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The Green Buzz: Friday, November 22

Written by | November 22nd, 2013

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Ever wondered what it would be like to hug a lion? Then read today’s green news.

  1. The Lion Whisperer wants you to know that lions are in trouble, but we can’t get over the video of him hugging and snuggling with lions. (Huffington Post)
  2. Almost half of the Greenpeace activists being held in Russia are out on bail. (Environmental News Service)
  3. The U.S. and China are talking about climate change together, and that is a good thing. (New York Times)
  4. Especially for this country, which is about to be wiped out by climate change. (BusinessWeek)
  5. De-extinction technology is here, and a frog is its first project. (Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 17

Written by | June 17th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and catch up on what’s going on in the world of green news.

  1. BP is leaving the Gulf, as the oil spill cleanup has ended. (Huffington Post)
  2. Watch: Baby fox walks up to people, asks for help – and they give it. (MNN)
  3. Refineries are pumping out more toxins than they’re allowed by government regulations. (NPR)
  4. The secret behind why marine mammals can hold their breath for so long is revealed. (BBC News)
  5. The murder of a sea turtle conservationist highlights the nexus of poaching and drugs. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 3

Written by | April 3rd, 2013

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What goes great with that morning caffeine buzz? The Green Buzz.

  1. “Unprecedented” dolphin deaths in the Gulf linked to BP oil spill? (Huffington Post)
  2. Giant ocean garbage patches, meet your match. (And a teen invented it, to boot!) (Treehugger)
  3. The Exxon crude oil spill in Arkansas is a big mess — and is reinvigorating the Keystone Pipeline debate. (National Geographic)
  4. Leopards and humans are peaceful neighbors in this area of western India. (MNN)
  5. Bison aren’t home on the range yet: efforts to restore their populations meet resistance in Montana. (New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 10

Written by | January 10th, 2013

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Today’s green news features awww-dorable penguin photos. Too cute to miss.

  1. Now that’s a hidden talent: baby sharks sense danger even before they’re born. (Wired)
  2. No ifs, ands or buts about it: 2012 was the hottest year on record in the US. (NY Times)
  3. A previously unknown colony of 9,000 emperor penguins has received its first human visitors. (Guardian)
  4. The race is on to save killer whales trapped under ice off the coast of Canada. (Atlantic Wire)
  5. BP shells out a whopping $1 billion to Gulf oil spill victims. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 29

Written by | November 29th, 2012

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Today we talk wolves, luxurious Eco-conscious purchases, and BP…

  1. Some of the casualties of the first wolf hunts in decades are wolves outfitted with research collars. (Green)
  2. Hey, did you win the powerball lottery? Here’s five eco-luxuries you could buy with the winnings. (MNN)
  3. The EPA has banned BP from any new federal contracts, citing a lack of “business integrity.” (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Live in the city? Want to help reduce traffic? How about renting out your own car? (National Geographic)
  5. Poorer nations demand more money and transparency to help deal with climate change. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 15

Written by | November 15th, 2012

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Let’s buoy our outlook on today with some positive green news.

  1. Chicago is planning an urban farm — one that could be the biggest in the nation. (Grist)
  2. Corals in distress? Tiny fish to the rescue. (Green)
  3. Happy America Recycles Day! To commemorate, here are 20 interesting and innovative recycling stories. (MNN)
  4. BP is reported to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history for its Gulf oil spill disaster in 2010. (Huffington Post)
  5. Appealing to heartland values of patriotism, thrift, and local pride can help in the fight against climate change. (One Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 11

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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It’s time to get your cool green news on.

  1. New Report: The world is at risk from storms and natural disasters, but nature can protect us. (Nature.org)
  2. 1 of 2 surviving sea otters from the Exxon Valdeez oil spill has died. (Washington Post)
  3. Dollar General has dropped Asia Pulp and Paper brands from their stores — a win for forests and tiger habitat in Asia. (Mongabay)
  4. An ecologist has figured out how cities can calculate their carbon emissions — and nip and tuck at their carbon footprint. (NPR)
  5. A new oil sheen in the Gulf matches oil from the BP spill in 2010. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 6

Written by | September 6th, 2012

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Extra, extra! Get your green news here!

  1. The illegal wildlife trade is flourishing — thanks to the internet. (Treehugger)
  2. We can agree that climate change is a drag, but new reports show that it’s a drag on the global food supply as well. (Green)
  3. Hunger and drought mean more bear encounters. Is the solution to feed them? (Discovery)
  4. It’s not easy being green…or is it? Here are some tips for being green on the cheap. (Huffington Post)
  5. Sounds like BP should get ready to go to trial for the Gulf Oil Spill. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 5

Written by | September 5th, 2012

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On this Hump Day, we’ve got green news updates on the BP Oil Spill, the shark fin trade and canine conservationists!

  1. The U.S. Department of Justice accuses BP of ‘gross negligence and willful misconduct.’ (Huffington Post)
  2. Cathay Pacific (based in Hong Kong) just sent a loud and clear message regarding the shark fin trade: ‘No more fins on our planes.’ (Treehugger)
  3. Wildlife conservationists are saving dogs from the pound and saving nature at the same time — by training the dogs to find threatened species! (Green)
  4. Thousands of dead rats — invasive species, no less — have piled up on Mississippi beaches after Isaac. Gross. (NBC News)
  5. Endangered species protection for the gray wolf was lifted on Friday — what does it mean for this apex predator? (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2012

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A record-breaking python, Offshore drilling rules finalized, and creative ways to deal with the drought. We’ve got that and more in your green news this morning.

  1. Wait till you get a load of this record-breaking python, found in – where else? – Florida. (National Geographic)
  2. The U.S. government finalized offshore drilling rules, and enviro groups aren’t sure they are good enough to prevent another disaster. (Huffington Post)
  3. Low water levels out West because of the drought? Stop reservoirs from evaporating, says a scientist and inventor. (Green)
  4. American eels are making a comeback in a Virginia river after a dam goes down. (Discovery)
  5. Check out these pictures of the top 10 British and Irish species that are fighting extinction — thanks to zoos. (Guardian)

 

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