Brad Parker

Brad Parker is a digital strategist for The Nature Conservancy.

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Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 29

June 29th, 2012

This is your assigned summer reading list. Don't worry it's only 5 stories.

  1. The Colorado wildfires have been declared a disaster. Get answers to the 5 biggest questions about the fires. (Mother Jones)
  2. The Supreme Court made another big decision yesterday, this one about MPG standards. (TreeHugger)
  3. Why are tomatoes so tasteless these days? Geneticists have found a surprising answer. (New York Times)
  4. PHOTOS: 25 new reef fish have been discovered. See the candy striper, "tripod," more. (National Geographic)
  5. Is this "living rock" the weirdest creature you've ever seen? (Grist)

Road to Rio: What to Expect From Rio+20

June 15th, 2012

Not sure what Rio+20 is all about and what might happen there? We talk to Glenn Prickett, our Chief External Affairs Officer, to get an inside look at the conference and what The Conservancy hopes to achieve there. More

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 15

June 15th, 2012

This beaver's tale will get you ready for Father's Day.

  1. Check out the heartwarming story of a single parent beaver dad. (Discovery)
  2. Speaking of warming, this May was the second warmest on record. (Huffington Post)
  3. Officials now fear the Colorado wildfire could burn all summer. (L.A. Times)
  4. After a century of decline, cougars are making a comeback in the U.S. (BBC)
  5. Despite promises in 1992, little progress has been made in protecting ocean habitats. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 8

June 8th, 2012

Today is World Oceans Day. See if you can catch the theme of today's green news.

  1. VIDEO: 11x World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater needs your help. (All Hands on Earth)
  2. Discovery in Arctic sea ice is "like finding the Amazon rainforest in the middle of the Mojave desert." (MSNBC)
  3. Find out how we're helping to save a vitally important area in the Pacific. (Scientific American)
  4. Your trash could end up in the ocean, take 600 years to decompose. Here's one way to help. (Ocean Conservancy)
  5. Here are 10 things you didn't know came from the ocean (ice cream?). (Cool Green Science)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 1

June 1st, 2012

Here are some green news stories to get you to the weekend. Seriously, it's Friday!

  1. Greenhouse gasses are at record-high levels, pass a symbolic milestone. (Guardian)
  2. Are the disease-related deaths of bees, bats and frogs linked? (Discovery News)
  3. Horseshoe crab blood is blue and does some amazing things. (NPR)
  4. The largest wildfire in New Mexico's history is expected to keep burning for weeks. (Huffington Post)
  5. The Honduran president watches as hundreds of illegal shark fins are burned. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 18

May 18th, 2012

Be sure to watch the skies this weekend and never put rocks in your pockets.

  1. Don't forget, a "ring of fire" solar eclipse will be visible in parts of the U.S. on Sunday. (National Geographic)
  2. Apple is making a major green change in the U.S. this year. (Scientific American)
  3. Photos: One of the largest male stars on the planet is helping one of the smallest primates. (Mongabay)
  4. The remains of a turtle the size of a car have been discovered in a coal mine. (Discovery News)
  5. Scientists can't solve the mystery of the rocks that ignited in a woman's pocket. (L.A. Times)

Beneath the Mists: Loggers and Conservationists Can Be Allies

May 14th, 2012

Can tropical forests be logged sustainably and still maintain their incredibly rich biodiversity and benefits to people? A new study published in the journal Conservation Letters provides evidence that with smart forest management, the answer can be “yes.” More

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 11

May 11th, 2012

We hope all the moms will have a Happy Mother's Day this weekend. Our early gift, cool green news!

  1. A face not just a mom could love: Meet the 1-in-30 million calico lobster! (Huffington Post Green)
  2. You won't believe how much plastic waste has risen in the Pacific Ocean. (BBC)
  3. Did this video catch a mysterious marine monster or is it all a hoax? (Discovery)
  4. Household chemicals' "cocktail effect" raises cancer concerns, other illnesses says watchdog. (Guardian)
  5. Check out the cool tool their using to help save Yellowstone's wolves. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 30

April 30th, 2012

It's a mostly animal Monday in our green news lineup.

  1. Australia lists the koala bear as a threatened species for the first time. (Guardian)
  2. Wind farms affect weather in immediate area, raise temperatures near ground. (Wall Street Journal)
  3. Pacific reef shark populations are down 90 percent, mostly due to human fishing pressure. (Washington Post)
  4. Do recent sightings mean wolves have returned to Atlantic Canada for the first time in decades? (Huffington Post)
  5. Peru is examining the death of more than 500 pelicans. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 27

April 27th, 2012

Happy Arbor Day! Save a tree and get some green news online.

  1. Celebrate Arbor Day by reading a history of the movement and a look at the current threats. (Huffington Post)
  2. An prominent activist exposing illegal logging was murdered by a Cambodian police officer. (Guardian)
  3. Tiny sharks, about the size of your hand, glow in the dark for camouflage. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. You won't believe what animal is being blamed for captive killer whale deaths. (TreeHugger)
  5. Is there a new invasive species to worry about in the Gulf and Southeast US? (Washington Post)

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