Tag: Great Barrier Reef

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 22

Written by | July 22nd, 2013

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Let’s launch into Monday’s green news.

  1. Video: The giant corpse flower has bloomed at the U.S. Botanical Garden. (Science World Report)
  2. A clingy sea turtle that didn’t seem to want to be released has found a new home. (CNN)
  3. Watch how it’s done: a video on the removal of an Oregon dam. (MNN)
  4. June 2013 broke global heat records; 5th hottest month on record. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Bombs dropped on the Great Barrier Reef are insult to an already injured reef. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 13

Written by | November 13th, 2012

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I’ve got “Total Eclipse of the Heart” stuck in my head this morning. I blame today’s green news.

  1. You may not live in Australia but you can still catch today’s total solar eclipse online. (PC Mag)
  2. Caught! Remote camera traps catch poachers in action. (Mongabay)
  3. Corals in the Great Barrier Reef have made a new enemy: starfish. (The Telegraph)
  4. A world without bamboo means a world without pandas. Thanks, climate change. (Discovery News)
  5. Haiti faces hunger catastrophe after Hurricane Sandy. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 26

Written by | October 26th, 2012

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We have good news for corals!… but bad news for squirrels.

  1. Tempting squirrels with contraception-laced snacks may slow down population spikes. (National Geographic)
  2. Coral reefs found to be thriving in the deep waters of the Great Barrier Reef. (CNN)
  3. 67% of cows in Denmark never feel the sun or chew a blade of grass. (TreeHugger)
  4. Fukushima fish ‘may be inedible for a decade’. (Guardian)
  5. The land of Cherry Garcia strives to be greener. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 18

Written by | October 18th, 2012

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One more day left in the work week…and Cool Green Morning can get you through!

  1. Startling stat: Over half of the world’s wetlands have been destroyed since 1900. (MNN)
  2. And another: Half of the Great Barrier Reef has been lost in the last 30 years. (NBC News)
  3. Wisconsin’s controversial wolf hunt has begun, and hunters are bringing them in. (Scientific American)
  4. Update: India has lifted the ban on tiger tourism, but local governments must regulate visitors. (Guardian)
  5. Interesting science: Leaves are changing color — do you remember why? (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 2

Written by | October 2nd, 2012

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Shrinking fish, extreme weather and green colleges — we’ve got today’s top green news stories for ya.

  1. Careful. Your jaw may drop at these photos of seriously extreme weather. (NASA)
  2. IKEA will be the first retailer to sell only LED lights. (Clean Technica)
  3. Pop quiz: can you guess America’s greenest colleges? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. The Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral cover in the past 27 years. (Mongabay)
  5. Fish size shrinking due to climate change. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 7

Written by | August 7th, 2012

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Having a bad day? Well, at least you’re not a shellfish.

  1. Acidifying seawater is making it harder for clams to grow their shells. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Droughts have farmers mastering the art of dry farming. (Grist)
  3. Mud poses no obstacle for coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef. (NY Times)
  4. Climate change washes away traditions in Alaskan Arctic villages. (Washington Post)
  5. Go deep sea diving for gold and copper. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 23

Written by | February 23rd, 2012

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Today’s green news is music to our ears.

  1. Wind + wind chimes = power. (TreeHugger)
  2. Armchair suba divers are treated to 360-degree views of the Great Barrier Reef. (Guardian)
  3. Who needs eyes when you’re the world’s deepest land animal? (Discovery News)
  4. Polar bears in Manitoba are keeping the Polar Bear Alert Team busy. (YaleE360)
  5. When in doubt, schools of fish can just follow a robot. (Wired Science)

Australia Floods: The Human and Marine Toll

Written by | February 4th, 2011

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Our marine scientist in Brisbane, Ali Green, explains how her house was saved and why the Great Barrier Reef might not be so lucky.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 13

Written by | April 13th, 2010

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Read on to get your fill of the day’s coolest, greenest news:

  1. Americans’ priorities, according to a new poll: me first, the planet later. (GreenBiz)
  2. In Madagascar, researchers rediscovered a species of dwarf lemur not seen in 100 years. (Scientific American)
  3. Possibly the next great development in solar power: paint. (CleanTechnica)
  4. A new study says that southern U.S. states could use a little more energy-efficiency. (Green Inc.)
  5. That coal-carrying ship that crashed into the Great Barrier Reef about a week ago left a two-mile scar– and the damage could take 20 years to repair. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 8

Written by | April 8th, 2010

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Read on for the day’s coolest and greenest news:

  1. Hey, did you hear? The Nature Conservancy’s releasing The Atlas of Global Conservation on Earth Day. (YaleE360)
  2. In less than 40 years, forests in the eastern U.S. declined by 4.1 percent, says a new study. (Mongabay)
  3. Measuring a company’s water footprint isn’t as easy as it probably should be. (Green Inc.)
  4. Since 1990, fishing gear’s been responsible for the accidental deaths of around 8 million sea turtles. (Journal Watch Online)
  5. A coal-carrying ship traveling through a marine protected area (!) runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef, and the crew thinks it’s no big deal. (Treehugger)
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