Category: Urban

Rooftop Gardening Part 4: Lessons Learned

Written by | September 10th, 2012

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After a successful summer of rooftop gardening, our urban gardeners reflect on what they learned from their 19th-story garden.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 6

Written by | August 6th, 2012

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It’s just another cool green Monday:

  1. The organizers of the London Olympics plan to leave behind a green legacy. (GreenBiz)
  2. Another heat wave? You can probably blame climate change, a new analysis reveals. (Mongabay)
  3. You can also blame climate change for a surge in certain diseases. (Grist)
  4. A swarm of honeybees delayed a flight in Pittsburgh. (Treehugger)
  5. Air pollution=probably not so good for exercising. (Guardian)

Rooftop Gardening Part 3: Make Your Garden Grow

Written by | August 3rd, 2012

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Now that you’ve got a good start on an urban or rooftop garden, how to keep it healthy? Here are four troubleshooting tips to keep your urban garden growing throughout the season.

Rooftop Gardening Part 1: So You Wanna’ Be an Urban Gardener?

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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What do you get when you take a scrappy bunch of conservationists and stick them on the 19th floor of a high-rise building in Midtown Manhattan? You get a real-life experiment in urban conservation!

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 17

Written by | April 17th, 2012

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Extra, extra, get your green news here!

  1. Meet the 6 environmental heroes who have won the Green Nobel Prize. (Mongabay)
  2. Are electric vehicles worth it? (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Mexico is thisclose to passing a new climate change law. (Ecopreneurist)
  4. The latest generation of landscape architects is reinventing the urban park. (Grist)
  5. High school for girls = population control = sustainable growth. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 12

Written by | March 12th, 2012

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We may have lost an hour this weekend, but we’ve gained five new green news stories!

  1. Will Apple’s new iWallet app be good for the planet? (TreeHugger)
  2. Scooter version of Zipcar scoots into San Francisco. (Grist)
  3. What is the simplest way to cool a city? Paint rooftops white. (Green)
  4. Great Lakes ice coverage has decreased by 71% over the past 40 years. (The State Column)
  5. New catshark species discovered near the Galapagos Islands. (Care2)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 9

Written by | March 9th, 2012

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Ready for some green news?

  1. Oh, no big deal, it’s just a live penguin cam! (Grist)
  2. Shipping containers mimics Costa Rican rainforest for endangered frogs. (BBC)
  3. Underwater video cameras prove marine protected areas benefit sharks. (Washington Post)
  4. James Cameron could watch Titanic twice! on his journey to the ocean’s deepest point. (National Geographic)
  5. Urban farms provide sources of healthy food to underserved communities. (Care2)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 29

Written by | February 29th, 2012

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Today is Leap Day, which means you get extra day of green news!

  1. Seattle, Washington welcomes a public food forest. (TreeHugger)
  2. A dolphin’s unique whistle says “Hey! Come play!” (MSNBC)
  3. Lone gray wolf brings hope to California. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. One unexpected spot for a sunny park: a NYC subway tunnel. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Trust us – a look at the extinct giant penguin was worth the 26 million-year wait. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 10

Written by | February 10th, 2012

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Here are today’s top green news headlines. Happy Friday!

  1. Quiet oceans make for calmer right whales. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Regular contact with nature is part of a balanced diet for kids. (BBC)
  3. The world’s biggest conservation group (ahem) is making forays into urban areas. (Grist)
  4. Toilet paper production destroys Indonesian rainforests. (Mongabay)
  5. Woolly mammoth sighting or publicity hoax? (MSNBC)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 6

Written by | February 6th, 2012

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a Giants or Patriots fan, we can all appreciate a few great green news stories.

  1. Our oceans got some love in this 30-second Super Bowl ad. (Care2)
  2. Puerto Rico adds non-native iguanas to their menus. (Washington Post)
  3. The Olympics bring Britain their biggest urban park. (Guardian)
  4. We heart TreeHugger’s new Valentine’s Day green gift guide. (TreeHugger)
  5. A warming ocean actually boasts some coral reef growth. (Huffington Post)
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