Tag: Michigan

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 18

Written by | July 18th, 2013

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Shark hunts, comets and a car-free city in America? It’s all in today’s green news.

  1. A new dinosaur has been discovered in Utah! (National Geographic)
  2. A possible “comet of the century” could provide a stunning show later this year. (Fox News)
  3. Sounds heavenly: The only place in America where cars have been banned since 1898. (TreeHugger)
  4. Bad news for Ash trees in Iowa: the ash borer has been found for the second time in the state. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Residents of the home of ‘Jaws’ say sharks need protection from humans and the upcoming Monster Shark Tournament. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 27

Written by | March 27th, 2013

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We’ve got quite the spread of green news for you this morning. Let’s get started.

  1. Check out these 8 interesting uses for drones, including many that help protect the environment. (MNN)
  2. This chilly spring we’ve been experiencing? Melting Arctic sea ice may be to blame. (Mongabay)
  3. Michigan’s governor just approved a bear cub petting zoo bill. (Huffington Post)
  4. Want to save African lions? New research says, “time to fence them in.” (The New York Times)
  5. Dirty Water: EPA says that half of U.S. rivers have “poor” water quality. (Bloomberg)

Nature Photo of the Week: Oval Beach, Michigan

Written by | June 1st, 2012

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We’re mesmerized by this mysterious photograph of Oval Beach in Saugatuck, Michigan. Thanks to Flickr user Joe Povenz for sharing it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you—at my.nature.org. And get inspired to take your own great […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 19

Written by | March 19th, 2012

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Animals have taken over today’s green news!

  1. My what big eyes you have, colossal squid. (National Geographic)
  2. Spring has spring too early, according to the Mormon fritillary butterfly. (Green)
  3. Looking to heal a scar lickity split? Hibernating bears may hold the answer. (BBC)
  4. Gray wolves at grave risk of extinction in a Michigan national park. (Huffington Post)
  5. Grab your headphones and experience The Great Animal Orchestra. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 28

Written by | February 28th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. What shapes American attitudes toward climate change? (Spoiler alert: not climate scientists.) (ArsTechnica, via Wired)
  2. A new industry standard may keep more cell phones out of landfills. (GreenBiz)
  3. In Michigan, renewables are now cheaper than coal. (CleanTechnica)
  4. What’s “left” and what’s “right” when it comes to climate change? (Grist)
  5. With its numbers dropping 99 percent (!) in some areas, sturgeon could be in some pretty serious trouble. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 26

Written by | January 26th, 2010

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Today’s top 5 green news stories online:

  1. Can an energy-harvesting soccer ball reduce kerosene use in Africa? (Green Inc.)
  2. Wind power is on the rise… last year the industry grew 39 percent, despite the economic downturn. (NY Times)
  3. Just a 5 cent tax on plastic bags can make people bring their own to the grocery store. (The Vine)
  4. Twenty years later, the Exxon Valdez oil spill still lingers on Alaska’s beaches. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Could a ‘green’ industrial revolution — think electric cars and renewable energy — save Michigan? (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 15

Written by | May 15th, 2009

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Water wars, potato chips and southern flying squirrels, all in one place? Ladies and gentlemen, your daily dose of Cool Green news. Want to know how your state is doing on developing climate change policies? A new tool called State Climate Policy Tracker puts it all together in one handy spreadsheet. When Lay’s announces its potato […]

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