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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 26

Written by | April 26th, 2011

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If the Clean Air Act helps us live longer, just think what a climate change policy could do:

  1. A new federal report paints a grim picture of water resources in the 21st century. (Green)
  2. Australia’s 2009 wildfires may have helped save the rare Buxton silver gum tree. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Three dogs helped sniff out the habitat of an endangeredVietnamese turtle. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Have you thought about the energy footprint of your web surfing habit? Greenpeace has. (Grist)
  5. In case you doubted the benefits of the Clean Air Act, a new study says it helps you live 4-8 months longer. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 14

Written by | April 14th, 2011

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With our big brains, shouldn’t we humans be able to solve climate change?

  1. A new Nature Conservancy study offers a roadmap for wind development that doesn’t harm wildlife. (Clean Technica)
  2. It turns out that having a bigger brain does get you ahead in life. At least, if you’re an invasive species. (Conservation Journal Watch
  3. We need to get more women involved in green technology, says Kristina Johnson. (GreenBiz)
  4. Wolves are now off the endangered species list–which isn’t as good as it sounds. (The New York Times)
  5. One of the world’s great environmental thinkers offers some advice on energy use. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 12

Written by | April 12th, 2011

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The world gets a little greener every day:

  1. Tree enthusiasts want to clone redwoods to help fight climate change. (The New York Times)
  2. Good news for one of the last intact rainforests in Cambodia: the gov’t has cancelled plans for a titanium mine there. (YaleE360)
  3. Abandonded dumps can serve as refuges for native species, as this study shows.(Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. What’s worse for the climate, coal or natural gas? A new study has the surprising answer. (Grist)
  5. In the wake of disaster, Australia sees an opportunity: rebuild green. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 5

Written by | April 5th, 2011

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These 5 green news links will get your day rolling:

  1. That spider nesting in your car? Could be a species new to science. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  2. A nature reserve grows up along Germany’s “Death Strip.” (YaleE360)
  3. It seems like wildlife cams are all the rage… tune in to see an eaglet hatch in Iowa. (Wired)
  4. Climate-caused species extinction is a complicated matter. (The New York Times)
  5. Cleaning up nuclear waste starts with…algae. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 24

Written by | March 24th, 2011

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Bird vomit and fish poop… need we say more?

  1. The mystery behind Knut’s death is solved. (Treehugger)
  2. Elizabeth Kolbert treks into the Conservancy’s Aeolus Cave in search of bats. (YaleE360)
  3. Fossilized bird vomit holds clues to a 37,000 year-old colony of snow petrels. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. The excrement of a fruit-eating fish is helping re-forest the Amazon. (Wired)
  5. In 2010 the solar market in the U.S. grew by leaps and bounds. (Green Tech)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 8

Written by | March 8th, 2011

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The EU, Japan, China, the Arctic… we’re going ’round the world in 5 cool green news links:

  1. Do energy-efficient products encourage us to use more energy? (Green)
  2. China and the EU see eye-to-eye on curbing carbon emissions. (Earth Watch)
  3. What do earlier blooms of phytoplankton mean for the Arctic food web? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Aww… see photos of the baby Mediterranean monk seal that conservationists just rescued. (BBC)
  5. At Japanese vending machines, you can get a soda and fuel for your electric car. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 15

Written by | February 15th, 2011

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Got the post-Valentine’s Day blues? These 5 cool links will put you back in the green!

  1. Obama’s just-released budget focuses on alternative energy. (NY Times)
  2. Climate change is re-drawing the map of bird life in Africa. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  3. In India, vulture “restaurants” serve up fresh carcass in order to save these endangered birds. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. It’s a guilty verdict for Chevron for polluting the Amazon. (Mongabay)
  5. Landfills–once the scourge of the planet, now a source of green energy. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 25

Written by | January 25th, 2011

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Get your green news in 5 easy links:

  1. The Northeast is the new Artic. Brrrr. (The New York Times)
  2. Dow’s collaboration with the Conservancy is “a small step for a company, a giant leap for critters of all kinds,” says Joel Makower. (Green Biz)
  3. Cyber-thieves hack the Czech carbon registry and make off with $38 million in carbon credits. (Mongabay)
  4. REDD needs to focus on the needs of local people, says a new report. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. One of Obama’s top climate and energy advisers is stepping down–what impact will her departure have? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 6

Written by | January 6th, 2011

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“Trash Is Cash” in Kenya and frog vs. toad in Australia… around the globe in 5 cool green news:

  1. Today’s must-watch video: slum kids from Nairobi rap about recycling (scroll to bottom for video). (Huffington Post)
  2. The Empire State Building will now run on renewable energy. (Green)
  3. The Gulf oil spill was an avoidable accident, concludes panel. (The New York Times)
  4. Props to my home state: Massachusetts aims to get emissions below 1990 levels. (Ecogeek)
  5. In Australia, native frog polliwogs duke it out with invasive sugar cane toads. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2010

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Some simple solultions that make a cool green difference:

  1. The perils of wildlife tourism. [Warning, this video could make you seasick.] (Dot Earth)
  2. A technology that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving health for women and girls? What are we waiting for? (Greenversations)
  3. Well, if global climate change talks disintegrate, at least a lot of good is happening along the way. (Earth Watch)
  4. Why not get more synthetic fuel from oil sands? Hmmm… (Green)
  5. If wearing a neon-orange vest will help save wildlife (in New Zealand!), I volunteer. (Conservation Journal Watch)
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