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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: Friday, April 1

Written by | April 1st, 2011

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Yeah, we know what day it is, but we’re pretty sure these links are real:

  1. Insect-eating bats are worth at least $3 billion to U.S. agriculture, and perhaps much more. (Wired)
  2. Speaking of eating insects, that could be a big part of the human diet in the UK by 2020. (Guardian Eco)
  3. Now there’s no excuse. Check out the manifesto for lazy gardening. (Treehugger)
  4. See NASA’s first pictures of Mercury taken from orbit. (National Geographic)
  5. USDA unveils the 60 products that will carry the new “BioPreferred” label. (Green House)

 

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 30

Written by | March 30th, 2011

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Bats and frogs and phone apps, oh my!

  1. The United States slips behind China and Germany on green energy. (Green House)
  2. What can be done to save bats from white-nose syndrome? (YaleE360)
  3. Being poisonous keeps frogs in shape. (Wired)
  4. For greens on the go: here are seven travel apps worth checking out. (Treehugger)
  5. National Telework Week nets nearly $3 million in savings. (Greener Computing)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 8

Written by | December 8th, 2010

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Five great green links– go!

  1. Good news about mountain gorillas! There are more of them. (Mongabay)
  2. Researchers think earthworms could be the next big thing in toxic soil clean-up. (CleanTechnica)
  3. A new report says that carbon emissions are cranking up ocean acidity at probably the fastest rate in 65 million years. (Green)
  4. The future looks grim for America’s bats. (Wired)
  5. New homes may be more energy-efficient, but they may not offer a whole lot of other green features, according to a new study. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 27

Written by | October 27th, 2010

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Primates and pandas and fridge couches, oh my!

  1. Purple wind turbines: potential bat, bug and bird savers. (EcoGeek)
  2. A just-discovered primate species is already on the verge of extinction. Also, it has Elvis hair. (Mongabay)
  3. One potential reason why many people just aren’t getting fired up about climate change: they think it’s boring. (DotEarth)
  4. A panda baby boom is happening right now! but unfortunately, only in captivity. (Sky News)
  5. Here’s some creative recycling: a couch made out of old car seats and refrigerators. (Treehugger)

The Creepy Creatures That Still Haunt Us

Written by | October 25th, 2010

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He was walking by himself in a place called Hells Canyon. Then he heard a terrifying sound. He looked down and saw his foot about to land on a …

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 19

Written by | October 19th, 2010

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The day’s top 5 cool green news stories, delivered right to your doorstep:

  1. The greenest companies in America, as ranked by Newsweek. (GreenBiz)
  2. Children take center stage at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. (EarthWatch)
  3. What’s the least attractive wind turbine color to insects (thus potentially saving lots of birds and bats)? (Treehugger)
  4. Don’t forget to take advantage of the federal tax credit for home energy improvements before it expires at year’s end. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Midwestern climate skeptics get on board with cleaner energy. (The New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 17

Written by | September 17th, 2010

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We’ve got pizza, vegetables and a colony of bats. It’s the cool green news:

  1. We’re in the middle of a rare Atlantic hurricane triple header. (Dot Earth)
  2. Does this picture show a tiny new relative of the elephant? (Mongabay)
  3. A NY park is adding a sculpture to attract a colony of bats. (TreeHugger)
  4. Can a pizza topping really reduce cows’ methane emissions and increase milk production? (EcoGeek)
  5. A Georgia farmer is being sued for growing too many vegetables. (Grist)

By the Numbers: Can We Save the Last Herds, Flocks and Swarms?

Written by | August 10th, 2009

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500,000 sandhill cranes roosting along the Platte River. One million wildebeests migrating across the Serengeti plains. Ten million bats emerging from a Texas cave. Literally uncountable masses of mayflies hatching along a beautiful spring creek. Perhaps nothing captures a naturalist’s imagination quite like the world’s great herds, flocks and swarms. There’s something beyond words when […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 20

Written by | July 20th, 2009

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Great — just how I like to start my Monday morning: With a miles-long blob of black goo. See video of this strange phenomenon above, and look below for more info (and some other and decidedly greener links) in this edition of Coolness: A 12-15 mile long mass of heretofore unknown black algae has been […]

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