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Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 21

Written by | October 21st, 2010

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Need a good argument for why people should protect nature? We’ve got 5:

  1. Give farmers $1 billion to reduce water pollution and they’ll save you $6 billion on a wastewater treatment plant. (The New York Times)
  2. A new study says viewing nature scenes eases pain for cancer patients. (The Daily Green)
  3. The Gulf oil spill was good for America’s bottom line… which is weird, and still an argument for nature. (DotEarth)
  4. Will these 8 overlooked species be granted endangered status? (Wired)
  5. Cool photo! See this winner of the 2010 wildlife photographer of the year award. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 20

Written by | October 20th, 2010

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You overslept this morning? Tell your boss you were just doing your part to fight climate change.

  1. Researchers discover three new species of cute little forest frogs in Tanzania. (Mongabay)
  2. Floating wind turbines sound kind of cool, don’t they? (CleanTechnica)
  3. Invasives like Asian carp and lionfish are bad for the environment, so let’s eat them. (DotEarth)
  4. The entire world has fallen way short on ocean protection goals. (YaleE360)
  5. Get more sleep! It’s better for you, and also the climate. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 12

Written by | October 12th, 2010

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Evapotranspiration, the Global Work Party and old cartoons… it’s just another cool green morning:

  1. The Southern Hemisphere is drying up fast, indicating the planet’s water cycle is at capacity. (YaleE360)
  2. Photos from 10/10/10 around the world. (Grist)
  3. China and the United States on climate change …reminiscent of a vintage cartoon? (Dot Earth)
  4. Population shifts will substantially influence future emissions, says a new study. (BBC)
  5. It’s a Digital Age, but is digital really better for the environment? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 7

Written by | October 7th, 2010

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Clues to a bee mystery and the meaning of “eco-friendly,” courtesy of your morning cool green news.

  1. Two new suspects revealed in the case of honeybee colony collapse. (The New York Times)
  2. Finally, a guide to what “green” really means when it comes to your favorite products. (GreenBiz)
  3. The Atlantic sturgeon gets a little help from friends. (DotEarth)
  4. How much does environmental destruction cost the global economy? Hint: there are a lot of zeros. (Mongabay)
  5. Climate forecasting could get less predictable as the need for action becomes more urgent. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 5

Written by | October 5th, 2010

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Leave it to the Brits to bring us “Splattergate” on this fine cool green morning:

  1. An irreverant video featuring exploding schoolchildren causes an uproar for British climate group 10:10. (DotEarth)
  2. And more funny business from across the pond: a UK town uses human waste to heat homes. (BBC)
  3. Are compostable chip bags really that noisy? (GreenBiz)
  4. The U.S. military goes green. (The New York Times)
  5. Who’s to blame for killing the climate bill? (The Vine)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 30

Written by | September 30th, 2010

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The rain is falling here in the East, making for a rather cool green morning:

  1. From Mr. Obama: a plan to roll out climate change and energy legislation in “chunks.” (DotEarth)
  2. And seen on Mrs. Obama: mammoth bone, an ecological alternative to ivory. (Treehugger)
  3. Need proof of a world-wide water crisis? Check out this new water map. (BBC)
  4. Can a group of photographers save Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest? (Earthwatch)
  5. Eww…video of sewage flooding Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal calls attention to the city’s troubled waterways. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 9

Written by | August 9th, 2010

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Cheers to a cool, green Monday morning:

  1. When a tree falls in a storm, is anyone there to recycle the wood into furniture? Now there is. (The New York Times)
  2. How does your diet affect the Gulf’s dead zone? (GreenBiz)
  3. An iceberg 4 times the size of Manhattan broke off a Greenland glacier last week. (DotEarth)
  4. Just what makes a hotel green these days? (Treehugger)
  5. The 1979 Ixtoc oil spill offers lessons in the Gulf’s ability to recover from environmental assault. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 4

Written by | August 4th, 2010

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Happy Cool Green Wednesday!

  1. Despite federal protection, cute little California sea otters are on the decline, and no one seems to know why. (Wired)
  2. Up to 80 percent of the world’s marine species remain undiscovered, says a new study. (YaleE360)
  3. Climate legislation might be at a standstill, but the climate isn’t taking a break. (DotEarth)
  4. Static kill sounds great and all, but experts say the relief well is the only way to really shut down the Gulf oil spill for good. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Since 2007, more than a trillion dollars has been invested in green business. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 2

Written by | August 2nd, 2010

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Five fabulous green links, coming right up!

  1. A NASCAR track goes solar. (CleanTechnica)
  2. What’s the diff between “static kill” and “bottom kill”? (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Economic ups and downs are shaking the confidence of green consumers. (GreenBiz)
  4. There’s more trouble on the horizon for the Gulf of Mexico. This time– dead zones. (DotEarth)
  5. Check out this great slideshow of green graffiti from around the world. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 2

Written by | July 2nd, 2010

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Happy almost-Independence Day/three-day weekend! If you read these five great green stories reeeeeally slowly, it’ll be 5pm before you know it.

  1. Get your red, white, blue AND green on this 4th of July with reusable plates, less meat and also lasers. (Huffington Post)
  2. Do the media give too much attention to climate skeptics—or do they not give enough attention to climate change at all? (dotEarth)
  3. Maybe oil dispersant isn’t the most toxic stuff ever after all… (YaleE360)
  4. Do bikes deserve their own special highways? (Slate, via Treehugger)
  5. A bunch of weather- and TV news-people don’t believe that climate change is a real thing. (Grist)
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