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Picnic for the Planet 2012: The Superlatives

Written by | April 26th, 2012

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From New York City to Antarctica, picnickers gathered across the world to celebrate Earth Day with a Picnic for the Planet. So we want to know: who had the best picnic?

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 26

Written by | January 26th, 2012

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Today we learn that Facebook’s roots go way, way back.

  1. Pass the veggies. School lunches get a makeover. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. What do Tanzania’s Hadza people and Facebook have in common? (MSNBC)
  3. See the Earth in high-definition. (PhysOrg)
  4. Remodeling an old building is greener than building a new one. (Grist)
  5. Frog perfume? Madagascar frogs use more than just sight and sound to communicate. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 5

Written by | January 5th, 2012

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They say imitation is the highest form of flattery.

  1. Meet a fish that mimics an octopus… that mimics fish. (msnbc)
  2. Parasite flies are turning honeybees into “zom-bees.” (Time)
  3. Here’s a bright idea: solar-powered ATMs bring money to rural India. (TreeHugger)
  4. Harp seal pups are on thin ice. (Green)
  5. Seattle thinks outside the tray and serves students healthier school lunches. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 15

Written by | December 15th, 2011

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Be prepared to be extremely bugged out.

  1. Scientists have discovered a jumping cockroach — and there’s video! (Huffington Post)
  2. At IKEA, you can shop for furniture, eat Swedish meatballs and now charge your electric vehicle. (Market Watch)
  3. Chicago’s Uncommon Ground is the greenest restaurant in the country. (TreeHugger)
  4. Have you signed up for Audobon’s annual Christmas Bird Count? (Audubon)
  5. Black hole to eat a cloud of gas. Nom nom nom. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 14

Written by | December 14th, 2011

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Get your green news on!

  1. When it comes to solar power, just how much solar do you really need? (CleanTechnica)
  2. For sparrows, exposure to spooky sounds leads to fewer babies. (Green)
  3. Do you commute by public transportation? In 2012, your tax benefit will be halved. (The Daily Green)
  4. You’ll find the two greenest restaurants in the United States in Chicago. (GreenBiz)
  5. Do away with disposables and break out the Tupperware. You can do it! (Grist)

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: Tuesday, November 15

Written by | November 15th, 2011

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Happy America Recycles Day!

  1. The average family throws away 6 trees worth of paper a year. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. The new map reveals the spread of contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns. (CNN)
  3. Can algae serve as the fuel and food of the future? (Scientific American)
  4. A former Nazi bunker is set to become Europe’s largest renewable energy plant. (TreeHugger)
  5. This Thanksgiving, skip the side of BPA by omitting certain canned ingredients. (Consumer Reports)

How to Feed Seven Billion and Counting

Written by | November 1st, 2011

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How can we help the world’s growing population thrive without ruining our natural systems? One solution is to better integrate conservation and agriculture.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 25

Written by | October 25th, 2011

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Is it hot in here or is it just climate change?

  1. A new method of crunching data connects the 2010 Russian heat wave to climate change. (Wired Science)
  2. Grouper? Cod? It’s anyone’s guess. A new report reveals rampant mislabeling of fish. (Boston Globe)
  3. China announces they will not allow its carbon dioxide emissions per person to reach levels seen in the United States. (BBC)
  4. Despite significant conservation efforts, a Vietnamese rhino goes extinct. (Mongabay)
  5. Each year, a whopping 3.8 million trees go into the manufacture of 57 billion disposable pairs of chopsticks. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 24

Written by | October 24th, 2011

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They say clothes make the man.

  1. Like all fashion trends, the spacesuit has seen many changes over the years. Here’s the evolution of this iconic outfit. (Wired Science)
  2. Ouch and awww: a red-tailed hawk with a nail in its head was finally successfully captured and is recovering well. (Washington Post)
  3. The 94,000-acre Saguaro National Park in Tuscon, AZ is a great place for a BioBlitz — but a dead zone for cell service. Verizon Wireless saves the day. (National Geographic)
  4. Looking for a career switch? Consider a green job like professional acorn picking! (TreeHugger)
  5. Stop losing sleep over plastics and zip-lock baggies. Here’s how to reduce plastics from your kitchen. (Grist)
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