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, August 6

August 6th, 2012
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It's just another cool green Monday:

  1. The organizers of the London Olympics plan to leave behind a green legacy. (GreenBiz)
  2. Another heat wave? You can probably blame climate change, a new analysis reveals. (Mongabay)
  3. You can also blame climate change for a surge in certain diseases. (Grist)
  4. A swarm of honeybees delayed a flight in Pittsburgh. (Treehugger)
  5. Air pollution=probably not so good for exercising. (Guardian)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 30

July 30th, 2012
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Hopefully some great green news will make your Monday a little less painful:

  1. These American Olympians deserve gold medals in greenness. (Treehugger)
  2. A former climate skeptic changes his mind. (DotEarth)
  3. These green cowboys are taking care of the land and still making money. Yeehaw! (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. What should you do with "gray" water? (Grist)
  5. In Australia, waves are for hangin' 10 and also for energy. (CleanTechnica)
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Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 26

July 26th, 2012
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Caffeine? Check. Green news? Check. You may now proceed with your day.

  1. Our president and CEO, Mark Tercek, makes his voice heard in the New York Times' Room for Debate. (NYTimes.com)
  2. Keep your produce fresh-- without plastic. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Camera traps have led to the discovery of two additional populations of almost-extinct (and really cute) short-tailed chinchillas. (Mongabay)
  4. If droughts persist, these foods will cost you more. (Grist)
  5. Crazy heat=more rabies? (Wired)
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Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 20

July 20th, 2012
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TGICGM:

  1. What's killing dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico? (Green)
  2. These palatial Vegas digs? Built out of 500,000 beer bottles. (Treehugger)
  3. Generally, affordable housing=not so energy efficient. (GreenBiz)
  4. Our lead scientist, Sanjayan, reports on the "megafires of the West." (CBS News)
  5. Research indicates that a new method of trapping CO2 deep in the ocean maybe could possibly help ease our climate woes someday? (YaleE360)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 16

July 16th, 2012
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Monday already? That was quick.

  1. A new report says cars are killer, and also make us fat. (Treehugger)
  2. A New York river has been reborn! (The Daily Green)
  3. Plastic bags: to ban or tax? (GreenBiz)
  4. Apple has rejoined the green certification program it just quit. (EcoGeek)
  5. Newsflash: Protecting coral reefs actually protects coral reefs. (Green)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 9

July 9th, 2012
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On this dreary Monday morning, there's at least one reason to celebrate...

  1. It's less hot today, guys! Climate change is over!!!! (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  2. Apple pulls out of a federal green certification program. (Treehugger)
  3. Ocean acidification is the biggest threat to the health of coral reefs. (Guardian)
  4. We're throwing billions of dollars' worth of precious metals in the trash-- and harming the planet in the process. (Triple Pundit)
  5. Taking the rest of the summer off to go to farm camp. See ya! (Grist)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 2

July 2nd, 2012
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It's not a very cool green morning, that's for sure.

  1. Team Nature takes on Kenya's Safaricom Marathon. (The Huffington Post)
  2. A new study says rising levels of carbon dioxide could turn African savannas into forests. (YaleE360)
  3. From greening your barbeque to greening your dandruff shampoo, Ask Umbra's got you covered. (Grist)
  4. College campuses around the US are leading the charge for climate neutrality. (GreenBiz)
  5. Can reality TV save the monk seal? (National Geographic)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 25

June 25th, 2012
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It's just another cool green Monday.

  1. Rest in peace, Lonesome George. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. With their predators MIA, nocturnal fish are now seeing the light of day. (Mongabay)
  3. A new poll says Brits toss nearly $142 million worth of barely worn clothing in landfills every year. (GreenBiz)
  4. Concerned about tossing those "DO NOT EAT" silica packets? Ask Umbra says you can relax. (Grist)
  5. Maya Lin creates a multimedia memorial for biodiversity and nature. (YaleE360)
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Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 22

June 22nd, 2012
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More like "hot green morning," am I right, East-Coasters?

  1. Our marine scientist Stephanie Wear says Rio+20 is "a time to make bold commitments." (Care2)
  2. A new study argues that tropical deforestation accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions, which is actually less than previously thought. (Mongabay)
  3. Why did President Obama--and so many other world leaders-- skip Rio+20? (DotEarth)
  4. Almost two-thirds of Americans don't know what fracking is. (Treehugger)
  5. This is what climate change looks like. (Huffington Post Green)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 18

June 18th, 2012
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What's cool and green and read all over?

  1. Fireflies: the war machines of the future? (CleanTechnica)
  2. No, to the best of our knowledge, there will not be literal icebergs at Rio+20. (GreenBiz)
  3. Pollution could be turning carnivorous plants into vegetarians. (Treehugger)
  4. This scientist argues that parasites are crucial for ecological balance. (Green)
  5. How can you get your neighbors to stop spraying pesticides? (Grist)
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