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Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 13

Written by | December 13th, 2012

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It’s a diverse–and sometimes strange–Cool Green Morning.

  1. Amazing, or just plain scary? Scientists are engineering trees that can produce their own light. Frankentrees, anyone? (Treehugger)
  2. Looking to widen your natural knowledge in 2013? Check out 10 of the best college environmental programs in the U.S. (MNN)
  3. White-nose syndrome in bats has been likened to AIDS in humans. (The Daily Green)
  4. Enter your address into the new online Flood Tool and see if you’re at risk for future flooding. (Green)
  5. Why, why, why? Elephant poaching surged to record levels in 2011, and shows no sign of slowing. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 12

Written by | December 12th, 2012

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This morning, we’ve got muddy waters on our radar.

  1. Did you know that farms were largely exempt from the 1972 Clean Water Act’s policies to limit agricultural runoff? Neither did we. (Green)
  2. Costa Rica has banned hunting as a sport. (Guardian)
  3. A new robot in Japan is ready to clean up Fukushima–and you can watch it perform its tasks. (Treehugger)
  4. Fish Fraud: Don’t be so sure that the sushi toro you ordered is, in fact, tuna. (NPR)
  5. The city of Indianapolis plans to replace its entire city car fleet with electric, plug-in hybrids by 2025. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 10

Written by | December 10th, 2012

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Start your week with a heaping helping of greens:

  1. Get the scoop on what happened at the climate summit in Doha. (Mongabay)
  2. Offshore wind may actually be good for some undersea creatures. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Yellowstone lost its most famous wolf, an alpha female called 832F. (Green)
  4. The cost of gas is on the decline. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Vampire electronics” not only waste energy– they can cost businesses a pretty penny as well. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 7

Written by | December 7th, 2012

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It’s Friday. You deserve some particularly nifty green news. We’ve got lions, puns and a bird-eating fish!

  1. Attention “steakholders”: Event aims to bolster the sustainable meat sector. (Green)
  2. Only 32,000 lions remain out of 100,000 roaming Africa in the 1960s. (National Geographic)
  3. Well, you don’t see this everyday. Catfish hunt down… pigeons? (Discover)
  4. Mexico shows us you have to start somewhere — plans to build wave power farms. (TreeHugger)
  5. Do severe weather events and disasters enhance people’s level of belief in climate change? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2012

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Alright, listen: The world is not going to end this month–but it looks like the sky will fall.

  1. Good news for skygazers: Many experts predict the sky will be raining meteors this month. (MNN)
  2. Rainforests are being burned for palm oil, destroying rare orangutan habitat and exacerbating climate change. (Scientific American)
  3. Ecodiplomacy: U.S. Embassies around the world are working to conserve energy and water in host nations. (Green)
  4. Strange, beautiful and unexpected: See planned cities from space. (Wired)
  5. Apparently that horror movie The Fog was a forewarning: Scientists have discovered mercury in cloud banks. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 5

Written by | December 5th, 2012

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Good morning! Check out what’s happening in the world of cool green news.

  1. WWF has just received a $5 million grant from Google to help fight wildlife trafficking. (Treehugger)
  2. What the Frack? The first peer-reviewed study linking fracking to animal health issues says fracking is making livestock sick. (MNN)
  3. A Bridge to Somewhere: This overpass in Wyoming is helping with pronghorn migration — and is saving human and pronghorn lives. (National Geographic)
  4. Savannahs that sustain African Lion populations have shrunk 75 percent of the last half-century. Is this how we treat the King of the Jungle? (Washington Post)
  5. Sand dunes alone will not save the day if another major coastal storm hits. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 30

Written by | November 30th, 2012

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Extra, extra, get your green news here!

  1. Global sea levels have risen almost half an inch since 1992. (The Wall Street Journal)
  2. Delhi and Shanghai aim to reduce plastic trash. (Green)
  3. Botswana bans wildlife hunting — controversy to ensue? (BBC News)
  4. Age ain’t nothing but a number, right? Debate continues over the age of the Grand Canyon. (Washington Post)
  5. And finally, we end with poop-related green news: a sewage-powered robot cleans wastewater. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 29

Written by | November 29th, 2012

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Today we talk wolves, luxurious Eco-conscious purchases, and BP…

  1. Some of the casualties of the first wolf hunts in decades are wolves outfitted with research collars. (Green)
  2. Hey, did you win the powerball lottery? Here’s five eco-luxuries you could buy with the winnings. (MNN)
  3. The EPA has banned BP from any new federal contracts, citing a lack of “business integrity.” (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Live in the city? Want to help reduce traffic? How about renting out your own car? (National Geographic)
  5. Poorer nations demand more money and transparency to help deal with climate change. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 28

Written by | November 28th, 2012

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It’s an interesting day in the world of Cool Green news. Check it out!

  1. African Lions are moving close to U.S. Endangered Species Act protection. (Scientific American)
  2. Did you know there are drunken forests? And they’re related to a “permafrost problem” (and, of course, climate change)? (Green)
  3. And in other climate change news: could marine cloud machines cool the planet? (Mongabay)
  4. We can now add the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem to the list of places affected by plastic pollution. (Discovery News)
  5. Huge, new levees in New Orleans are almost finished — but they’ll require major funding for upkeep. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 21

Written by | November 21st, 2012

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Before we’re outta here to celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s talk green news.

  1. Not so secret: The CIA has closed its climate change office. (Green)
  2. And the window of opportunity to do anything about climate change might also close soon, says a new report. (Huffington Post)
  3. Do you eat greek yogurt? The makers of this yummy stuff want the whey to go away. (NPR)
  4. Need a happy pill? New science says that being thankful all year long can help. (MNN)
  5. Remember this summer’s drought? Brazil exported quite a bit of corn to the U.S. to help offset the damage done. (Guardian)
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