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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: Friday, November 15

Written by | November 15th, 2013

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Today we’re getting a new perspective on deforestation. Find out why in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. Google Earth reveals an incredible (yet heart breaking) high-resolution deforestation map. (TreeHugger)
  2. Coming soon: forecasting wildfires like the weather. (Discovery News)
  3. Japan, the world’s fifth largest producer of CO2, waters down it emissions goal. (Bloomberg)
  4. See six of the world’s most irreplaceable places. (National Geographic)
  5. Rare Asian unicorn caught on camera for the first time in 15 years. (CNN)

The Green Buzz: Monday, February 4

Written by | February 4th, 2013

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You’ll never look at Fluffy the same way again.

  1. Kitties=stone-cold killers. (Conservation Magazine)
  2. Two new bills floating around the Montana legislature propose zero tolerance… for wild bison. (Green)
  3. Thanks to Google Street View, you can now hike the Grand Canyon without hiking the Grand Canyon. (Treehugger)
  4. This eco-friendly brewery is powered by beer. (Humans, use caution.) (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Japan’s whaling industry: “dead in the water”? (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 8

Written by | January 8th, 2013

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What’s huge, mysterious, and lives in the deep, dark sea?

  1. A team in Japan has filmed a giant squid in its natural habitat for the first time ever. (Huffington Post)
  2. Concord, Massachusetts, has become the first city in the U.S. to ban plastic bottles! (Treehugger)
  3. A study of ants has deepened concerns about the toxicity of plastic additives. (Green)
  4. We humans don’t have a monopoly on morality: Bonobos share bananas and do it, seemingly, altruistically. (MNN)
  5. A proposed copper mine to be built in the Lower Zambezi National Park has been rejected (thank goodness). (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 12

Written by | December 12th, 2012

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This morning, we’ve got muddy waters on our radar.

  1. Did you know that farms were largely exempt from the 1972 Clean Water Act’s policies to limit agricultural runoff? Neither did we. (Green)
  2. Costa Rica has banned hunting as a sport. (Guardian)
  3. A new robot in Japan is ready to clean up Fukushima–and you can watch it perform its tasks. (Treehugger)
  4. Fish Fraud: Don’t be so sure that the sushi toro you ordered is, in fact, tuna. (NPR)
  5. The city of Indianapolis plans to replace its entire city car fleet with electric, plug-in hybrids by 2025. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 4

Written by | June 4th, 2012

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Catch a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. “We spent the 20th century protecting nature from people, and we will spend the 21st century protecting nature for people,”chief external affairs officer Glenn Prickett tells Thomas Friedman. (New York Times)
  2. Warm weather is turning the Arctic tundra into forests. (DotEarth)
  3. Human life is leaving a big impact on Earth– is the rest of outer space up next? (Grist)
  4. In one southern state, a new bill could bar the use of climate change models in projecting sea level rise. (The Daily Green)
  5. Without nuclear power, Japan will have to reassess its ability to reduce carbon emissions. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 25

Written by | May 25th, 2012

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This Memorial Day weekend, impress your fellow beach-goers and BBQers with your knowledge of all things green.

  1. Climate change in US cities: it’s gonna be killer (in the literal sense). (Treehugger)
  2. On the other hand, this once-rare butterfly is thriving, thanks to the warming planet. (Scientific American)
  3. In Japan, a “fugitive” penguin is back in captivity nearly three months after its escape. (Guardian)
  4. Are we at risk for another Dust Bowl? (Care2)
  5. Los Angeles is now the largest American city to ban plastic bags. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2012

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The news this morning strongly hints that if you haven’t already, it’s time to jump on the reusable bag bandwagon…

  1. L.A. is now the largest city in the U.S. to ban plastic bags! (Treehugger)
  2. They have it rough enough, so the last thing baby sea turtles need are hot nests due to climate change. (Green)
  3. Northwestern University scientists have developed a more efficient and enviro-friendly solar cell. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Because we know you’ve been dying to learn: How whales open their huge mouths. (BBC Nature)
  5. The WHO says radiation levels from Fukushima not as high as previously thought — but infants at risk. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 13

Written by | March 13th, 2012

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Today we learn how to compost Great Dane doo doo!…

  1. 27 green home questions answered. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Climate change may force one Pacific Island nation to relocate to Fiji. (TIME)
  3. Need a spot to recharge your electric car? Spain now has 100 new charging stations. (CleanTechnica)
  4. A cutting-edge solar-power system “blooms” in Japan. (National Geographic)
  5. Homeless Hotspots backfire at South by Southwest. (NY Times)

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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