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The Green Buzz: Thursday, February 14

Written by | February 14th, 2013

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You know we have to start the Buzz today with news on chocolate.

  1. Still need to buy your sweetheart something sweet? Check out this guide to ethical chocolate. (Grist)
  2. Be still our beating hearts: a very cool map that shows the potential for U.S. high speed rail. (Guardian)
  3. Want a lesson on courtship? The bower bird has some great teaching points. (Conservancy Talk)
  4. Happy news for Indonesian forests: Asia Pulp & Paper has announced a zero-deforestation policy. (Mongabay)
  5. As world water supplies dry up, desalination is booming. (Bloomberg)

A Bower Bird’s Lessons of Courtship

Written by | February 13th, 2013

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re taking a closer look at the bizarre mating habits of bower birds.

ABC: This Valentine’s Day, Consider the Cacao Bean

Written by | February 12th, 2013

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, Jack Hurd examines the history of the cacao bean and explains how you can make sure your chocolate is responsibly harvested.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 14

Written by | February 14th, 2012

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Have a green Valentine’s Day!

  1. Could climate change affect chocolate, a Valentine’s Day staple? (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Recycle a CFL light blurb and get a cup of coffee. (Triple Pundit)
  3. Penguins help burn victims cope with pain. Virtual penguins, that is. (NPR)
  4. Google Street View comes to a river near you. (Green)
  5. A Nature Conservancy writer shares her tips for aspiring environmental writers. (Mongabay)

America’s Forest: Now with 20% More Love

Written by | February 10th, 2012

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Forests in North America are getting some love: the U.S. Forest Service announces it will be increasing the pace of forest conservation over the next three years.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 6

Written by | February 6th, 2012

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a Giants or Patriots fan, we can all appreciate a few great green news stories.

  1. Our oceans got some love in this 30-second Super Bowl ad. (Care2)
  2. Puerto Rico adds non-native iguanas to their menus. (Washington Post)
  3. The Olympics bring Britain their biggest urban park. (Guardian)
  4. We heart TreeHugger’s new Valentine’s Day green gift guide. (TreeHugger)
  5. A warming ocean actually boasts some coral reef growth. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 14

Written by | February 14th, 2011

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Love is in the air, and plastic bags are in your fuel tank:

  1. Impress your sweetie with a sustainable Valentine’s Day gift. S/he doesn’t have to know you picked it out today. (Treehugger)
  2. Who has the greenest house in all the land? (Grist)
  3. The latest fuel of the future: plastic bags. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Meet a fast food giant‘s green guru. (GreenBiz)
  5. The latest on the rhino poaching epidemic: The price of illegal powdered rhino horn is equal to that of cocaine. We recommend not purchasing either. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 9

Written by | February 9th, 2011

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Pollution– it’s out of this world. That, and so much more, in today’s Cool Green Morning:

  1. The Pacific walrus is on the endangered species waiting list. (DotEarth)
  2. Take a look at the world’s 10 most threatened forests. (Guardian Eco)
  3. Turns out pollution isn’t just a problem here on Earth, because countries are developing methods for cleaning up space trash. (Grist)
  4. Does love make you greener? (Treehugger)
  5. Don’t hoard incandescent light bulbs! CFLs are pretty great, and are getting even better. (Green House)

Open Thread: Turning Valentine’s Day Green

Written by | February 5th, 2011

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We’re bringing the spirit of Green Gift Monday to Valentine’s Day. What are you doing this year to make your Valentine’s Day a little more eco-friendly?

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