Tag: Clean Water Act

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 12

Written by | December 12th, 2012

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This morning, we’ve got muddy waters on our radar.

  1. Did you know that farms were largely exempt from the 1972 Clean Water Act’s policies to limit agricultural runoff? Neither did we. (Green)
  2. Costa Rica has banned hunting as a sport. (Guardian)
  3. A new robot in Japan is ready to clean up Fukushima–and you can watch it perform its tasks. (Treehugger)
  4. Fish Fraud: Don’t be so sure that the sushi toro you ordered is, in fact, tuna. (NPR)
  5. The city of Indianapolis plans to replace its entire city car fleet with electric, plug-in hybrids by 2025. (Washington Post)

A Tsunami of Suds

Written by | November 13th, 2012

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A mountain of foam from a local creek consumed the road that Conservancy lead scientist, Sanjayan, was traveling on in Africa. With fresh water an increasingly important – and scarce – commodity, what can be done to protect it?

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 19

Written by | October 19th, 2012

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It’s your Friday Cool Green Morning… fun fun fun fun.

  1. Our Texas state director writes about the “tyranny of ‘or.’” (Care2)
  2. On its 40th b-day, a reflection on the legacies of the Clean Water Act. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Urban farms: is bigger better? (Grist)
  4. If you feel like crying tears of happiness, you should watch this baby elephant rescue clip. (Treehugger)
  5. Where does YOUR water come from? (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 15th

Written by | May 15th, 2012

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From endangered rivers to clean energy, we’ve got your green news.

  1. Bummer: The list of the top 10 endangered rivers in America is out, and #1 isn’t far from our headquarters. (Discovery News)
  2. It turns out that the unpopular and controversial catch limits on fish are working — 6 populations have rebounded. (Green)
  3. Yet another reason to love wildlife, especially elephants: They may hold vigil at your funeral. (Grist)
  4. A Greenpeace study has found that some American car manufacturers are linked to Amazon deforestation. (Mongabay)
  5. 76 percent of Americans want clean energy instead of coal, nuclear and natural gas. (Clean Technica)

Two Years Later: Restoring the Gulf

Written by | March 28th, 2012

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It’s been two years since the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill. See what it will take to restore the Gulf of Mexico — not just from the effects of the oil spill, but from the decades of degradation that have gone before.

3 Holiday Wishes for Kids

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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You can’t find these gifts in any store, but you can find them in nature. Scientist Jon Hoekstra shares his hopes for kids today.

The Moment Is Now: Notes from the Gulf Summit in Houston

Written by | December 7th, 2011

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The Harte Research Institute’s Gulf Summit in Houston, Texas has shown that there is a strong and surging commitment to change the future of the Gulf of Mexico for the better.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 28

Written by | April 28th, 2011

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A second life for EV batteries? Sounds like green news to me!

  1. Once your electric car battery dies, it could still go on to provide power to your home. (Green)
  2. Climate change policy is gaining ground in 16 major world economies, says new study. (GreenBiz)
  3. If you regularly get your books from the library, maybe a Kindle isn’t a green choice. (Treehugger)
  4. Pres. Obama wants to clarify & expand the Clean Water Act. (LA Times)
  5. The 2011 State of the Air report is out–how bad is the air you breathe? (HuffPostGreen)

Earth Day & Faith: Why Should Christians Care?

Written by | April 21st, 2011

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Author and pastor Jonathan Merritt examines why “environmentalist” is still a dirty word among some Christians and how that can be changed.

A Cloud Hangs Over Our Hunting and Fishing Future

Written by | March 28th, 2011

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Keith Curley, director of government affairs for Trout Unlimited, reacts to a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and its potential harm to our nation’s fish and wildlife populations.

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