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The Green Buzz: Monday, August 12

Written by | August 12th, 2013

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We’ve got a guide for watching the Perseids meteor shower in today’s green news!

  1. More than 100,000 people want a one-way trip to Mars. (CNN)
  2. Here’s a guide to watching the spectacular Perseids meteor shower. (National Geographic)
  3. The invasive emerald ash borer in Detroit has brought a surge in woodpeckers. Go get ‘em, guys. (Detroit Free Press)
  4. One of North America’s rarest birds is enjoying a comeback, thanks to the US Navy. (Daily Mail)
  5. How to engage the public on depressing news updates on the environment? How about cartoons. (Mongabay)

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 2

Written by | August 2nd, 2013

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What’s going on in the world of green news? Here are 5 green things you need to know.

  1. Climate change doesn’t just make people angry, it makes them violent, too. (CNN)
  2. Wave hello to the first airplane powered by natural gas. (Grist)
  3. Two butterfly species vanish almost overnight. (Mongabay)
  4. BPA-exposure may be worse than we thought. We’re talking “deranged metabolism” here. (The Daily Green)
  5. Polar bears may be the face of climate change, but what about walruses, seals and even caribou? (Discovery News)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 22

Written by | July 22nd, 2013

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Let’s launch into Monday’s green news.

  1. Video: The giant corpse flower has bloomed at the U.S. Botanical Garden. (Science World Report)
  2. A clingy sea turtle that didn’t seem to want to be released has found a new home. (CNN)
  3. Watch how it’s done: a video on the removal of an Oregon dam. (MNN)
  4. June 2013 broke global heat records; 5th hottest month on record. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Bombs dropped on the Great Barrier Reef are insult to an already injured reef. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 22

Written by | March 22nd, 2013

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Happy World Water Day! We’re bringing you some green news with a splash of water news, too.

  1. Research reveals a giant squid is a giant squid is a giant squid. (Wired)
  2. How the water crisis is a women’s, kids’ and hunger issue. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Are Africa “land grabs” really “water grabs”? (CNN)
  4. 5 ways we can lessen our water use this World Water Day. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. You know those mass extinctions 135 million years ago? Blame the volcanoes. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 26

Written by | February 26th, 2013

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Today’s green news is… well, a little wacky.

  1. Dim the lights, we’ve got glow-in-the-dark carnivorous plants! (National Geographic)
  2. Can we officially link wacky weather to global warming? (Guardian)
  3. Federal budget cuts may force some national parks to close their gates. (CNN)
  4. New report evaluates environmental impacts of the world’s largest food companies. The results are not good. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Are you smarter than an elephant seal? Elephant seals help solve a global climate mystery. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 30

Written by | October 30th, 2012

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Sandy is hanging around, changing the coast line in some places, and we’re left wondering…

  1. …Has climate change created this Frankenstorm? (NPR)
  2. This state-by-state impact informs us how Sandy has affected the East Coast. (CNN)
  3. New satellite photos show Sandy’s footprint over the entire Earth. (MNN)
  4. This business entrepreneur is accelerating technology for a greener planet. (Grist)
  5. Once extinct in the wild, Tanzanian toads make a comeback, thanks to American zoos. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 26

Written by | October 26th, 2012

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We have good news for corals!… but bad news for squirrels.

  1. Tempting squirrels with contraception-laced snacks may slow down population spikes. (National Geographic)
  2. Coral reefs found to be thriving in the deep waters of the Great Barrier Reef. (CNN)
  3. 67% of cows in Denmark never feel the sun or chew a blade of grass. (TreeHugger)
  4. Fukushima fish ‘may be inedible for a decade’. (Guardian)
  5. The land of Cherry Garcia strives to be greener. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 11

Written by | September 11th, 2012

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The Pope takes his new electric car out for a spin in today’s green news roundup.

  1. Can you guess what the world’s shiniest living thing is? (Discover Magazine)
  2. Meet the 100 most endangered species on the planet. (CNN)
  3. The Pope goes green in his new electric car. (Clean Technica)
  4. Here’s a simple idea: wind can power the world. (Mongabay)
  5. How does an Antarctic mollusk reproduce in a cold ocean? Switch sexes. (BBC Nature)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 1

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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Extra, extra! Here are today’s top green news headlines.

  1. Higher temps mean more Americans now believe in climate change. (TreeHugger)
  2. Kill owls to save endangered owls? (CNN)
  3. Indonesia’s tiger habitat pulped for paper products. (Guardian)
  4. Super-sized flea fossils feasted on dinosaur blood. (Nature.com)
  5. Research shows active video games don’t make kids active. (TG Daily)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 15

Written by | November 15th, 2011

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Happy America Recycles Day!

  1. The average family throws away 6 trees worth of paper a year. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. The new map reveals the spread of contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns. (CNN)
  3. Can algae serve as the fuel and food of the future? (Scientific American)
  4. A former Nazi bunker is set to become Europe’s largest renewable energy plant. (TreeHugger)
  5. This Thanksgiving, skip the side of BPA by omitting certain canned ingredients. (Consumer Reports)
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