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Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 9

Written by | November 9th, 2012

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Imagine enjoying your Cool Green Morning without coffee. Scary but very possible…

  1. Fish “bodyguards” protect coral from seaweed attack. (LiveScience)
  2. Buzzkill. Climate change may put your cup of joe at risk. (National Geographic)
  3. When life gives you wood chips, make gasoline. (Green)
  4. Surfboards emit as much CO2 as cellphones and laptops. (TreeHugger)
  5. An ultralight aircraft guides a flock of whooping cranes on their migration route. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 2

Written by | August 2nd, 2012

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100% organic nations, fracking, caffeinated oceans…we’ve got what’s cool and green in the news today!

  1. Bhutan aims to be the first country that produces 100% organic agriculture! (Treehugger)
  2. Fracking: do you know what the disclosure rules are in your state? (Grist)
  3. Are you drinking coffee? Apparently our oceans are hopped up on caffeine, too. (National Geographic)
  4. Someone do a rain dance: Half of America’s counties are now considered federal natural disaster areas. (Huffington Post)
  5. Solar power helped keep some of the lights on in India after their major blackout. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 16

Written by | April 16th, 2012

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Start your week off with a cup of green coffee and a side of green news.

  1. Himalayan glaciers rebel and buck the global trend of continued ice loss. (The Guardian)
  2. How to sell the greenest coffee: deliver it by bicycle in returnable mason jars. (TreeHugger)
  3. The population of emperor penguins in Antarctica just doubled. (Mongabay)
  4. Is it too late to save the critically endangered Amur leopard? (BBC Nature)
  5. Eat less meat, save the Earth. (Live Science)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 22

Written by | March 22nd, 2012

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Happy World Water Day!

  1. We’re loving these 5 easy tips for conserving water. (The Daily Green)
  2. Spring is in the air. Spring clean the DIY way. (Grist)
  3. Are coyotes in NYC a good thing? (Green)
  4. Stare in awe at seven lovely animal photographs. Warning: you may smile. (BBC)
  5. 86% of Starbucks coffee is “ethically sourced.” (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 18

Written by | October 18th, 2011

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Say it ain’t so! Coffee drinkers, you need a cup of today’s green news:

  1. Is climate change threatening the world’s coffee supply? (CBS News)
  2. Despite bluefin tuna quotas, records show that over 140 percent more tuna meat was sold than supposedly caught in 2010. (Green)
  3. Natural Resources Defense Council plugs into the power of social networking with a Facebook app will allow users to monitor their energy use. (TreeHugger)
  4. Are you celebrating Bulk Foods Week? Bulk foods provide a savings of 30% to 60% — and bulk is better for the environment. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Attack of the killer seaweed: algae in the South Pacific can poison coral on contact. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 23

Written by | May 23rd, 2011

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Hey, we’re all still here! Let’s celebrate with some great green news:

  1. Protected land is protecting communities in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin from flooding. (NPR)
  2. The more energy-efficient your home/appliance/car/etc. is, the more energy you burn…maybe. (The Daily Green)
  3. What are we going to do about all that plastic in the ocean? (Green)
  4. Ask Umbra offers up more eco-friendly alternatives to those ubiquitous single-serving coffee cups. (Grist)
  5. One blogger doesn’t believe we can shop our way to sustainability. Here’s why. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, Feb. 9

Written by | February 9th, 2009

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Today in the green online world: nature words are disappearing in a leading dictionary for kids, one climate change scientist is dancing, and a lichen expert might have helped win World War II. And yes — that’s a big snake… The Snake Thermometer: Scientists are now using snake remains to measure prehistoric climate change. Written […]

When Is a Rainforest Not a Rainforest?

Written by | February 2nd, 2009

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Last Thursday’s New York Times published a fascinating article, “New jungles prompt a debate on rainforest,” where two well-known Smithsonian scientists traded interpretations about the meaning of regeneration of rainforests in Panama. Not the least of the issues the article raised was the climate around the Smithsonian office watercooler these days, as Drs. Joe Wright and […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, Feb. 2

Written by | February 2nd, 2009

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If you wake up and see Cool Green Morning this morning, it means at least six more months of…Cool Green Mornings. That is, if you’re interested in the best of online green delivered fresh to you every day. If not, go back in your den, please: It Feels Good to Go Crazy Once in a […]

Can Nature’s Value Alone Save Nature?

Written by | January 21st, 2009

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You cannot read about conservation these days and not notice the astonishing zeal for ecosystem services as a new conservation strategy. (The February 2009 special issue of the Ecological Society of America’s journal Frontiers of Ecology and the Environment is a good case in point, although it’s not online yet.) The idea behind ecosystem services […]

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