Category: Health

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 14

Written by | January 14th, 2013

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. In case you missed it: Last week, the New York Times announced that it’s shuttering its environmental desk. (DotEarth)
  2. No matter where you were living, 2012 was a pretty hot year. (EcoGeek)
  3. This meat-lover takes a vegetarian challenge. Think you could handle it? (Grist)
  4. A scary fungus that’s killer for caterpillars could be a life-saver for humans. (Mongabay)
  5. The USDA just invested $25 million into biofuel research and development. (CleanTechnica)

‘You Help Everybody’: In Alaska, Giving Wild Salmon Is Tradition

Written by | December 21st, 2012

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In Alaska, the holidays are not the only time of year people give back. Catching salmon – and sharing it with others – is at the center of everyday life.

A Tsunami of Suds

Written by | November 13th, 2012

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A mountain of foam from a local creek consumed the road that Conservancy lead scientist, Sanjayan, was traveling on in Africa. With fresh water an increasingly important – and scarce – commodity, what can be done to protect it?

A Parent’s Paradox: Staying Green While Staying on Schedule

Written by | October 2nd, 2012

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October 3rd is National Walk to School Day. Sounds like a great idea for EVERY day, but how does a busy parent find the time? We have some ideas.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 20

Written by | August 20th, 2012

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Exciting toilet news below!

  1. Did July feel extra-hot to you? It should have. (Mongabay)
  2. What will climate change mean for Asia’s “live-giving” monsoons? (YaleE360)
  3. This headline cannot be improved upon: “Bill and Melinda [Gates] Reinvent the Toilet, Solar Power Wins.” (CleanTechnica)
  4. Johnson & Johnson agrees to remove “suspect” chemicals from its personal care products. (The Daily Green)
  5. What happens to a host city when the Olympics are over? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: July 24

Written by | July 24th, 2012

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Extra, extra, get your green news here!

  1. Climate change drives polar bears and brown bears to interbred. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. What does space smell like? Seared steak. Yum. (Space)
  3. A coral sperm bank may help restore and rebuild damaged reefs. (NY Times)
  4. These Olympians are going for the gold AND going green. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. An artificial jellyfish with heart cells of a rat may help scientists develop new hearts. (Guardian)

Going Holistic: Health and Conservation Converge in Tanzania

Written by | June 21st, 2012

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The Conservancy’s David Banks and Pathfinder International’s Caroline Crosbie discuss how incorporating women’s, children’s and community health — along with gender equity — is critical to attaining a more sustainable human relationship with our planet.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 27

Written by | February 27th, 2012

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Today we learn that the sky is actually falling.

  1. Over the last 10 years, clouds are floating lower to Earth. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. More research links BPA to heart disease. (TreeHugger)
  3. Can you name the most frugal city in America? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. Try these 5 road-tested ways to save money on gasoline. (Daily Green)
  5. M&Ms melt in your month, not in Mars’ new solar garden. (Clean Technica)

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)

‘Hidden Risk’: Mercury Pollution’s Costs to Wildlife and People

Written by | January 24th, 2012

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Mercury pollution isn’t just for fish eaters in the Northeast anymore — it’s all over the globe and in our terrestrial wildlife, says a new report coauthored by Nature Conservancy science.

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