Tag: extinction

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 19

Written by | March 19th, 2012

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Animals have taken over today’s green news!

  1. My what big eyes you have, colossal squid. (National Geographic)
  2. Spring has spring too early, according to the Mormon fritillary butterfly. (Green)
  3. Looking to heal a scar lickity split? Hibernating bears may hold the answer. (BBC)
  4. Gray wolves at grave risk of extinction in a Michigan national park. (Huffington Post)
  5. Grab your headphones and experience The Great Animal Orchestra. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 21

Written by | November 21st, 2011

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Happy Monday! Here’s your green news.

  1. Baltimore, Maryland takes a can-do approach to food justice. (Grist)
  2. A self-contained farming community in Indonesia schools us on eating local. (TreeHugger)
  3. Ocean robots set off on a 300-day transpacific voyage. (Forbes)
  4. Sierra Club is hiring: Chairman Carl Pope has stepped down (Green).
  5. Scientists unearth bus-sized whales in a mysterious graveyard in Chile’s Atacama Desert. (NPR)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 9

Written by | November 9th, 2011

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It’s not easy being green.

  1. When it comes to climate change, do your eco-friendly choices really make a difference? (Grist)
  2. So now maybe marine reserves don’t promote coral recovery, according to a controversial new report. (Mongabay)
  3. For the first time in 75 years, an entire genus of mammal may go extinct. (National Geographic)
  4. As the population gets older, carbon emissions may subside a bit…maybe, says a new study. (Green House)
  5. Facebook’s adding solar panels to its new headquarters. Like! (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 8

Written by | August 8th, 2011

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Start your day the cool green way:

  1. Fifty years of oil spills in Nigeria’s Ogoniland region will take up to three decades and over a billion dollars to clean up. (Mongabay)
  2. When it comes to printers, what’s the greenest option? (Grist)
  3. One thousand new farmers’ markets popped up this year. (The Daily Green)
  4. The Thelon Expedition: Sanjayan talks life at camp. (Huffington Post)
  5. Without protection, these six species will face extinction. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 9

Written by | May 9th, 2011

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Start your week with off right with 5 cool green news links:

  1. The South is preparing for Mississippi River flooding. See which communities are threatened. (USA Today)
  2. Extinction is likely for the world’s rarest bear subspecies. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Human activity is causing wildlife to gradually shrink. (Treehugger)
  4. Fisherman in Europe may get paid to fish for plastic in the seas. (Guardian Eco)
  5. Spotted bowerbirds mimic alarm calls of other birds when stressed. (BBC Earth News)

I’ll Have the Oyster, But Hold the Shell

Written by | February 4th, 2011

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85% of the world’s oyster reefs are gone. Find out why that matters, and what we’re doing (with the help of hundreds of volunteers) to reverse the trend.

New Study: Biodiversity Continues to Decline Worldwide

Written by | April 29th, 2010

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A new study co-authored by a Nature Conservancy scientist says biodiversity worldwide continues to decline, despite an international pledge to slow such losses.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 29

Written by | April 29th, 2010

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How should you dispose of your old printer? What should you get Mom for Mothers’ Day if she doesn’t want the printer? Relax– we’ve got you covered. That’s Cool Green Morning for you: solving life’s dilemmas, five links at a time.

  1. The U.S. Department of Interior approved the country’s first offshore wind project. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. What should you do with old, unwanted electronics? Easy– donate or recycle them. Here’s how. (Scientific American)
  3. A new report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency breaks down the science and effects of climate change. (Treehugger)
  4. Just a few survivors can bring a species back from the brink. Check out this photo gallery of extinction-cheaters. (New Scientist)
  5. Mothers’ Day is just around the corner– honor Mom the eco-friendly way. She’ll be so proud. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 1

Written by | April 1st, 2010

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Yeah, it’s April Fools’ Day, but these five links are no joke. Serious green news ahead:

  1. “Climategate” investigators say that the scientists behind the emails did not manipulate data or undermine the peer review process (YaleE360).
  2. This is a new one: How to recycle concrete. (GreenBiz)
  3. So why exactly is Obama giving a thumbs-up to offshore drilling? (The Vine)
  4. In just one month, Washington, DC’s five-cent plastic bag tax significantly reduced bag usage and raised $150,000 for Anacostia River cleanup. (Treehugger)
  5. A new report says that central African gorillas could be extinct in as little as 15 years. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 9

Written by | March 9th, 2010

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Crack open a bottle of organic wine (no, it’s not too early) and dig into the day’s top green stories. Cool Green Morning is best paired with a full-bodied red (yes, this writer doesn’t know a thing about wine):

  1. How clean is “clean” coal, really? (Grist)
  2. A team of researchers says that consumers just aren’t interested in eco-friendly wine. (Journal Watch Online)
  3. This fall, Kentucky will become home to the greenest elementary school in all the land. (EcoGeek)
  4. In the wake of “ClimateGate,” science works on its defensive strategy. (dotEarth)
  5. New research indicates that extinctions are outpacing evolution. Here’s hoping we don’t eventually run out of species… (Mongabay)
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