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The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 14

Written by | March 14th, 2013

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Great, now I want a donut.

  1. Dunkin pledges to use only sustainable palm oil in the making of its delectable confections. (NPR)
  2. Don’t worry about those dead pigs, Shanghai, the water’s fine. Really? (Discovery)
  3. Monarch migration hits its lowest point in decades. (New York Times)
  4. Iowa and South Dakota produced almost 25% of their electricity from wind in 2012. (Treehugger)
  5. Food deserts? No, this map doesn’t show you where food doesn’t grow — it shows where people can’t access fresh food. (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Monday, February 11

Written by | February 11th, 2013

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Have a sssssssuper new year.

  1. It’s the year of the snake! (Mongabay)
  2. Pope Benedict XVI, an advocate of the “cleaner, greener lifestyle,” will step down at the end of this month. (Treehugger)
  3. Rotating air gardens? Okay. (Inhabitat)
  4. Last year, wind power capacity grew 20% worldwide. (Guardian)
  5. Just how dangerous is hair dye? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 11

Written by | September 11th, 2012

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The Pope takes his new electric car out for a spin in today’s green news roundup.

  1. Can you guess what the world’s shiniest living thing is? (Discover Magazine)
  2. Meet the 100 most endangered species on the planet. (CNN)
  3. The Pope goes green in his new electric car. (Clean Technica)
  4. Here’s a simple idea: wind can power the world. (Mongabay)
  5. How does an Antarctic mollusk reproduce in a cold ocean? Switch sexes. (BBC Nature)

There’s Room for Both Wind and Wildlife

Written by | July 26th, 2012

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Building all the wind energy the United States will need without significantly impacting wildlife? Yes we can, says a new study from the Conservancy and WWF–find out more.

Message from the Mojave: Shaping the Desert Energy Boom

Written by | June 12th, 2012

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Wind and solar offer the promise of a clean energy future. But can these renewables be developed without threatening wildlife and native habitats?

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 19

Written by | January 19th, 2012

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Sit back and enjoy a bowl of prehistoric popcorn.

  1. Climate change gets a $18 million boost. Thank you, Prince Charles. (TreeHugger)
  2. 6,700 year-old popcorn found in Peru. Yum! (Daily Mail)
  3. Wind farm threatens to blow Donald Trump’s golf course dreams. (Guardian)
  4. White-nose syndrome affects six times more bats than previously thought. (TIME)
  5. Here’s an interesting recycling story: butter sculpture becomes biofuel. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 12

Written by | October 12th, 2011

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Giant catfish and invasive species terrorists– this is the stuff nightmares are made of.

  1. Cool or terrifying? Scientists have found humongous (like, 100-lb+) catfish swimming in a French river. (Conservation Magazine)
  2. Banning hybrid vehicles from carpool lanes slows everyone down, says a new report. (Green)
  3. The state of Vermont plans to get 90% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. (EcoGeek)
  4. But! If the entire country started seriously deploying wind and solar to scale right now, the whole place could run on clean energy by 2026. (Treehugger)
  5. The “War on Terror” may have helped keep terrorists out of the US, but it for sure welcomed invasive species right on in. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 20

Written by | January 20th, 2011

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5 cool green links to get those rusty cogs turning again:

  1. Species extinction hardly matters if we lose all the scientists who study species. (Wired)
  2. You can’t explore these coral reefs with a snorkel and mask–try an underwater robot instead. (LA Times)
  3. Tree rings reveal a link between climate change and the fall of Rome. (BBC)
  4. Can wind, solar, nuclear and other forms of green energy ever meet the world’s needs? (YaleE360)
  5. If you’re the entrepreneurial type, here are 4 business ideas for the climate-conscious world. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 8

Written by | November 8th, 2010

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Hope you saved your extra Daylight Savings hour to catch up on the latest green news:

  1. Researchers are now discovering that the Gulf oil spill killed a ton of coral. (Green)
  2. Meet global dimming…because just worrying about climate change isn’t enough. (The Daily Green)
  3. Should you stop showering to save the planet? (Treehugger)
  4. Scientists are joining together to fight climate change denial with facts. (Dot Earth)
  5. So is no one in the UK excited about wind power anymore? (Guardian Eco)

The U.S. West’s Energy Future and Development by Design

Written by | August 25th, 2010

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Can we develop America’s energy resources in a smarter way that has less impact on biodiversity? Conservancy scientist Holly Copeland explains one way it might just happen.

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