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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 22

Written by | March 22nd, 2011

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How are you celebrating World Water Day? Look back on all our water tips and tell us which ones you tried out.

  1. On World Water Day, ask yourself this: do you respect the ‘elixir of life’? (Huffington Post Green)
  2. The best way to get conservation to the masses might just be through sports. (Green)
  3. Sad news alert: Knut, the world’s most famous polar bear, died suddenly and scientists aren’t sure why. (TIME)
  4. Gray wolves could come off the endangered list in two states. (Extinction Countdown)
  5. This CSR mind map will blow your mind. (Green Biz)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 1

Written by | March 1st, 2011

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It’s the first day of March, which means the beginning of spring is just around the corner. Right??

  1. A ‘small’ nuclear war could reverse global warming, but is that really such a good idea? (National Geographic)
  2. A new study will examine the health effects of the Gulf oil spill on clean-up workers. (Green)
  3. Low-flow toilets may save water, but they’re creating a stink in San Francisco. (CNN)
  4. Turtles are in a crisis, threatened by habitat loss, the pet trade and harvesting for food and traditional medicines. (Extinction Countdown)
  5. It’s National Invasive Species Awareness Week–get educated about unwanted critters! (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 15

Written by | February 15th, 2011

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Got the post-Valentine’s Day blues? These 5 cool links will put you back in the green!

  1. Obama’s just-released budget focuses on alternative energy. (NY Times)
  2. Climate change is re-drawing the map of bird life in Africa. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  3. In India, vulture “restaurants” serve up fresh carcass in order to save these endangered birds. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. It’s a guilty verdict for Chevron for polluting the Amazon. (Mongabay)
  5. Landfills–once the scourge of the planet, now a source of green energy. (CleanTechnica)

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, February 1

Written by | February 1st, 2011

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Are you ready to go plastic-free in February?

  1. One intrepid greenie explains why he’s avoiding plastic for a whole month. (Treehugger)
  2. Maybe it’s just human nature to doubt science. (Green)
  3. Andy Revkin asks: Can video move the public on climate change? (Dot Earth)
  4. There’s one species that’s not welcome on the Galapagos Islands. (Extinction Countdown)
  5. NASA’s solar sail spacecraft is first to circle the Earth. Yes, the future is here. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 2

Written by | December 2nd, 2010

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Finally, a cure for what ails you! And it’s cool, green and all-natural:

  1. How biodiversity can help protect you from icky diseases like West Nile and Lyme. (BBC)
  2. Would you help pay for a nature reserve in your neighborhood? (The Guardian)
  3. Overwhelmed by invasive species, Hawaii looks to a ‘hybrid ecosystem.’ (Extinction Countdown)
  4. Message to Obama: U.S. needs to triple spending on energy R&D. (Green)
  5. Green roofs are on the rise in American cities–have you seen one lately? (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 10

Written by | November 10th, 2010

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The battle is on! Place your bets in these 5 cool green match-ups:

  1. City mouse vs. country mouse–who’s greener? (Treehugger)
  2. TNC vs. white-nose syndrome: can an innovative idea help save bats from a deadly disease? (Knoxville News Sentinel)
  3. Humans vs. wolves: it’s complicated, but convincing wolves that sheep don’t taste good could help. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. You vs. Al Gore–who would do better at this energy quiz? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. “Culture of complacency” vs. “culture of safety“–which prevailed in the Gulf? (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 26

Written by | October 26th, 2010

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An (Ig) Nobel Prize winner tops our top 5 cool green news links today:

  1. First ask “why?” and then “why not?”: researchers collect whale snot via remote-controlled helicopter. (Planet Green)
  2. Is there a correlation between energy efficiency and political party? (Green)
  3. The sad (and absurd) effects of illegal wildlife smuggling. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. A new study makes no bones about what’s fueling deforestation in Madagascar. (BBC)
  5. Imogen Heap loves the Earth in her new crowd-sourced-nature-documentary-music-video-something-or-other. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 1

Written by | October 1st, 2010

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Kiwis (the bird), tortoises and an environmental love song… yes, your day just got cooler & greener.

  1. First, the bad news: Madagascar’s radiated tortoise gets a death sentence–20 years until extinction. (The Daily Green)
  2. Now, the good news: New Zealand’s mascot, the endagnered kiwi, could be saved with a little deodorant. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Looking for an electric vehicle charging station along I-80? Better stop in Elk Horn, IA. (EcoGeek)
  4. EnvironmentMan sings his serenade to Lisa Jackson, the EPA’s head-honcho. (Grist)
  5. New rules on offshore drilling announced yesterday. (The New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 9

Written by | September 9th, 2010

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What’s a water footprint? How can talking reduce deforestation? All this and more in today’s cool green news:

  1. The world’s smallest seahorse could become a casualty of the BP oil spill. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Water footprinting may be more complex than carbon, but The Nature Conservancy and Coca Cola are showing how it can be done. (GreenBiz)
  3. Only in California can Republican candidates face fury for opposing climate change laws. (The Vine)
  4. Waterbirds don’t seem to care if their wetland habitat was built to filter sewage. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Satellite data+in-person interviews with locals=less deforestation? (Mongabay)
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