Tag: Conservation Journal Watch

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 18

Written by | August 18th, 2011

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Is your glass half-full or half-empty?

  1. The economy and environment are both in trouble, but this writer sees an opportunity. (YaleE360)
  2. Case in point: you can stay positive by developing a personal green stimulus plan. (TreeHugger)
  3. Is it cool to be a science geek now? (BBC)
  4. Bacterium from human waste is killing off some corals, says a new study. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. One day you might run your car on alligator fat. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 5

Written by | August 5th, 2011

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Hurricanes, dams, droughts, singing frogs and cartoons…

  1. This year’s hurricane season has an 85% chance of being worse than average. (Green)
  2. Do dams add to or help reduce climate change? A new study tips the scales toward … (Conservation Journal Watch)
  3. This cool animation shows the widening drought across the southern U.S. (The Daily Green)
  4. Trying to hold a conversation at a cocktail party isn’t easy… now frogs provide clues to why. (Mongabay)
  5. SpongeBob Squarepants talks climate change, and some people aren’t happy about that. (HuffPost Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 26

Written by | July 26th, 2011

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Fires, art and lions… surely one of our green news stories will pique your interest:

  1. Scientists learn more about a rare animal called “the ghost of the mountains.” (The New York Times)
  2. Research shows big wildfires could hit Yellowstone by 2050. (Mongabay)
  3. A new study identifies 3 common characteristics of climate change deniers. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Guess who doesn’t like the University of Wyoming’s new anti-coal art project? (Grist)
  5. If one of your worst fears is getting attacked by a lion, this study explains when you should be most afraid. (HuffPostGreen)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 22

Written by | July 22nd, 2011

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Two pieces of advice: avoid mass-market tomatoes and zombie creatures from the sea.

  1. The blue iguana is back from the brink of extinction, thanks to captive breeding programs. (Green)
  2. A new book exposes the reality behind tomato production in the U.S. (GreenBiz)
  3. Signs of advanced intelligence: this mandrill monkey giving itself a pedicure [video]. (BBC)
  4. A heat wave in the Arctic is melting sea ice at an alarming pace. (Mongabay)
  5. The hagfish secretes buckets of slime and feeds off dying ocean creatures on the bottom of the sea–what’s not to love? (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 5

Written by | July 5th, 2011

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Happy orangutans, classic Coke and 8,000 meat-free calories…time to get green!

  1. Can a vegan diet help this cyclist win the Tour de France? (TreeHugger)
  2. The wildest ecosystem in the country should be preserved, esp. for wildlife says new report. (Green)
  3. The world’s most endangered chimp now has a plan. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. Meanwhile, a new study says happy orangutans live longer in zoos. (BBC)
  5. What’s a cheap way to measure uranimum levels in soil? (Hint: it’s America’s favorite soft drink.) (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 20

Written by | June 20th, 2011

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Comeback stories are a great way to start your Monday!

  1. Yum, cicada ice cream! Could bugs be a tasty new food source? (Treehugger)
  2. Texas drought sparks more than just thirst in the battle over water use on the Colorado River. (Green)
  3. The Arabian oryx gets an upgrade and makes history in the process. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. The Hawaiian moorhen, coot and stilt are making comebacks, too. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Here’s a great question: if marine protected areas can help our oceans recover, why are there so few of them? (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 14

Written by | June 14th, 2011

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Instead of two for Tuesday, how about 5 (cool green news links, that is)?

  1. What are the economic and human costs of extreme weather? (Green Biz)
  2. This guy dresses up in 500 plastic bags and calls himself “Bagmonster”–would you believe him? (The New York Times)
  3. See breathtaking photos of weedy seadragons (for real!). (BBC)
  4. A new study says more than 50% of the world’s population lives within 3 km of a freshwater source. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. The Missouri River continues to rise, rupturing two levees on Monday. (HuffPostGreen)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 31

Written by | May 31st, 2011

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Today’s green news is rather gloomy, but a rainbow is waiting for you at the end:

  1. Coal is literally killing China–lung cancer is now the #1 cause of death there. (Treehugger)
  2. Scientists can see the world’s groundwater depletion from space. (The New York Times)
  3. In the Brazilian Amazon, 3 activists were assassinated in the past week–and murders due to land disputes continue to grow. (Mongabay)
  4. As the economy starts to recover, greenhouse gas emissions are rising again. (BBC)
  5. A leech with gigantic teeth, a raspy cricket and a duiker are among the top 10 most notable species discovered in 2010. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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It’s a bright, shiny green morning here:

  1. Climate scientists say Chicago will get warmer and wetter—and urban planners are taking heed of the warning. (The New York Times)
  2. Meanwhile, the Australia Climate Commission projects global sea-level rise will be higher than previously thought. (BBC)
  3. Get the latest update on declining bats, penguins and lemurs. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. How could fewer people mean LESS biodiversity in Mexico? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Barcodes on trees could help save rainforests in war-torn Liberia. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 3

Written by | May 3rd, 2011

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Meatless Mondays go mainstream–which definitely means no shark fin soup. Order up for 5 cool green news links!

  1. Sharks are worth far more in the water–$1.9 million!–than in a soup, says new study. (Mongabay)
  2. Tilapia, the most popular farmed fish eaten in the U.S., has a shady environmental story. (The New York Times)
  3. 3,000 corporate cafeterias and hospitals will soon offer “Meatless Mondays.” (GreenBiz)
  4. For all you app-addicts, check out Al Gore’s latest climate change venture. (Grist)
  5. The recent worldwide decline in loggerhead sea turtles is due to changing climate and ocean conditions. (Conservation Journal Watch)
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