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The Green Buzz: Monday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2013

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We all know that energy demands are only increasing globally.  In today’s Green Buzz, learn about innovators that are helping to meet those demands in a sustainable way.

  1. In Hong Kong, they’re figuring out how to recycle your used shower water to create electricity.  (The New York Times)
  2. Meet New York City’s current leading environmental heroes.  (CBS New York)
  3. Nominees for the 2014 Green Car Technology Award were announced today at the Washington Auto Show.  (Reuters)
  4. Students compete for Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award with proposed solutions for the U.S.’s rising energy needs.  (USA Today)
  5. Falling demand for coal in China could make coal mining uneconomical.  (The Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Monday, October 21

Written by | October 21st, 2013

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Another mysterious fish washes ashore in today’s green news.

  1. How many tree species do you think reside in the Amazon? A new report estimates just how diverse the rainforest is. (Pentagon Post)
  2. Another rare oarfish has washed ashore in California, and scientists are stumped as to why. (Reuters)
  3. This report has us wondering what our oceans are going to look like by 2100. (Environment News Service)
  4. The end of an oil era is 2070, says a major oil company. (MNN)
  5. Giant Asian tiger shrimp — we’re talking the length of a forearm — have invaded U.S. waters. (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 6

Written by | August 6th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn that New Zealand doesn’t quite live up to its “100% Pure” slogan.

  1. Dairy scare dings New Zealand’s environmental credentials. (Reuters)
  2. Heart break: the polar bear who died of climate change. (The Guardian)
  3. Meet the most exquisitely weird spiders you’ve ever seen. (Wired Science)
  4. Who wants a bite of the lab-grown hamburger? Mmmm… (Bloomberg)
  5. Six unexpected effects of climate change. (LiveScience)

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 21

Written by | June 21st, 2013

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Seeing as how today is the longest day of the year, you definitely have time to read up on some green news!

  1. How do you stop pollution in China? You won’t believe this extreme new idea. (Reuters)
  2. Urban forests help save at least one person from dying every year. (Grist)
  3. Everything you need to know about Sunday’s Supermoon. (Huffington Post)
  4. 25,000 bumble bees found dead in Oregon. Are pesticides to blame? (Discovery News)
  5. It’s not everyday you see a galaxy in the shape of a penguin! (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 12

Written by | October 12th, 2012

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Today we’re happily singing “It’s a green world after all…”

  1. Disney eliminates the use of unsustainable paper. Mickey and Minnie high five. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Halting the extinction of endangered species isn’t cheap. Think: $80 billion. (Reuters)
  3. Trick or treat? Some Halloween candy is linked to rainforest destruction. (Mongabay)
  4. All you need is a little lightning to make concrete a recyclable material. (TreeHugger)
  5. Almost 100 invasive species call the River Thames home. (RedOrbit)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 11

Written by | April 11th, 2011

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Cure your case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Scientists discovered a new species of rhino…and it’s already close to extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. The operators of a Japanese nuclear plant say now it will really stop pumping radioactive water into the ocean. (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. Is goat meat a “more ethical” alternative to beef? (Treehugger)
  4. Don’t toss or recharge batteries– wear them. (Green House)
  5. Crops for animal feed are destroying Brazilian savanna, says a new report. (Guardian Eco)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 6

Written by | April 6th, 2011

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The news!

  1. There’s no more radiation-tainted water leaking into the ocean, says the operator of a Japanese power plant. (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  2. The White House promises to veto a potential bill to bar the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Green)
  3. The good news: Leatherback turtles are making a comeback in Florida. The bad news: It may be because they’re running out of predators. (Treehugger)
  4. Americans only recycle two percent of the compact fluorescent light bulbs that they toss. (Grist)
  5. How’s this for alternative energy? The sewers of Paris will heat schools, and also the presidential palace. (Reuters Life, via Yahoo Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 7

Written by | March 7th, 2011

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We’ve got a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Ride your bike to charge your phone. (Treehugger)
  2. Is the eastern cougar really extinct? Is it even its own species? So many questions. (Green)
  3. Climate change and biofuels are threatening food security. (Reuters, via Scientific American)
  4. An upcoming “sustainable clothing initiative” will tell you just how green your jeans are. (Mongabay)
  5. Ask Umbra has the scoop on green, refillable cleaning supplies. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 31

Written by | January 31st, 2011

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The best green links in all the land:

  1. Would you drink milk from a recyclable papier-maché package? (Treehugger)
  2. Your favorite scented candle could be responsible for forest destruction. (Grist)
  3. A new study says that castrated reindeer are better at coping with climate change. But there has to be a better way! (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  4. Arctic waters are warmer than they’ve ever been at any point in the past 2,000 years. (Green)
  5. Andrew Revkin explains “sustainable,” and answers many other pressing questions. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 10

Written by | September 10th, 2010

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There are green scams out there, but alien “killer’ shrimp is not one of them. Check out today’s cool green news:

  1. UK government told to cut 2020 biofuels target for environmental reasons. (Reuters)
  2. Before you buy, be aware of these 6 green scams. (The Daily Green)
  3. The president of Ford Canada says, “we need higher fuel prices.” (Treehugger)
  4. Can Bill McKibben get solar panels back on the White House? (Dot Earth)
  5. Alien “killer” shrimp have been found in a new location. (BBC)
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