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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 7

Written by | November 6th, 2012

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Our to-do list today is short and sweet: vote!… and then read Cool Green Morning.

  1. Global warming may claim another victim: the Indian monsoon. (TG Daily)
  2. A movable sea barrier stood between Stamford, CT and Hurricane Sandy. (Green)
  3. U.S. hit by record droughts, fires and heatwaves in 2012. (Mongabay)
  4. Despite controversy, Laos moves forward with Mekong Dam. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  5. World’s rarest whale seen for first time. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 5

Written by | November 5th, 2012

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Wait, what time is it?

  1. A tweet from our lead scientist showed a disturbing “suds tsunami” surging from a polluted river in Nairobi. (DotEarth)
  2. It’s the smartest lightbulb in the world! (CleanTechnica)
  3. How will we protect New York from the (gulp) next Sandy? (Guardian)
  4. Good news from Ask Umbra: your personal email hoarding habits don’t have a huge environmental impact, though it’s a different story for big-time data-centers. (Grist)
  5. No power? Out of gas? Have somewhere to go? What you need is a bike. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 31

Written by | October 31st, 2012

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Boo! Get your spooky, creepy, Halloween green news here!

  1. Toxic waste and sewage has flooded back into communities as water treatment plants have been compromised by Sandy. (Huffington Post)
  2. The Bay is an “eco-freakout” — part documentary, part environmental disaster, part Paranormal Activity. Yikes. (Grist)
  3. Zombie dogs? Mind Control? Check out these five very real, very scary experiments that have actually been conducted. (MNN)
  4. These 12 DIY Halloween decorations are easy on you and the environment. (Treehugger)
  5. What creepy, crawlies lurk in leaf litter? Find out for yourself…if you dare. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 30

Written by | October 30th, 2012

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Sandy is hanging around, changing the coast line in some places, and we’re left wondering…

  1. …Has climate change created this Frankenstorm? (NPR)
  2. This state-by-state impact informs us how Sandy has affected the East Coast. (CNN)
  3. New satellite photos show Sandy’s footprint over the entire Earth. (MNN)
  4. This business entrepreneur is accelerating technology for a greener planet. (Grist)
  5. Once extinct in the wild, Tanzanian toads make a comeback, thanks to American zoos. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 29

Written by | October 29th, 2012

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It’s a literally cool (and gray, and wet, and windy) morning from where we’re sitting. If you’re in Sandy’s path, too, please stay safe!

  1. Hurricane Sandy: by the numbers. (Star-Ledger)
  2. Hurricane Sandy poses an environmental threat to the Chesapeake Bay (and myriad threats elsewhere as well). (Washington Post)
  3. The New York Times’ Andy Revkin explores the possible connections between the “frankenstorm” and climate change. (DotEarth)
  4. Also, climate activists gathered in Times Square yesterday to bring attention to pretty much that same thing. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. If you’re shopping at all today, it should probably be online (for safety!), but whether online shopping is the greener choice is TBD. (Ask Umbra)
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