Tag: Ask Umbra

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 1

Written by | October 1st, 2012

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It’s just another cool green Monday:

  1. Global demand for oil falls, and so do prices. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. A new study says climate change will make fish tinier. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. Here’s how to cook your veggies to retain the most nutrients. (Grist)
  4. Illegal logging is shockingly lucrative. (Mongabay)
  5. Melting Arctic ice could have serious impacts on the Inuit way of life. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 24

Written by | September 24th, 2012

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As if Mondays couldn’t get any worse:

  1. The National Zoo’s new baby panda passed away on Sunday. (Washington Post)
  2. Who’s the greenest character on TV? (Grist)
  3. So, this year’s drought affected Earth’s mass and gravitational pull. (Treehugger)
  4. Germany is awesome at solar power. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Climate mitigation vs. climate adaptation: what’s the difference? (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 13

Written by | August 13th, 2012

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Everything you never realized you wanted to know about bullets and dragon babies:

  1. Here are some tips for disposing of old bullets in a safe and eco-friendly manner, in case you were looking for some. (Grist)
  2. The western United States: so hot right now. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. In honor of Shark Week, check out this cool infographic illustrating the status of sharks. (Treehugger)
  4. Which countries are the largest carbon emitters? (Mongabay)
  5. This weedy sea dragon daddy just gave birth to a bunch of weedy sea dragon babies. (OnEarth)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 30

Written by | July 30th, 2012

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Hopefully some great green news will make your Monday a little less painful:

  1. These American Olympians deserve gold medals in greenness. (Treehugger)
  2. A former climate skeptic changes his mind. (DotEarth)
  3. These green cowboys are taking care of the land and still making money. Yeehaw! (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. What should you do with “gray” water? (Grist)
  5. In Australia, waves are for hangin’ 10 and also for energy. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 2

Written by | July 2nd, 2012

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It’s not a very cool green morning, that’s for sure.

  1. Team Nature takes on Kenya’s Safaricom Marathon. (The Huffington Post)
  2. A new study says rising levels of carbon dioxide could turn African savannas into forests. (YaleE360)
  3. From greening your barbeque to greening your dandruff shampoo, Ask Umbra’s got you covered. (Grist)
  4. College campuses around the US are leading the charge for climate neutrality. (GreenBiz)
  5. Can reality TV save the monk seal? (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 25

Written by | June 25th, 2012

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It’s just another cool green Monday.

  1. Rest in peace, Lonesome George. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. With their predators MIA, nocturnal fish are now seeing the light of day. (Mongabay)
  3. A new poll says Brits toss nearly $142 million worth of barely worn clothing in landfills every year. (GreenBiz)
  4. Concerned about tossing those “DO NOT EAT” silica packets? Ask Umbra says you can relax. (Grist)
  5. Maya Lin creates a multimedia memorial for biodiversity and nature. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 18

Written by | June 18th, 2012

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. Fireflies: the war machines of the future? (CleanTechnica)
  2. No, to the best of our knowledge, there will not be literal icebergs at Rio+20. (GreenBiz)
  3. Pollution could be turning carnivorous plants into vegetarians. (Treehugger)
  4. This scientist argues that parasites are crucial for ecological balance. (Green)
  5. How can you get your neighbors to stop spraying pesticides? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 29

Written by | August 29th, 2011

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Good riddance, Irene!

  1. Is climate change making hurricanes stronger? (Green)
  2. In the wake of Hurricane Irene, does New York City need storm surge protection? (DotEarth)
  3. After making a pretty significant wrong turn two months ago, Happy Feet the penguin is finally on his way home. (Treehugger)
  4. Meet the just-discovered Komodo dragon of wasps. (Mongabay)
  5. Do you really need a trashcan liner? Ask Umbra has the scoop. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 15

Written by | August 15th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Britain’s rarest spider is set for a comeback. (Wired)
  2. By going organic, poultry farms can cut the amount of “super-bug” bacteria in a single generation by nearly five times. (Scientific American)
  3. Want to go car-free? Step 1: Get rid of your car. (Grist)
  4. China has reopened the legal wild-cat-skin trade. (Mongabay)
  5. You’re probably familiar with carbon and maybe water footprints, but have you ever heard of a plastic footprint? (New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 8

Written by | August 8th, 2011

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Start your day the cool green way:

  1. Fifty years of oil spills in Nigeria’s Ogoniland region will take up to three decades and over a billion dollars to clean up. (Mongabay)
  2. When it comes to printers, what’s the greenest option? (Grist)
  3. One thousand new farmers’ markets popped up this year. (The Daily Green)
  4. The Thelon Expedition: Sanjayan talks life at camp. (Huffington Post)
  5. Without protection, these six species will face extinction. (Treehugger)
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