Category: Arctic

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2010

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Have you been reducing your energy use? Really? This morning’s 5 news links are cool, green and enlightening:

  1. The year in review for water. (Treehugger)
  2. Check out this video documenting the discovery of a new lemur species in Madagascar. (BBC)
  3. Efforts to fix the San Francisco Bay Delta are as fragile as the delta itself. (NY Times)
  4. Why it’s not too late to save polar bears. Yes we can! (Wired)
  5. Does energy efficiency actually cut energy use? And if not, then what will? (Grist)

Nature Photo of the Week: Leap of Faith

Written by | November 19th, 2010

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What will become of polar bears as global warming melts the ice floes they need to survive? Flickr user Rebecca Yale poses that question visually in this incredible shot taken in Svalbard, Norway, and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. See all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 3

Written by | August 3rd, 2010

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Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 12

Written by | July 12th, 2010

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Maybe if we give each polar bear a security blanket, everything will work out?

  1. A giant thermal blanket could help slow the rate of a melting glacier in Italy. (Treehugger)
  2. Scientists say polar bears in Hudson Bay have just 25-30 years left, matching the rate of decline of Arctic sea ice. (Yale 360)
  3. Australia plans to get 30 percent of its drinking water from the ocean. (The New York Times)
  4. The controversial tactic of burning oil resumes in the Gulf. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Fred Pearce celebrates World Population Day by debunking the overpopulation myth. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 14

Written by | June 14th, 2010

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Happy Flag Day to those of you in the United States — to those of you in the rest of the world, it means parades and little cups of vanilla ice cream for U.S. kids. I am still a kid at heart…

  1. Calls grow for an Arctic treaty out of fears of increased drilling there. (Yale Environment 360)
  2. EDF explains why environmentalists must work with big corporations. (GreenBiz)
  3. Senator Merkley has a plan to reduce oil consumption — and it matters to climate/energy legislation (Dave Roberts/Grist)
  4. A new book, a depressing look at how climate policy is made…or not. (Dot Earth)
  5. How environmental groups are using the Gulf oil spill as an opportunity. (Green/New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 13

Written by | May 13th, 2010

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Caffeine? Check. Semi-balanced breakfast? Check. Green news? Check. You may now proceed with your day.

  1. The US Army is going to do this thing where it turns oil from the Gulf spill into asphalt somehow, with science. (Treehugger)
  2. In case you care, here is what the big utility companies think about the new climate bill. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Eco-aggression: the next big thing in recycling and/or art. (Green)
  4. Researchers have taken the first-ever samples of ocean water at the north pole to determine just how acidified the Arctic Sea has become. (Guardian Eco)
  5. A new poll says half of Americans are still cool with offshore drilling. Okay then. (AP/Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 30

Written by | April 30th, 2010

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If it’s nice weather where you are — go outside today and say thank you to nature. But read your cool greens first….

  1. Controlling feral cats in ecologically sensitive areas: Is “trap, neuter, return” working? (Conservation Maven)
  2. Artists — what won’t they take on? Today, it’s the decline of honeybee populations. (Treehugger)
  3. Obvious Study of the Day: Ethanol production happens more in the states that subsidize it the most. (Solve Climate)
  4. Even Vladimir Putin is worried about climate change and polar bears. (Green/NY Times)
  5. Does climate change science’s credibility depend on being upfront about climate change science uncertainty? (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 23

Written by | April 23rd, 2010

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Worms that are caffeine freaks. Shrinking polar bears. An Australian war on cane toads. It’s your green news — we just bring it to you every weekday:

  1. Billions of California red worms are now helping convert one coffee producer’s waste pulp into fertilizer. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Decreasing sea ice is causing reduced polar bear size and the numbers of cubs that make adulthood. (Conservation Maven)
  3. While we talk about green energy, demand for coal just keeps increasing worldwide (sigh, cough). (Dot Earth)
  4. The CO2 reduction pledges made at Copenhagen in December? New study says they’ll lead to a global temperature jump of at least 3°C by 2100. (Yale Environment 360)
  5. Australians are so murderously rageful at invasive cane toads, they might be killing native frogs, too. (Journal Watch Online)

State of the Birds 2010: Arctic/Alpine and Wetlands

Written by | March 17th, 2010

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Climate change will hit birds of the Arctic and alpine habitats — like snowy owls — hard, says the new State of the Birds 2010 report.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 17

Written by | March 17th, 2010

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It’s the greenest of all Cool Green Mornings– the St. Patrick’s Day edition. Grab a handful of Irish potatoes and dive into the day’s must-read news. Sláinte!:

  1. Make today’s green beer greener by using gentle, eco-friendly dyes. (Planet Green)
  2. Some greenhouse gases contributing to ice sheet melt might actually originate from underneath ice sheets. (Wired)
  3. If everyone adopts it in their homes and businesses, LED lighting could save Americans $120 billion over the next 20 years. (EcoGeek)
  4. Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld: the official climate skeptic of Paris Fashion Week. (Fast Company)
  5. A new study indicates that not all CO2 emissions are created equal. (The Vine)
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