast. (Washington Post)
  4. Inspiration for the day: U.S. kids start One More Generation, a campaign to save South Africa’s rhinos. (Mongabay)
  5. Fifty years ago this month, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring changed the way we viewed the chemical industry’s impact on natural systems. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 14

Written by | June 14th, 2010

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Happy Flag Day to those of you in the United States — to those of you in the rest of the world, it means parades and little cups of vanilla ice cream for U.S. kids. I am still a kid at heart…

  1. Calls grow for an Arctic treaty out of fears of increased drilling there. (Yale Environment 360)
  2. EDF explains why environmentalists must work with big corporations. (GreenBiz)
  3. Senator Merkley has a plan to reduce oil consumption — and it matters to climate/energy legislation (Dave Roberts/Grist)
  4. A new book, a depressing look at how climate policy is made…or not. (Dot Earth)
  5. How environmental groups are using the Gulf oil spill as an opportunity. (Green/New York Times)
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