Tag: styrofoam

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, February 20

Written by | February 20th, 2013

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Plastic, pythons, and green news – Oh My!

  1. He’s one green mayor: Bloomberg pushes for more recycling, composting and a styrofoam ban in his State of the City address. (Bloomberg)
  2. Florida’s Burmese Python Challenge is over — have you heard how many were caught? (National Geographic)
  3. A new film is showcasing plastic‘s shocking — and sad — legacy in nature. (MNN)
  4. What’s the most eco-friendly gift, according to Umbra? Why, time, of course. (Grist)
  5. It seems elephants can’t catch a break these days. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 2

Written by | March 2nd, 2011

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Raise your hand if you love green news!

  1. Our president and CEO Mark Tercek writes about protecting nature through “radical collaboration.” (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Are humans the ultimate invasive species? (Dot Earth)
  3. Best Actress winner Natalie Portman’s green roots go way back. (Grist)
  4. The Congressional cafeteria takes huge strides backward, swapping composting and biodegradable packaging for styrofoam. (Treehugger)
  5. When was climate change– as we know it today– discovered? (Guardian Eco)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 11

Written by | August 11th, 2010

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Dying to get the latest on fungus-based alternative packing materials, fire tracking from space and your endangered summer vacation? Read on, readers:

  1. See ya, Styrofoam– a new mushroom-based packing product uses 98% less energy than the familiar foamy white stuff. (Greener Design)
  2. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is down this year, officials say. (Mongabay)
  3. Arizona’s Luke Air Force Base is getting a giant 15 megawatt solar power installation– and the 550 green jobs that come with its construction. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Government agencies are monitoring the world’s fire trends…from space! (Dot Earth)
  5. A host of environmental issues could threaten your next vacation. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 5

Written by | May 5th, 2010

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! They may not be as tasty as tacos, margaritas and all that good stuff, but why not celebrate with these cinco great green links?

  1. Wait a minute– could the Gulf oil spill make an energy bill less likely to happen? (The Vine)
  2. Since we humans heated up this here planet, can our geoengineering technologies cool it down? (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. A new study says that half of the Amazon could be gone by 2050. (Treehugger)
  4. Learn more about the oil containment strategies– like domes and relief wells– about to be deployed to the Gulf. (Green)
  5. Chocolate, styrofoam and human body fat are three of the weirdest potential alternative energy sources ever…but hey, whatever works. (The Daily Green)
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