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The Green Buzz: Friday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Hey, it’s Friday! Let’s celebrate the weekend — and the olinguito — with some green news.

  1. Have you met the cute olinguito, the newest member of the raccoon family yet? (Smithsonian)
  2. Better late than never. The White House goes solar — again. (350.org)
  3. Since 2007, 10 million beehives are gone. The common factor? Pesticides. (Discovery News)
  4. Badgers give archaeologists a hand in Germany. (Daily Mail)
  5. Feel good story of the day: 9 inspiring animals that use prosthetics. (MNN)

Nature’s Code: Seeing The Forest Through The Trees

Written by | June 20th, 2013

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Could you leave the city-life and live in a forest full-time? Thomas Backlund shares his story of leaving his apartment and job to get closer to nature.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, February 21

Written by | February 21st, 2013

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Wake up, smell the coffee, hear the birdsong and get your Green Buzz on.

  1. There’s a reason that birdsong sounds so pleasant to our ears. Could our own language have evolved from it? (Phys.org)
  2. Buy a new car, get solar panels for your home. Nice! (New York Times)
  3. U.S. Republicans: are you listening? China just announced plans for a carbon tax. (Grist)
  4. Could the sequester affect the environment? That, and science and your health. (MNN)
  5. Thanks to a coffee fungus (eww), that cup of joe you’re drinking is in danger. (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 18

Written by | January 18th, 2013

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Forget April showers, global warming brings early flowers.

  1. Gosh, animals are fascinating: Japanese quails demonstrate mastery of camouflage. (Scientific American)
  2. White nose syndrome has killed 5.5 million bats — now spreads to Kentucky. (Green)
  3. Thoreau helps scientists make connections between climate change and early spring flowers. (LiveScience)
  4. Speaking of, six ways climate change will affect you, yes YOU. (National Geographic)
  5. The Dept of Energy is offering a $10M prize to make solar installation cheaper. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 21

Written by | December 21st, 2012

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While we wait for the world to come to an apocalyptic end, read some cool green news.

  1. Details revealed about California meteorite, thanks to crowdsourcing. (Huffington Post)
  2. Want to eat sustainably? Then eat bugs — mealworms, in fact. (NPR)
  3. Obama doubles size of California marine sanctuary, adorable otters rejoice. (Grist)
  4. Breathing a sign of relief: Hong Kong bans high-polluting vehicles. (Businessweek)
  5. Bye bye batteries. Hello peel and stick solar panels. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 14

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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From GM crops to alien mother ships (really!), we’ve got your green news.

  1. Lose power in your home? Have a plug-in Prius? Well, then, plug that baby in and power your home! (Gizmag)
  2. Can’t afford to outfit your home in solar panels? That’s what you think, says Solar Mosaic. (Grist)
  3. Could genetically modified crops actually be good for the environment? (Guardian)
  4. North American wildfires have been bad — and unfortunately a new study says to expect more. (Discovery News)
  5. Remember the tsunami dock that landed on a Oregon beach last week? It’s an alien mother ship of species. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 21

Written by | May 21st, 2012

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Nothing brightens up a dreary Monday morning quite like some great green news:

  1. Did you see it? Our lead scientist, Sanjayan appeared on CBS News this weekend to talk climate change. (CBS)
  2. A new armored lizard was discovered in a landmine-ravaged region of Africa. (Mongabay)
  3. Solar panels: Can they give sight to the blind? (CleanTechnica)
  4. The greenest buildings are usually the oldest ones. (Grist)
  5. The future of weed-killing: possibly lasers? (Treehugger)

 

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 9

Written by | November 9th, 2011

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It’s not easy being green.

  1. When it comes to climate change, do your eco-friendly choices really make a difference? (Grist)
  2. So now maybe marine reserves don’t promote coral recovery, according to a controversial new report. (Mongabay)
  3. For the first time in 75 years, an entire genus of mammal may go extinct. (National Geographic)
  4. As the population gets older, carbon emissions may subside a bit…maybe, says a new study. (Green House)
  5. Facebook’s adding solar panels to its new headquarters. Like! (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 6

Written by | October 6th, 2011

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The legendary Steve Jobs passed away last night. We’re iSad about it, too.

  1. The world turns to the very devices Steve Jobs created to mourn his death. (Washington Post)
  2. Footballs and solar panels: two NFL teams green their stadiums. (Clean Technica)
  3. Mattel reveals their new sustainable packaging goals. Barbie and Ken celebrate! (Business Green)
  4. Heirloom-produce loving eaters now have a bigger say in what crops local farmers grow. (Grist)
  5. Americans love their blue jeans, so why not give sustainable denim a try? (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 20

Written by | September 20th, 2011

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It’s a multimedia morning! Check out cool video, eerie audio, or kick it old skool and read.

  1. The International Space Station captured amazing video of the Southern Lights. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Can this machine actually suck carbon out of the air? (NPR)
  3. Hear why the sounds glaciers make are described as “the belly of the Earth groaning.” (Guardian)
  4. Solar installations are on the rise, but manufacturing is on the decline. (Green)
  5. These clever crows have learned how to use mirrors to find food. (BBC)
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