Tag: crops

A New Diet for the Planet?

Written by | May 1st, 2013

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Should environmentalists say no to meat? Our CEO Mark Tercek, a long-time vegetarian turned vegan, tackles this tough question and offers solutions that even meat-eaters may like.

Drought Calls for Watering Restrictions in the Western U.S.

Written by | April 10th, 2013

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New watering restrictions in Fort Collins, Colorado are a stark reminder that it’s up to us to chart a smarter course toward meeting the future needs of our thirsty cities.

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 1

Written by | March 1st, 2013

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Hello there, March! Let’s ring in this new month with some green news.

  1. What did the one rat brain say to the other rat brain? (BBC News)
  2. The case of the disappearing bees — and say goodbye to crops, too. (Smithsonian)
  3. Wow. The most shocking photo of Beijing air pollution… ever. (Washington Post)
  4. On the green move: how to move houses without harming the planet. (Grist)
  5. The National Parks Service to lose $100 million+ due to the federal budget sequester. (Huffington Post Green)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 19

Written by | February 19th, 2013

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You don’t want to miss today’s green news — we’ve got a jaw-dropping dolphin video!

  1. Which drought-hit US states suffered the worst crop damage in 2012? (Guardian)
  2. Going, going, gone. Arctic sea ice has fallen over a third in less than 10 years. (Mongabay)
  3. Make your home more energy efficient with a tap on your iPhone. (TreeHugger)
  4. It’s not everyday you see a “super-pod” of dolphins (super-pod = thousands!). (Telegraph)
  5. Coastal areas work to remove hot tubs, patio furniture and other Hurricane Sandy debris. (Huffington Post Green)

Mark Lynas and the GMO Debate

Written by | January 7th, 2013

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Until a few days ago, the name Mark Lynas was little known outside the environmental community, but that may be about to change.

Ken Burns’ ‘Dust Bowl’ a Cautionary Tale

Written by | November 21st, 2012

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Ken Burns called the Dust Bowl “one of the great cautionary tales of all time.” We learned, then, about the need to care for nature. Are we so absorbed today by political division that we cannot or will not heed nature’s latest warnings?

Blog Action Day 2011: Is Organic Food Better for the Environment?

Written by | October 16th, 2011

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Cool Green Science is participating in Blog Action Day, an annual event that is sparking a conservation about food. Here we break down organic vs. conventional farming.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 4

Written by | August 4th, 2011

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Let’s hear it for sharks!

  1. Pacific Islands team up to create a regional shark sanctuary. (Green)
  2. The EPA has a documented case of fracking causing water contamination. (The New York Times)
  3. If you’ve ever wanted to go on an expedition to study jumbo squid, this blog’s for you. (Scientific American Expeditions)
  4. Plants with deeper roots could pull more CO2 from the air and improve water retention. (YaleE360)
  5. In honor of shark week, check out these 8 crazy cool shark tales (w/ video). (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2010

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Get your fix, green news junkies:

  1. New NASA images (from space!) show that oil from the Gulf spill is forming a “trail” 20 kilometers wide and hundreds of kilometers long. (Mongabay)
  2. Birds don’t like organic seeds. (Green)
  3. Representative Edward Markey demanded that BP broadcast live video from the source of the spill– and they’re actually going to do it. (Huffington Post)
  4. Increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere don’t just mess with the climate– new research says they could also affect the nutritional value of the world’s crops. (EcoGeek)
  5. Tar balls are showing up in Florida…but they’re not from the Gulf oil spill. (The Daily Green)
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