Category: Rainforests

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 15

Written by | June 15th, 2011

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Today’s green news features American consumers, Australian scientists and Amazon farmers:

  1. A Pennsylvania school district saves $$ and cuts carbon by hiring sheep to mow their lawns. (Treehugger)
  2. Americans “don’t have a clue” about the top green brands on the market. (Green Biz)
  3. Solar employs more people than steel, which means green jobs are a reality. (Grist)
  4. Can sustainable palm oil plantations actually help preserve the Amazon? (YaleE360)
  5. A group of Australian scientists are trying to clarify the climate change conversation. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 8

Written by | June 8th, 2011

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Happy World Oceans Day! Celebrate with the best green news from the deep blue sea and beyond.

  1. Our lead scientist, Sanjayan, thanks the oceans for all the great stuff they provide. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Could your favorite childhood toy be contributing to the destruction of Indonesian rainforests? (Mongabay)
  3. Climate change: Now at least partially responsible for cholera outbreaks, according to one study. (YaleE360)
  4. Save energy and money and still stay cool this summer. (The Daily Green)
  5. Jellyfish blooms aren’t just annoying to beach-goers– they might also be disrupting marine food webs. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 1

Written by | June 1st, 2011

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. Water released by a Washington dam is killing 100,000 fish a day. (Treehugger)
  2. Climate change has been linked to social collapses in Greenland since 800 BC. (Scientific American)
  3. Brazil vows to halt Amazon violence. (Green)
  4. A new report says food prices will double, thanks to climate change. (Green House)
  5. Basically, ocean acidification is still bad news. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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It’s a bright, shiny green morning here:

  1. Climate scientists say Chicago will get warmer and wetter—and urban planners are taking heed of the warning. (The New York Times)
  2. Meanwhile, the Australia Climate Commission projects global sea-level rise will be higher than previously thought. (BBC)
  3. Get the latest update on declining bats, penguins and lemurs. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. How could fewer people mean LESS biodiversity in Mexico? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Barcodes on trees could help save rainforests in war-torn Liberia. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 19

Written by | May 19th, 2011

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Deforestation, species extinction, primate wars… being green is serious business:

  1. It’s chimpanzee vs. red colobus monkey in Uganda, and it may be a battle to the death. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Speaking of: scientists disagree over a new study that says species extinction rates from habitat loss are always overestimated. (Dot Earth)
  3. Could the extra CO2 we’re spewing into the atmosphere be converted to fuel? (YaleE360)
  4. Meet a 10-year-old eco-activist who’s battling a fast food chain to save U.S. forests. (Mongabay)
  5. The Yangtze is low, the Mississippi high… what can these rivers tell us about the future of green development? (Green Biz)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 2

Written by | May 2nd, 2011

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In case you’re looking for something else to read:

  1. It’s not just glaciers and ice caps affected by climate change; it appears that tropical forests are feeling the heat, too. (YaleE360)
  2. Ask Umbra offers guidance on living green-ly in a house full of people. (Grist)
  3. Can we blame tornadoes on climate change? (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Still looking for a Mothers’ Day gift? Here are some eco-friendly ideas. (Treehugger)
  5. One company is on a mission to make pork the sustainable white meat. (Triple Pundit)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 12

Written by | April 12th, 2011

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The world gets a little greener every day:

  1. Tree enthusiasts want to clone redwoods to help fight climate change. (The New York Times)
  2. Good news for one of the last intact rainforests in Cambodia: the gov’t has cancelled plans for a titanium mine there. (YaleE360)
  3. Abandonded dumps can serve as refuges for native species, as this study shows.(Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. What’s worse for the climate, coal or natural gas? A new study has the surprising answer. (Grist)
  5. In the wake of disaster, Australia sees an opportunity: rebuild green. (Huffington Post)

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: Tuesday, March 29

Written by | March 29th, 2011

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There’s a surprise waiting for you at the end of our cool green news links:

  1. A new report says cities emit 70% of the world’s emissions yet cover 2% of its land mass. (BBC)
  2. Researchers have invented an artificial ‘leaf’ that can power homes. (Treehugger)
  3. The world’s largest tropical rainforest is still a mystery to science. (Mongabay)
  4. Has India’s endangered tiger population really increased by 20%, or is this another example of faulty census-taking? (Green)
  5. Shhh… keep this one quiet: President Obama has put into effect a ‘secret’ climate change adaptation plan. (GOOD)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 28

Written by | March 28th, 2011

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Monday, Monday:

  1. Salt does more than make everything taste better– it’s a potential source of renewable energy. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Do most “green” consumers know what they’re talking about? (GreenBiz)
  3. Passing gas doesn’t significantly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. (Grist)
  4. Is your favorite Girl Scout cookie flavor responsible for rainforest destruction? (The Daily Green)
  5. There are signs of hope for the world’s most endangered cat. (Treehugger)
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