Tag: Canada

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 5

Written by | January 5th, 2012

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They say imitation is the highest form of flattery.

  1. Meet a fish that mimics an octopus… that mimics fish. (msnbc)
  2. Parasite flies are turning honeybees into “zom-bees.” (Time)
  3. Here’s a bright idea: solar-powered ATMs bring money to rural India. (TreeHugger)
  4. Harp seal pups are on thin ice. (Green)
  5. Seattle thinks outside the tray and serves students healthier school lunches. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 22

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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The Grinch visits Canada this Christmas.

  1. Most years, 85% of Canada has a white Christmas. This isn’t one of those years. (The National Post)
  2. New rules will limit mercury and other toxic pollutants in our air, water and food. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. The world’s first solar powered menorah lights up Woodstock, NY. (Grist)
  4. The biblical Christmas story may need a rewriting: Frankincense tree headed for extinction. (CBS News)
  5. The European Union will begin charging airlines for their greenhouse gas emissions. (NY Times)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 30

Written by | September 30th, 2011

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New dream interspecies friendship: little baby sharks and red-haired baby monkeys.

  1. The cutest thing you will ever see all day: a little ginger baby monkey. (Mongabay)
  2. A new report says climate change could cost Canada billions of loonies. (Green)
  3. Scientists have documented an eight-step process that leads to coral reef collapse. (YaleE360)
  4. Newsflash: ecotourism is better for the environment than just plain tourism. (The Daily Green)
  5. To help save a vulnerable species, scientists are reproducing grey nurse/sand tiger sharks in an artificial uterus. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 28

Written by | September 28th, 2011

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Green news time:

  1. A new study indicates warmer summers and less snowy winters are in store for Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. (National Parks Traveler)
  2. Our marine scientist Stephanie Wear offers 21 tips to lower your energy bill. (Whole Living)
  3. A major restoration project could bring back a long-degraded wetland to California’s Santa Cruz Island. (Los Angeles Times)
  4. Seven “retired” lab chimpanzees are experiencing the outdoors for the first time. (Treehugger)
  5. Canada’s Arctic ice shelves have halved in size over the past six years. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 7

Written by | September 7th, 2011

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It’s another Cool Green Morning, y’all!

  1. Where’s the beef? Climate change could bring an end to American cattle ranching. (CleanTechnica)
  2. The Tea Party isn’t buying this whole “climate change” thing. (DotEarth)
  3. Victoria, BC may be home to the world’s greenest neighborhood. (Grist)
  4. Is President Obama bad for the environment? (Time)
  5. Shark fin soup is one step closer toward being banned in California. (Los Angeles Times)

Thelon Expedition: Final Camp – Where God Began

Written by | August 12th, 2011

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At the final camp of the expedition Sanjayan reflects on the meaning of the journey and what lies ahead for this vast land and the people that call it home.

Thelon Expedition: Caribou on the Barrens

Written by | August 1st, 2011

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I write in the light of the endless Arctic dusk, filtered into a golden hue through the walls of my tent. Outside, I hear wolves howl across the river …

Thelon Expedition: The Things We Carry

Written by | July 24th, 2011

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The adventure begins with 14 people and 3,800 pounds of gear. Is what they carry too much, too little, or just enough?

Thelon Expedition: “The Place Where God Began”

Written by | July 23rd, 2011

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Our lead scientist is on a journey with young members of the Dene First Nation through ancestral lands, ending at a remote wildlife refuge. They’re sending updates back so you can follow along.

Follow the Thelon Expedition

Written by | July 22nd, 2011

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Our lead scientist, Sanjayan, is on an expedition to a game sanctuary more than twice the size of Yellowstone, Glacier and the Serengeti parks combined! Follow his progress.

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