Tag: Agriculture

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 19

Written by | July 19th, 2011

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Eco-enlightenment awaits you:

  1. This handy chart shows the climate impact of your food choices (eating a cheeseburger=driving 10 miles!). (Green)
  2. Help save bats from your phone with the latest in citizen science apps. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Scientists find a stand of trees in California untouched by sudden oak death–can it help save other forests? (The New York Times)
  4. A new study shows forests absorb more CO2 than previously thought. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  5. One writer says organic farming isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. (Grist)

Spring on the National Mall

Written by | April 21st, 2011

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In honor of Earth Day, our director of U.S. government relations urges you to enjoy the great outdoors and remind Congress of conservation’s important role in America’s history.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 13

Written by | April 13th, 2011

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Squids, octopuses and…robot farmers? Oh my!

  1. Squids and octopuses (octopi?) could suffer life-threatening injuries from ocean noise pollution. (Scientific American)
  2. We all know flying’s not exactly green, but this new airport terminal attempts to green up the wait. (Green)
  3. A new study finds that the process of fracking is worse than coal over a 20-year period (but it’s about equal over a century). (Mongabay)
  4. Robot farmers might be feeding us in the future. (Discovery News)
  5. The US could collect a million megawatt hours of electricity annually by adding hydropower capacity at 70 of its existing dams and other water control structures, says a new report. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 4

Written by | April 4th, 2011

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Start your week with a big old helping of green news:

  1. A new aquatic beetle was discovered in Texas, and it’s got a pretty cool name– Ereboporus naturaconservatus. (The Guardian)
  2. Scientists find 2,000-year-old coral near the site of the BP oil spill. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Is this Whole Foods the greenest grocery store in the world? (ClimateBiz)
  4. A new study of the glaciers and ice fields in Patagonia indicates that climate change might be happening faster than we thought. (Green)
  5. When bats disappear, it costs the agricultural industry billions. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 10

Written by | February 10th, 2011

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Polar bears are on a climate-induced diet while we eat salad in winter…it’s a perplexing world:

  1. A new study reveals a grim future for polar bears–and this video of a starving mom and cubs brings it all home. [Warning: the video is very hard to watch.] (Green)
  2. Green design is helping Nike recycle 82 million plastic bottles into shirts, shoes and more. (GreenBiz)
  3. Sewage as a source of energy–why not? (NY Times)
  4. The global economy depends on healthy ecosystems, says Prince Charles. (Mongabay)
  5. If you’ve eaten a salad recently, you might want to pay attention to Southern California’s water issues. (NPR)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 19

Written by | August 19th, 2010

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Today we’re cool, green and smart. So let’s get on with it:

  1. 23 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles have been returned to their home in the Gulf. (Green)
  2. Can tracking the ecological impacts of consumerism make the world a greener place? (YaleE360)
  3. Get some smart home energy tips from a smart prof. (Dot Earth)
  4. And the smart folks at MIT are going to help us move beyond fossil fuels. (The New York Times)
  5. Climate change could benefit poor farmers, says a new study. Huh? (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 11

Written by | February 11th, 2010

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Round ‘em up… the top 5 green news stories online are ready and waiting for you:

  1. Do big storms like “Snowpocalypse” support the arguments of climate change believers or non-believers? (NY Times)
  2. Yes, it’s true, just as you suspected: the suburban cul-de-sac is bad for the environment. (The Vine)
  3. Want to take your kids birding but don’t know how to start? Preview this new guide offering tips and advice. (BirdFreak)
  4. How is the U.S. agricultural system destroying one of our most important fisheries? (Grist)
  5. Climate change is throwing ecosystems out of whack…a new study shows that prey are adapting faster than predators. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 2

Written by | October 2nd, 2009

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It’s Friday and you might already be thinking about your weekend, or at least the cocktail you’ll start the weekend with at 5:01 pm today. If you like your martinis straight-up and dry, this morning’s news round-up featuring climate change is for you. We hope it doesn’t leave you shaken… just a little stirred. Bill McKibben has […]

Five Things I Learned About ACES in Five Minutes on Twitter

Written by | July 20th, 2009

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One small step for man edition: It’s not called ACES in the Senate, it’s called ACELA. Which is weird because I thought that name was already taken. (@ACELAclimateBil) FiveThirtyEight genius Nate Silver thinks he can make some money from this whole climate change thing and has put out an open call to climate change skeptics […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 15

Written by | June 15th, 2009

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I count four out of five hot green links in today’s Coolness as incontrovertibly positive! That’s some kind of record…and if you don’t like windy days (and I don’t), it’s five out of five. Read on, and get happy… President Obama announced Friday he’s creating the Ocean Policy Task Force to craft a U.S. national […]

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