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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 29

Written by | May 29th, 2013

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Today we’re buzzing about everything from wacky animal mating habits to Mount Everest trash.

  1. Nature’s wackiest and weirdest life cycles — and you thought cicadas were odd. (Wired)
  2. 60 years of climbers have turned Everest into the world’s tallest trash heap. (TIME)
  3. Arctic shipping is set to grow more than 30-fold over the next 8 years. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Move over, Ben Franklin: electricity from kites is back. (Conservation Magazine)
  5. Apple boosts environmental efforts and hires former EPA head Lisa Jackson. (Washington Post)

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, December 22

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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The Grinch visits Canada this Christmas.

  1. Most years, 85% of Canada has a white Christmas. This isn’t one of those years. (The National Post)
  2. New rules will limit mercury and other toxic pollutants in our air, water and food. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. The world’s first solar powered menorah lights up Woodstock, NY. (Grist)
  4. The biblical Christmas story may need a rewriting: Frankincense tree headed for extinction. (CBS News)
  5. The European Union will begin charging airlines for their greenhouse gas emissions. (NY Times)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 1

Written by | October 1st, 2010

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Kiwis (the bird), tortoises and an environmental love song… yes, your day just got cooler & greener.

  1. First, the bad news: Madagascar’s radiated tortoise gets a death sentence–20 years until extinction. (The Daily Green)
  2. Now, the good news: New Zealand’s mascot, the endagnered kiwi, could be saved with a little deodorant. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Looking for an electric vehicle charging station along I-80? Better stop in Elk Horn, IA. (EcoGeek)
  4. EnvironmentMan sings his serenade to Lisa Jackson, the EPA’s head-honcho. (Grist)
  5. New rules on offshore drilling announced yesterday. (The New York Times)

Toward 21st Century Conservation: The White House Conservation Conference

Written by | April 17th, 2010

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A recent White House conference holds great promise for a new conservation approach — but making it work will require commitment, cooperation and adequate funds.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 10

Written by | December 10th, 2009

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Ever wonder just how much digital data you consume on a daily basis? Curious to know what the carbon footprint is of that big climate change meeting across the pond? And speaking of Copenhagen, is any progress being made? (Hint: the answer is positive, and includes the acronym REDD.) These questions and more… answered in today’s issue […]

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