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'Green News Report' - March 17, 2015

With Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen...<p>By Desi Doyen on 3/17/2015, 12:36pm PT<p><b>IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT:</b> Another Category 5 storm wreaks devastation in the …

States Fail to Properly Manage Fracking Waste, Says Groundbreaking Report

The report points out that a series of high-profile events over the last seven years has raised public awareness and concern—events such as illegal …

U.S. Geological Survey

5 Things You Should Know About California’s Water Crisis

Drought, and the resulting shortage of melting snow, is driving the historic water shortages across much of the American West.<p>Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown announced his state’s first-ever mandatory water restrictions, in an effort to cope with four years of the worst drought in the …

Report: 2015 Will Bring ‘Giant, Permanent Step’ Toward Lowering US Carbon Emissions

<b>Bloomberg: U.S. Carbon Emissions Falling to Two-Decade Low in Coal Shift</b><p>Carbon dioxide emissions will slip to the lowest since 1994 as U.S. utilities …

Are white roofs really three times more efficient than green roofs?

Almost everyone agrees that black roofs should be replaced. (Some say that they are better in the north). However a new study is making headlines; …

How Meat Consumption Is Linked to Climate Change and Drought

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20 Year Old Claims He Can Rid the World's Oceans of Plastic

Last June, an intrepid teenaged environmentalist made headlines after developing The Ocean Cleanup, described as the "world's first feasible concept …

Featured Betty - Kate Ziegler of Safe Hub Collective

<i>Each month we feature a woman in business who personifies what it means to be a Business Betty- she is confident, smart, stylish and successful. Do</i> …

Circular economy could bring 70 percent cut in carbon emissions by 2030

Odds are, your mobile phone is less than two years old. Today’s economy is built on a “fast turnover” principle. The faster we replace our gadgets the better – not only our phones, but most items we consume.<p>This leads to a staggering inefficiency in the way we manage the Earth’s resources, with …

Sustainability

What’s Your #ClimateThing?

In a brilliant post on Grist last week—Everybody needs a Climate Thing—David Roberts put forward a Big Idea. A “Climate Thing,” he wrote, is “that …

2015 is hot: A weirdly warm Pacific Ocean is set to make this year the warmest on record.

The first three months of 2015 were the warmest start to any year on record, according to new data released from NASA on Wednesday.<p>All major global …

Global Warming

US fishery council halts commercial sardine fishing as Pacific Ocean numbers plunge

In the latest sign of ocean woes a US regional commission is halting commercial sardine fishing off America's West Coast as the number of fish in the …

In The Future, Yellowstone National Park Could Turn Incredibly Dry

Twenty-three years ago, two scientists took a first look at what climate change might do to the ecology of Yellowstone National Park. The climate …

Watch California Dry Up Right Before Your Eyes In 6 Jaw-Dropping GIFs

California is drying up.<p>“This is a big deal,” California Governor Jerry Brown said at a ceremony Tuesday as he signed into law a trio of bills regulating, for the first time, the state’s groundwater use. As of Thursday, almost 60 percent of the state is facing "exceptional drought," the most severe …

The 10 Best Ice Cream Shops In America, According To TripAdvisor

We already told you about the great ice cream New England has to offer, but that's not the only place you can get a good scoop. Whether you're by the beaches of Florida or on the lake in New York, there's an awesome ice cream parlor just around the corner. (Which is really good news for anyone …

KQED

<b>By Justin Reich and Beth Holland</b><p>In this four-part series, we have been charting a course for teachers working in classrooms with tablets. We began by …

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Teachers: 5 Ways to Ease Back into School

#1 Take Little Steps<p>For some, a cold plunge back into work and teaching might be the only way. For others, the shock can be alleviated by slowly …

Teaching