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Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 4

Written by | January 4th, 2013

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We’re “shaking our tail feathers” reading today’s green news. Hey, it’s just that kind of Cool Green Morning!

  1. Do you own a plug-in vehicle yet? U.S. sales tripled in 2012. (TreeHugger)
  2. More than 70 bird hotspots need to be restored as a result of Hurricane Sandy. (Green)
  3. Dinosaurs might have shaken their tail feathers to court mates. (Wired)
  4. Chilling effect: Warmer winters could ruin fruit. (Grist)
  5. Australia is home to some wacky animals: kangaroos, wombats and now the western long-beaked echidna. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 2

Written by | January 2nd, 2013

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It’s a new year and a new day, so how about some new green news?

  1. Still looking to make a New Year’s Resolution? Here are 15 green resolutions that really make a difference. (The Daily Green)
  2. No vote for Hurricane Sandy aid in Congress — and representatives from both sides are not happy. (Huffington Post)
  3. Shell’s oil drilling rig has run aground in the Gulf of Alaska, and so far, no reports of oil sheen in the water. (NPR)
  4. Sustainable companies are attracting more workers — even if it means taking a pay cut. (MNN)
  5. The fights and friendships of giraffes have been revealed, thanks to new footage for an upcoming series on Africa. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 11

Written by | December 11th, 2012

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What’s cool, green and read with your morning coffee? That’s right, it’s Cool Green Morning time.

  1. Take a closer look at the amazing (and hilarious!) courtship rituals of birds-of-paradise. (Wired Science)
  2. Two young activists set out out to save rhinos, one letter at a time. (MNN)
  3. “Archaeology dog” sniffs out the past and locates 100-year-old bones. (National Geographic)
  4. Should doctors warn pregnant women about environmental risks? (Scientific American)
  5. Hurricane Sandy reveals New Jersey’s conspicuously lenient land-use regulations. (Huffington Post Green)

 

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 4

Written by | December 4th, 2012

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Start your day with five of today’s top green news stories.

  1. Move over flickering, fluorescent tubes. There’s a new plastic bulb in town. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Eek. Lobsters turn to cannibalism at night time. (National Geographic)
  3. A new poll finds most New Yorkers think climate change caused Hurricane Sandy. (New York Times)
  4. Now you can eat Obama for dinner — Etheostoma obama, that is. Hint: it’s a fish. (MNN)
  5. Ghana welcomes Africa’s largest solar plant. (Guardian)

Putting the Pieces Back Together Post-Sandy: Connecticut Coastal Communities Ponder the Future

Written by | November 26th, 2012

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Our director of science spends an emotional day connecting with coastal communities in Connecticut.

Rebuilding Safer in Sandy’s Aftermath

Written by | November 21st, 2012

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As rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy begins, we need to help orient communities sensibly and compassionately towards solutions that will reduce their long term risk.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 16

Written by | November 16th, 2012

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We’re setting world records with today’s green news.

  1. A third of marine species are still unknown to science. (Mail Online)
  2. One man brings solar power to a dark New York city post-Sandy. (Forbes)
  3. Hermann tortoise, you are NOT the father! Tortoise paternity tests reveal interesting findings. (BBC Nature)
  4. What animal holds the world record for the most legs at 750? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Anti-rat campaign is in full effect on the Galapagos islands. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 13

Written by | November 13th, 2012

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I’ve got “Total Eclipse of the Heart” stuck in my head this morning. I blame today’s green news.

  1. You may not live in Australia but you can still catch today’s total solar eclipse online. (PC Mag)
  2. Caught! Remote camera traps catch poachers in action. (Mongabay)
  3. Corals in the Great Barrier Reef have made a new enemy: starfish. (The Telegraph)
  4. A world without bamboo means a world without pandas. Thanks, climate change. (Discovery News)
  5. Haiti faces hunger catastrophe after Hurricane Sandy. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 8

Written by | November 8th, 2012

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Ready to get your green news on?

  1. Check out the green ballot measures that won and lost in Tuesday’s election. (Grist)
  2. Humans can smell emotions, like fear and disgust, says a new study. (MNN)
  3. National Geographic has published extraordinary images of Cheetahs in Iran. (National Geographic)
  4. What happens to city wildlife during a large storm? (Green)
  5. Could renewable energy help to prevent future blackouts from storms? (Christian Science Monitor)

The Next Four Years: Invest in Nature for a Stronger America

Written by | November 7th, 2012

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On Election Day, Americans agreed that conservation is a worthwhile investment. As we look ahead, President Obama and Congress have an opportunity to show their leadership on the preservation of our country’s natural heritage.

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