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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 17

Written by | July 17th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and get your green news on.

  1. Conservationists are peeping mad about birdsong apps. (MNN)
  2. Video: Man saves 375lb black bear from drowning. (TreeHugger)
  3. Britain’s largest colony of a rare seahorse has been wiped out by boat anchors. (The Telegraph)
  4. New report outlines the threat of Asian Carp to the Great Lakes. (Saultstar)
  5. Even if you’re healthy, this heat wave can do a number on you. (National Geographic)

Preventing Invasives is Vital to Great Lakes Ecology and Economy

Written by | June 10th, 2013

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It holds 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water and is home to the fourth largest economy in the world — but the Great Lakes are under threat from invasive species.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 6

Written by | June 6th, 2013

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D-Day: 69 years ago today, Operation Overlord began. So let’s talk Normandy in today’s green news.

  1. The Bay of Seine – a place of great significance for WWII – is being sited for a wind farm. (The Independent)
  2. Speaking of invasions, Asian carp are threatening major fisheries in the Great Lakes – but this Chinese firm thinks they can assist in the battle. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. They say the United States’ “invented environmental dumping” and that’s reason enough to continue to ban fracking in France. (Bloomberg)
  4. 10 consequences of this late spring (which appears to be a somewhat global thing). (BBC News)
  5. What’s the happiest nation in the world (and in part due to a clean environment)? (National Geographic)

Is Your Water Garden Wreaking Havoc on Nature?

Written by | July 17th, 2012

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Water gardening is a growing trend in the United States, but it comes with a price: $110 million/year in management of invasive aquatic plants. The solution lies in early detection.

Bridging the Gulf Between the Yangtze and Mississippi Rivers

Written by | May 21st, 2012

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The Mississippi and Yangtze rivers now have more in common than you might think. Charles Bedford explains how a new partnership is connecting China and the U.S.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 13

Written by | February 13th, 2012

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This gorilla could be the next Picasso.

  1. Art by Animals exhibit features artwork from gorillas, elephants and more. (Wired Science)
  2. Study finds nature is missing from children’s books. (TreeHugger)
  3. Asian carp: if you can’t beat ‘em, shoot ‘em. (The Columbus Dispatch)
  4. Finally, fuel removal begins at the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck. (Washington Post)
  5. Urban farming goes vertical. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 2

Written by | August 2nd, 2011

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Your green news updates are ready-and-waiting:

  1. Recent measurements show the Gulf dead zone is smaller than expected–so why aren’t researchers rejoicing? (Green)
  2. Endangered leatherback turtles range wider than previously thought. (YaleE360)
  3. Does conservation make a difference in saving biodiversity? (BBC)
  4. Officials head out on a 4-day expedition in search of Asian carp. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  5. What will Glacier National Park be like without the glaciers? By 2020 we’ll know the answer. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 20

Written by | October 20th, 2010

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You overslept this morning? Tell your boss you were just doing your part to fight climate change.

  1. Researchers discover three new species of cute little forest frogs in Tanzania. (Mongabay)
  2. Floating wind turbines sound kind of cool, don’t they? (CleanTechnica)
  3. Invasives like Asian carp and lionfish are bad for the environment, so let’s eat them. (DotEarth)
  4. The entire world has fallen way short on ocean protection goals. (YaleE360)
  5. Get more sleep! It’s better for you, and also the climate. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 7

Written by | September 7th, 2010

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Awww… did you miss your cool green news over the long weekend?

  1. Even Henry Ford experimented with making cars from hemp. (Treehugger)
  2. Are Energy Star ratings really all that meaningful? (Greenspace)
  3. A new study says Africa’s civil wars are not influenced by environmental disasters like drought and heat waves. (BBC)
  4. The legal showdown over Asian carp in the Great Lakes begins today. (LA Times)
  5. Is a robot that moves like a snake useful for field research? See for yourself–watch snakebot climb a tree! (Ecogeek)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 24

Written by | August 24th, 2010

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You’re getting cooler and greener every morning:

  1. Another casualty of climate change, via drought: global plant growth. (Green)
  2. How are digital cameras and cell phones getting national park visitors in trouble? (The New York Times)
  3. Here’s a round-up of some of the latest research on coral reefs. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. Can 5 Midwestern states keep Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Organic food sales are on the rise–so get educated with these 6 myth-busters about organics. (The Daily Green)
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