Tag: Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene, Risk and the Future of the Planet

Written by | September 5th, 2011

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We pay attention when scientific models tell us a storm is on the way. Our president and CEO wonders why we don’t do the same when thousands of scientists warn us about a much larger problem.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2011

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Today’s green news round-up holds the secret to a long, healthy life.

  1. A new seabird was discovered in Hawaii…and it’s a 40-year-old stuffed specimen. (Mongabay)
  2. Coal shortages are speeding up China’s move toward clean energy. (CleanTechnica)
  3. A new study says deforestation rates are higher in protected forests. (YaleE360)
  4. Attention Labor Day travelers: Hurricane Irene might’ve shut down your favorite outdoor recreation spot. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. The world’s oldest person (nearly 121! wow!) credits her longevity to her healthy, all-natural Amazon Rainforest lifestyle. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 30

Written by | August 30th, 2011

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Irene looked a lot nicer from space.

  1. Cool video: Watch Hurricane Irene’s birth and death from space. (Wired)
  2. Panda poop may hold the key to major a breakthrough in biofuels. (TreeHugger)
  3. Did Irene’s floodwaters cause less visible environmental damage? (Green)
  4. Bird flu fears are on the rise as a mutant strain hits China, Vietnam. (BBC)
  5. A grizzly is being blamed for the death of a hiker in Yellowstone. (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 29

Written by | August 29th, 2011

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Good riddance, Irene!

  1. Is climate change making hurricanes stronger? (Green)
  2. In the wake of Hurricane Irene, does New York City need storm surge protection? (DotEarth)
  3. After making a pretty significant wrong turn two months ago, Happy Feet the penguin is finally on his way home. (Treehugger)
  4. Meet the just-discovered Komodo dragon of wasps. (Mongabay)
  5. Do you really need a trashcan liner? Ask Umbra has the scoop. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 26

Written by | August 26th, 2011

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Cool Green Morning, Cool Green Afternoon…what’s the diff?

  1. Irene’s making her way up the East Coast. What does she have to do with climate change ? (The Daily Green)
  2. There’s a big secret underground river underneath the Amazon, scientists say. (Mongabay)
  3. In other Amazon news, scientists have also discovered a brand new species of monkeys. (Treehugger)
  4. Dolphins are so smart! Watch them use shells to catch fish. (Wired)
  5. What impact did the dispersants used to clean up the Gulf oil spill have underneath the surface? (Green)
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