Tag: Earth Watch

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: Tuesday, March 8

Written by | March 8th, 2011

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The EU, Japan, China, the Arctic… we’re going ’round the world in 5 cool green news links:

  1. Do energy-efficient products encourage us to use more energy? (Green)
  2. China and the EU see eye-to-eye on curbing carbon emissions. (Earth Watch)
  3. What do earlier blooms of phytoplankton mean for the Arctic food web? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Aww… see photos of the baby Mediterranean monk seal that conservationists just rescued. (BBC)
  5. At Japanese vending machines, you can get a soda and fuel for your electric car. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 22

Written by | February 22nd, 2011

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Do you really need a hot dog to enjoy a good soccer game?

  1. Here’s a twist to the green sports trend–one UK soccer club bans the sale of red meat at its stadium. (Planet Green)
  2. How much oil will the U.P.S. save by switching from diesel to liquefied natural gas? A LOT. (Green)
  3. Humans are a noisy bunch, and our sounds may be causing wildlife to modify their behavior. (The New York Times)
  4. War, peace and climate conflict–can we resolve our issues? (Earth Watch)
  5. The scene at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico is still oily, reports a University of GA researcher. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 3

Written by | February 3rd, 2011

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Don’t let a little tongue-twister keep you from reading our 5 cool green links today:

  1. Say this 5 times fast: Sea urchins eat invasive seaweed to save corals in Hawaii. (Exctinction Countdown)
  2. Your drinking water will get cleaner, thanks to new EPA guidelines on toxic chemicals. (NY Times)
  3. Does planting GMO crops on National Wildlife Refuge farmland make sense? (Red, Green & Blue)
  4. Richard Black explains why the Conservancy’s work to restore oyster reefs is so important. (Earth Watch)
  5. These 9 surf spots are under seige from pollution and development. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2011

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These 5 cool green links will turn your dial up to 11:

  1. The question is: what do we do about glacier melt? (Earth Watch)
  2. Commuters passing through Stockholm’s Central Station heat a nearby building. (BBC)
  3. Scientists are racing to protect the world’s 10 most endangered coral species. (Mongabay)
  4. Australia’s “inland tsunami” hits 11 on the flood dial. (Treehugger)
  5. This blog post offers “‘the solution’ to global warming.” Read on. (Climate Progress)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 4

Written by | January 4th, 2011

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Deforestation’s role in the Haiti earthquake and more jarring green news:

  1. Eating green goes beyond organic, local and vegetarian–this year, try a plate of invasive species. (The New York Times)
  2. And here’s a really good reason to: new research shows invasive species trigger mass extinctions. (National Science Foundation)
  3. Why 2010 was a good year for sharks. (Earth Watch)
  4. Erosion by deforestation and hurricanes could have triggered Haiti’s devasting 2010 earthquake. (Mongabay)
  5. The guest bedroom as metaphor for excess and unsustainability. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2010

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Some simple solultions that make a cool green difference:

  1. The perils of wildlife tourism. [Warning, this video could make you seasick.] (Dot Earth)
  2. A technology that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving health for women and girls? What are we waiting for? (Greenversations)
  3. Well, if global climate change talks disintegrate, at least a lot of good is happening along the way. (Earth Watch)
  4. Why not get more synthetic fuel from oil sands? Hmmm… (Green)
  5. If wearing a neon-orange vest will help save wildlife (in New Zealand!), I volunteer. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 9

Written by | July 9th, 2010

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It’s Friday… get cool and green with the top 5 eco-news links around!

  1. The Big Apple’s new slogan? I love tap water. (Green)
  2. Monsanto is fined for selling genetically modified cotton seeds in Texas. (The New York Times)
  3. More on the question of if it’s cheaper to just let climate change happen. (The Vine)
  4. Europe exceeds its sustainable fish quota — “fish debt day” starts July 9. (Earth Watch)
  5. For the third time, Climategate is found to be a non-issue. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 3

Written by | June 3rd, 2010

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Go forth and be green, cool and news-worthy:

  1. What if the Gulf oil spill happened where you live? This new map lets you visualize the impact. (Green Inc.)
  2. Stop the oil spill with a nuclear blast? Talk about fighting fire with fire. (New York Times)
  3. A new report on global sustainability offers a refreshing twist: choices. (Earth Watch)
  4. Are fish bothered by underwater noise pollution? (Wired Science)
  5. A change in E.U. tax policies could make renewables cheaper than fossil fuels. (Environmental Leader)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2010

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Your daily cup of the coolest green news online is brewed and piping hot:

  1. DNA testing could help cut down on the smuggling of chimpanzees. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Solar-powered bibles are the latest green-tech contribution to Haiti. (Good Clean Tech)
  3. Will biodiversity soon be as hotly debated as climate change? (Earth Watch)
  4. David Roberts admits to major cynicism over Obama’s State of the Union address on the topics of energy and climate change. (Grist)
  5. Thoreau wasn’t just hanging out in the woods writing… his observations of plants are proving useful to scientists studying climate change today. (Conservation Journal Watch)
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