Tag: Antarctica

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2012

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Catch a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. A “mysterious atmospheric river” doesn’t sound like a good thing, does it? (Scientific American)
  2. The Obama administration might not be ready to tackle climate change, but offshore wind energy is on the table. (CleanTechnica)
  3. NOAA seeks to protect 66 corals under the Endangered Species Act. (DotEarth)
  4. Greenland and Antarctica: “We’re melting!” (Mongabay)
  5. This green First Lady (Bird) will be honored by the US Postal Service on a set of “Forever” stamps. (Treehugger)

Science Short: Common Sense & Climate Change

Written by | October 3rd, 2012

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If climate change is just plain common sense, then why is ice growing in Antarctica? Spatial scientist Jon Fisher on the value of clear climate change communication.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 26

Written by | September 26th, 2012

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In today’s green news, there’s an App for that, and the drones are watching…

  1. Want to help the world’s oceans? There’s an App for that! (Huffington Post)
  2. Drones: they’re not just for combat anymore. NASA is now using drones to take on hurricanes and environmental work. (National Geographic)
  3. Ocean predator’s will lose 35 percent of their habitat, thanks to…what else? Climate change. (Washington Post)
  4. The Arctic is melting, but Antarctic ice hits a record. What gives? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Tourists have been banned from India’s tiger preserves. (NPR)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 14

Written by | September 14th, 2012

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Which do you think is cooler: the new iPhone or the new monkey?

  1. For only the second time in 28 years a new monkey species has been identified. See what makes it stand out. (New York Times)
  2. The new iPhone 5 is a reality. So, is this version any greener? (TreeHugger)
  3. Plans for a marine sanctuary in Antarctica have faltered. Why did talks fall apart? (Huffington Post Green)
  4. An economic think tank is calling for a freeze on fishing in Europe, says it could generate billions in profits. (BBC)
  5. See what caused a horrible stench in L.A. this week, and why it’s going to happen again and again. (Wired)

 

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 11

Written by | September 11th, 2012

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The Pope takes his new electric car out for a spin in today’s green news roundup.

  1. Can you guess what the world’s shiniest living thing is? (Discover Magazine)
  2. Meet the 100 most endangered species on the planet. (CNN)
  3. The Pope goes green in his new electric car. (Clean Technica)
  4. Here’s a simple idea: wind can power the world. (Mongabay)
  5. How does an Antarctic mollusk reproduce in a cold ocean? Switch sexes. (BBC Nature)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 20

Written by | June 20th, 2012

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It’s morning, so it’s time for some cool green news.

  1. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a plane fueled by vegetable oil! (Treehugger)
  2. 36 percent of chinstrap penguins are missing from Antarctic island. Why? (Scientific American)
  3. Rio+20: Chief Justices say it’s illegal to reneg on environmental promises. (Guardian)
  4. If you live in the Great Plains, read this: no more groundwater in 30 years. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Solar myths busted: check out this infographic. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 19

Written by | June 19th, 2012

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A bear did not write Cool Green Morning today. We promise.

  1. Bears have big brains and use computers!? (BBC Nature)
  2. This just in: Antarctica was once as warm as Iceland. (TG Daily)
  3. Where have you been hiding all these years, Kandyan dwarf toad? (Mongabay)
  4. Feast your eyes on the 12 most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Inspecting wind turbine blades is a dangerous job — so hire a robot. (Ecogeek)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 22

Written by | May 22nd, 2012

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In today’s green news, we learn yet another awesome benefit to biking.

  1. Cyclists in the U.S. save a whopping $4.6 billion every year on gas and transportation costs. (TreeHugger)
  2. Attack of the supersized mice! Endangered baby birds beware. (National Geographic)
  3. 13 green buildings that will blow your mind. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Stressed? Blame your grandparents exposure to chemicals. (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)
  5. An environmental coalition aims to protects Antarctica before it’s too late. (The Guardian)

Is Antarctica’s Fate Sealed?

Written by | March 19th, 2012

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Climate change is having a huge impact on Antarctica, says The Conservancy’s Geoff Lipsett-Moore. Learn what that means for penguins and southern elephant seals.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 6

Written by | March 6th, 2012

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Climate changes claims another victim in today’s green news: ice hockey.

  1. The world’s most toxic frog gets a new reserve in Colombia. (Mongabay)
  2. Robotic “Cheetah” has set a new world speed record. (BBC)
  3. Climate change may mean the end of ice hockey in Canada. (Guardian)
  4. Alien species invade Antarctica? (Discovery News)
  5. Adobe launches new software to cut printing by 40%. (Green Biz)
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