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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 7

Written by | February 7th, 2012

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This just in: sand castles might make beach-goers sick.

  1. The EPA warns beach sand may contain illness-inducing bacteria. (TreeHugger)
  2. Two teenagers are helping Girl Scouts end deforestation. (Grist)
  3. Will global warming ruin football in the southern US? (Climate Progress)
  4. Electric bicycles take on San Francisco’s famous hills. (Green)
  5. Teaching students about climate change proves to be tricky for teachers. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 28

Written by | June 28th, 2011

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5 green questions for your day:

  1. How many people could eat with the food waste from U.S. dumpsters? (Grist)
  2. Love reality cooking shows? Check out this one that aims to help the world. (Dot Earth)
  3. Metal fatigue can cause sudden collapse in airplanes–is there something similar in the Earth’s climate? (Earth Watch)
  4. Sure, lions and tigers are cool animals, but have you heard of these evolutionary wonders? (Wired)
  5. Can a billboard fight air pollution? Maybe if it’s made of plants. (GoodCleanTech)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 17

Written by | June 17th, 2011

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Feel like you’re seeing a lot of birds lately? You might want to pay attention to them!

  1. The Senate has voted to end billions of dollars in annual ethanol subsidies. (Dot Earth)
  2. Could the change in ethanol policy lead to a quick fix for the food crisis? (Scientific American)
  3. Elusive mountain lion finally found in Connecticut, but it’s too late. (Treehugger)
  4. See brilliant new images of Mercury from NASA’s first year in orbit. (Wired)
  5. Magpies can recognize, and “scold,” specific humans. (BBC Nature)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 15

Written by | June 15th, 2011

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Today’s green news features American consumers, Australian scientists and Amazon farmers:

  1. A Pennsylvania school district saves $$ and cuts carbon by hiring sheep to mow their lawns. (Treehugger)
  2. Americans “don’t have a clue” about the top green brands on the market. (Green Biz)
  3. Solar employs more people than steel, which means green jobs are a reality. (Grist)
  4. Can sustainable palm oil plantations actually help preserve the Amazon? (YaleE360)
  5. A group of Australian scientists are trying to clarify the climate change conversation. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 19

Written by | May 19th, 2011

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Deforestation, species extinction, primate wars… being green is serious business:

  1. It’s chimpanzee vs. red colobus monkey in Uganda, and it may be a battle to the death. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Speaking of: scientists disagree over a new study that says species extinction rates from habitat loss are always overestimated. (Dot Earth)
  3. Could the extra CO2 we’re spewing into the atmosphere be converted to fuel? (YaleE360)
  4. Meet a 10-year-old eco-activist who’s battling a fast food chain to save U.S. forests. (Mongabay)
  5. The Yangtze is low, the Mississippi high… what can these rivers tell us about the future of green development? (Green Biz)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 2

Written by | March 2nd, 2011

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Raise your hand if you love green news!

  1. Our president and CEO Mark Tercek writes about protecting nature through “radical collaboration.” (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Are humans the ultimate invasive species? (Dot Earth)
  3. Best Actress winner Natalie Portman’s green roots go way back. (Grist)
  4. The Congressional cafeteria takes huge strides backward, swapping composting and biodegradable packaging for styrofoam. (Treehugger)
  5. When was climate change– as we know it today– discovered? (Guardian Eco)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 1

Written by | March 1st, 2011

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It’s the first day of March, which means the beginning of spring is just around the corner. Right??

  1. A ‘small’ nuclear war could reverse global warming, but is that really such a good idea? (National Geographic)
  2. A new study will examine the health effects of the Gulf oil spill on clean-up workers. (Green)
  3. Low-flow toilets may save water, but they’re creating a stink in San Francisco. (CNN)
  4. Turtles are in a crisis, threatened by habitat loss, the pet trade and harvesting for food and traditional medicines. (Extinction Countdown)
  5. It’s National Invasive Species Awareness Week–get educated about unwanted critters! (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 28

Written by | February 28th, 2011

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It’s just another cool green Monday…

  1. Is fracking to blame for three earthquakes in Arkansas? (Huffington Post Green)
  2. The U.S. military is transforming landfill gas into renewable energy. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Can scientists learn from science journalists? (Dot Earth)
  4. The first step to protecting water supplies: protecting forests. (GreenBiz)
  5. Wait a minute– plastic bags might not be that bad? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 31

Written by | January 31st, 2011

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The best green links in all the land:

  1. Would you drink milk from a recyclable papier-maché package? (Treehugger)
  2. Your favorite scented candle could be responsible for forest destruction. (Grist)
  3. A new study says that castrated reindeer are better at coping with climate change. But there has to be a better way! (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  4. Arctic waters are warmer than they’ve ever been at any point in the past 2,000 years. (Green)
  5. Andrew Revkin explains “sustainable,” and answers many other pressing questions. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2011

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We know there’s fresh powder out there, but be sure to read all 5 before you hit the slopes:

  1. Students, parents are protesting planned solar panels at a California middle school. (LA Times)
  2. Primitive tools suggest humans left Africa earlier, and in a different direction. (NPR)
  3. See amazing pictures of the damage invasive boas inflict on native birds in Aruba. (Dot Earth)
  4. A controversial Brazilian mega-dam on the Amazon clears another major hurdle. (Green)
  5. Your ski and snowboard wax could be seriously harmful to you and wildlife. (Treehugger)
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