Tag: drought

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 15

Written by | August 15th, 2012

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Well, it’s not a cool summer, but it definitely is a Cool Green Morning.

  1. First the drought and now pesticide-resistant insects wreak havoc on Midwest corn. (Grist)
  2. The once-spacious and now-fragmented Atlantic Forest in Brazil holds little hope for species’ survival. (Green)
  3. Are great white sharks off the western U.S. coast endangered? Environmental groups think so. (Washington Post)
  4. Union Pacific is testing clean diesel trains in California. (Treehugger)
  5. Bill Gates’ Foundation backs solar-powered…toilet? (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 9

Written by | August 9th, 2012

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Your Cool Green News is a bit bugged out this Thursday morning.

  1. Could a beetle be the Keystone XL pipeline’s worst enemy? (Grist)
  2. And in more bug news, scientists just discovered a new one — after stumbling upon photos of the insect on Flickr! (Mongabay)
  3. Bear encounters are on the rise in the U.S., and scientists blame the drought. (Huffington Post)
  4. Think all outdoor house cats hurt wildlife? You might be surprised by what researchers found after viewing footage from “kitty cams.” (Green)
  5. Have a kid going back to school? Here are 9 eco-savvy school supplies to add to your list. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 2

Written by | August 2nd, 2012

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100% organic nations, fracking, caffeinated oceans…we’ve got what’s cool and green in the news today!

  1. Bhutan aims to be the first country that produces 100% organic agriculture! (Treehugger)
  2. Fracking: do you know what the disclosure rules are in your state? (Grist)
  3. Are you drinking coffee? Apparently our oceans are hopped up on caffeine, too. (National Geographic)
  4. Someone do a rain dance: Half of America’s counties are now considered federal natural disaster areas. (Huffington Post)
  5. Solar power helped keep some of the lights on in India after their major blackout. (Scientific American)

The River: Chasing a Drop Down the Colorado

Written by | July 31st, 2012

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From a bird’s eye vantage point, photographer Peter McBride explores every nook of the Colorado River in the hope of offering some human perspective and awareness to a complicated issue.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 26

Written by | July 26th, 2012

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Caffeine? Check. Green news? Check. You may now proceed with your day.

  1. Our president and CEO, Mark Tercek, makes his voice heard in the New York Times’ Room for Debate. (NYTimes.com)
  2. Keep your produce fresh– without plastic. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Camera traps have led to the discovery of two additional populations of almost-extinct (and really cute) short-tailed chinchillas. (Mongabay)
  4. If droughts persist, these foods will cost you more. (Grist)
  5. Crazy heat=more rabies? (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 23

Written by | July 23rd, 2012

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It’s time to start your week, and to help, here’s your cool green news.

  1. We know — it’s HOT. So here are 10 design tips for beating the heat and using less AC. (Treehugger)
  2. Dolphin deaths in the Gulf: Horizon Deepwater spill may be to blame. (Mongabay)
  3. Corporations are sending employees on sabbaticals to do green, sustainable research. (GreenBiz)
  4. New air pollution restrictions going into effect next month raise the ire of cruise ship industry. (Washington Post)
  5. New Poll: Gen Xers unconcerned about climate change. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 13

Written by | July 13th, 2012

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It’s Friday the 13th. What do you want first, the bad news or the really bad news?

  1. Drought has forced the largest disaster declaration in U.S. history. (Guardian)
  2. Past 12 months were the hottest in U.S. history breaking the record from the month before. (Mongabay)
  3. New technology at bottling plants could save billions of gallons of water each year. (TreeHugger)
  4. During the last global warming sea levels may have risen 30 feet higher than today. (LA Times)
  5. Lemurs are for more threatened than previously thought, sliding toward extinction. (BBC)

Conservation Lessons of the Dust Bowl

Written by | May 7th, 2012

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May 9th marks the anniversary of one of the worst man-made disasters ever to hit the U.S.: the Dust Bowl. Our CEO explains how conservation practices put in place as a result have helped prevent similar catastrophic events.

Global Water Scarcity: Can We Solve It?

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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A new study offers the most comprehensive look at global water shortages to date. Find out what’s causing the water problem — and if we can solve it — from freshwater expert & optimist Brian Richter.

Austin City Limits Festival and The Nature Conservancy!

Written by | September 9th, 2011

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ACL is more than just a music festival. Our Texas state director explains why this year it provides a real opportunity to get an important message to a vital group of people.

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