Tag: trash

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 29

Written by | May 29th, 2013

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Today we’re buzzing about everything from wacky animal mating habits to Mount Everest trash.

  1. Nature’s wackiest and weirdest life cycles — and you thought cicadas were odd. (Wired)
  2. 60 years of climbers have turned Everest into the world’s tallest trash heap. (TIME)
  3. Arctic shipping is set to grow more than 30-fold over the next 8 years. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Move over, Ben Franklin: electricity from kites is back. (Conservation Magazine)
  5. Apple boosts environmental efforts and hires former EPA head Lisa Jackson. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 25

Written by | July 25th, 2012

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Apparently it’s not a cool green morning in Greenland.

  1. NASA reports “unprecedented,” “extraordinary” ice melt in Greenland. (Grist)
  2. The U.S. throws $11.4 billion in the trash every year. (Treehugger)
  3. Underwater sea lab that helps us understand oceans gets axed due to budget cuts. (Washington Post)
  4. Mysterious, colorful lobsters are being caught more often, and no one knows why. (Discovery News)
  5. Some of the world’s biggest companies are now mapping where our limited water resources exist — will this help them sustainably use it, or grab it faster? (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 9

Written by | May 9th, 2012

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Rare gorillas, illegal treehouses, and ocean trash – oh my!

  1. What a treat: the world’s rarest gorilla caught on film in its natural habitat. (Treehugger)
  2. Your childhood dream just might manifest itself in this amazing (but illegal) treehouse. (Grist)
  3. Ocean plastic waste is on the rise in the Pacific – and it’s effects are surprising scientists. (BBC)
  4. How much renewable energy does your state use? (Washington Post)
  5. Scientists think they know what caused the deaths of hundreds of Pelicans on the Peruvian coast. (The Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 17

Written by | November 17th, 2011

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Can sports teams save the planet?

  1. The Green Sports Alliance encourages teams to clean up their acts. (Grist)
  2. Marines at Camp Smith, Hawaii, cut down on landfill by turning trash into ash. (Popular Science)
  3. How many mobile-phone apps does it take to change a light bulb? (Green)
  4. Time lapse video takes you on a glorious ride around Earth. (Mashable Tech)
  5. Done right, ‘sharrows’ can point the way to the future for a bicyclist. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 13

Written by | July 13th, 2011

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If it gets much hotter out, we’re changing this to Sizzling Green Morning.

  1. Fairly unexpected victim of the heat wave: poultry. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  2. Lizards, don’t let anyone tell you you’re not as smart as birds. (Mongabay)
  3. Tiny trash cans=less trash. (Green)
  4. Beehive fences keep Kenyan farmers happy, and elephants safely out of farmers’ crops. (Wired)
  5. Here’s how to go plastic-free and still clean up after your dog. (Grist)

What’s in Your Trash?

Written by | February 16th, 2011

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Our writer thinks she’s doing a good job of going green. One sure way to find out: rooting through her garbage. Find out what’s in there, what shouldn’t be and what lessons she learns.

Why ‘Green’ Isn’t Working: How Do We Reach the Other Half?

Written by | October 28th, 2009

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A few weeks ago I attended a “Green Festival” in Washington, D.C., tagged as the world’s largest environmental expo. As I walked around, I kept thinking about who this festival was really meant for. Everyone in attendance chose to go to (and pay to get in) this event. These are people who are already invested […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 30

Written by | September 30th, 2009

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That random drunk guy slobbering all over you isn’t the only thing that makes tailgating gross.  Your grandma’s cats have secret double lives as invasives.  Turning off your car won’t kill your starter or cause your engine to explode.  Today’s Cool Green Morning is full of life-changing revelations.  Read on: What does your beloved pet […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 18

Written by | March 18th, 2009

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Bad news for weird cars in today’s five green links you must click on — “weird” now including hybrids, which have fallen out of favor with the American public faster than Alex Rodriguez or stock index funds: Tricycles Need Not Apply: A three-wheeled all-electric vehicle that gets over 200 miles per gallon doesn’t qualify for […]

Mochilas for Monkeys

Written by | December 5th, 2008

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What’s good for monkeys is good for people: That’s not always been the case in the tropical dry forest of Colombia. But now a project by Proyecto Titi, a Nature Conservancy partner, is helping a community benefit from monkey conservation. And you can help. Cotton-top tamarin monkeys, also known as titi monkeys, live only in Colombia, […]

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