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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The Green Buzz: Friday, February 1

February 1st, 2013
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Just as cool and green as it's always been... but now with added buzz.

  1. Get to know the rodent that holds the power to predict the weather in its tiny claws. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Thanks, England, for not selling your public forests. (Treehugger)
  3. What's so great about grass-fed beef? (Grist)
  4. One person's trash is another person's potential energy source. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Are "urban" SUVs any greener than their country counterparts? (EcoGeek)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 28

January 28th, 2013
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Well, it's not okay for Paul McCartney...

  1. It's the question that's on everyone's minds: Is it okay to eat kangaroo meat? (Grist)
  2. An unexpected green benefit of the Super Bowl: reduced electricity consumption. (Green)
  3. The heat of cities like New York and Tokyo could lead to warmer winters in Siberia and Canada. (AP, via Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Paul McCartney reflects on his life as a vegetarian. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. This 10-year-old launched his own recycling business. What have you done for the planet lately? (Treehugger)
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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 23

January 23rd, 2013
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Green news time. Go!

  1. At the World Economic Forum, our president/CEO Mark Tercek talks about investing in nature. (Hub Culture)
  2. What do Chicago's bird casualties tell us about climate change? Their feathers are full of secrets. (Grist)
  3. A new study suggests American cities are maybe less vulnerable to water scarcity than previously thought. (Conservation Magazine)
  4. A program in the UK will plant some trees in exchange for that old hoopty you've been driving around. (Treehugger)
  5. Willy's free. Now Lolita needs help, says one filmmaker. (Mongabay)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 14

January 14th, 2013
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What's cool and green and read all over?

  1. In case you missed it: Last week, the New York Times announced that it's shuttering its environmental desk. (DotEarth)
  2. No matter where you were living, 2012 was a pretty hot year. (EcoGeek)
  3. This meat-lover takes a vegetarian challenge. Think you could handle it? (Grist)
  4. A scary fungus that's killer for caterpillars could be a life-saver for humans. (Mongabay)
  5. The USDA just invested $25 million into biofuel research and development. (CleanTechnica)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 7

January 7th, 2013
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May all your Mondays in 2013 be as cool and green as this one:

  1. If LEDs just aren't doing it for you, FIPELs might be the solution. (EcoGeek)
  2. Birds: our "canary in a coal mine" re: mercury? (Mongabay)
  3. Discarded dolls=sustainable art. Really, really creepy sustainable art. (Treehugger)
  4. This ancient bird had some killer teeth. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. From Ask Umbra: Eat a baby orange, kill a baby seal? (Grist)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 10

December 10th, 2012
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Start your week with a heaping helping of greens:

  1. Get the scoop on what happened at the climate summit in Doha. (Mongabay)
  2. Offshore wind may actually be good for some undersea creatures. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Yellowstone lost its most famous wolf, an alpha female called 832F. (Green)
  4. The cost of gas is on the decline. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. "Vampire electronics" not only waste energy-- they can cost businesses a pretty penny as well. (GreenBiz)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 3

December 3rd, 2012
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Catch a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. A "mysterious atmospheric river" doesn't sound like a good thing, does it? (Scientific American)
  2. The Obama administration might not be ready to tackle climate change, but offshore wind energy is on the table. (CleanTechnica)
  3. NOAA seeks to protect 66 corals under the Endangered Species Act. (DotEarth)
  4. Greenland and Antarctica: "We're melting!" (Mongabay)
  5. This green First Lady (Bird) will be honored by the US Postal Service on a set of "Forever" stamps. (Treehugger)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 26

November 26th, 2012
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Recover from your food and shopping coma with some great green news.

  1. The economy vs. climate change: we can--and should--tackle both, says our lead scientist Sanjayan. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Solar power is great, especially when you're in a war zone. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Upgrading to LED holiday lights? Don't trash the old ones! (Grist)
  4. The UN climate summit in Doha begins. (Mongabay)
  5. Here's what we could lose if sea levels continue to rise. (New York Times)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 19

November 19th, 2012
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Happy World Toilet Day! How are you celebrating? Just kidding; we probably don't want to know.

  1. On World Toilet Day, companies address the global sanitation crisis. (Triple Pundit)
  2. We can't fight poverty if we don't fight climate change, says the World Bank. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Americans waste a whole lot of turkey each year (like, in the hundreds of millions of dollars' worth). (Treehugger)
  4. This new plug-in electric vehicle can charge up to 80% in just 20 minutes. (Inhabitat)
  5. What does the world need for water security? A global treaty on rivers might be a start. (YaleE360)
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Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 5

November 5th, 2012
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Wait, what time is it?

  1. A tweet from our lead scientist showed a disturbing "suds tsunami" surging from a polluted river in Nairobi. (DotEarth)
  2. It's the smartest lightbulb in the world! (CleanTechnica)
  3. How will we protect New York from the (gulp) next Sandy? (Guardian)
  4. Good news from Ask Umbra: your personal email hoarding habits don't have a huge environmental impact, though it's a different story for big-time data-centers. (Grist)
  5. No power? Out of gas? Have somewhere to go? What you need is a bike. (Treehugger)
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