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The Green Buzz: Monday, April 29

Written by | April 29th, 2013

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It’s Monday, it’s morning and it’s time for your green news buzz.

  1. America now has more solar energy workers than coal miners. (MNN)
  2. Are private shooting ranges and rogue hunters to blame for this invasive species’ spread? (The New York Times)
  3. EPA revisions to fracking impacts are an “earthquake” in the debate over drilling. (Huffington Post)
  4. U.S. Navy to expand sonar testing again, and so the battle of sonar vs. marine mammals is rekindled. (NPR)
  5. How bad for your family and the environment is the dish soap in your kitchen? (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, April 25

Written by | April 25th, 2013

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When you see the word “Amazon,” what comes to mind?

  1. The giant internet retailer put in a bid for “.amazon” cyberspace, and neither Brazil nor Peru is pleased. (Guardian)
  2. Why is Hurricane Sandy debris removal in NYC nearly twice the national average? (The New York Times)
  3. Big agriculture is fighting to keep prying eyes out of slaughterhouses and factory farms. (Grist)
  4. EPA says tar sands oil pipelines need to be held to higher standards because that stuff is really hard to clean up. (NPR)
  5. Coyotes on trains? Goats on school buses? Check out these 5 animals caught “commuting.” (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 27

Written by | March 27th, 2013

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We’ve got quite the spread of green news for you this morning. Let’s get started.

  1. Check out these 8 interesting uses for drones, including many that help protect the environment. (MNN)
  2. This chilly spring we’ve been experiencing? Melting Arctic sea ice may be to blame. (Mongabay)
  3. Michigan’s governor just approved a bear cub petting zoo bill. (Huffington Post)
  4. Want to save African lions? New research says, “time to fence them in.” (The New York Times)
  5. Dirty Water: EPA says that half of U.S. rivers have “poor” water quality. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, February 7

Written by | February 7th, 2013

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Here’s looking at you, kid…frontwards and backwards and every which way in between…

  1. Owls can rotate their heads 270 degrees without breaking blood vessels or tearing tendons…and here’s why. (National Geographic)
  2. Want to see who is polluting what, and how much, in your state? Look no further. (Environmental Protection Agency)
  3. New York City officials are considering a ban on styrofoam. (Huffington Post)
  4. Nano-powdered donuts? As in nano-particles on our powdered donuts? Should we worry? (Scientific American)
  5. California great white sharks are now an endangered species. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 16

Written by | January 16th, 2013

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From crazy weather to helping wildlife get to the other side, we’ve got the green buzz for you today.

  1. Is this crazy, extreme weather the new norm? (National Geographic)
  2. See a slideshow of the 11 most damaging U.S. weather events of 2012. (Bloomberg)
  3. The inaction on climate change is the fault of environmental groups, says a Harvard sociologist. (Guardian)
  4. So much methane in this Texas well water that you could light it on fire…and yet, the EPA halts its investigation. (Huffington Post)
  5. Roads are becoming safer for wildlife in some places. Check out the infographic! (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 28

Written by | December 28th, 2012

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It’s Friday (hurray!). Sit back, relax and read today’s top green news stories.

  1. Surveillance drones may combat rhino poaching. Radical? Yes. Effective? Let’s hope so. (Guardian)
  2. EPA chief Lisa Jackson steps down. (Huffington Post)
  3. Eek/ugh. Experiment shows drivers deliberately run over turtles. (Forbes)
  4. Maybe there really is a Santa Claus! Christmas trees absorb methane from the air. (Grist)
  5. Daring drilling project in Antarctic lake called off. (BBC)

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: Monday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. The idea of “natural capital” is catching on in these ten African nations. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s so partisan about sea-level rise? (Grist)
  3. Google’s bringing Street View to hiking trails. (Treehugger)
  4. In the United Kingdom, “eco-funerals” are on the rise. (Guardian)
  5. The EPA is partnering with the US Department of Health and Human Services to stress the connection between air quality and health. (Scientific American)

 

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2012

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Climate change: great for anchovy populations, not so great for the rest of us.

  1. Anchovies are making a North Sea comeback. Thanks, climate change? (Conservation Mag)
  2. Some rare good news for rhinos– none were poached in Nepal last year! (Mongabay)
  3. The “doomsday clock” jumped a minute forward. Why? Climate change. (CleanTechnica)
  4. President Obama visited EPA staff to let them know he still cares. (Green)
  5. Oil rigs could possibly be responsible for turning migratory land-based birds into shark snacks. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 6

Written by | January 6th, 2012

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And you thought you were paying too much for sushi.

  1. The world’s most expensive tuna sells for $735,000. (Mongabay)
  2. Toxic releases in the US rose 16% in 2010 according to the EPA. (Washington Post)
  3. Bourbon of proof: Is Kentucky’s heritage spirit compromised by GMO corn? (Grist)
  4. The US snow drought could have serious implications beyond the slopes. (Scientific American)
  5. Scientists are turning ants into “supersoldiers” with giant heads and jaws. (BBC)
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