Brad Parker

Brad Parker is a digital strategist for The Nature Conservancy.


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Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 21

September 21st, 2012
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Today's cool stories are packed with fire and ice, and a liliger.

  1. Arctic sea ice melt goes far behind previous record levels. (TreeHugger)
  2. Study links genetically modified corn to massive tumors in rats, but is the science credible? (Discovery)
  3. Are we reaching the limits of plant life on the planet? (Green)
  4. Remember the fire tornado? Find out how common they are and how they form. (National Geographic)
  5. Alert Napoleon Dynamite: Meet Kiara, the world's first liliger. (Huffington Post Green)
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Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 14

September 14th, 2012
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Which do you think is cooler: the new iPhone or the new monkey?

  1. For only the second time in 28 years a new monkey species has been identified. See what makes it stand out. (New York Times)
  2. The new iPhone 5 is a reality. So, is this version any greener? (TreeHugger)
  3. Plans for a marine sanctuary in Antarctica have faltered. Why did talks fall apart? (Huffington Post Green)
  4. An economic think tank is calling for a freeze on fishing in Europe, says it could generate billions in profits. (BBC)
  5. See what caused a horrible stench in L.A. this week, and why it's going to happen again and again. (Wired)
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Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 31

August 31st, 2012
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I guess we'll spend the holiday weekend scouring the beaches for whale vomit.

  1. How powerful was Hurricane Isaac? The storm surge made the Mississippi River run backwards. (BBC)
  2. While the U.S. suffers from drought, England just had its wettest summer in 100 years. (Guardian)
  3. A kid found whale vomit on the beach, why is it worth $60,000? (National Geographic)
  4. East Coast National Parks, like Cape Cod and Canaveral, are at risk from sea level rise. (Green)
  5. The last blue moon until 2015 happens tonight. Here's how you can see it. (LA Times)
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Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 24

August 24th, 2012
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Once you get through these 5 stories I say you go ahead and start your weekend!

  1. The drought in the U.S. is so bad its effects can be seen from space. (TreeHugger)
  2. The area of sea ice in the Arctic has thawed to a record low. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Police seized more than 16,000 dried seahorses. Why are they so valuable? (BBC)
  4. This article says we can save the world if we just eat bugs and drink WHAT? (WIRED)
  5. A new rodent species is discovered that doesn't chew and eats ... (Washington Post)
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Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 10

August 10th, 2012
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We have one piece of advice today, please don't pet the pigs.

  1. There are 158 cases of a new strain of swine flu, are fairs to blame? (Huffington Post)
  2. Chicken farm featured in Food Inc. has completely changed. See the amazing transformation. (Grist)
  3. Some trees in Connecticut hiss, spit, and emit methane. Now we may know why. (Green)
  4. Increased ultraviolet radiation has caused a sharp rise in the deaths of marine species. (BBC)
  5. Shark fin soup served in the U.S. contains animals threatened with extinction. (Washington Post)
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Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 3

August 3rd, 2012
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It's been a long week, so here's some good green news to get you through the day.

  1. Despite extreme melt, signs of hope signs of hope emerge for Greenland ice. (Wired)
  2. Our planet's carbon storing capacity is keeping pace with human emissions. (Yale e360)
  3. Amazon deforestation has fallen another 23% in the past 12 months. (Guardian)
  4. Find out how Great Lakes trout are a barometer for global pollution. (Scientific American)
  5. Bites from vampire bats might actually protect people from rabies. (NPR)
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Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 26

July 27th, 2012
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These cool green stories are the Opening Ceremony for your weekend.

  1. Olympic athletes and public warned of London's high "summer smog" levels. (Guardian)
  2. London is striving for a green games. Which venues succeeded and which failed to meet the goal? (National Geographic)
  3. How would the world's best athletes measure up against the animal world? (nature.org)
  4. London's hydrogen buses have been shut down for security reasons. Is it a farce? (TreeHugger)
  5. Science explains what separates a world class athlete from an Olympic champion. (Scientific American)
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Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 13

July 13th, 2012
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It's Friday the 13th. What do you want first, the bad news or the really bad news?

  1. Drought has forced the largest disaster declaration in U.S. history. (Guardian)
  2. Past 12 months were the hottest in U.S. history breaking the record from the month before. (Mongabay)
  3. New technology at bottling plants could save billions of gallons of water each year. (TreeHugger)
  4. During the last global warming sea levels may have risen 30 feet higher than today. (LA Times)
  5. Lemurs are for more threatened than previously thought, sliding toward extinction. (BBC)
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Nature Photo of the Week: Ruby-Throat Hummingbird

July 6th, 2012
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The colors, the action, the detail on the bird’s head. There are many reasons we picked this shot as our Nature Photo of the Week. Thanks to Flickr user snooker2009 for submitting it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. Great picture! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the […] More

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 6

July 6th, 2012
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It's still way too hot so we're pretty much hitting the beach for today's news.

  1. It looks like dead coral reefs can come back to life. (NPR)
  2. The U.S. Navy admits to causing dolphins and whales "harm of staggering proportions." (Discovery)
  3. Here's a look at 10 threatened US coastlines and who's fighting to protect them. (Mother Nature Network)
  4. NOAA has announced that it has no evidence that mermaids are real. Seriously. (LA Times)
  5. GE is halting construction of what would have been the largest solar factory in the U.S. because of dropping prices. (Yale e360)
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