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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 17

Written by | October 17th, 2012

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From green etiquette to coffee to the debate, we’ve got your Cool Green News.

  1. Traveling for the holidays? Perhaps you’d like to brush up on etiquette for the green houseguest. (Earth 911)
  2. A photo tells 1000 words — especially when it shows just how close Shell’s offshore rig is to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (The Daily Climate)
  3. Disney — the largest publisher of children’s books — has dropped a paper supplier that is linked to deforestation. (Mongabay)
  4. Starbucks has opened a pre-fabricated, modular store in Denver — with locally sourced material and a very low carbon footprint. (National Geographic)
  5. Last night’s debate: Check out the facts on energy production on public lands, and find out which candidate was right. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 1

Written by | August 1st, 2012

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Giddyup, y’all. Your Cool Green Morning is here.

  1. There’s a new breed of cowboy out West, and he’s wearing…birkenstocks? Yee Haw! (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Shrimp vs. Turtle: Kemp’s Ridley Turtle protection is infringing on Gulf shrimpers. (Huffington Post)
  3. USDA backs of Meatless Monday idea after cattle producers’ outraged response. (Treehugger)
  4. Here’s an Olympic athlete for you: Watch the video of a cormorant diving 150 feet to the ocean floor in 40 seconds. (BBC Nature)
  5. Those pine beetles in Colorado? They’ve been hungry. See NASA images that compare the before and after their munching. (Mongabay)

 

The River: Chasing a Drop Down the Colorado

Written by | July 31st, 2012

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From a bird’s eye vantage point, photographer Peter McBride explores every nook of the Colorado River in the hope of offering some human perspective and awareness to a complicated issue.

Nature Photo of the Week: Colorado Aspens

Written by | October 28th, 2011

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This photos screams fall, doesn’t it? We love the way the sun is making the leaves of these Colorado aspens glow. Thanks to Flickr user Suburban Misfit for this great nature shot and thanks for sharing it with The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 21

Written by | January 21st, 2011

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These cool green links have gone to the birds, and lions:

  1. Birds are sending messages to each other by using plastic in their nests. (BBC)
  2. A newly found pterosaur fossil shows a mother with a preserved egg. (National Geographic)
  3. Thailand is closing some diving sites to protect corals. (Green)
  4. Here’s a gallery of 8 beautiful bioluminescent creatures from the sea. (Wired)
  5. 25 ex-circus lions are being airlifted from Bolivia to Colorado. (Treehugger)

Russian Wildfires Recall Southwest’s Experience: Smoke, Fire and Difficulty Breathing

Written by | September 3rd, 2010

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See why Conservancy scientist Patrick McCarthy says similar fires closer to home provided concrete evidence of climate change.

The Montana Curlews Are Moving Out!

Written by | July 9th, 2009

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In late June, I posted about the new project to track Long-billed Curlew migrations from eastern Montana. Well, the fall migration has started for these birds and they are moving out! As of early this week, 4 of the 7 birds had taken off and left the Montana prairie for points south. Currently, one bird is in […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 7

Written by | July 7th, 2009

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It’s a wildlife-friendly day here at Cool Green Morning. We’ve got baby animals (orangutans and lynx), strange animals (swimming mouse-deer), high-profile animals (polar bears) and underwater animals (coral). The news isn’t all good, but it’ll get you going. Could deer provide clues to the evolution of whales? It seems so. Scientists recently discovered two species […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 22

Written by | June 22nd, 2009

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Ahhh, Monday. Grab your coffee and start the week off with the top five Cool Green News links of the day. You won’t be sorry. How much will the Waxman-Markey bill cost you? A new assessment from the Congressional Budget Office says $175 per household (not the $3,000 that Repbulican opponents have asserted). According to […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 8

Written by | June 8th, 2009

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Climate change, oceans and fish, water in the West… we’ve got all of today’s important topics gathered in one convenient place for you. Enjoy your Cool Green Morning news. Blogfish honors World Oceans Day with a round-up of the best in ocean blogging while over at Grist, Carl Safina offers some insight into why jellyfish are […]

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