Tag: Glaciers

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 23

Written by | December 23rd, 2013

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Today’s green news comes straight from the Arctic:

  1. Scientists discovered an extensive aquifer that sits below the Greenland ice sheet all year round.  Whether this water will find its way to the ocean must be determined in order to make accurate sea level rise predictions.  (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Due to Russia’s post-Soviet economic downturn, Arctic fish in the region are much healthier than those off of North America and Europe, with far less mercury detected in their systems.  (Nature World News)
  3. Message in an Arctic bottle!  Note found from scientists left in 1959, who predicted glacial melt long before this phenomenon was believed to be happening.  (International Business Times)

Thinking Internationally About National Parks

Written by | December 11th, 2012

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What can American national parks teach us about conservation work in Asia and the Pacific? Jack Hurd takes family to Olympic National Park to investigate.

Would the Titanic Still Sink in 2012?

Written by | March 23rd, 2012

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April 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Could this ship navigate today’s changing oceans? Our scientist explains how climate change may actually be responsible for more icebergs in the ocean.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2011

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Santa Claus may be jolly, but he is certainly not green.

  1. Festive infographic calculates Santa’s carbon footprint. (TreeHugger)
  2. The proof is in the photos: Chilean glacier shrinks half a mile in 12 months. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Warming temperatures drive polar bears to cannibalism. (BBC)
  4. Half of all vehicles will be hybrids by 2040. (Green Tech)
  5. Deforestation rates in Africa are accelerating. (Environmental News Service)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 27

Written by | July 27th, 2011

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Don’t mess with Texas…if something happens to the rest of the world, we could all be living in it.

  1. Nash Prairie is a “beautiful representation of what Texas really looked like,” says our Texas state director. (Houston Chronicle)
  2. A new documentary explores how disappearing glaciers devastate communities. (Grist)
  3. If the entire world lived at New York City’s density level, we could all fit into the state of Texas. Crazy! (Treehugger)
  4. Warming Arctic temperatures are releasing long-buried, long-frozen toxins, which could eventually reach our food and water supplies. (YaleE360)
  5. Can you trust your local drinking water? (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 25

Written by | May 25th, 2011

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This is probably the only place on the web you’ll find news about both diapers and glacier melt:

  1. Oyster mushrooms can break down disposable diapers in four months. (EcoGeek)
  2. A new report reveals that Brazil’s protected areas could be more protected. (Mongabay)
  3. Obama tells federal agencies to start buying electric and hybrid vehicles. (Green House)
  4. Planning a trip this summer? Check out these green destinations. (Treehugger)
  5. Greenland’s glaciers have lost enough ice to fill a Great Lake, says a new study. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 2

Written by | May 2nd, 2011

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In case you’re looking for something else to read:

  1. It’s not just glaciers and ice caps affected by climate change; it appears that tropical forests are feeling the heat, too. (YaleE360)
  2. Ask Umbra offers guidance on living green-ly in a house full of people. (Grist)
  3. Can we blame tornadoes on climate change? (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Still looking for a Mothers’ Day gift? Here are some eco-friendly ideas. (Treehugger)
  5. One company is on a mission to make pork the sustainable white meat. (Triple Pundit)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 4

Written by | April 4th, 2011

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Start your week with a big old helping of green news:

  1. A new aquatic beetle was discovered in Texas, and it’s got a pretty cool name– Ereboporus naturaconservatus. (The Guardian)
  2. Scientists find 2,000-year-old coral near the site of the BP oil spill. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Is this Whole Foods the greenest grocery store in the world? (ClimateBiz)
  4. A new study of the glaciers and ice fields in Patagonia indicates that climate change might be happening faster than we thought. (Green)
  5. When bats disappear, it costs the agricultural industry billions. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, Jan. 13

Written by | January 13th, 2009

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Morning y’all. Read on for interesting tidbits from blogs we like: Porcupine Gets the Pink Slip: The Wildlife Conservation Society envisions animal layoffs at New York’s zoos and aquariums if proposed budget cuts go through — watch their video at Dot Earth. The Best Way to Save the Planet? Thomas Friedman says voting for a […]

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