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The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 31

Written by | October 31st, 2013

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Happy Halloween! The green news is especially scary today.

  1. Something in your Halloween treats could be fueling rainforest destruction. (Guardian)
  2. A tiny, plastic threat is invading the Great Lakes. (Huffington Post)
  3. Scary chemicals that mess up your hormones can be avoided with these tips. (The Daily Green)
  4. Our brains have a special corner just to help deal with the fear of these creatures. (NPR)
  5. Halloween green news wouldn’t be complete without the walking dead of the animal kingdom. (National Geographic)

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 Last Tree for Orangutans

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Orangutans are in trouble because their habitat is diminishing at an unsustainable rate. This World Orangutan Day, we take a look at their plight.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Jason Clay

Written by | June 20th, 2013

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“We are all farmers living on the edge of the planet’s resource base,” says World Wildlife Fund’s Jason Clay. Jason talks with our CEO Mark Tercek about producing more with less and transforming global sustainability practices.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 14

Written by | March 14th, 2013

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Great, now I want a donut.

  1. Dunkin pledges to use only sustainable palm oil in the making of its delectable confections. (NPR)
  2. Don’t worry about those dead pigs, Shanghai, the water’s fine. Really? (Discovery)
  3. Monarch migration hits its lowest point in decades. (New York Times)
  4. Iowa and South Dakota produced almost 25% of their electricity from wind in 2012. (Treehugger)
  5. Food deserts? No, this map doesn’t show you where food doesn’t grow — it shows where people can’t access fresh food. (Grist)

Resolutions for Rainforests

Written by | January 3rd, 2013

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Jack Hurd makes some New Year’s resolutions for 2013 and introduces a fun new infographic that explains how individuals can help save Asia-Pacific’s forests.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2012

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Alright, listen: The world is not going to end this month–but it looks like the sky will fall.

  1. Good news for skygazers: Many experts predict the sky will be raining meteors this month. (MNN)
  2. Rainforests are being burned for palm oil, destroying rare orangutan habitat and exacerbating climate change. (Scientific American)
  3. Ecodiplomacy: U.S. Embassies around the world are working to conserve energy and water in host nations. (Green)
  4. Strange, beautiful and unexpected: See planned cities from space. (Wired)
  5. Apparently that horror movie The Fog was a forewarning: Scientists have discovered mercury in cloud banks. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 7

Written by | February 7th, 2012

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This just in: sand castles might make beach-goers sick.

  1. The EPA warns beach sand may contain illness-inducing bacteria. (TreeHugger)
  2. Two teenagers are helping Girl Scouts end deforestation. (Grist)
  3. Will global warming ruin football in the southern US? (Climate Progress)
  4. Electric bicycles take on San Francisco’s famous hills. (Green)
  5. Teaching students about climate change proves to be tricky for teachers. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 21

Written by | October 21st, 2011

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Hello weekend! Have you picked out your Halloween costume yet? We have some ideas, along with more nature news.

  1. Save money and reduce your impact on the environment with these DIY Halloween costume ideas. (The Daily Green)
  2. Insert foot into mouth: skeptical scientists acknowledge that the Earth is in fact getting hotter. (New Scientist)
  3. McDonald’s pulls up a seat at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and pledges to use sustainably produced palm oil. (Sustainable Business)
  4. See what breathtaking photograph grabbed the 2011 Veolia Wildlife Environment Photographer of the Year award. (Mongabay)
  5. New evidence shows that the first known hunting weapon was used 13,800 years ago – that’s 800 years earlier than previously thought. (CBS News)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 28

Written by | March 28th, 2011

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Monday, Monday:

  1. Salt does more than make everything taste better– it’s a potential source of renewable energy. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Do most “green” consumers know what they’re talking about? (GreenBiz)
  3. Passing gas doesn’t significantly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. (Grist)
  4. Is your favorite Girl Scout cookie flavor responsible for rainforest destruction? (The Daily Green)
  5. There are signs of hope for the world’s most endangered cat. (Treehugger)
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