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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 28

Written by | May 28th, 2013

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On today’s to-do list: read a green news story, wait for the cicadas, repeat.

  1. Saving wild species: a herculean effort or more harm than good? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. For the cicada obsessed, tune into The Cicada Cam! (The Science Channel)
  3. Beautifying ugly freeway underpasses, one recycled bike chandelier at a time. (TreeHugger)
  4. The loss of biodiversity is happening faster and everywhere, even among farm animals. (RedOrbit)
  5. Once frozen in time, moss from the “Little Ice Age” is growing again. (BBC)

The Green Buzz: Friday, April 26

Written by | April 26th, 2013

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Today’s green news may inspire you to hop on your bike this weekend!

  1. More than 500 cities in 49 countries now have bike-sharing programs. (TreeHugger)
  2. Pea soup anyone? Algae blooms make for fascinating photos. (National Geographic)
  3. In Australia, a common place to find koalas is in the hospital. The cause? Chlamydia. (BBC Nature)
  4. Monkey see, monkey do. Like humans, monkeys and whales both react to peer pressure. (Huffington Post)
  5. Pay attention, class: college campuses are teaching us how to build a clean energy future. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 14

Written by | December 14th, 2012

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Brush up on today’s top green news stories (you’ll be the hit of any holiday party this weekend!).

  1. This just in: Amazon trees will likely survive man-made climate change. (RedOrbit)
  2. Do you know where the mercury in your fish comes from? (Grist)
  3. To make a safer bicycle helmet, just look to a woodpecker. (TreeHugger)
  4. New species of slow loris already in jeopardy due to illegal pet trade. Grumble, grumble… (Guardian)
  5. Cook Islands goes for gold and creates world’s largest shark sanctuary. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 5

Written by | March 5th, 2012

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Thank you for saving the world… with one less car!

  1. An artist shows her appreciation for bicyclists with hand-written thank you notes. (TreeHugger)
  2. Will 2012 be the year of the tornado? (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Carbon emissions pave way for mass extinction in oceans. (Mongabay)
  4. Thousands of strands of spider silk spun into violin strings. (BBC)
  5. See 10 years of gorgeous images of Earth from space. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 17

Written by | November 17th, 2011

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Can sports teams save the planet?

  1. The Green Sports Alliance encourages teams to clean up their acts. (Grist)
  2. Marines at Camp Smith, Hawaii, cut down on landfill by turning trash into ash. (Popular Science)
  3. How many mobile-phone apps does it take to change a light bulb? (Green)
  4. Time lapse video takes you on a glorious ride around Earth. (Mashable Tech)
  5. Done right, ‘sharrows’ can point the way to the future for a bicyclist. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 2

Written by | July 2nd, 2010

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Happy almost-Independence Day/three-day weekend! If you read these five great green stories reeeeeally slowly, it’ll be 5pm before you know it.

  1. Get your red, white, blue AND green on this 4th of July with reusable plates, less meat and also lasers. (Huffington Post)
  2. Do the media give too much attention to climate skeptics—or do they not give enough attention to climate change at all? (dotEarth)
  3. Maybe oil dispersant isn’t the most toxic stuff ever after all… (YaleE360)
  4. Do bikes deserve their own special highways? (Slate, via Treehugger)
  5. A bunch of weather- and TV news-people don’t believe that climate change is a real thing. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 14

Written by | April 14th, 2010

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What’s cool and green and read all over? Well, duh:

  1. Is this real life? A three-story building made of recycled plastic bottles was just unveiled in Taiwan. (Treehugger)
  2. Just how green are Obama’s rumored picks for the Supreme Court? (Grist)
  3. A new study finds that Canada’s Devon Island ice cap is melting way, way too fast. (LA Times Greenspace)
  4. Apparently, going paperless might not always be the greenest option. (GreenBiz)
  5. Bikes are just as important as cars, says US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. (Ensue backlash.) (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 9

Written by | April 9th, 2009

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We’re covering the globe today… from Australia to Bolivia to Oregon to the depths of the ocean, here are the top green news stories you should read. Australia Holds the Grim Distinction… of being the place scientists point to for evidence of climate change. Drought, wildfires, heat waves and agricultural collapse plague the country, and […]

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