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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2013

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Will #GivingTuesday be the hero in tomorrow’s green news?

  1. Today charities aim to make Giving Tuesday bigger and better than all those shopping holidays. (LA Times)
  2. Could China be poised for a green revolution? EPA chief thinks so. (Huff Post Green)
  3. This predator lures prey by mimicking a flower — you have to see the photo. (MNN)
  4. New album brings together musicians from all the countries along a bird’s migration path. (TreeHugger)
  5. Research reveals how the Burmese python got its big gulp. (Christian Science Monitor)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 16

Written by | October 16th, 2013

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In today’s green news, a giant deep sea fish, a deficit of nature and something for which to check food labels.

  1. There’s a fox in the hen house…err, in the white house gardens, and the shutdown means it stays for now. (Atlantic Monthly)
  2. Airborne agricultural pollution is threatening national parks across the country. (LA Times)
  3. Check your food labels for this oil, because it’s destroying rainforests in Indonesia. (New York Times)
  4. Holy oarfish! This 18-foot, rarely seen, deep sea creature was found off California’s coast. (National Geographic)
  5. Nature deficit disorder is “damaging” children. Get them outside! (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 14

Written by | August 14th, 2013

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Has climate change finally had a positive effect on something? We’re buzzing about it in today’s green news.

  1. Kudzu vs. goats. Goats win! Invasive plants have met their match in Washington, DC. (Grist)
  2. This toothy fish has male skinny-dippers in Scandinavia on edge. (CNN)
  3. Climate change triggers growth spurt in two of California’s iconic trees. (LA Times)
  4. Bone-eating worms thrive in the Antarctic. (Nature)
  5. They may be small, but they’re mighty. Stowaway ants on the loose. (BBC Nature)

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 10

Written by | June 10th, 2013

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Hidden wildfires, ocean trash, and wolves are just some of the green news tidbits we’ve found for you this morning.

  1. The USFWS announced that wolves are losing their federal protection in almost all of the lower 48 states. (LA Times)
  2. This bums us out: Most of the trash that litters the ocean floor is recyclable. (MNN)
  3. For victims of Hurricane Sandy, the worst is not over. (Huffington Post)
  4. Clearly the problem of climate change and emissions has not been solved. (Washington Post)
  5. Think deforestation is the Amazon’s biggest problem? Think again. (It’s hidden fires.) (NASA)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 5

Written by | June 5th, 2013

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Happy World Environment Day. Celebrate by reading some cool green stories.

  1. There’s one main reason why vehicles on LA roads have tripled but air pollution is down. (myFOXla)
  2. WATCH: Cancel all plans and check out these truly incredible octopus videos! (TreeHugger)
  3. 15 new bird species have been discovered in the Amazon. See the pictures. (Wired)
  4. Giant shark is caught off California coast during reality show taping, controversy ensues. (LA Times)
  5. Scientists may start using stinky feet to battle malaria-infected mosquitoes. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 22

Written by | January 22nd, 2013

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It’s back to the grind after a weekend of Inaugural Ball hopping (done via Instagram, of course). Here’s your green news!

  1. Obama utters those two bold words — climate change — in his inaugural speech. (TIME)
  2. There’s no other way to say it: air quality sucks across the Middle East and Asia. (TreeHugger)
  3. It may be controversial but it’s working. 21 Burmese pythons caught in Florida’s “Python Challenge.” (LA Times)
  4. Costa Rica joins Botswana and Zambia in banning wildlife hunting. (Mongabay)
  5. Penguin cam! Need we say more? (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 28

Written by | September 28th, 2012

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Maybe you don’t need to drive to the store this weekend after all.

  1. Remember Carmageddon? Closing 10-miles of freeway for 2 days had an amazing impact. (LA Times)
  2. Great apes like gorillas, chimps, and bonobos are running out of places to live in Africa. (BBC)
  3. Need some good news? IUCN will now have a Green List for “fully conserved” species. (Mongabay)
  4. Could biodegradable electronics lead the end of toxic trash? (NPR)
  5. Green or gross? A ski resort in Arizona will use sewage to make snow. (Discovery)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 27

Written by | September 27th, 2012

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If you’ve ever been hankering to scuba dive a coral reef, now you can. Literally – right now!

  1. Google now offers virtual dives of the world’s coral reefs. (MNN)
  2. 20 governments agree that 100 million people will die by 2030 if the world doesn’t tackle climate change. (Scientific American)
  3. Windows that produce electricity? Laptops whose covers act as chargers? UCLA’s transparent solar film could make it possible. (LA Times)
  4. In New Mexico, we’re burning a forest to save it. (Green)
  5. Now is the moment to get children playing outside again. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2012

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I guess we’ll spend the holiday weekend scouring the beaches for whale vomit.

  1. How powerful was Hurricane Isaac? The storm surge made the Mississippi River run backwards. (BBC)
  2. While the U.S. suffers from drought, England just had its wettest summer in 100 years. (Guardian)
  3. A kid found whale vomit on the beach, why is it worth $60,000? (National Geographic)
  4. East Coast National Parks, like Cape Cod and Canaveral, are at risk from sea level rise. (Green)
  5. The last blue moon until 2015 happens tonight. Here’s how you can see it. (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 13

Written by | July 13th, 2012

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It’s Friday the 13th. What do you want first, the bad news or the really bad news?

  1. Drought has forced the largest disaster declaration in U.S. history. (Guardian)
  2. Past 12 months were the hottest in U.S. history breaking the record from the month before. (Mongabay)
  3. New technology at bottling plants could save billions of gallons of water each year. (TreeHugger)
  4. During the last global warming sea levels may have risen 30 feet higher than today. (LA Times)
  5. Lemurs are for more threatened than previously thought, sliding toward extinction. (BBC)
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