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Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 29

Written by | April 29th, 2011

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Congrats to William and Kate! We know the couple tried their best to keep it green but …

  1. Mostly due to air travel, the carbon footprint of the royal wedding is huge. (Treehugger)
  2. With the advancement in precise digital tools, why are tornadoes still so hard to predict? (New York Times)
  3. New evidence, in the form of an anomaly, gives clues to how the Grand Canyon was formed. (HuffPostGreen)
  4. An experiment suggests that ecosystem collapses could be predicted. (BBC)
  5. Removing nearly 30,000 “ghost pots” is helping restore crab populations in the Chesapeake. (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 25

Written by | April 25th, 2011

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Seriously, people are standing in line to smell a flower that exudes the scent of rotting flesh?

  1. Do you live in one of the 10 least green states in America? Check the list. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Thousands are flocking to see the “smelly corpse flower” in Switzerland. (BBC)
  3. A Congressional budget bill rider means wolf hunts are returning to Idaho, Montana. (L.A. Times)
  4. London Olympics pollution on pace to land a huge fine from IOC. (Guardian Eco)
  5. Zimbabwe plans to feed elephants to hungry prisoners. (Treehugger)

 

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 20

Written by | April 20th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Even one year after the Gulf oil spill began, the environmental effects are still unclear. (BBC)
  2. Germans are happy to pay a little extra for clean energy. (Grist)
  3. A whole lot of Americans aren’t really concerned about recycling product packaging, says a new report. (LA Times)
  4. Is being delicious and in demand a threat to the future of wild leeks (a.k.a. “ramps”)? (New York Times)
  5. Yesterday, we asked what you thought about Richard Branson’s pet lemur project. This blogger says it’s “a terrible idea.” (Mongabay)

Nature Photo of the Week: Waterfall

Written by | April 15th, 2011

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The photographer has a special bond with this waterfall on the river Varmá in Iceland–it’s a cherished spot for an annual birthday fishing trip. Thanks to Flickr user *ice for capturing this shot and sharing it with The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 7

Written by | April 7th, 2011

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These 5 green news links are worth a read:

  1. The Conservancy’s work with fishermen in California makes headlines. (Triple Pundit)
  2. American consumers are lazy, habitual and confused about how to go green–do you agree? (Green Biz)
  3. What will Richard Branson find at the bottom of the sea? (BBC)
  4. The disaster in Japan could result in more logging of Indonesia’s rainforests. (Mongabay)
  5. Oil will run out in 50 years… then what? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 6

Written by | April 6th, 2011

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The news!

  1. There’s no more radiation-tainted water leaking into the ocean, says the operator of a Japanese power plant. (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  2. The White House promises to veto a potential bill to bar the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Green)
  3. The good news: Leatherback turtles are making a comeback in Florida. The bad news: It may be because they’re running out of predators. (Treehugger)
  4. Americans only recycle two percent of the compact fluorescent light bulbs that they toss. (Grist)
  5. How’s this for alternative energy? The sewers of Paris will heat schools, and also the presidential palace. (Reuters Life, via Yahoo Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 5

Written by | April 5th, 2011

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These 5 green news links will get your day rolling:

  1. That spider nesting in your car? Could be a species new to science. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  2. A nature reserve grows up along Germany’s “Death Strip.” (YaleE360)
  3. It seems like wildlife cams are all the rage… tune in to see an eaglet hatch in Iowa. (Wired)
  4. Climate-caused species extinction is a complicated matter. (The New York Times)
  5. Cleaning up nuclear waste starts with…algae. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 30

Written by | March 30th, 2011

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Bats and frogs and phone apps, oh my!

  1. The United States slips behind China and Germany on green energy. (Green House)
  2. What can be done to save bats from white-nose syndrome? (YaleE360)
  3. Being poisonous keeps frogs in shape. (Wired)
  4. For greens on the go: here are seven travel apps worth checking out. (Treehugger)
  5. National Telework Week nets nearly $3 million in savings. (Greener Computing)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 22

Written by | March 22nd, 2011

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How are you celebrating World Water Day? Look back on all our water tips and tell us which ones you tried out.

  1. On World Water Day, ask yourself this: do you respect the ‘elixir of life’? (Huffington Post Green)
  2. The best way to get conservation to the masses might just be through sports. (Green)
  3. Sad news alert: Knut, the world’s most famous polar bear, died suddenly and scientists aren’t sure why. (TIME)
  4. Gray wolves could come off the endangered list in two states. (Extinction Countdown)
  5. This CSR mind map will blow your mind. (Green Biz)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 9

Written by | March 9th, 2011

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It’s a new day over at nature.org, and a bird named Wisdom is a new mom.

  1. A new study says that self-described Republicans are less skeptical of “climate change” than they are of “global warming.” (Mongabay)
  2. A 60-year-old Laysan albatross named Wisdom is a new mom. (Green)
  3. This rooftop garden provides produce for the supermarket below. (Treehugger)
  4. Thanks to gas drilling, Wyoming out-smogs Los Angeles. (Green House)
  5. The European Union plans to cut emissions by 80% by 2050. (AP, via Huffington Post)
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