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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 15

Written by | January 15th, 2014

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Climate change illustrated haiku, exponential tree growth, and disappearing sea cows–all in today’s green news.

  1. A scientist uses very creative means to communicate the main points of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.  (Sightline Daily)
  2. A study in California finds that trees’ growth rates actually increase over their lifetime.  What are the implications in terms of the techniques we use to capture carbon using forests?  (The Guardian)
  3. The manatee–an animal with no natural predators–has virtually disappeared from Florida coasts.  Scientists seek to solve this mystery.  (Earth Island Journal)

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: Tuesday, October 1

Written by | October 1st, 2013

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A government shutdown and a climate change refugee. That and more, in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. How the U.S. government shutdown affects science and the environment. (The Verge)
  2. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Yosemite… as in, a closed Yosemite. Bad or good timing? (Huff Post Green)
  3. It’s an episode of “CSI Turtle” in the Maldives. So what’s causing their injuries? (The Guardian)
  4. This New Zealand man says he’s a climate change refugee. (Businessweek)
  5. Ending on a happy note: grab your camera and brush up on this year’s guide to fall foliage. (MNN)

It’s a Mistake for NGOs Not to Engage with Hydropower Companies

Written by | August 20th, 2013

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Hydropower may be controversial, but NGOs must engage with the hydropower community to ensure the impact is positive, says our managing director of global freshwater.

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: Tuesday, February 26

Written by | February 26th, 2013

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Today’s green news is… well, a little wacky.

  1. Dim the lights, we’ve got glow-in-the-dark carnivorous plants! (National Geographic)
  2. Can we officially link wacky weather to global warming? (Guardian)
  3. Federal budget cuts may force some national parks to close their gates. (CNN)
  4. New report evaluates environmental impacts of the world’s largest food companies. The results are not good. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Are you smarter than an elephant seal? Elephant seals help solve a global climate mystery. (Scientific American)

The Green Buzz: Monday, February 25

Written by | February 25th, 2013

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Sure, the internet is buzzing with Oscar news, but we’re buzzing about the weekend’s top green news.

  1. Nice hiding spot! Ancient continent found under the Indian Ocean. (BBC)
  2. Every Monday should start with a cute penguin cam. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. My, what a long neck you have. How dinosaurs grew the world’s longest necks. (Science World Report)
  4. Another impact of a hotter, wetter climate: a loss in labor capacity. (Guardian)
  5. The San Francisco 49ers turn to the sun for power in their new stadium. (Clean Technica)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 31

Written by | January 31st, 2013

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Where can you find green news on animal smuggling, a questionable sea turtle farm and detergent carcinogens? Why, in your Cool Green Morning, of course.

  1. Procter & Gamble agrees to remove a carcinogen in one of its detergents, after green moms organize a petition. (MNN)
  2. The only sea turtle farm in the world is under scrutiny by an animal-welfare group for unsanitary conditions. (Bloomberg)
  3. Six bizarre animal smuggling busts — you won’t believe the lengths that some people will go to… (National Geographic)
  4. A US Navy Minesweeper has run aground on a protected marine sanctuary, and now will be dismantled to reduce damage. (The Guardian)
  5. The World Resources Institute has created a one-stop shop for global water worries. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 22

Written by | May 22nd, 2012

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In today’s green news, we learn yet another awesome benefit to biking.

  1. Cyclists in the U.S. save a whopping $4.6 billion every year on gas and transportation costs. (TreeHugger)
  2. Attack of the supersized mice! Endangered baby birds beware. (National Geographic)
  3. 13 green buildings that will blow your mind. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Stressed? Blame your grandparents exposure to chemicals. (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)
  5. An environmental coalition aims to protects Antarctica before it’s too late. (The Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 16

Written by | April 16th, 2012

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Start your week off with a cup of green coffee and a side of green news.

  1. Himalayan glaciers rebel and buck the global trend of continued ice loss. (The Guardian)
  2. How to sell the greenest coffee: deliver it by bicycle in returnable mason jars. (TreeHugger)
  3. The population of emperor penguins in Antarctica just doubled. (Mongabay)
  4. Is it too late to save the critically endangered Amur leopard? (BBC Nature)
  5. Eat less meat, save the Earth. (Live Science)
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