Tag: Los Angeles

Nature’s Playground: Thinking Outside the Gym

Written by | April 22nd, 2013

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Did you know that running and biking outdoors burns more calories than the indoor gym equivalent? Actor Kyle Howard shares how he escapes the stress of Hollywood by incorporating nature into his workout routine.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 21

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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Bushmeat, lightbulbs and great whites are buzzing in the green news this morning.

  1. CITES’ progress this year included these five breakthroughs for wildlife. (MNN)
  2. Still thinking about “greening” your light bulbs? Think no more: there are new reasons to change your light bulbs. (New York Times)
  3. Bushmeat hunting is changing the ecology of rainforests. (Huffington Post)
  4. Coal no more: Los Angeles is ditching this fossil fuel by 2025. (Grist)
  5. Hungry predator: Great whites eat three to four times more food than previously thought. (Discovery News)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 7

Written by | March 7th, 2013

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Here’s what’s on our radar this morning:

  1. The percentage of adults who are alarmed by climate change has grown since 2010, says a new study. (Discovery News)
  2. That’s good, because another side effect of climate change? Ships could navigate through the North Pole by 2050. (Scientific American)
  3. Two-thirds of African forest elephants have been killed in the last 10 years. (Treehugger)
  4. Los Angeles’ Unified school district is serving only vegetarian food on Mondays. (MNN)
  5. What do Obama’s cabinet picks say about his promise for a greener second term? (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 31

Written by | December 31st, 2012

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Happy New Year! Enjoy the last suite of cool green news for 2012.

  1. Nature was busy this past year: see a slideshow of the worst natural disasters in 2012. (Huffington Post)
  2. Check out this roundup of environmental journalism from 2012. (One Earth)
  3. Positive for Pachyderms: Los Angeles is considering a ban on circus elephants. (MNN)
  4. Vultures in the Everglades are eating…cars? (Washington Post)
  5. Georgia is planning its first suite of bear tunnels to help protect the species and connect their vital habitat. (Online Athens)

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: Wednesday, March 21

Written by | March 21st, 2012

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Green news and comic book heroes aren’t mutually exclusive:

  1. Here are the top five countries using renewable energy. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Spiderman is many things (for instance: awesome), but he is not a tarantula. (Wired)
  3. Starbucks offers lessons in greening supply chains. (GreenBiz)
  4. What helps prevent overfishing? Local fisheries management. (YaleE360)
  5. Meet Los Angeles’ super-green mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa. (Grist)

Adapting to Climate Change: A New US Priority

Written by | October 22nd, 2010

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President Obama has been given a new plan to combat the effects of climate change. The Conservancy’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Leader analyzes the report and explains why it’s timing is so vital.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 28

Written by | April 28th, 2010

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Read on for the latest in awesomely cool and awesomely green news:

  1. Congratulations, Los Angeles! You’re still the country’s smoggiest city. (LA Times)
  2. A recent earthquake might help the tiny, endangered Devils Hope pupfish make a comeback. (Green)
  3. Immigration or climate change? Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate can handle both. (AFP/Grist)
  4. Certain solar panel designs might negatively affect insect reproduction, a new report claims. (Journal Watch Online)
  5. Sea level rise is going to seriously impact East Coast beaches, so why does it seem like no one cares? (Wired)

World Water Day 2010: A River Runs Through It

Written by | March 22nd, 2010

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Monday was World Water Day — celebrate by learning more about the importance of water for our livelihoods…and how you can act on that knowledge.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 28

Written by | July 28th, 2009

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A methane mystery in Los Angeles, tiger discoveries in Nepal, and a question of roads… enjoy today’s edition of Cool Green Morning. If there’s one thing worse than being a CO2 emitter, it’s being a methane emitter. But that’s just what the city of Los Angeles has been charged with. Recent research shows the City […]

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