Tag: dolphins

Lessons from Our Adventure on the Mekong River

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Get the skinny on mischievous monkeys, freshwater dolphins and travel in Southeast Asia from Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman’s two children, who recently returned from a 1,500-mile journey down the Mekong River.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 18

Written by | July 18th, 2012

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Today we celebrate an important date that everyone in the United States will appreciate.

  1. Happy Birthday, Air Conditioner. (Grist)
  2. Another effect of the continually hot, hot weather: nuclear plant cooling ponds are not cooling down. (Green)
  3. Whoa. Dolphins may be math geniuses. (Discovery)
  4. Australian shark attacks: do they need to be taken off the protected list? (BBC)
  5. Summer Fun: Vegetarian-friendly ballparks! (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 29

Written by | February 29th, 2012

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Today is Leap Day, which means you get extra day of green news!

  1. Seattle, Washington welcomes a public food forest. (TreeHugger)
  2. A dolphin’s unique whistle says “Hey! Come play!” (MSNBC)
  3. Lone gray wolf brings hope to California. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. One unexpected spot for a sunny park: a NYC subway tunnel. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Trust us – a look at the extinct giant penguin was worth the 26 million-year wait. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 29

Written by | September 29th, 2011

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I guess if you’ve been missing since the 1800s you can call it a comeback:

  1. A bird thought to be extinct for 150 years is alive and making a comeback. (TreeHugger)
  2. Are motorcycles greener than cars? See what “MythBusters” says. (Los Angeles Times)
  3. Fishing methods have pushed endangered sea dolphins to the brink of extinction. (Guardian)
  4. Dozens of hot spots for life have been discovered at the bottom of the Dead Sea. (National Geographic)
  5. Two shorebirds tracked by satellite for thousands of miles were killed by hunters in unregulated “shooting swamps.” (Surfbirds News)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 8

Written by | September 8th, 2011

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Today’s green news is a little fishy.

  1. In case you were wondering, this is what climate change looks like. (Grist)
  2. Dolphins– they’re just like us! Or they talk like us, at least. (Wired)
  3. A new report calls for an outright ban on industrial deep-sea fishing. (YaleE360)
  4. Leasing solar panels for your home: worth it or no? (The Daily Green)
  5. Discharge from two coal mines killed more than 42,000 fish, and Pennsylvania’s mad enough to sue. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 26

Written by | August 26th, 2011

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Cool Green Morning, Cool Green Afternoon…what’s the diff?

  1. Irene’s making her way up the East Coast. What does she have to do with climate change ? (The Daily Green)
  2. There’s a big secret underground river underneath the Amazon, scientists say. (Mongabay)
  3. In other Amazon news, scientists have also discovered a brand new species of monkeys. (Treehugger)
  4. Dolphins are so smart! Watch them use shells to catch fish. (Wired)
  5. What impact did the dispersants used to clean up the Gulf oil spill have underneath the surface? (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 3

Written by | November 3rd, 2010

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Snakes and dolphins and…ballot measures? Oh my!

  1. Get the scoop on yesterday’s election results– and what they mean for the environment. (Grist)
  2. Hooray! The rarest snake in the world is making a comeback. (Mongabay)
  3. Why isn’t America’s diversity reflected in national park visitors? One park ranger (and Oprah) is on the case. (NYT)
  4. Baby dolphins get by with a little help from their moms’ friends. (Wired)
  5. Re: climate change: sure, the planet will eventually heal, but it’ll take like 100,000 years. Seriously. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 25

Written by | October 25th, 2010

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Kick off your week with these great green news stories:

  1. Whales and dolphins are protected from hunting in Palau’s new Mongolia-sized marine sanctuary. (Mongabay)
  2. Fist pump! The largest solar farm in the northeastern U.S. is under construction in southern New Jersey. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Here are some tips for recycling your e-waste. (Green)
  4. What will space tourism mean for climate change? (Scientific American)
  5. Bees are smarter than computers. (Guardian Eco)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 25

Written by | May 25th, 2010

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Get your Cool Green Morning on:

  1. Biodiversity on islands rebounding from centuries of invasive rat infestation might recover faster than previously thought, a new study says. (Conservation Maven)
  2. Montgomery County, Maryland just passed the nation’s first countywide carbon tax. (Solve Climate)
  3. A group claims that dolphins and whales deserve human rights. (YaleE360)
  4. Americans are spending more time outdoors these days, according to a new report. (Treehugger)
  5. Tax breaks for solar companies could create more than 200,000 jobs in the US by 2016. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 31

Written by | March 31st, 2010

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Toads, dolphins and offshore drilling– oh my! You’ll find it all in today’s roundup of the morning’s coolest, greenest news:

  1. This just in: Obama OKs offshore drilling in large sections of the Alaskan, Atlantic and Gulf coasts. (Grist)
  2. A new study shows that the reproduction rate of dolphins in the Mississippi Sound spiked post-Hurricane Katrina. (Journal Watch Online)
  3. Europe could be totally powered by renewable energy by 2050. Jealous? (The Vine)
  4. The science of genomics is helping researchers figure out the biological effects of climate change and develop new biofuels. (Red, Green and Blue)
  5. Toads can predict earthquakes, says a new report. (Guardian)
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