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The Green Buzz: Monday, August 5

Written by | August 5th, 2013

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There’s news on another unexpected consequence of climate change in today’s green news.

  1. Costa Rica is closing its zoos and setting the animals free. (International Business Times)
  2. Is climate change connected to a global rise in violence? A new study in Science says yes. (BBC News)
  3. Moonbird has been spotted in Canada! (Philly.com)
  4. A world without lions, elephants and rhinos? We’re on the way to that reality. (National Geographic)
  5. Could planned grazing revive the world’s grasslands? (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 16

Written by | May 16th, 2013

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We’ve got some interesting news on the climate change front this morning.

  1. America has its first climate change refugees. (Grist)
  2. The Farm Bill has been approved by the House. (Huffington Post)
  3. What’s blue, provides over 80 percent of U.S. fresh water, and is suffering? The Great Lakes. (MNN)
  4. They’re supposed to protect the rhinos, but the black market is creating poachers out of park rangers. (NPR)
  5. Looks like the bond between human and dog may be deeper than we thought. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 29

Written by | March 29th, 2013

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Before you start your weekend, here are 5 must-read green news stories.

  1. Africa fairy circles explained… and all circles point towards termites. (NY Times)
  2. Hope comes in the form of a footprint: Sumatran rhino may be alive on Indonesia’s Borneo island. (Washington Post)
  3. A new poll reveals 82% of U.S. adults believe climate change is already occurring. (Nature)
  4. In cool animal news, check out the sticky way a sea hare fools predators. (BBC Nature)
  5. A robot jellyfish could be the future of Navy underwater surveillance. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 28

Written by | December 28th, 2012

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It’s Friday (hurray!). Sit back, relax and read today’s top green news stories.

  1. Surveillance drones may combat rhino poaching. Radical? Yes. Effective? Let’s hope so. (Guardian)
  2. EPA chief Lisa Jackson steps down. (Huffington Post)
  3. Eek/ugh. Experiment shows drivers deliberately run over turtles. (Forbes)
  4. Maybe there really is a Santa Claus! Christmas trees absorb methane from the air. (Grist)
  5. Daring drilling project in Antarctic lake called off. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 11

Written by | December 11th, 2012

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What’s cool, green and read with your morning coffee? That’s right, it’s Cool Green Morning time.

  1. Take a closer look at the amazing (and hilarious!) courtship rituals of birds-of-paradise. (Wired Science)
  2. Two young activists set out out to save rhinos, one letter at a time. (MNN)
  3. “Archaeology dog” sniffs out the past and locates 100-year-old bones. (National Geographic)
  4. Should doctors warn pregnant women about environmental risks? (Scientific American)
  5. Hurricane Sandy reveals New Jersey’s conspicuously lenient land-use regulations. (Huffington Post Green)

 

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 4

Written by | September 4th, 2012

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A drought occurs in one area of the world and its effects are localized, right? Wrong…

  1. Food prices around the world are up 10% thanks to the U.S. drought. (Grist)
  2. Liberia’s forests are threatened by shady deals that have handed 25% of its landmass to logging companies. (Scientific American)
  3. Shell Oil gets the “OK” to begin drilling in sensitive waters off Alaska’s coast. (Washington Post)
  4. Inspiration for the day: U.S. kids start One More Generation, a campaign to save South Africa’s rhinos. (Mongabay)
  5. Fifty years ago this month, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring changed the way we viewed the chemical industry’s impact on natural systems. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 8

Written by | May 8th, 2012

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Debbie Downer shows her face in today’s green news.

  1. Heartbreaking photos released of oil-covered animals from BP oil spill. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. You love the environment but don’t identify as an “environmentalist.” What gives? (Grist)
  3. Lack of exposure to nature = increase in allergies. (BBC Nature)
  4. Goal: end rhino horn consumption in China. (Mongabay)
  5. Don’t drink from that garden hose! (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 10

Written by | April 10th, 2012

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Today we learn if it’s possible to make ethics and fast-fashion synonymous.

  1. Sometimes it’s tough being a small [forage] fish in a big pond. (New York Times)
  2. Take a sneak peek at H&M’s sustainability report. (Guardian)
  3. Can you predict a monkey’s social status by looking at its genes? (Scientific American)
  4. The bottom of a human shoe is to blame for a bat-killing fungus. (Discovery News)
  5. Is there hope for Sumatran rhinos? (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2012

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Climate change: great for anchovy populations, not so great for the rest of us.

  1. Anchovies are making a North Sea comeback. Thanks, climate change? (Conservation Mag)
  2. Some rare good news for rhinos– none were poached in Nepal last year! (Mongabay)
  3. The “doomsday clock” jumped a minute forward. Why? Climate change. (CleanTechnica)
  4. President Obama visited EPA staff to let them know he still cares. (Green)
  5. Oil rigs could possibly be responsible for turning migratory land-based birds into shark snacks. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 27

Written by | April 27th, 2011

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Because green news=awesome.

  1. Despite incidents of poaching, Nepal’s rhino population is on the rise. (Mongabay)
  2. Changes in design and production will hopefully stop refrigerators from killing the planet. (Green)
  3. Masdar City: the carbon-neutral city of the future. (Guardian)
  4. This new map shows the size and carbon storage capacity of US forests. (EcoGeek)
  5. Climate change: democracy spreader? (Treehugger)
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