Category: Arctic

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 16

Written by | March 16th, 2012

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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: Wednesday, July 27

Written by | July 27th, 2011

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Don’t mess with Texas…if something happens to the rest of the world, we could all be living in it.

  1. Nash Prairie is a “beautiful representation of what Texas really looked like,” says our Texas state director. (Houston Chronicle)
  2. A new documentary explores how disappearing glaciers devastate communities. (Grist)
  3. If the entire world lived at New York City’s density level, we could all fit into the state of Texas. Crazy! (Treehugger)
  4. Warming Arctic temperatures are releasing long-buried, long-frozen toxins, which could eventually reach our food and water supplies. (YaleE360)
  5. Can you trust your local drinking water? (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 25

Written by | May 25th, 2011

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This is probably the only place on the web you’ll find news about both diapers and glacier melt:

  1. Oyster mushrooms can break down disposable diapers in four months. (EcoGeek)
  2. A new report reveals that Brazil’s protected areas could be more protected. (Mongabay)
  3. Obama tells federal agencies to start buying electric and hybrid vehicles. (Green House)
  4. Planning a trip this summer? Check out these green destinations. (Treehugger)
  5. Greenland’s glaciers have lost enough ice to fill a Great Lake, says a new study. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 8

Written by | March 8th, 2011

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The EU, Japan, China, the Arctic… we’re going ’round the world in 5 cool green news links:

  1. Do energy-efficient products encourage us to use more energy? (Green)
  2. China and the EU see eye-to-eye on curbing carbon emissions. (Earth Watch)
  3. What do earlier blooms of phytoplankton mean for the Arctic food web? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Aww… see photos of the baby Mediterranean monk seal that conservationists just rescued. (BBC)
  5. At Japanese vending machines, you can get a soda and fuel for your electric car. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 10

Written by | February 10th, 2011

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Polar bears are on a climate-induced diet while we eat salad in winter…it’s a perplexing world:

  1. A new study reveals a grim future for polar bears–and this video of a starving mom and cubs brings it all home. [Warning: the video is very hard to watch.] (Green)
  2. Green design is helping Nike recycle 82 million plastic bottles into shirts, shoes and more. (GreenBiz)
  3. Sewage as a source of energy–why not? (NY Times)
  4. The global economy depends on healthy ecosystems, says Prince Charles. (Mongabay)
  5. If you’ve eaten a salad recently, you might want to pay attention to Southern California’s water issues. (NPR)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 31

Written by | January 31st, 2011

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The best green links in all the land:

  1. Would you drink milk from a recyclable papier-maché package? (Treehugger)
  2. Your favorite scented candle could be responsible for forest destruction. (Grist)
  3. A new study says that castrated reindeer are better at coping with climate change. But there has to be a better way! (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  4. Arctic waters are warmer than they’ve ever been at any point in the past 2,000 years. (Green)
  5. Andrew Revkin explains “sustainable,” and answers many other pressing questions. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 25

Written by | January 25th, 2011

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Get your green news in 5 easy links:

  1. The Northeast is the new Artic. Brrrr. (The New York Times)
  2. Dow’s collaboration with the Conservancy is “a small step for a company, a giant leap for critters of all kinds,” says Joel Makower. (Green Biz)
  3. Cyber-thieves hack the Czech carbon registry and make off with $38 million in carbon credits. (Mongabay)
  4. REDD needs to focus on the needs of local people, says a new report. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. One of Obama’s top climate and energy advisers is stepping down–what impact will her departure have? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 23

Written by | December 23rd, 2010

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Kick it up a notch with these 5 cool green links:

  1. So the earth could warm by 2, 5 or 18 degrees Fahrenheit… what’s the big deal? Must we quibble over numbers? (Green)
  2. Some folks are turning to bartering to save green this holiday season. Added perk: it’s a green way to give! (New York Times)
  3. According to U.S. law, polar bears are still only threatened, not endangered. (BBC)
  4. Yet, in the face of global warming, scientists want to plan for a refuge for polar bears. (YaleE360)
  5. Your cell phone can now squeak like an American pika when you download endangered species ringtones. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 20

Written by | December 20th, 2010

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What could be cooler than starting your day with five great green links?

  1. Depending on whom you ask, there either is or isn’t still oil deep in the Gulf. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. The U.N. adopts resolutions on coral reef and marine biodiversity protection. (Deep Sea News)
  3. Warming up your car in cold weather is probably totally unnecessary. (The Daily Green)
  4. If the climate keeps changing, what’s going to happen to polar bears? (Dot Earth)
  5. Here’s yet another take on the real vs. fake Christmas tree debate. Sounds like Team Real Tree is still in the lead. (New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 17

Written by | December 17th, 2010

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Napoleon Dynamite might love ligers, but let’s hope there aren’t more hybrid animals on the way. Here are your five cool links:

  1. Are “grolar bears” just the start? Melting Arctic ice could lead to more hybrid animals. (Treehugger)
  2. One airline is switching to low carbon forest fuel. (Clean Technica)
  3. Another bonus from wind turbines, they might actually help surrounding crops. (EcoGeek)
  4. Playstation 3, Xbox 360 or the Wii? One is six times more energy efficient! (GreenBiz)
  5. Is the decline of vultures in Kenya being caused by poisoned carcasses? (BBC)
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