Tag: Gulf oil spill

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 8

Written by | February 8th, 2011


We’re feeling just a tad silly today:

  1. These bike snow-plows will astound… as will the author’s simile comparing them to the Hindu pantheon. (Grist)
  2. Yes, rockhopper penguins are pretty cool, but photos of them taking a shower? Really cool! (Treehugger)
  3. A high school student in Albany, NY, uses camera traps to assess urban wildlife vs. ‘wild’ wildlife, with surprising results. (NY Times)
  4. How is a waffle iron like a low-cost solar panel? (Clean Technica)
  5. “Oobleck,” a sticky mixture named for a Dr. Seuss story, could have plugged the oil well in the Gulf. (Wired)

Crazy, Muddy Fun in the Gulf of Mexico

Written by | January 25th, 2011


They were cold, wet and happy to be helping restore the Gulf—500+ volunteers helped us build the beginning of a new oyster reef in Mobile Bay, Alabama.

Hope on the Half-Shell

Written by | January 19th, 2011


Can the Gulf of Mexico truly be restored? Cindy Brown says it’s already happening, and another major step towards achieving that goal will be taken this weekend.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 13

Written by | January 13th, 2011


These 5 cool green links should give you an edge over that smarty-pants mosquitofish:

  1. We’re just the messengers: eating insects could reduce your food footprint. (Treehugger)
  2. Who needs a degree when fish are as smart as college students at math? (Mother Nature Network)
  3. How do reporters and scientists communicate with each other? Here’s a snippet. (Dot Earth)
  4. The world tries to crack down on illegal fishing. (Green)
  5. Having trouble deciding who’s to blame for the Gulf oil spill? The answer is easy, says this author: everyone. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 12

Written by | January 12th, 2011


It doesn’t get much cooler or greener than today’s five links…until tomorrow’s edition, anyway.

  1. A little bit of good news out of Haiti: Researchers have rediscovered six previously “lost” frog species there. (Mongabay)
  2. President Obama’s oil spill commission urges tougher rules for offshore drilling. (New York Times)
  3. According to the FTC, products certified as “Tested Green” weren’t necessarily green. (The Daily Green)
  4. Lucky China is about to get the world’s largest solar roof. (CleanTechnica)
  5. The hybrid electric Chevy Volt was just named “North American Car of the Year.” (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 6

Written by | January 6th, 2011


“Trash Is Cash” in Kenya and frog vs. toad in Australia… around the globe in 5 cool green news:

  1. Today’s must-watch video: slum kids from Nairobi rap about recycling (scroll to bottom for video). (Huffington Post)
  2. The Empire State Building will now run on renewable energy. (Green)
  3. The Gulf oil spill was an avoidable accident, concludes panel. (The New York Times)
  4. Props to my home state: Massachusetts aims to get emissions below 1990 levels. (Ecogeek)
  5. In Australia, native frog polliwogs duke it out with invasive sugar cane toads. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 20

Written by | December 20th, 2010


What could be cooler than starting your day with five great green links?

  1. Depending on whom you ask, there either is or isn’t still oil deep in the Gulf. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. The U.N. adopts resolutions on coral reef and marine biodiversity protection. (Deep Sea News)
  3. Warming up your car in cold weather is probably totally unnecessary. (The Daily Green)
  4. If the climate keeps changing, what’s going to happen to polar bears? (Dot Earth)
  5. Here’s yet another take on the real vs. fake Christmas tree debate. Sounds like Team Real Tree is still in the lead. (New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 23

Written by | November 23rd, 2010


Take your pick. You can read about technology hurting the environment, or helping it:

  1. Multiple studies are showing that WiFi may be killing trees. (Treehugger)
  2. How a single scientist with a cell phone pic helped stop the Gulf oil spill. (Huffington Post)
  3. Is birth control in the water killing our environment? (Grist)
  4. Could waves provide 10% of America’s electricity? (Greenspace)
  5. It’s a long weekend. Try some of the 26 best citizen science projects for kids. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 15

Written by | November 15th, 2010


Your cure for the Monday blues: the cool greens!

  1. Get ready for Green Gift Monday with these fun “upcycled” gift ideas. (The Daily Green)
  2. Good(?) news from the Gulf: studies say fumes from the oil burned by spill-response teams didn’t contain enough cancer-causing chemicals to pose a risk to human health. (Green)
  3. Today is either America Recycles Day or Zero Waste Day. (Treehugger)
  4. Wait a minute– there might be lead in some reusable grocery bags? (Green House)
  5. Is “Cool It” the next “An Inconvenient Truth”? (Red, Green and Blue)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 10

Written by | November 10th, 2010


The battle is on! Place your bets in these 5 cool green match-ups:

  1. City mouse vs. country mouse–who’s greener? (Treehugger)
  2. TNC vs. white-nose syndrome: can an innovative idea help save bats from a deadly disease? (Knoxville News Sentinel)
  3. Humans vs. wolves: it’s complicated, but convincing wolves that sheep don’t taste good could help. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. You vs. Al Gore–who would do better at this energy quiz? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. “Culture of complacency” vs. “culture of safety“–which prevailed in the Gulf? (LA Times)
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