Tag: Biodiversity

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 27

Written by | January 27th, 2011

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These 5 hot links will start you on the path to a cool green day:

  1. Thankfully, no one in Tucson will be eating lion meat tacos anytime soon. (Green)
  2. Sharks, on the other hand, aren’t so lucky: fishing countries have failed on a 10-year-old pledge to conserve shark species. (BBC)
  3. Are you swapping seeds this year in the name of biodiversity? (Treehugger)
  4. Here are 9 tips for buying your first electric car. (Huffington Post)
  5. Soccer+solar=a win for the Chinese. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 20

Written by | January 20th, 2011

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5 cool green links to get those rusty cogs turning again:

  1. Species extinction hardly matters if we lose all the scientists who study species. (Wired)
  2. You can’t explore these coral reefs with a snorkel and mask–try an underwater robot instead. (LA Times)
  3. Tree rings reveal a link between climate change and the fall of Rome. (BBC)
  4. Can wind, solar, nuclear and other forms of green energy ever meet the world’s needs? (YaleE360)
  5. If you’re the entrepreneurial type, here are 4 business ideas for the climate-conscious world. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 20

Written by | December 20th, 2010

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What could be cooler than starting your day with five great green links?

  1. Depending on whom you ask, there either is or isn’t still oil deep in the Gulf. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. The U.N. adopts resolutions on coral reef and marine biodiversity protection. (Deep Sea News)
  3. Warming up your car in cold weather is probably totally unnecessary. (The Daily Green)
  4. If the climate keeps changing, what’s going to happen to polar bears? (Dot Earth)
  5. Here’s yet another take on the real vs. fake Christmas tree debate. Sounds like Team Real Tree is still in the lead. (New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 2

Written by | December 2nd, 2010

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Finally, a cure for what ails you! And it’s cool, green and all-natural:

  1. How biodiversity can help protect you from icky diseases like West Nile and Lyme. (BBC)
  2. Would you help pay for a nature reserve in your neighborhood? (The Guardian)
  3. Overwhelmed by invasive species, Hawaii looks to a ‘hybrid ecosystem.’ (Extinction Countdown)
  4. Message to Obama: U.S. needs to triple spending on energy R&D. (Green)
  5. Green roofs are on the rise in American cities–have you seen one lately? (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 27

Written by | September 27th, 2010

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Your cure for the Monday blues– the cool greens:

  1. Is Abu Dhabi’s “zero carbon city” really zero carbon, sustainable… or even a city? (Grist)
  2. Plastic grocery bags may never actually decompose, researchers say. (The Daily Green)
  3. Wood: maybe not such a sustainable, sensible option for heating your home. (Treehugger)
  4. What’s biodiversity worth? (YaleE360)
  5. Man and beast collide in California. (Los Angeles Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 23

Written by | September 23rd, 2010

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It’s a watery, biodiverse world here at Cool Green Morning:

  1. Conservancy scientist Sanjayan talks water funds at the Clinton Global Initiative. (Treehugger)
  2. What does the “hockey stick” graph for climate change mean? Read the last sentence of this post. (Green)
  3. A massive wetland restoration in Florida isn’t going quite as planned. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Solar stoves, rocket stoves…what’s the truth about cleaner cooking options for people in poor nations? (Dot Earth)
  5. 2010 is the “International Year of Biodiversity“–dive into the topic with these 16 expert commentaries. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 22

Written by | June 22nd, 2010

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5 cool green links you don’t want to miss:

  1. $1.8 million… that’s how much was raised in last night’s celebrity telethon to help the Gulf. (CNN)
  2. What will the oil spill mean for life at the very bottom of the ocean? (The New York Times)
  3. A scientific look at climate scientists finds that they do indeed agree about global warming. (Green)
  4. Warning, potty humor ahead: how can whale poop help fight climate change? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Is the Internet as much of an energy hog as we think? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 27

Written by | May 27th, 2010

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Start your day the Cool Green way:

  1. “Top kill”: not this summer’s most anticipated action flick, but maybe a way to stop that dang oil from flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. (Los Angeles Times)
  2. Researchers discovered a new bird species in Colombia. In case you were wondering: it’s really cute. (Update: Fun fact! This bird was named after a former Conservancy employee.) (Mongabay)
  3. President Obama will extend the ban on new offshore drilling. (Washington Post)
  4. The gopher: the new poster child of climate change? (Green)
  5. Conservation and biodiversity=happiness, especially in your belly, says one writer. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 25

Written by | May 25th, 2010

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Get your Cool Green Morning on:

  1. Biodiversity on islands rebounding from centuries of invasive rat infestation might recover faster than previously thought, a new study says. (Conservation Maven)
  2. Montgomery County, Maryland just passed the nation’s first countywide carbon tax. (Solve Climate)
  3. A group claims that dolphins and whales deserve human rights. (YaleE360)
  4. Americans are spending more time outdoors these days, according to a new report. (Treehugger)
  5. Tax breaks for solar companies could create more than 200,000 jobs in the US by 2016. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 16

Written by | February 16th, 2010

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Happy Fat Tuesday! Go totally wild with these five green links:

  1. According to the mighty Bill Gates, what the world needs now is an “energy miracle.” (The Vine)
  2. Declining fog threatens California’s famous redwood forests. (Wired)
  3. Why snowstorms and climate change go hand in hand. (The Daily Green)
  4. Australia kicks off a multi-year, multi-million dollar hunt for new species. (Mongabay)
  5. The Pentagon could be just months away from producing fuel from algae. (Treehugger)
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