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The Green Buzz: Friday, August 2

Written by | August 2nd, 2013

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What’s going on in the world of green news? Here are 5 green things you need to know.

  1. Climate change doesn’t just make people angry, it makes them violent, too. (CNN)
  2. Wave hello to the first airplane powered by natural gas. (Grist)
  3. Two butterfly species vanish almost overnight. (Mongabay)
  4. BPA-exposure may be worse than we thought. We’re talking “deranged metabolism” here. (The Daily Green)
  5. Polar bears may be the face of climate change, but what about walruses, seals and even caribou? (Discovery News)

The Green Buzz: Friday, April 12

Written by | April 12th, 2013

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On our radar today: wine, solar flares and cars that run on methane.

  1. The secret is out: unknown population of orangutans found in Borneo (Live Science)
  2. Wine vs. wildlife: climate change may send vineyards into prime wildlife habitat. (National Geographic)
  3. Grab your sunglasses and see video of this morning’s incredible solar flare. (Space)
  4. Remember last year’s huge drought? Scientists confirm it was not due to climate change. (Bloomberg)
  5. Forget hybrids. Russia sees potential in natural gas cars. (NY Times)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 16

Written by | January 16th, 2013

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From crazy weather to helping wildlife get to the other side, we’ve got the green buzz for you today.

  1. Is this crazy, extreme weather the new norm? (National Geographic)
  2. See a slideshow of the 11 most damaging U.S. weather events of 2012. (Bloomberg)
  3. The inaction on climate change is the fault of environmental groups, says a Harvard sociologist. (Guardian)
  4. So much methane in this Texas well water that you could light it on fire…and yet, the EPA halts its investigation. (Huffington Post)
  5. Roads are becoming safer for wildlife in some places. Check out the infographic! (MNN)

An Energy Diet: Cut Back on Water, Pay More Attention to Fish

Written by | November 22nd, 2012

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Do you know how much water it takes to turn on your lights? Or how many fish are imperiled when you power up your computer? A new study takes stock of how our energy choices impact water and fish.

Cool Green Morning: July 17

Written by | July 17th, 2012

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Today we learn where Navassa Island is located — and why it’s so important.

  1. A small, uninhabited Caribbean island may be a refuge for endangered coral. (Mongabay)
  2. With amazing views like this, it’s good to be an astronaut. (Wired)
  3. Fukushima beaches open for the first time since the March 2011 tsunami. (Guardian)
  4. Trading in trash has never been tastier with “Delicious Recycling” program. (TreeHugger)
  5. Thanks to North Dakota, U.S. waste of natural gas grows rapidly. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 11

Written by | May 11th, 2011

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Open wide– it’s time for your five daily servings of green:

  1. Fuel-efficient vehicles could save $7.2 billion annually in California health costs. (Los Angeles Times)
  2. A new study says that natural gas “fracking” is polluting groundwater. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. A ghostly “winged” octopus is caught on camera. (Wired)
  4. Men are out-biking women and kids. (Treehugger)
  5. Capturing carbon dioxide out of the air is still just too expensive. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 13

Written by | April 13th, 2011

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Squids, octopuses and…robot farmers? Oh my!

  1. Squids and octopuses (octopi?) could suffer life-threatening injuries from ocean noise pollution. (Scientific American)
  2. We all know flying’s not exactly green, but this new airport terminal attempts to green up the wait. (Green)
  3. A new study finds that the process of fracking is worse than coal over a 20-year period (but it’s about equal over a century). (Mongabay)
  4. Robot farmers might be feeding us in the future. (Discovery News)
  5. The US could collect a million megawatt hours of electricity annually by adding hydropower capacity at 70 of its existing dams and other water control structures, says a new report. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 12

Written by | April 12th, 2011

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The world gets a little greener every day:

  1. Tree enthusiasts want to clone redwoods to help fight climate change. (The New York Times)
  2. Good news for one of the last intact rainforests in Cambodia: the gov’t has cancelled plans for a titanium mine there. (YaleE360)
  3. Abandonded dumps can serve as refuges for native species, as this study shows.(Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. What’s worse for the climate, coal or natural gas? A new study has the surprising answer. (Grist)
  5. In the wake of disaster, Australia sees an opportunity: rebuild green. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 28

Written by | February 28th, 2011

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It’s just another cool green Monday…

  1. Is fracking to blame for three earthquakes in Arkansas? (Huffington Post Green)
  2. The U.S. military is transforming landfill gas into renewable energy. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Can scientists learn from science journalists? (Dot Earth)
  4. The first step to protecting water supplies: protecting forests. (GreenBiz)
  5. Wait a minute– plastic bags might not be that bad? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 26

Written by | January 26th, 2011

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The weather outside is frightful, but these links are…somewhat less frightful than the weather.

  1. What we could probably all use about now: a volunteer eco-vacation in a nice, warm climate. (Treehugger)
  2. When it comes to climate change, birds have it exceptionally rough. (Green)
  3. Obama called for clean energy, high-speed rail in last night’s State of the Union address. (Grist)
  4. Four enviro documentaries are up for an Oscar this year. (The Daily Green)
  5. A new study says that natural gas might not be all that cleaner than other fossil fuels. (YaleE360)
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