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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 12

Written by | October 12th, 2011

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Giant catfish and invasive species terrorists– this is the stuff nightmares are made of.

  1. Cool or terrifying? Scientists have found humongous (like, 100-lb+) catfish swimming in a French river. (Conservation Magazine)
  2. Banning hybrid vehicles from carpool lanes slows everyone down, says a new report. (Green)
  3. The state of Vermont plans to get 90% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. (EcoGeek)
  4. But! If the entire country started seriously deploying wind and solar to scale right now, the whole place could run on clean energy by 2026. (Treehugger)
  5. The “War on Terror” may have helped keep terrorists out of the US, but it for sure welcomed invasive species right on in. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 15

Written by | August 15th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Britain’s rarest spider is set for a comeback. (Wired)
  2. By going organic, poultry farms can cut the amount of “super-bug” bacteria in a single generation by nearly five times. (Scientific American)
  3. Want to go car-free? Step 1: Get rid of your car. (Grist)
  4. China has reopened the legal wild-cat-skin trade. (Mongabay)
  5. You’re probably familiar with carbon and maybe water footprints, but have you ever heard of a plastic footprint? (New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 18

Written by | July 18th, 2011

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Somebody’s got a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Add fish to the list of “creatures that use tools.” (Mongabay)
  2. Get the real story on the risks of fracking. (GreenBiz)
  3. A new report says that chicken is the most climate-friendly meat. (The Daily Green)
  4. Wild parrot parents name their little parrot babies. (Wired)
  5. Creative recycling alert: A UK town turned a phone booth into a small (obviously) community library. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 6

Written by | July 6th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Stop making excuses and ride your bike to work already. (Treehugger)
  2. California fights invasive light-brown apple moths with native stinger-less wasps. (Los Angeles Times)
  3. London’s poor air quality may leave a dark cloud over next summer’s Olympic Games. (Huffington Post)
  4. This invasive plant is cropping up all over New York– and beware, it can cause blisters, scarring and even blindness. (Associated Press, via Christian Science Monitor)
  5. The Bahamas bans shark fishing. (Green)

 

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 30

Written by | June 30th, 2011

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Next, they’ll be taking over the airwaves:

  1. Runway 4 at JFK airport closed to make way for reproducing turtles. (The New York Times)
  2. And… jellyfish have shut down a nuclear plant in Scotland. (GoodCleanTech)
  3. Water conservation efforts in the West are actually paying off! Sort of. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Can you guess which is the world’s most climate-resilient city? (TreeHugger)
  5. Going to the beach this weekend? Check out the water quality first. (HuffPostGreen)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 7

Written by | June 7th, 2011

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Our cool green news bites are E. coli-free, we promise:

  1. Some amazing volunteers are caring for stranded pilot whales in Florida. (The New York Times)
  2. Another argument in favor of carbon markets–they can help reduce forest fires. (Green Biz)
  3. Takeout food in California could get even better, if the styrofoam ban passes. (LA Times)
  4. A Belgian high-speed rail line is now also a 2-mile solar tunnel. (YaleE360)
  5. New study warns that global warming will disrupt food supplies aross the globe. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 3

Written by | June 3rd, 2011

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Today we have proof that you’re never too old to live your dream, assuming your dream is to be a first-time nonagenarian mom.

  1. An endangered tortoise has her first baby, AT AGE 90! (Treehugger)
  2. A desktop Big Bang shows that time travel may be possible after all. (Wired)
  3. As Europe reels from E. Coli, a look at food safety problems in the U.S. (Ecocentric)
  4. See how conservationists are trying to save one of the world’s rarest birds from extinction. (BBC Nature)
  5. Watch video of some of the 44 red pandas moved to their new home in China. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2011

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Where else will you find a giant armadillo and reverse lightning?

  1. See how camera traps are giving rare glimpses of species like the giant armadillo and the jaguarundi. (Mongabay)
  2. We’re learning how 50-mile-high jets of lightning shoot from Earth up to space. (Wired Science)
  3. Which states are the leaders in green energy and where does yours rank? Check the list. (Green House)
  4. The 2011 Atlantic hurricane forecast is out, and it doesn’t look good. (The Daily Green)
  5. Experts fear that a pod of 100 whales circling off Scotland is about to beach themselves. (Guardian Eco)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 16

Written by | May 16th, 2011

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Looks like someone’s got a case of the cool green Mondays…

  1. Australian products are destroying Australian forests. (Mongabay)
  2. A swollen Mississippi River floods Louisiana’s Cajun country as the Army Corps of Engineers tries to protect New Orleans. (Guardian)
  3. Endangered-salmon-eating sea lions are being sentenced to death. (Green)
  4. Staples of the American diet, such as blue box mac & cheese, Oreos and Jell-O, are getting greener. (GreenBiz)
  5. The Italian city of Naples calls in the army to take out its trash. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 9

Written by | May 9th, 2011

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Start your week with off right with 5 cool green news links:

  1. The South is preparing for Mississippi River flooding. See which communities are threatened. (USA Today)
  2. Extinction is likely for the world’s rarest bear subspecies. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Human activity is causing wildlife to gradually shrink. (Treehugger)
  4. Fisherman in Europe may get paid to fish for plastic in the seas. (Guardian Eco)
  5. Spotted bowerbirds mimic alarm calls of other birds when stressed. (BBC Earth News)
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