Tag: Chicago

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 29

Written by | January 29th, 2014

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Super Bowl sustainability, veggie vending machines, and the largest solar bridge ever in today’s green news.

  1. A Super Bowl first: Food scraps will be collected and composted at this year’s game!  (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Farmer’s Fridge, a vegetable vending machine company, is launching in Chicago, hoping to encourage more healthy eating by making it more convenient.  (Modern Farmer)
  3. London’s Blackfriars Bridge, which extends across the River Thames, has been covered in solar panels and will now provide up to half of the energy for London Blackfriars station, cutting its carbon emissions by 511 tons per year.  (Business Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 23

Written by | January 23rd, 2013

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Green news time. Go!

  1. At the World Economic Forum, our president/CEO Mark Tercek talks about investing in nature. (Hub Culture)
  2. What do Chicago’s bird casualties tell us about climate change? Their feathers are full of secrets. (Grist)
  3. A new study suggests American cities are maybe less vulnerable to water scarcity than previously thought. (Conservation Magazine)
  4. A program in the UK will plant some trees in exchange for that old hoopty you’ve been driving around. (Treehugger)
  5. Willy’s free. Now Lolita needs help, says one filmmaker. (Mongabay)

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: Friday, May 4

Written by | May 4th, 2012

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Who’s ready for a supermoon?!

  1. Saturday’s full moon will be the biggest of 2012. (Space)
  2. Greenpeace releases new seafood retailer scorecard. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Just how far can a polar bear swim? (Mongabay)
  4. Sea level rise may be less severe than feared. (TG Daily)
  5. Chicago turns empty store fronts into gardens. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 23

Written by | April 23rd, 2012

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And how was YOUR Earth Day?

  1. In Birmingham, Alabama, more than 629 picnickers got their grub on at Railroad Park. (al.com)
  2. Andrea Mitchell talks Earth Day with our lead scientist, Sanjayan. (MSNBC)
  3. Visitors to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium took the Picnic for the Planet world record challenge. (CBS Chicago)
  4. On Earth Day, did you appreciate the value of small actions? (The Huffington Post)
  5. Did you also focus on people? (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 14

Written by | December 14th, 2011

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Get your green news on!

  1. When it comes to solar power, just how much solar do you really need? (CleanTechnica)
  2. For sparrows, exposure to spooky sounds leads to fewer babies. (Green)
  3. Do you commute by public transportation? In 2012, your tax benefit will be halved. (The Daily Green)
  4. You’ll find the two greenest restaurants in the United States in Chicago. (GreenBiz)
  5. Do away with disposables and break out the Tupperware. You can do it! (Grist)

Hot in Cleveland? A Ranking of Cities’ Vulnerability to Climate Change

Written by | June 6th, 2011

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Jeff Opperman finds that his hometown is ranked the most miserable city in America. But as a conservation scientist he finds a silver lining.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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It’s a bright, shiny green morning here:

  1. Climate scientists say Chicago will get warmer and wetter—and urban planners are taking heed of the warning. (The New York Times)
  2. Meanwhile, the Australia Climate Commission projects global sea-level rise will be higher than previously thought. (BBC)
  3. Get the latest update on declining bats, penguins and lemurs. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. How could fewer people mean LESS biodiversity in Mexico? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Barcodes on trees could help save rainforests in war-torn Liberia. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 18

Written by | May 18th, 2010

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We scoured the internet for the day’s best green news so you don’t have to… but you still can, if you want.

  1. The world is getting hotter and hotter everywhere except Chicago. (dotEarth)
  2. Obama wants to get to the bottom of the oil spill, but not literally– he’s setting up a presidential commission to figure out what the heck happened. (Grist)
  3. Look at all the cool new species researchers just discovered in Indonesia’s Foja Mountains! (Mongabay)
  4. So this is kind of weird, but also awesome: scientists have devised a way to recycle cigarette butts. (Journal Watch Online)
  5. Dancing baby corals are real, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. (Treehugger)
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