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The Green Buzz: Monday, March 18

Written by | March 18th, 2013

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In case you didn’t get your fill of all things green yesterday:

  1. In Madagascar, political instability may have led to increased rates of deforestation. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s the eco-friendliest way to dispose of clothing that’s reached the end of its life cycle? Ask Umbra has a few ideas. (Grist)
  3. Bees– the latest weapon in the fight against HIV? (Treehugger)
  4. Left-leaning households (politically, that is) tend to use less energy than their more conservative counterparts. (Conservation Magazine)
  5. China’s new premier says he isn’t going to mess around when it comes to reducing pollution. (Inhabitat)

The Green Buzz: Monday, February 11

Written by | February 11th, 2013

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Have a sssssssuper new year.

  1. It’s the year of the snake! (Mongabay)
  2. Pope Benedict XVI, an advocate of the “cleaner, greener lifestyle,” will step down at the end of this month. (Treehugger)
  3. Rotating air gardens? Okay. (Inhabitat)
  4. Last year, wind power capacity grew 20% worldwide. (Guardian)
  5. Just how dangerous is hair dye? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 19

Written by | November 19th, 2012

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Happy World Toilet Day! How are you celebrating? Just kidding; we probably don’t want to know.

  1. On World Toilet Day, companies address the global sanitation crisis. (Triple Pundit)
  2. We can’t fight poverty if we don’t fight climate change, says the World Bank. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Americans waste a whole lot of turkey each year (like, in the hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth). (Treehugger)
  4. This new plug-in electric vehicle can charge up to 80% in just 20 minutes. (Inhabitat)
  5. What does the world need for water security? A global treaty on rivers might be a start. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 26

Written by | April 26th, 2010

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Lots of food for thought in today’s Cool Green Morning. Huh — why am I suddenly hungry?

  1. Indonesia plans to use volcanoes to power up its 35% of its population now off the grid. (INHABITAT)
  2. Do protests of U.S. mining projects just force mining to go abroad? (Yale Environment 360)
  3. Open-access journal studies aren’t cited any more than studies in subscription journals…says a new study in a subscription journal. (Conservation Biology; HT: Conservation Maven)
  4. 1% of us recycle our old cell phones; 98% would with the right incentives. Those incentives might now be here. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Green Inc. is now just Green. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 15

Written by | March 15th, 2010

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If your name’s “Julius Caesar,” this morning will not be cool and green (it will be red, warm, then very cold). If you name is anything else, relax and catch up on the day’s hottest green news…

  1. What’s killing the great forests of western North America? (Yale Environment 360)
  2. Who’s growing more skeptical of climate change in the United States? (The Vine)
  3. Why is Japan frightened of China’s green tech investments? (GreenBiz)
  4. Who has the world’s first skyscraper with built-in wind turbines? (Inhabitat)
  5. What’s the carbon emission toll caused by a single page view of Treehugger? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 12

Written by | February 12th, 2010

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Yes, yes, it’s Valentine’s weekend — calm down, don’t pull a muscle, and take a minute before your bacchanal begins to embrace Friday’s hottest green news. (You will need something to talk about at some point, right?)

  1. The team investigating those Climategate emails defends itself against charges it lacks independence. (Climate Feedback)
  2. Call it the E.U. effect: European forests are becoming more biodiverse — but more like each other, too…huh? (Conservation Maven)
  3. Zoom, zoom: Ford introduces an all-electric truck. (EcoGeek)
  4. The latest in organic? How about tobacco? (Eat. Drink. Better.)
  5. A zero-carbon underground home for a British soccer star. (Inhabitat)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 1

Written by | February 1st, 2010

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If a groundhog saw these 5 great green links tomorrow morning, she would be blinded with delight and not see her shadow. (So let’s hope tomorrow’s are just as good.)

  1. A new frog species is discovered…with a never-before-seen twist. (Mongabay)
  2. The Pentagon’s new Quadrennial Defense Review contains an analysis of climate change — a first for that big deal document. (CleanTechnica)
  3. The Vine asks: Is it time to reform the IPCC? (The Vine)
  4. China’s smart grid investments will outpace the United States’s this year. (Green Inc.)
  5. The new trend in greenhouses? Make them out of recycled windshields. (Inhabitat)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 21

Written by | December 21st, 2009

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The darkest day of the year — here are five hot green links from this morning to light the way: A Christmas tree made from 1,000 beer bottles in Shanghai (Inhabitat) Interesting map of Northern Hemisphere CO2 emissions trends and national pledges to cut those emissions (AP Climate Pool; hat tip: Clean Technica). Is the […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 18

Written by | December 18th, 2009

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Five great green stories to distract you while you wait anxiously for the latest news from Copenhagen: Weird Solar Device of the Day goes to…this solar-powered, Joseph Cornell-like live insect theater box (Treehugger). Buy an electric car for less than $900? You can in Oklahoma through New Year’s Eve…although it tops out at 25 mph […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 4

Written by | December 4th, 2009

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It was hard, so very hard — but we managed to put together a climate-email-controversy-free Cool Green Morning for you today, filled with birdfeeders that spur evolution and a Wright-Brothers moment for a solar plane. Enjoy your green weekend! That bird feeder you’re filling every week (or every day at our house) — it could […]

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