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The Green Buzz: Monday, January 13

Written by | January 13th, 2014

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Saving the radioactive cows, West Virginians soon to have clean water restored, and an attitude adjustment re: urban biodiversity in today’s green news.

  1. “Let the Cows of Hope Live!” is the call of a rancher seeking to save cows turned radioactive after the Fukushima power plant disaster.  (NY Times)
  2. A West Virginia chemical spill, which left many residents without access to clean running water for five days, is thankfully nearing its end.  (Huffington Post)
  3. Have US cities woken up to the value of urban wildlife?  Some say the changes taking place look like the start of an urban biodiversity movement.  (Yale Environment 360)

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2013

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We all know that energy demands are only increasing globally.  In today’s Green Buzz, learn about innovators that are helping to meet those demands in a sustainable way.

  1. In Hong Kong, they’re figuring out how to recycle your used shower water to create electricity.  (The New York Times)
  2. Meet New York City’s current leading environmental heroes.  (CBS New York)
  3. Nominees for the 2014 Green Car Technology Award were announced today at the Washington Auto Show.  (Reuters)
  4. Students compete for Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award with proposed solutions for the U.S.’s rising energy needs.  (USA Today)
  5. Falling demand for coal in China could make coal mining uneconomical.  (The Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Monday, November 18

Written by | November 18th, 2013

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There’s a lot of green news to report on today, so let’s get started.

  1. The U.S. crushed its stockpiles of ivory on Friday in a message to wildlife criminals: Stop. (National Geographic)
  2. Deforestation is still a major problem around the globe as these crushing satellite photos show. (Grist)
  3. The world’s oldest creature was born shortly after Columbus discovered America (and was killed by the scientists studying it). (The Telegraph)
  4. A top UN official says to keep coal in the ground if we want to stop global warming. (New York Times)
  5. An Iowa Rep’s amendment to the Farm Bill could be the end of humane farming standards. (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, November 6

Written by | November 6th, 2013

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Election results (and what they mean for the environment) in today’s green news.

  1. Could global warming 50 million years ago have caused mammal dwarfism? (Discovery News)
  2. Coal was dealt a blow on its own turf with the election of Virginia’s new governor. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. What’s killing golden eagles in America? (BBC News)
  4. If we melt all the ice in the world, this is what Earth will look like. (TreeHugger)
  5. The United States is destroying its entire stockpile of ivory later this month. (New York Times)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 21

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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Bushmeat, lightbulbs and great whites are buzzing in the green news this morning.

  1. CITES’ progress this year included these five breakthroughs for wildlife. (MNN)
  2. Still thinking about “greening” your light bulbs? Think no more: there are new reasons to change your light bulbs. (New York Times)
  3. Bushmeat hunting is changing the ecology of rainforests. (Huffington Post)
  4. Coal no more: Los Angeles is ditching this fossil fuel by 2025. (Grist)
  5. Hungry predator: Great whites eat three to four times more food than previously thought. (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 20

Written by | December 20th, 2012

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Sea monsters, crafty spiders and a new planet?! We have a lot of rad discoveries for you in today’s green news.

  1. Meet the creepy-crawlies that are rocking inside your Christmas tree. (TreeHugger)
  2. Won’t you be my neighbor? Habitable planet found 12 light years away. (The Space Reporter)
  3. Discovered: first freshwater “sea monster.” (National Geographic)
  4. Coal likely to rival oil as the world’s biggest source of energy in the next 5 years. (Guardian)
  5. In cool insect news: spiders confuse predators by building fake decoy spiders. (Wired)

An Energy Diet: Cut Back on Water, Pay More Attention to Fish

Written by | November 22nd, 2012

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Do you know how much water it takes to turn on your lights? Or how many fish are imperiled when you power up your computer? A new study takes stock of how our energy choices impact water and fish.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 28

Written by | February 28th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. What shapes American attitudes toward climate change? (Spoiler alert: not climate scientists.) (ArsTechnica, via Wired)
  2. A new industry standard may keep more cell phones out of landfills. (GreenBiz)
  3. In Michigan, renewables are now cheaper than coal. (CleanTechnica)
  4. What’s “left” and what’s “right” when it comes to climate change? (Grist)
  5. With its numbers dropping 99 percent (!) in some areas, sturgeon could be in some pretty serious trouble. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 1

Written by | December 1st, 2011

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Masked maids clean the streets of India.

  1. Forget people. The first travelers that humans rocket to Mars could be worms. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. One dolphin survivor may hold the clue to animal die-off in the Gulf Coast. (Green)
  3. In India, sometimes all you need is a mop, buckets and anonymity to clean your streets. (Grist)
  4. Financing coal is controversial — yet 20 of the world’s biggest banks are coughing up cash. (Guardian)
  5. Sharks create twice as many jets of water as other fishes’ tails. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 8

Written by | September 8th, 2011

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Today’s green news is a little fishy.

  1. In case you were wondering, this is what climate change looks like. (Grist)
  2. Dolphins– they’re just like us! Or they talk like us, at least. (Wired)
  3. A new report calls for an outright ban on industrial deep-sea fishing. (YaleE360)
  4. Leasing solar panels for your home: worth it or no? (The Daily Green)
  5. Discharge from two coal mines killed more than 42,000 fish, and Pennsylvania’s mad enough to sue. (Green)
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