Tag: urban living

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 12

Written by | March 12th, 2013

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Serving up today’s green news stories with a side of GMO.

  1. Could the next Fukushima be in your own backyard? (Grist)
  2. Whole Foods paves the way: becomes first grocer to label GMO foods. (The Daily Green)
  3. Huh? What? Songbirds can’t hear each other over the roar of traffic. (BBC Nature)
  4. White-nose syndrome invades South Carolina, the 21st state to be infected. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Mussels could lose grip on rocks in acidified oceans. (Conservation Magazine)

Leaves in a Blender

Written by | December 5th, 2012

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How many leaves can you fit in a bucket? Well…that depends. And it depends in part if you put those leaves through a blender. Join Conservancy scientist Craig Leisher as he attempts a somewhat wacky home experiment!

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 9

Written by | March 9th, 2012

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Ready for some green news?

  1. Oh, no big deal, it’s just a live penguin cam! (Grist)
  2. Shipping containers mimics Costa Rican rainforest for endangered frogs. (BBC)
  3. Underwater video cameras prove marine protected areas benefit sharks. (Washington Post)
  4. James Cameron could watch Titanic twice! on his journey to the ocean’s deepest point. (National Geographic)
  5. Urban farms provide sources of healthy food to underserved communities. (Care2)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 10

Written by | February 10th, 2012

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Here are today’s top green news headlines. Happy Friday!

  1. Quiet oceans make for calmer right whales. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Regular contact with nature is part of a balanced diet for kids. (BBC)
  3. The world’s biggest conservation group (ahem) is making forays into urban areas. (Grist)
  4. Toilet paper production destroys Indonesian rainforests. (Mongabay)
  5. Woolly mammoth sighting or publicity hoax? (MSNBC)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 10

Written by | January 10th, 2012

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Green sidewalks? Yep, the rumors are true.

  1. New sidewalk slabs create energy from your footsteps. (Green Building Elements)
  2. Banned: uranium mining in the Grand Canyon. (USA Today)
  3. A hungry flower gobbles up worms… underground. (Mongabay)
  4. “Extinct” giant tortoise may not be extinct after all. (TIME)
  5. Lizards advance robot design — one tail at a time. (PCWorld)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 1

Written by | December 1st, 2011

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Masked maids clean the streets of India.

  1. Forget people. The first travelers that humans rocket to Mars could be worms. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. One dolphin survivor may hold the clue to animal die-off in the Gulf Coast. (Green)
  3. In India, sometimes all you need is a mop, buckets and anonymity to clean your streets. (Grist)
  4. Financing coal is controversial — yet 20 of the world’s biggest banks are coughing up cash. (Guardian)
  5. Sharks create twice as many jets of water as other fishes’ tails. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 21

Written by | November 21st, 2011

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Happy Monday! Here’s your green news.

  1. Baltimore, Maryland takes a can-do approach to food justice. (Grist)
  2. A self-contained farming community in Indonesia schools us on eating local. (TreeHugger)
  3. Ocean robots set off on a 300-day transpacific voyage. (Forbes)
  4. Sierra Club is hiring: Chairman Carl Pope has stepped down (Green).
  5. Scientists unearth bus-sized whales in a mysterious graveyard in Chile’s Atacama Desert. (NPR)

The Great Urbanization and What It Means for Nature: Part 1

Written by | January 7th, 2010

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More people live in cities than don’t for the first time in human history — and conservationists need to be prepared instead of complaining, says Rob McDonald.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 10

Written by | March 10th, 2009

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Do city folk have a green advantage over suburban and rural dwellers? Read on to hear what a Harvard economist thinks, and check out today’s top news stories from the enviro-blogging world. Are Cities Green by Nature? Economist Edward Glaeser presents his defense of cities, saying that people living in urban areas have smaller carbon […]

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