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Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 28

Written by | July 28th, 2011

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The latest and greatest in cool green news:

  1. Here’s a reason why you should stop eating frog legs. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Will geneticially engineered food crops be a necessity in the future? (Green Biz)
  3. A potential source of renewable fuel: the enzymes in a cow’s stomach. (GoodCleanTech)
  4. Removing non-power-generating dams in the Northeast could help save fisheries. (Grist)
  5. Jeopardy question: What U.S. state produces more grain than the entire country of Canada? (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 19

Written by | July 19th, 2011

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Eco-enlightenment awaits you:

  1. This handy chart shows the climate impact of your food choices (eating a cheeseburger=driving 10 miles!). (Green)
  2. Help save bats from your phone with the latest in citizen science apps. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Scientists find a stand of trees in California untouched by sudden oak death–can it help save other forests? (The New York Times)
  4. A new study shows forests absorb more CO2 than previously thought. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  5. One writer says organic farming isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 7

Written by | July 7th, 2011

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Did you get a spot at a Yosemite campground this summer? Lucky you…

  1. Why did Snorkel the gigantic loggerhead turtle get an MRI? (Extinction Countdown)
  2. One phosphate mine in the Saharan desert could disrupt the entire global food supply. (YaleE360)
  3. Take a look at some of the non-human passengers that have traveled on space shuttles. (Wired)
  4. Scalpers are running a racket at Yosemite campsites. (NPR)
  5. “Urban farming” sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s part of a rising sustainable agriculture movement. (Green Biz)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 5

Written by | July 5th, 2011

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Happy orangutans, classic Coke and 8,000 meat-free calories…time to get green!

  1. Can a vegan diet help this cyclist win the Tour de France? (TreeHugger)
  2. The wildest ecosystem in the country should be preserved, esp. for wildlife says new report. (Green)
  3. The world’s most endangered chimp now has a plan. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. Meanwhile, a new study says happy orangutans live longer in zoos. (BBC)
  5. What’s a cheap way to measure uranimum levels in soil? (Hint: it’s America’s favorite soft drink.) (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 20

Written by | June 20th, 2011

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Comeback stories are a great way to start your Monday!

  1. Yum, cicada ice cream! Could bugs be a tasty new food source? (Treehugger)
  2. Texas drought sparks more than just thirst in the battle over water use on the Colorado River. (Green)
  3. The Arabian oryx gets an upgrade and makes history in the process. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. The Hawaiian moorhen, coot and stilt are making comebacks, too. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Here’s a great question: if marine protected areas can help our oceans recover, why are there so few of them? (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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It’s a bright, shiny green morning here:

  1. Climate scientists say Chicago will get warmer and wetter—and urban planners are taking heed of the warning. (The New York Times)
  2. Meanwhile, the Australia Climate Commission projects global sea-level rise will be higher than previously thought. (BBC)
  3. Get the latest update on declining bats, penguins and lemurs. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. How could fewer people mean LESS biodiversity in Mexico? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Barcodes on trees could help save rainforests in war-torn Liberia. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 19

Written by | May 19th, 2011

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Deforestation, species extinction, primate wars… being green is serious business:

  1. It’s chimpanzee vs. red colobus monkey in Uganda, and it may be a battle to the death. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Speaking of: scientists disagree over a new study that says species extinction rates from habitat loss are always overestimated. (Dot Earth)
  3. Could the extra CO2 we’re spewing into the atmosphere be converted to fuel? (YaleE360)
  4. Meet a 10-year-old eco-activist who’s battling a fast food chain to save U.S. forests. (Mongabay)
  5. The Yangtze is low, the Mississippi high… what can these rivers tell us about the future of green development? (Green Biz)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 26

Written by | April 26th, 2011

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If the Clean Air Act helps us live longer, just think what a climate change policy could do:

  1. A new federal report paints a grim picture of water resources in the 21st century. (Green)
  2. Australia’s 2009 wildfires may have helped save the rare Buxton silver gum tree. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Three dogs helped sniff out the habitat of an endangeredVietnamese turtle. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Have you thought about the energy footprint of your web surfing habit? Greenpeace has. (Grist)
  5. In case you doubted the benefits of the Clean Air Act, a new study says it helps you live 4-8 months longer. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 19

Written by | April 19th, 2011

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Every day is Earth Day when you start it with 5 cool green news links:

  1. Meet a Louisiana shrimper one year after the Gulf oil spill. (The New York Times)
  2. Are women more likely than men to go green? A new study assess the green gender gap. (Green Biz)
  3. What do you think of Richard Branson’s plan to introduce lemurs to his private Caribbean islands–good idea or bad? (BBC)
  4. These posters from the past 4 decades will take you on a journey through Earth Day history. (Red Green and Blue)
  5. Haven’t heard of the mountain bongo? Better get to know it now. (Extinction Countdown)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 15

Written by | April 15th, 2011

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Reading 5 green news links isn’t taxing at all.

  1. Which state is the greenest? Check the list and see where yours is ranked. (Green House)
  2. Australian mathematicians say some endangered species are “not worth saving.” (Extinction Countdown)
  3. The Grand Canyon and Mt. Rushmore are among national parks threatened by uranium mining. (LA Times)
  4. A bizarre ecosystem has been found hiding in an Antarctic lake. (Discovery News)
  5. You won’t believe what’s used to make this new, sustainable golf ball. (Huffington Post Green)
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