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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 7

Written by | September 7th, 2011

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It’s another Cool Green Morning, y’all!

  1. Where’s the beef? Climate change could bring an end to American cattle ranching. (CleanTechnica)
  2. The Tea Party isn’t buying this whole “climate change” thing. (DotEarth)
  3. Victoria, BC may be home to the world’s greenest neighborhood. (Grist)
  4. Is President Obama bad for the environment? (Time)
  5. Shark fin soup is one step closer toward being banned in California. (Los Angeles Times)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 29

Written by | August 29th, 2011

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Good riddance, Irene!

  1. Is climate change making hurricanes stronger? (Green)
  2. In the wake of Hurricane Irene, does New York City need storm surge protection? (DotEarth)
  3. After making a pretty significant wrong turn two months ago, Happy Feet the penguin is finally on his way home. (Treehugger)
  4. Meet the just-discovered Komodo dragon of wasps. (Mongabay)
  5. Do you really need a trashcan liner? Ask Umbra has the scoop. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 24

Written by | August 24th, 2011

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Today’s green news: totally earthshaking.

  1. So, how about that earthquake yesterday, huh? (DotEarth)
  2. Over the past 250 years, scientists have identified over two million species–which is actually less than 15 percent of all the species in the world. (Mongabay)
  3. We’re one step (ha!) closer to powering our electronic devices by walking. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Does the president really have any control over gas prices? (The Daily Green)
  5. Our lead scientist Sanjayan wraps up his Thelon expedition. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 17

Written by | May 17th, 2011

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Microbes in space (!) and more exciting green news:

  1. Which is more frightening: traditional livestock practices or “growing” meat in labs? (DotEarth)
  2. New research says cell phones are contributing to the decline of honeybees. (Treehugger)
  3. Drought hits central China, drying up reservoirs along the Yangtze River. (The New York Times)
  4. The world’s middle class is growing, which should mean more consumption and pollution… does it? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Yesterday’s space shuttle launch sent six astronauts plus a bobtail squid, a water bear and “Conan the Bacterium” into space. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 6

Written by | May 6th, 2011

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It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get green news on Friday (sorry):

  1. Our president/CEO Mark Tercek writes about sharks, healthy marine ecosystems and the beautiful Palmyra Atoll. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Students at one university are using Twitter to monitor bird behavior. (DotEarth)
  3. A new study says that climate change is responsible for poor harvests, food shortages and high prices. (New York Times)
  4. Executive Order 13154 basically forces federal agencies to lease more fuel-efficient vehicles, ultimately saving taxpayers $9 million and 2.4 million gallons of gas per year. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Are “blimp-like hybrid airships” the alternative air travel of the future? (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 9

Written by | February 9th, 2011

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Pollution– it’s out of this world. That, and so much more, in today’s Cool Green Morning:

  1. The Pacific walrus is on the endangered species waiting list. (DotEarth)
  2. Take a look at the world’s 10 most threatened forests. (Guardian Eco)
  3. Turns out pollution isn’t just a problem here on Earth, because countries are developing methods for cleaning up space trash. (Grist)
  4. Does love make you greener? (Treehugger)
  5. Don’t hoard incandescent light bulbs! CFLs are pretty great, and are getting even better. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 1

Written by | February 1st, 2011

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Are you ready to go plastic-free in February?

  1. One intrepid greenie explains why he’s avoiding plastic for a whole month. (Treehugger)
  2. Maybe it’s just human nature to doubt science. (Green)
  3. Andy Revkin asks: Can video move the public on climate change? (Dot Earth)
  4. There’s one species that’s not welcome on the Galapagos Islands. (Extinction Countdown)
  5. NASA’s solar sail spacecraft is first to circle the Earth. Yes, the future is here. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2010

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And you thought your Friday couldn’t get any cooler or greener:

  1. Happy birthday to the EPA–40 years old! What will the next 40 bring? (Green Biz)
  2. Cancun needs a conflict resolution expert, thinks Andy Revkin. (DotEarth)
  3. Cyclists always knew it was true, but now a new study proves it: in the city, bikes are faster than cars. (Treehugger)
  4. Europe decides to keep on trawling. (Green)
  5. Wait, this doesn’t sound right: oil exploration threatens the Seaflower Marine Protected Area in Japan? (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 28

Written by | October 28th, 2010

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From green eats to a green ride, our top 5 news stories are, well, green:

  1. Have you eaten at New York’s eco-friendly ‘Ladle of Love’ lately? (Diner’s Journal)
  2. Natural capital get’s it’s day in the sun at COP 10–will it make a difference? (DotEarth)
  3. More from COP 10: scientists report grim news about the rate of animal extinctions, but there is a silver lining. (LA Times)
  4. Life in the sea has inspired all kinds of cool innovations, like mussel glue. (GreenBiz)
  5. Rumor has it Toyota is creating a Prius fit for the Brady Bunch (almost–Cindy will have to stay home). (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 27

Written by | October 27th, 2010

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Primates and pandas and fridge couches, oh my!

  1. Purple wind turbines: potential bat, bug and bird savers. (EcoGeek)
  2. A just-discovered primate species is already on the verge of extinction. Also, it has Elvis hair. (Mongabay)
  3. One potential reason why many people just aren’t getting fired up about climate change: they think it’s boring. (DotEarth)
  4. A panda baby boom is happening right now! but unfortunately, only in captivity. (Sky News)
  5. Here’s some creative recycling: a couch made out of old car seats and refrigerators. (Treehugger)
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