Nicole Levins

Nicole Levins is an online media manager on The Nature Conservancy's strategic communications team. (If you're a reporter on deadline, please feel free to shoot her an email or give her a call.)


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Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 29

October 29th, 2012
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It's a literally cool (and gray, and wet, and windy) morning from where we're sitting. If you're in Sandy's path, too, please stay safe!

  1. Hurricane Sandy: by the numbers. (Star-Ledger)
  2. Hurricane Sandy poses an environmental threat to the Chesapeake Bay (and myriad threats elsewhere as well). (Washington Post)
  3. The New York Times' Andy Revkin explores the possible connections between the "frankenstorm" and climate change. (DotEarth)
  4. Also, climate activists gathered in Times Square yesterday to bring attention to pretty much that same thing. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. If you're shopping at all today, it should probably be online (for safety!), but whether online shopping is the greener choice is TBD. (Ask Umbra)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 22

October 22nd, 2012
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Because every week should begin with a happy sea lion story.

  1. A rehabilitated sea lion named "Blonde Bomber" was released back into the ocean last week. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Which companies are the greenest? (GreenBiz)
  3. Ocean acidification could make the sea sound different. (YaleE360)
  4. Oil is leaking from the site of the 2010 Gulf oil spill. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Climate change makes rice emit more methane. (Treehugger)
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Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 19

October 19th, 2012
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It's your Friday Cool Green Morning... fun fun fun fun.

  1. Our Texas state director writes about the "tyranny of 'or.'" (Care2)
  2. On its 40th b-day, a reflection on the legacies of the Clean Water Act. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Urban farms: is bigger better? (Grist)
  4. If you feel like crying tears of happiness, you should watch this baby elephant rescue clip. (Treehugger)
  5. Where does YOUR water come from? (Huffington Post Green)
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Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 4

October 4th, 2012
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Ah, the sweet sounds of Thursday.

  1. Did you hear (ha)? We just launched our All Hands on Earth music campaign, featuring Raphael Saadiq and Tha Boogie! (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. And Glen Hansard! (BoingBoing)
  3. And Tinariwen! (National Geographic)
  4. In other, much less melodious news: your cell phone could possibly be somewhat toxic. (iFixIt)
  5. Putting a positive twist on the toxic theme: "super-toxic snake venom could yield new painkillers." (Scientific American)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 1

October 1st, 2012
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It's just another cool green Monday:

  1. Global demand for oil falls, and so do prices. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. A new study says climate change will make fish tinier. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. Here's how to cook your veggies to retain the most nutrients. (Grist)
  4. Illegal logging is shockingly lucrative. (Mongabay)
  5. Melting Arctic ice could have serious impacts on the Inuit way of life. (YaleE360)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 24

September 24th, 2012
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As if Mondays couldn't get any worse:

  1. The National Zoo's new baby panda passed away on Sunday. (Washington Post)
  2. Who's the greenest character on TV? (Grist)
  3. So, this year's drought affected Earth's mass and gravitational pull. (Treehugger)
  4. Germany is awesome at solar power. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Climate mitigation vs. climate adaptation: what's the difference? (GreenBiz)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 17

September 17th, 2012
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Surprise!

  1. A new baby panda! A new baby panda! (Washington Post)
  2. What can running teach us about sustainability? More than you'd probably think. (Grist)
  3. Some species at risk of extinction: zebras, giraffes, peacocks(?) and horses(??). (Treehugger)
  4. American voters! Please care more about freshwater issues. (Scientific American)
  5. In the market for a new-to-you bike? Here are some shopping tips. (The Daily Green)
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Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 30

August 30th, 2012
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Get your green news on:

  1. Our freshwater scientist and his kids spearheaded a "great steelhead rescue." (Outside)
  2. It's called a poodle moth. That's all you need to know. (Mongabay)
  3. Is Hurricane Isaac stirring up remnants of oil from the Gulf oil spill? (Yahoo)
  4. Get the skinny on the carbon tax. (Grist)
  5. "Free" water comes at a price. (National Geographic)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 20

August 20th, 2012
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Exciting toilet news below!

  1. Did July feel extra-hot to you? It should have. (Mongabay)
  2. What will climate change mean for Asia's "live-giving" monsoons? (YaleE360)
  3. This headline cannot be improved upon: "Bill and Melinda [Gates] Reinvent the Toilet, Solar Power Wins." (CleanTechnica)
  4. Johnson & Johnson agrees to remove "suspect" chemicals from its personal care products. (The Daily Green)
  5. What happens to a host city when the Olympics are over? (Treehugger)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 13

August 13th, 2012
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Everything you never realized you wanted to know about bullets and dragon babies:

  1. Here are some tips for disposing of old bullets in a safe and eco-friendly manner, in case you were looking for some. (Grist)
  2. The western United States: so hot right now. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. In honor of Shark Week, check out this cool infographic illustrating the status of sharks. (Treehugger)
  4. Which countries are the largest carbon emitters? (Mongabay)
  5. This weedy sea dragon daddy just gave birth to a bunch of weedy sea dragon babies. (OnEarth)
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