Tag: drought

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 16

Written by | October 16th, 2012

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Looking for the latest green news? We’ve got you covered.

  1. There’s hot and then there’s September. Last month takes the cake as hottest Sept ever. (Scientific American)
  2. So then, how is it possible that global warming “has ended”? Hint: it hasn’t. (Climate Progress)
  3. When it comes to treefrogs, turns out that size DOES matter… (BBC Nature)
  4. Another benefit of bike lines: an increase in consumer spending. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. 50% of Hawaii is experiencing drought. Are trade winds to blame? (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 5

Written by | October 5th, 2012

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Brew a cup of tea, add a dollop of blue honey (yes, blue) and read today’s green news.

  1. An upside to this summer’s droughts? More brilliant fall foliage. (National Geographic)
  2. M&M’s blamed for green and blue honey in France. (TreeHugger)
  3. New dinosaur identified as a cross between a bird, a vampire and a porcupine. (Washington Post)
  4. Wait a minute… are electric cars bad for the environment? (Guardian)
  5. Models at Paris Fashion Week strutted down a solar panel catwalk. (CleanTechnica)

Feeling Stressed? Biodiversity Can Help

Written by | October 4th, 2012

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A lab experiment involving 3,500 beakers of microalgae sheds light on how ecosystems respond to stress like heat, and why biodiversity actually matters to conservation.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 24

Written by | September 24th, 2012

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As if Mondays couldn’t get any worse:

  1. The National Zoo’s new baby panda passed away on Sunday. (Washington Post)
  2. Who’s the greenest character on TV? (Grist)
  3. So, this year’s drought affected Earth’s mass and gravitational pull. (Treehugger)
  4. Germany is awesome at solar power. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Climate mitigation vs. climate adaptation: what’s the difference? (GreenBiz)

Glacial Melt in the Himalayas: Real, but Not So Fast

Written by | September 13th, 2012

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The Himalayan glaciers are called the “third pole” because they contain the largest ice fields outside the polar regions—how will their retreat affect people living downstream?

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 6

Written by | September 6th, 2012

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Extra, extra! Get your green news here!

  1. The illegal wildlife trade is flourishing — thanks to the internet. (Treehugger)
  2. We can agree that climate change is a drag, but new reports show that it’s a drag on the global food supply as well. (Green)
  3. Hunger and drought mean more bear encounters. Is the solution to feed them? (Discovery)
  4. It’s not easy being green…or is it? Here are some tips for being green on the cheap. (Huffington Post)
  5. Sounds like BP should get ready to go to trial for the Gulf Oil Spill. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 4

Written by | September 4th, 2012

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A drought occurs in one area of the world and its effects are localized, right? Wrong…

  1. Food prices around the world are up 10% thanks to the U.S. drought. (Grist)
  2. Liberia’s forests are threatened by shady deals that have handed 25% of its landmass to logging companies. (Scientific American)
  3. Shell Oil gets the “OK” to begin drilling in sensitive waters off Alaska’s coast. (Washington Post)
  4. Inspiration for the day: U.S. kids start One More Generation, a campaign to save South Africa’s rhinos. (Mongabay)
  5. Fifty years ago this month, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring changed the way we viewed the chemical industry’s impact on natural systems. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 24

Written by | August 24th, 2012

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Once you get through these 5 stories I say you go ahead and start your weekend!

  1. The drought in the U.S. is so bad its effects can be seen from space. (TreeHugger)
  2. The area of sea ice in the Arctic has thawed to a record low. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Police seized more than 16,000 dried seahorses. Why are they so valuable? (BBC)
  4. This article says we can save the world if we just eat bugs and drink WHAT? (WIRED)
  5. A new rodent species is discovered that doesn’t chew and eats … (Washington Post)

The Heat is On, and it’s Time to Prepare

Written by | August 20th, 2012

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Whether you look globally or locally, the last several months featured heat, heat and more heat. And with a renowned NASA scientist saying this is part of a new trend toward warmer summers, how can we prepare?

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2012

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A record-breaking python, Offshore drilling rules finalized, and creative ways to deal with the drought. We’ve got that and more in your green news this morning.

  1. Wait till you get a load of this record-breaking python, found in – where else? – Florida. (National Geographic)
  2. The U.S. government finalized offshore drilling rules, and enviro groups aren’t sure they are good enough to prevent another disaster. (Huffington Post)
  3. Low water levels out West because of the drought? Stop reservoirs from evaporating, says a scientist and inventor. (Green)
  4. American eels are making a comeback in a Virginia river after a dam goes down. (Discovery)
  5. Check out these pictures of the top 10 British and Irish species that are fighting extinction — thanks to zoos. (Guardian)

 

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