Tag: bats

Live from the Artificial Bat Cave

Written by | September 24th, 2012

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Bats are dying by the millions. Science has yet to find answers. Can a new experiment in Tennessee offer hope? Join our blogger on the front line of the battle to save cave bats in the United States.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 6

Written by | June 6th, 2012

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We’ve got your green news this fine morning!

  1. Farm Bill: leaders in the food movement — and celebrity chefs — say, “back to the kitchen.” (Grist)
  2. A new study says hormones in dairy farm wastewater persist for years. (Treehugger)
  3. Bats in the U.S. have been put on a regional extinction watch because of white nose syndrome. (BBC)
  4. Is deforestation happening near you? Now you can find out with the Global Forest Disturbance Alert System. (Mongabay)
  5. China wants to keep its air pollution levels to itself. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 1

Written by | June 1st, 2012

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Here are some green news stories to get you to the weekend. Seriously, it’s Friday!

  1. Greenhouse gasses are at record-high levels, pass a symbolic milestone. (Guardian)
  2. Are the disease-related deaths of bees, bats and frogs linked? (Discovery News)
  3. Horseshoe crab blood is blue and does some amazing things. (NPR)
  4. The largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history is expected to keep burning for weeks. (Huffington Post)
  5. The Honduran president watches as hundreds of illegal shark fins are burned. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 19

Written by | January 19th, 2012

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Sit back and enjoy a bowl of prehistoric popcorn.

  1. Climate change gets a $18 million boost. Thank you, Prince Charles. (TreeHugger)
  2. 6,700 year-old popcorn found in Peru. Yum! (Daily Mail)
  3. Wind farm threatens to blow Donald Trump’s golf course dreams. (Guardian)
  4. White-nose syndrome affects six times more bats than previously thought. (TIME)
  5. Here’s an interesting recycling story: butter sculpture becomes biofuel. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 18

Written by | January 18th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. An Indonesian rock band highlights the plight of the orangutan in song. (Mongabay)
  2. Save energy (and money!): tint your windows. (CleanTechnica)
  3. The Interior Department has banned the import of four nonnative snakes. (Green)
  4. White nose syndrome has killed an estimated seven million bats. (Washington Post)
  5. The new science classroom battle: climate change. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 3

Written by | November 3rd, 2011

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Today’s green news gives us the shakes.

  1. Oklahoma Geological Survey has found that hydraulic fracturing may have triggered small earthquakes in Oklahoma. (Climate Progress)
  2. Could an artificial cave in Tennessee help protect bats from white-nose syndrome? (Scientific American)
  3. No longer just a mirage in the desert: Morocco to host the first solar and windfarm across North Africa and the Middle East. (Guardian)
  4. More than 50 tons of plastic went into making this first recycled bridge in Europe. (Grist)
  5. A $2 million florist bill OR 2 million trees planted in the Brazil rainforest? We think this is an easy decision, Kim Kardashian! (MTV Act)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 31

Written by | October 31st, 2011

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Boo! Here is your Halloween-inspired edition of Cool Green Morning.

  1. Now this would have made a great Halloween costume: a three-eyed wolf fish has been caught in Argentina. (Gizmodo)
  2. A new study confirms the long-suspected culprit for white-nose syndrome found in bats. (Washington Post)
  3. We know our readers love cute and cuddly animal photos but today we present Mongabay’s gallery of creepy critters! (Mongabay)
  4. The video of the Condit Dam removal in Washington State is worth a watch. Sure puts my neighbor’s Halloween smoke machine to shame… (National Geographic)
  5. Too much candy can cause a stomachache. And so can the Turkish pine nuts that have been recalled due to salmonella. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 29

Written by | June 29th, 2011

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These kids make me feel inadequate and hopeful at the same time:

  1. Meet 6 child environmentalists that have already changed the world. (Treehugger)
  2. Researchers believe that happy orangutans are more likely to live longer lives. (BBC)
  3. New evidence suggests the pace of the last great global warming paled in comparison to today’s. (Scientific American)
  4. Two bat species could be wiped out by white-nose syndrome. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. The Tasmanian devil’s genome has been mapped to help fight a contagious cancer. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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It’s a bright, shiny green morning here:

  1. Climate scientists say Chicago will get warmer and wetter—and urban planners are taking heed of the warning. (The New York Times)
  2. Meanwhile, the Australia Climate Commission projects global sea-level rise will be higher than previously thought. (BBC)
  3. Get the latest update on declining bats, penguins and lemurs. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. How could fewer people mean LESS biodiversity in Mexico? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Barcodes on trees could help save rainforests in war-torn Liberia. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 18

Written by | May 18th, 2011

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Who wants green news?

  1. In India, a ban on medicine for cows is saving vultures’ lives. (Wired)
  2. The US Fish and Wildlife Service unveiled a plan to protect bats from white nose syndrome. (LA Times)
  3. Here’s how to boost recycling rates in schools. (The Daily Green)
  4. Researchers discovered nine new marine species off the coast of Bali. (Green House)
  5. A new study says that 1/3 of the food produced for human consumption is wasted. (Triple Pundit)
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