Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 6

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Published on August 6th, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  

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Start with a sea turtle, throw in $2.4 billion, add a little psychotherapy and you’ve got a recipe for the coolest green links of the day.

  1. Who doesn’t love sea turtles? So why would you want to harm them by eating fish like black sea bass or Atlantic flouder? The Daily Green offers up a list of the top six fish you should avoid if you don’t want to hurt loggerhead turtles.
  2. Yesterday, President Obama announced $2.4 billion in grants to help spur the development of greener cars, mostly through advanced batteries for electric cars. The program aims to help the environment and create jobs in the United States.
  3. Therapists can help people sort out lots of problems, but is climate change one of them? A new report from the American Psychological Association tries to get at the heart of why we behave the way we do when it comes to climate change – and how to change those behaviors.
  4. A new study says rising ocean temperatures might not be the only reason why corals are bleaching – human-based activities, like nutrient run-off, might play a role, too. The study found that increased bleaching was correlated with population growth.
  5. Could unique desert wildlife like the fringe-toed lizard stop the development of solar power in the Mojave? Green Inc. reports on the debate between environmentalists and a solar company.

(Image: a loggerhead turtle. Source: jdebner via a Creative Commons license.)

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