Category: Europe

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. The idea of “natural capital” is catching on in these ten African nations. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s so partisan about sea-level rise? (Grist)
  3. Google’s bringing Street View to hiking trails. (Treehugger)
  4. In the United Kingdom, “eco-funerals” are on the rise. (Guardian)
  5. The EPA is partnering with the US Department of Health and Human Services to stress the connection between air quality and health. (Scientific American)

 

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 14

Written by | May 14th, 2012

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We’ve got a case of the cool green Mondays.

  1. Our president/CEO Mark Tercek identifies corporate sustainability officers as “unsung heroes.” (Huffington Post)
  2. Watch out for superweeds! (Grist)
  3. How much more are you willing to pay for clean energy? (Green)
  4. Business is booming for the makers of hybrid vehicles. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Last month’s rainy weather brought respite from the “prolonged airborne particle pollution” that affected the UK earlier this year. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 3

Written by | April 3rd, 2012

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I’m wide awake, it’s (cool green) morning:

  1. New research shows that our oceans have been heating up for more than 100 years. (Mongabay)
  2. Denmark plans to rely on 100% renewable energy by 2050. (EcoGeek)
  3. Do social networks spur greener behavior? (GreenBiz)
  4. Baby bald eagle cam! (Treehugger)
  5. A new study shows that some corals are more resilient to increased ocean acidification. (YaleE360)

Of Fish and Princes

Written by | March 13th, 2012

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“There was optimism in the air” at the Prince of Wales’ recent special meeting on sustaianble fisheries. Read our marine scientist’s first-hand account.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 24

Written by | February 24th, 2012

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But will the wind farm be made of interlocking plastic parts?

  1. Overfishing costs the EU 100,000 jobs and £2.7 billion each year. (TreeHugger)
  2. LEGO’s owners are putting $500M into an offshore wind farm. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Is the world’s most popular sports team also the greenest? (GreenBiz)
  4. Federal raids in the U.S. deal a serious blow to illegal rhino trade. (LA Times)
  5. OK, now this is getting serious. Warming climate could make us all shrink. (TG Daily)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 15

Written by | February 15th, 2012

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What’s even better than Valentine’s Day? Discounted Heart Shaped Candy Day!

  1. See the world’s tiniest chameleon! (Grist)
  2. A new study uncovered a potential link between air pollution and heart attacks. (Guardian)
  3. One more reason to hate laundry day: washing synthetic clothes leads to ocean pollution. (Mongabay)
  4. A decent chunk of Europe is now powered by renewable energy. (Treehugger)
  5. Which new cars are the least toxic? (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 1

Written by | February 1st, 2012

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Climate change: the atmosphere’s way of putting us all on low-carb diets.

  1. Get an update on a Conservancy partnership that’s helping one company tie nature into its bottom line. (Triple Pundit)
  2. That crazy Texas heat wave? This scientist says it was climate change’s fault. (Inside Climate)
  3. London restaurants, bars and hotels are campaigning to make plastic straws the new plastic bag. (Guardian)
  4. Bad news if you love carbs: warmer temperatures mess with wheat yields. (New Scientist)
  5. The National Mall goes LED. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2012

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Climate change: great for anchovy populations, not so great for the rest of us.

  1. Anchovies are making a North Sea comeback. Thanks, climate change? (Conservation Mag)
  2. Some rare good news for rhinos– none were poached in Nepal last year! (Mongabay)
  3. The “doomsday clock” jumped a minute forward. Why? Climate change. (CleanTechnica)
  4. President Obama visited EPA staff to let them know he still cares. (Green)
  5. Oil rigs could possibly be responsible for turning migratory land-based birds into shark snacks. (Wired)

Nature Photo of the Week: Viti Crater, Iceland

Written by | January 6th, 2012

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What a spectacular view! Flickr user Steve S Meyer photographed the impressive Viti crater in Iceland and shared the photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. Thanks for this gorgeous shot! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you—at my.nature.org. And get inspired to […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 15

Written by | November 15th, 2011

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Happy America Recycles Day!

  1. The average family throws away 6 trees worth of paper a year. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. The new map reveals the spread of contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns. (CNN)
  3. Can algae serve as the fuel and food of the future? (Scientific American)
  4. A former Nazi bunker is set to become Europe’s largest renewable energy plant. (TreeHugger)
  5. This Thanksgiving, skip the side of BPA by omitting certain canned ingredients. (Consumer Reports)
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