Tag: Greenland

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 23

Written by | December 23rd, 2013

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Today’s green news comes straight from the Arctic:

  1. Scientists discovered an extensive aquifer that sits below the Greenland ice sheet all year round.  Whether this water will find its way to the ocean must be determined in order to make accurate sea level rise predictions.  (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Due to Russia’s post-Soviet economic downturn, Arctic fish in the region are much healthier than those off of North America and Europe, with far less mercury detected in their systems.  (Nature World News)
  3. Message in an Arctic bottle!  Note found from scientists left in 1959, who predicted glacial melt long before this phenomenon was believed to be happening.  (International Business Times)

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 30

Written by | August 30th, 2013

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Stock up on the latest green news before the long Labor Day weekend.

  1. The lowly dung beetle may be the secret weapon in fighting climate change. (Grist)
  2. No need to fear them anymore: NYC to remove Hurricane Sandy “zombie trees.” (The Daily News)
  3. Heading to the beach this weekend? We pack the sunscreen, but what do whales do for sunburns? (Nat Geo)
  4. Discovered: massive canyon found beneath Greenland ice. (BBC)
  5. Wait, is global warming really slowing down? Get the facts. (Mother Jones)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2013

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In today’s green news we learn that an apple a day keeps landfill waste at bay.

  1. As much as 30% of fresh produce doesn’t make it off the farm. One grocery store aims to change that. (Grist)
  2. Salt Lake City gives Beijing a run for its money when it comes to air pollution. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Fukushima radiation fears still haunt Japan… and us. (LiveScience)
  4. The good news: Greenland melting slows. The bad news: Antarctica doesn’t. (Nature)
  5. From the brink of extinction: elephant seals make a remarkable comeback. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2012

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Catch a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. A “mysterious atmospheric river” doesn’t sound like a good thing, does it? (Scientific American)
  2. The Obama administration might not be ready to tackle climate change, but offshore wind energy is on the table. (CleanTechnica)
  3. NOAA seeks to protect 66 corals under the Endangered Species Act. (DotEarth)
  4. Greenland and Antarctica: “We’re melting!” (Mongabay)
  5. This green First Lady (Bird) will be honored by the US Postal Service on a set of “Forever” stamps. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 17

Written by | August 17th, 2012

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We’ve got a touching animal reunion for you in today’s green news.

  1. Gorillas reunite after 3 years apart. Hugs! Photos! (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Perhaps Shark Week will star this new shark species next year? (TreeHugger)
  3. Not a record to be proud of: Greenland suffers record melt. (Mongabay)
  4. A surfing robot tracks great white sharks off the coast of California. (BBC)
  5. Noisy ships makes it hard for right whales to communicate. (NOAA)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 3

Written by | August 3rd, 2012

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It’s been a long week, so here’s some good green news to get you through the day.

  1. Despite extreme melt, signs of hope signs of hope emerge for Greenland ice. (Wired)
  2. Our planet’s carbon storing capacity is keeping pace with human emissions. (Yale e360)
  3. Amazon deforestation has fallen another 23% in the past 12 months. (Guardian)
  4. Find out how Great Lakes trout are a barometer for global pollution. (Scientific American)
  5. Bites from vampire bats might actually protect people from rabies. (NPR)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 25

Written by | July 25th, 2012

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Apparently it’s not a cool green morning in Greenland.

  1. NASA reports “unprecedented,” “extraordinary” ice melt in Greenland. (Grist)
  2. The U.S. throws $11.4 billion in the trash every year. (Treehugger)
  3. Underwater sea lab that helps us understand oceans gets axed due to budget cuts. (Washington Post)
  4. Mysterious, colorful lobsters are being caught more often, and no one knows why. (Discovery News)
  5. Some of the world’s biggest companies are now mapping where our limited water resources exist — will this help them sustainably use it, or grab it faster? (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 14

Written by | March 14th, 2012

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The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the news is green.

  1. Sounds like climate change really has it out for rainforests. (Mongabay)
  2. Say goodbye to Greenland’s giant ice sheet. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Not a drop of beer– or its waste grain– will go to waste if this big-time brewer gets its way. (Grist)
  4. Philadelphia makes a play for the country’s greenest football stadium. Fly, Eagles, fly! (Treehugger)
  5. Starling flocks in flight behave like magnets(?), says a new study. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 1

Written by | June 1st, 2011

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. Water released by a Washington dam is killing 100,000 fish a day. (Treehugger)
  2. Climate change has been linked to social collapses in Greenland since 800 BC. (Scientific American)
  3. Brazil vows to halt Amazon violence. (Green)
  4. A new report says food prices will double, thanks to climate change. (Green House)
  5. Basically, ocean acidification is still bad news. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 25

Written by | May 25th, 2011

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This is probably the only place on the web you’ll find news about both diapers and glacier melt:

  1. Oyster mushrooms can break down disposable diapers in four months. (EcoGeek)
  2. A new report reveals that Brazil’s protected areas could be more protected. (Mongabay)
  3. Obama tells federal agencies to start buying electric and hybrid vehicles. (Green House)
  4. Planning a trip this summer? Check out these green destinations. (Treehugger)
  5. Greenland’s glaciers have lost enough ice to fill a Great Lake, says a new study. (YaleE360)
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