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Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2011

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Where else will you find a giant armadillo and reverse lightning?

  1. See how camera traps are giving rare glimpses of species like the giant armadillo and the jaguarundi. (Mongabay)
  2. We’re learning how 50-mile-high jets of lightning shoot from Earth up to space. (Wired Science)
  3. Which states are the leaders in green energy and where does yours rank? Check the list. (Green House)
  4. The 2011 Atlantic hurricane forecast is out, and it doesn’t look good. (The Daily Green)
  5. Experts fear that a pod of 100 whales circling off Scotland is about to beach themselves. (Guardian Eco)

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)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 25

Written by | April 25th, 2011

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Seriously, people are standing in line to smell a flower that exudes the scent of rotting flesh?

  1. Do you live in one of the 10 least green states in America? Check the list. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Thousands are flocking to see the “smelly corpse flower” in Switzerland. (BBC)
  3. A Congressional budget bill rider means wolf hunts are returning to Idaho, Montana. (L.A. Times)
  4. London Olympics pollution on pace to land a huge fine from IOC. (Guardian Eco)
  5. Zimbabwe plans to feed elephants to hungry prisoners. (Treehugger)

 

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 11

Written by | April 11th, 2011

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Cure your case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Scientists discovered a new species of rhino…and it’s already close to extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. The operators of a Japanese nuclear plant say now it will really stop pumping radioactive water into the ocean. (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. Is goat meat a “more ethical” alternative to beef? (Treehugger)
  4. Don’t toss or recharge batteries– wear them. (Green House)
  5. Crops for animal feed are destroying Brazilian savanna, says a new report. (Guardian Eco)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 1

Written by | April 1st, 2011

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Yeah, we know what day it is, but we’re pretty sure these links are real:

  1. Insect-eating bats are worth at least $3 billion to U.S. agriculture, and perhaps much more. (Wired)
  2. Speaking of eating insects, that could be a big part of the human diet in the UK by 2020. (Guardian Eco)
  3. Now there’s no excuse. Check out the manifesto for lazy gardening. (Treehugger)
  4. See NASA’s first pictures of Mercury taken from orbit. (National Geographic)
  5. USDA unveils the 60 products that will carry the new “BioPreferred” label. (Green House)

 

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 2

Written by | March 2nd, 2011

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Raise your hand if you love green news!

  1. Our president and CEO Mark Tercek writes about protecting nature through “radical collaboration.” (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Are humans the ultimate invasive species? (Dot Earth)
  3. Best Actress winner Natalie Portman’s green roots go way back. (Grist)
  4. The Congressional cafeteria takes huge strides backward, swapping composting and biodegradable packaging for styrofoam. (Treehugger)
  5. When was climate change– as we know it today– discovered? (Guardian Eco)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 18

Written by | February 18th, 2011

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Before you start your 3-day weekend check out these 5 cool links:

  1. “Toxic avenger” fish have adapted to survive in horribly polluted waters. (NPR)
  2. Before you open that new box of Tagalongs: Are Girl Scout cookies killing orangutans? (Grist)
  3. Biodiversity in the Grand Canyon is being threatened by demand for uranium. (Guardian Eco)
  4. A tiny island’s invasive “killing machine” has finally been captured. (Treehugger)
  5. Go inside the mystery of the missing moon trees. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 9

Written by | February 9th, 2011

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Pollution– it’s out of this world. That, and so much more, in today’s Cool Green Morning:

  1. The Pacific walrus is on the endangered species waiting list. (DotEarth)
  2. Take a look at the world’s 10 most threatened forests. (Guardian Eco)
  3. Turns out pollution isn’t just a problem here on Earth, because countries are developing methods for cleaning up space trash. (Grist)
  4. Does love make you greener? (Treehugger)
  5. Don’t hoard incandescent light bulbs! CFLs are pretty great, and are getting even better. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 12

Written by | November 12th, 2010

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We’ve got good news and bad news. Which do you want first?

  1. GE is making a huge commitment to electric-vehicles. (LA Times)
  2. Newly discovered lizard species is all female, how does it survive? (Treehugger)
  3. A disturbing number of tigers have been slaughtered in the past decade. (Green)
  4. The world’s forests can adapt to climate change, limit damage. (Guardian Eco)
  5. An American city is giving $4 million to help create urban farms? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 9

Written by | November 9th, 2010

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The latest and greatest in cool and green:

  1. Beak deformities are on the rise among birds in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, but no one knows why. (Dot Earth)
  2. Eating fish will save the rainforest, suggests one scientist. (Grist)
  3. Don’t recycle these things. (The Daily Green)
  4. The top five eco-video games (?!) are… (Treehugger)
  5. Do dimmer switches really save any energy? (Guardian Eco)
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