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Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 18

Written by | April 18th, 2011

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Happy Monday! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

  1. Wolves are no longer legally endangered. (Mongabay)
  2. One year later, the Gulf of Mexico is still feeling the effects of the oil spill. (LA Times)
  3. Our friends at Treehugger are hopping on the Picnic for the Planet bandwagon/party bus. (Treehugger)
  4. In Vietnam, a special nature reserve has been created to protect the threatened “Asian unicorn.” (AP, via Huffington Post)
  5. Ask Umbra offers up tips for green housewarming gifts. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 9

Written by | March 9th, 2011

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It’s a new day over at nature.org, and a bird named Wisdom is a new mom.

  1. A new study says that self-described Republicans are less skeptical of “climate change” than they are of “global warming.” (Mongabay)
  2. A 60-year-old Laysan albatross named Wisdom is a new mom. (Green)
  3. This rooftop garden provides produce for the supermarket below. (Treehugger)
  4. Thanks to gas drilling, Wyoming out-smogs Los Angeles. (Green House)
  5. The European Union plans to cut emissions by 80% by 2050. (AP, via Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 2

Written by | February 2nd, 2011

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Punxsutawney Phil may say winter’s over, but keep a sweater on hand for these cool green links:

  1. The NFL plans to offset the 15,000 megawatt hours of energy it’ll expend during the Super Bowl. (Treehugger)
  2. The EPA is going to limit the amount of toxic rocket fuel chemicals in your drinking water, which sounds like a good idea. (AP via Washington Post)
  3. A California woman has turned her home into a sanctuary for rare, threatened birds. (Mongabay)
  4. The Yellow Pages is making it easy to opt out of receiving the paper-heavy phone book. (Green House)
  5. Is Jon Huntsman the greenest GOP presidential hopeful? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 23

Written by | July 23rd, 2010

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TGIF, and also TGICGM:

  1. R.I.P. Senate climate bill. You’ve crushed our hopes and dreams. (Grist)
  2. How much damage (in $$$) has the Gulf oil spill really caused? (AP, via Huffington Post)
  3. Re-branding climate change as a public-health issue actually might make people care about it, says a new study. (Red, Green and Blue)
  4. A new image from NASA illustrates ocean dead zones around the world. (Mongabay)
  5. Uh oh– there’s a tropical storm heading straight for the oil slick. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 28

Written by | May 28th, 2010

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Hey, weren’t you just looking for some awesome stuff to read?

  1. Developed nations pledge $4 billion to help poorer nations protect their forests. (AP/MSNBC)
  2. Ask Umbra offers tips for an eco-friendly Memorial Day weekend. (Grist)
  3. Would you drive 5.4 miles less per day to stop drilling in the Gulf of Mexico? (Treehugger/this here Cool Green Science blog)
  4. In California at least, public support for offshore drilling is dwindling. (LA Times)
  5. This mud that’s being used to try to clog up the Gulf oil leak… what IS it, exactly? (New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 13

Written by | May 13th, 2010

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Caffeine? Check. Semi-balanced breakfast? Check. Green news? Check. You may now proceed with your day.

  1. The US Army is going to do this thing where it turns oil from the Gulf spill into asphalt somehow, with science. (Treehugger)
  2. In case you care, here is what the big utility companies think about the new climate bill. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Eco-aggression: the next big thing in recycling and/or art. (Green)
  4. Researchers have taken the first-ever samples of ocean water at the north pole to determine just how acidified the Arctic Sea has become. (Guardian Eco)
  5. A new poll says half of Americans are still cool with offshore drilling. Okay then. (AP/Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 12

Written by | May 12th, 2010

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Get your Cool Green Morning on:

  1. Here it is: the long-awaited Senate climate/energy bill! (Huffington Post Green)
  2. The Nature Conservancy (hey, that’s us!) just announced its purchase of California’s Independence Lake, a popular hiking and angling destination as well as an important water source. (AP/Bloomberg BusinessWeek)
  3. We’re already pretty familiar with the damage an oil spill can do to the environment, but what about the effects on human health? (The Daily Green)
  4. The key to jaguars’ survival? Let them roam. (New York Times)
  5. The “next oil”: wind, solar, waves, trash…or something we haven’t even thought of yet? (Yahoo Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 10

Written by | February 10th, 2010

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We’re experiencing whiteout conditions here in Cool Green Morning land, so let’s break it up with a nice chunk of green:

  1. Unexpected effect of climate change: more fragrant roses, which is actually not good for anyone, not just people with allergies. (Treehugger)
  2. China released its first pollution census, an effort that took two years and a whole lot of manpower. (AP, via Yahoo! Green)
  3. Too much of a good thing? Aggressive recycling and composting in Berkeley, CA has left the city with a $4 million budget deficit. (SFGate)
  4. Your favorite green companies might not be as green as you think they are, according to a new report. (GreenBiz)
  5. Introduced to Congress last week: a bill that would install 10 million solar roofs and 200,000 solar water heaters in American homes over the next 10 years (if it’s passed, of course). (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2009

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Those hammering out a climate deal in chilly Copenhagen may not be literally feeling the heat, but the rest of the world sure is, whether it’s from rising global temperatures or from cutting off that excessively powerful AC with self-controlled vents.  Turn down that thermostat and dive into today’s top green stories: A new study […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 4

Written by | November 4th, 2009

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This edition of Cool Green Morning is all about bringing people together, like Glenn Beck and PETA, who are bonding over their mutual dislike of Al Gore’s diet.  Or German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who’s encouraging the U.S. to team up with Europe to fight climate change.  Read on for more heart-warming tales of love and […]

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