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Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 9

Written by | August 9th, 2010

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Cheers to a cool, green Monday morning:

  1. When a tree falls in a storm, is anyone there to recycle the wood into furniture? Now there is. (The New York Times)
  2. How does your diet affect the Gulf’s dead zone? (GreenBiz)
  3. An iceberg 4 times the size of Manhattan broke off a Greenland glacier last week. (DotEarth)
  4. Just what makes a hotel green these days? (Treehugger)
  5. The 1979 Ixtoc oil spill offers lessons in the Gulf’s ability to recover from environmental assault. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 5

Written by | August 5th, 2010

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Secret plots, controversy and oil oil oil…it’s time to get the low-down on today’s cool green news:

  1. Bike-riding and other environmental initiatives — a secret plot in Colorado? (Green)
  2. A Harvard prof’s controversial view: dams and genetically engineered food are good for poor countries. (Green Biz)
  3. Dare we say it? It looks like the static kill worked. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. But, where did all the oil go? See this NOAA chart for the answer. (The Vine)
  5. Warming oceans are leading to more and bigger dead zones. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 30

Written by | July 30th, 2010

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Starting your weekend early? Don’t forget to pack your cool green news!

  1. Another oil spill,this time in the Michigan’s Kalamazoo River — but what’s worse for the water, the oil or Asian carp? (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. And just how common are “smaller” spills like the one in Michigan? (The Vine)
  3. Go beyond a carbon footprint and start tackling your “nitrogen footprint”! (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Cargill and Unilever announce efforts to provide sustainably-certified palm oil. (Mongabay)
  5. A new satellite map of tree height is helping scientists better estimate carbon storage in Earth’s forests. (GoodCleanTech)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 19

Written by | July 19th, 2010

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Mondays should always be cool and green, shouldn’t they?

  1. Looking beyond clean-up in the Gulf to… The Nature Conservancy’s vision for long-term restoration. (Green)
  2. Does Guatemala’s rainforest stand a chance against drug traffickers, cattle ranchers, poachers, looters and loggers? (The New York Times)
  3. A re-cap on cap-and-trade, and lingering questions about an energy bill. (The Vine)
  4. Is the Gulf oil spill polluting as much air as water? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Can cat rehab save endangered birds on Japan’s Ogasawara Islands. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 15

Written by | July 15th, 2010

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Wish I didn’t have to do this, but today’s cool green news is, well, rather grim.

  1. A picture tells a thousand words: see photos of Mount Everst’s retreating glaciers. (Green)
  2. Hold on to your stomachs: an in-depth look at animal autopsies in the Gulf. (The New York Times)
  3. This is getting gross: eating kangaroos to save the planet? (The Vine)
  4. And depressing: what’s a pangolin, and why is it one of the most illegally trafficked species in Asia? (Mongabay)
  5. But at least insects have their haven: New York’s JFK airport has as many insects as wild grasslands. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 12

Written by | July 12th, 2010

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Maybe if we give each polar bear a security blanket, everything will work out?

  1. A giant thermal blanket could help slow the rate of a melting glacier in Italy. (Treehugger)
  2. Scientists say polar bears in Hudson Bay have just 25-30 years left, matching the rate of decline of Arctic sea ice. (Yale 360)
  3. Australia plans to get 30 percent of its drinking water from the ocean. (The New York Times)
  4. The controversial tactic of burning oil resumes in the Gulf. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Fred Pearce celebrates World Population Day by debunking the overpopulation myth. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 8

Written by | July 8th, 2010

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We journey around the world for today’s round-up of cool green news:

  1. From Russia, With Love: new nature reserves the size of Switzerland. (Treehugger)
  2. California: the first cage-free egg state. (The Daily Green)
  3. European News: banning the sale of illegaly logged wood. (Green)
  4. Gulf Update: the oil spill has some new online digs. (The New York Times)
  5. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: ocean acidification increases fish larvae death. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 6

Written by | July 6th, 2010

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You said it! Beat the heat with some cool green news:

  1. An update on just how far the oil could reach. (Green)
  2. In more spill news, a new report comes to light showing that USFWS ok’d the risk to wildlife. (The New York Times)
  3. Which is better: real nature or technological nature? (trust your instincts on this one) (Planet Green)
  4. Can we save the world’s “last ocean” from human impact? (Mongabay)
  5. It’s hot around here: new record highs beat the record colds by 5 to 1. (Climate Progress)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 22

Written by | June 22nd, 2010

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5 cool green links you don’t want to miss:

  1. $1.8 million… that’s how much was raised in last night’s celebrity telethon to help the Gulf. (CNN)
  2. What will the oil spill mean for life at the very bottom of the ocean? (The New York Times)
  3. A scientific look at climate scientists finds that they do indeed agree about global warming. (Green)
  4. Warning, potty humor ahead: how can whale poop help fight climate change? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Is the Internet as much of an energy hog as we think? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 18

Written by | June 18th, 2010

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Are you planning an oil-free weekend? You’ll want to after reading our top 5 cool green news links:

  1. What’s in store for birds in the Gulf? (Yale Environment 360)
  2. And whales? A dead sperm whale found floating in the Gulf could be the spill’s largest animal victim to date. (The New York Times)
  3. Former banker Pavan Sukhdev answers questions about how we can put a price on nature’s services. (Green)
  4. If you live in Switzerland, you can get your new electric Think car at the supermarket. (Grist)
  5. With oil on the national mindset, check out these 8 alternative fuel sources. (The Daily Green)
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