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The Green Buzz: Monday, March 18

Written by | March 18th, 2013

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In case you didn’t get your fill of all things green yesterday:

  1. In Madagascar, political instability may have led to increased rates of deforestation. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s the eco-friendliest way to dispose of clothing that’s reached the end of its life cycle? Ask Umbra has a few ideas. (Grist)
  3. Bees– the latest weapon in the fight against HIV? (Treehugger)
  4. Left-leaning households (politically, that is) tend to use less energy than their more conservative counterparts. (Conservation Magazine)
  5. China’s new premier says he isn’t going to mess around when it comes to reducing pollution. (Inhabitat)

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)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 25

Written by | October 25th, 2012

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The buzz in the cool green news this morning is…

  1. Bees and pesticides don’t mix, and now there’s more evidence that the latter is decimating the former. (Mongabay)
  2. This British police officer stole hundreds of rare bird eggs from their nests — while on duty! (BBC News)
  3. Great (and surprising) news: The U.S. is going to come close to meeting its 2020 greenhouse gas emission target. (Scientific American)
  4. But the U.S. is also poised to become the world’s top oil producer, thanks (or no thanks?) to fracking. (Huffington Post)
  5. This rescued echidna might be the cutest/strangest mammal we’ve ever seen — and the orphan has a new home. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 3

Written by | October 3rd, 2012

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Today’s green news may leave you singing and buzzing.

  1. DJ Spooky uses music to make a statement about climate change. (Grist)
  2. Rings on a tree reveal more than just age. (RedOrbit)
  3. A happy problem to have: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has too many black rhinos. (Mongabay)
  4. Lunar phobia is common among bats. (BBC Nature)
  5. Bee brains will help make robots smarter. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 25

Written by | September 25th, 2012

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What do Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter have in common?

  1. It sounds like a movie, but it’s not: zombie bees have invaded Washington state. (Seattle Times)
  2. The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an app for $9.99. (TIME)
  3. New survey reveals our greenest Presidents. (Green)
  4. How many commuters bike to work in your state? (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Alien earthworms are taking over almost every continent. (BBC Nature)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 1

Written by | June 1st, 2012

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Here are some green news stories to get you to the weekend. Seriously, it’s Friday!

  1. Greenhouse gasses are at record-high levels, pass a symbolic milestone. (Guardian)
  2. Are the disease-related deaths of bees, bats and frogs linked? (Discovery News)
  3. Horseshoe crab blood is blue and does some amazing things. (NPR)
  4. The largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history is expected to keep burning for weeks. (Huffington Post)
  5. The Honduran president watches as hundreds of illegal shark fins are burned. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 16

Written by | May 16th, 2012

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It’s breakfast (and cool green news) time.

  1. Do you buy cage-free eggs? Free-range? Pastured? This video will help you determine the difference. (Grist)
  2. Now that you’ve eaten, time to get dressed. Why not choose a pair of sustainable jeans? (Treehugger)
  3. Is genetically-engineered corn what’s killing honey bees in the corn belt? (Huff Post Green)
  4. 14 miles of Hawaiian beaches have disappeared over the last century. What gives? (Green)
  5. Now that’s sustainable: Shredded U.S. currency is being used in cars and trucks. (Environmental News Science)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 2

Written by | May 2nd, 2012

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Volcanoes, sardines and bees take the spotlight in today’s green news.

  1. Family disputes create rebel bees. (BBC)
  2. Which U.S. cities top the list for the best transit systems? (Clean Technica)
  3. Bookstores are sprouting with children’s books about the environment. (Washington Post)
  4. Should we stop eating sardines? (Grist)
  5. Yellowstone supervolcano eruptions may be more frequent than thought. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 12

Written by | April 12th, 2012

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Today we try to solve a manatee mystery.

  1. Why can’t manatees avoid speedboats? (Discovery News)
  2. People in India have more cell phones than toilets. (TreeHugger)
  3. When killer African bees attack… Tennessee? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. One type of building that could benefit from energy efficiency: prisons. (Green)
  5. Saving the world’s most endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles. (Environmental News Service)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 11

Written by | April 11th, 2012

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Isn’t technology grand?

  1. An electric DeLorean is in the works (time travel not included). (EcoGeek)
  2. Here’s more on the connection between climate change and wacky weather. (DotEarth)
  3. A new study says shrinking numbers of large predators wreak havoc on forest ecosystems. (YaleE360)
  4. Might want to double-check– are you buying illegally harvested wood? (Mongabay)
  5. Research links pesticides to declining bee populations. (Grist)
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