Brad Parker

Brad Parker is a digital strategist for The Nature Conservancy.

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Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 20

April 20th, 2012

The Earth Day edition will help you plan (and learn a little) for the weekend's festivities.

  1. Have we told you we're having a Picnic for the Planet? Find out how you can get involved. (Picnic for the Planet)
  2. Check out these 10 fun Earth Day activities for kids. (Huffington Post)
  3. Some influential green bloggers share their Earth Day wishes. (TreeHugger)
  4. Here are 15 Earth Day tips that really make a difference. (The Daily Green)
  5. Our Steph Wear was featured on an NBC Nightly News story about how corals save lives. (

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 13

April 13th, 2012

Some (mostly) good news for a day known for bad luck.

  1. China no longer leads the world in clean energy investments. So who does? (TreeHugger)
  2. PHOTO: Spring storm dumps four feet of hail on West Texas. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. VIDEO: Baboons can recognize four-letter words on a screen. (BBC)
  4. A "strawberry" leopard, first of its kind, has been discovered in South Africa. (National Geographic)
  5. Large-scale engineering could rescue eroding Mississippi Delta region. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 6

April 6th, 2012

Now this is serious: Climate change vs. the Easter Bunny

  1. The 2012 hurricane forecast is out. How many major storms should we expect? (Discovery)
  2. Bad news: Climate change is taking its toll on the Easter bunny. (Greenspace)
  3. Good news: Stopping climate change would be much cheaper than you think. (Grist)
  4. A U.S. Forest Service employee is under fire for photographing, then killing, a gray wolf. (Washington Post)
  5. 18 of the world's rarest ducklings have hatched. (BBC)

Nature Photo of the Week: Landing Gear Down!

April 6th, 2012

Perfect timing, cool action and great color make this our favorite picture this week. Flickr user Joe Povenz snagged this mallard an instant before it hit the water in Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in Augusta, Michigan. Great job! Thanks for sharing this image through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily […] More

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 5

April 5th, 2012

Will a new version of the lava lamp save the world?:

  1. Did a rise in CO2 levels drive the end of the last ice age? (BBC)
  2. Pollution may play a major role in sea temperatures, weather. (NPR)
  3. Tuna fishing ban in the Pacific is being partially lifted. (Guardian)
  4. Weed killer can alter the shape of amphibians. (Yale e360 via Matter Network)
  5. Video: Micro-algae lamp absorbs 150-200 times as much CO2 as a tree! (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 2

April 2nd, 2012

I'll bet this guy in Indonesia turned off the lights for Earth Hour.

  1. Check out some cool pictures of Earth Hour celebrations around the globe. (Guardian)
  2. An Indonesian man has planted a 1,360 acre forest, see how long it took him. (TreeHugger)
  3. Scientists have cloned elm trees that survived epidemics of Dutch elm disease. (Yale e360)
  4. Do you live near any of America's top 10 most polluted waterways? (Mother Jones)
  5. One country's youth have a "startling" demand for low carbon goods. Find out where. (BusinessGreen)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 30

March 30th, 2012

I'm pretty sure that if you make it 63 years, you win the game of hide and seek.

  1. A long-fingered frog, last seen in 1949, has come out of hiding. (Huffington Post)
  2. New tool predicts Amazon deforestation a year before it happens. (Mongabay)
  3. A controversial pesticide has been linked to global bee decline. (Wired)
  4. Live, interactive wind energy map looks like a living van Gogh painting. (Clean Technica)
  5. New data from an historic sea level rise may help predict effects of climate change. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 23

March 23rd, 2012

Mental note: Cancel that summer tour of British beaches!

  1. UK beach pollution is declining, but one disgusting threat is on the rise. (Guardian)
  2. A mystery monkey from South America is living in a Florida business park. (TreeHugger)
  3. The world's smallest dolphin species is very near extinction. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Does a critically threatened seabird take single-sex summer vacations? (BBC)
  5. A new supernova in a nearby galaxy is one of the closest ever seen. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 16

March 16th, 2012

Nemo is going deaf because of climate change?

  1. Here are 6 ways that climate change is impacting animals. (TreeHugger)
  2. Air pollution could become China's biggest health threat. (Guardian)
  3. Squid have eyes the size of soccer balls, and now we know why. (Wired)
  4. How packaged foods are making girls hyper. (Scientific American)
  5. "Extraordinary" study shows crocs have strongest bite ever measured, may rival T. rex. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 8

March 8th, 2012

Enjoy some green news while the giant solar storm wreaks havoc.

  1. The mystery of the orange goo that invaded Alaska has been solved. (Discovery)
  2. The Philippine National Police have been ordered to plant 10 million trees. (TreeHugger)
  3. The last 100 ruddy ducks in the UK will be exterminated. (Guardian)
  4. Plant movement from climate change is shown in this interactive map. (Scientific American)
  5. A new species of shark, about the size of a housecat, has been discovered. (Wired)

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