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Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 15

Written by | October 15th, 2012

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After a lovely weekend, let’s cross our fingers for a supersonic Monday.

  1. 25 species now appallingly close to extinction. (TG Daily)
  2. One for the record books: supersonic skydive a success. (Discovery News)
  3. Wait… humans used to eat pandas? (RedOrbit)
  4. Steer clear of bull sharks — they have the strongest bite. (BBC Nature)
  5. How can we save coral reefs? Televise them. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 3

Written by | October 3rd, 2012

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Today’s green news may leave you singing and buzzing.

  1. DJ Spooky uses music to make a statement about climate change. (Grist)
  2. Rings on a tree reveal more than just age. (RedOrbit)
  3. A happy problem to have: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has too many black rhinos. (Mongabay)
  4. Lunar phobia is common among bats. (BBC Nature)
  5. Bee brains will help make robots smarter. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 25

Written by | September 25th, 2012

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What do Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter have in common?

  1. It sounds like a movie, but it’s not: zombie bees have invaded Washington state. (Seattle Times)
  2. The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an app for $9.99. (TIME)
  3. New survey reveals our greenest Presidents. (Green)
  4. How many commuters bike to work in your state? (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Alien earthworms are taking over almost every continent. (BBC Nature)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 19

Written by | September 19th, 2012

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This morning we’re got fauna — endangered fauna — on the brain.

  1. Giraffes? Horses? 20 endangered species that will have you saying, “Whaaa…?” (Treehugger)
  2. Not you too, Nemo! (McClatchy)
  3. And this likely won’t help endangered species, let alone nature in general: Urban sprawl expected to triple by 2030. (MNN)
  4. Elephants are being slaughtered in Africa at the highest rates in a decade, and religion is fueling the poaching. (National Geographic)
  5. Some good news: A new monkey has been discovered in Africa. (BBC Nature)

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: Monday, September 10

Written by | September 10th, 2012

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Climate change finds a new (and unexpected) ally in today’s green news.

  1. Cool finding of the weekend: lemon sharks can learn from their peers. (BBC Nature)
  2. Sea otters help fight global warming. (TG Daily)
  3. Talk about roadblock — endangered spider sighting stops highway construction in Texas. (San Antonio Express)
  4. Caribbean coral reefs on the verge of collapse. (Guardian)
  5. The view from space: why all hurricanes look the same. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 17

Written by | August 17th, 2012

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We’ve got a touching animal reunion for you in today’s green news.

  1. Gorillas reunite after 3 years apart. Hugs! Photos! (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Perhaps Shark Week will star this new shark species next year? (TreeHugger)
  3. Not a record to be proud of: Greenland suffers record melt. (Mongabay)
  4. A surfing robot tracks great white sharks off the coast of California. (BBC)
  5. Noisy ships makes it hard for right whales to communicate. (NOAA)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 14

Written by | August 14th, 2012

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Reading today’s green news is much easier than catching a 164-lb python.

  1. Fukushima caused mutant butterflies. (Wall Street Journal)
  2. An unexpectedly warm Long Island Sound shuts down a coastal reactor. (Green)
  3. Invasvie species, like this 17-foot Burmese python, are thriving in the Everglades. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. A bug specialist spots a new species — on Flickr! (CNET)
  5. Audio experiences of youth crickets affect their adult personalities. (BBC Nature)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 26

Written by | June 26th, 2012

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10 out of 10 doctors recommend starting your day with a strong dose of green news.

  1. Sea level rise is happening 3-4 times as quickly on the East Coast. (TreeHugger)
  2. “Macromaniacs” use dazzling close-up images to help us better understand insects. (BBC Nature)
  3. Animals take note: you don’t have to be a primate to be smart. (Washington Post)
  4. Lead poisoning is to blame for the almost-extinct California condor. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Wait, scientists are scared of math, too? (TG Daily)

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)
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