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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 10

Written by | August 10th, 2011

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Get your green news right here!

  1. The Gulf dead zone is like a zombie, and our scientist has some thoughts on how to kill it for good. (Grist)
  2. An aquaculture farm is planning to grow 500,000 pounds of shrimp… in shipping containers… in the Mojave Desert. (Treehugger)
  3. Ten new frog species were discovered in an Indian rainforest. (Mongabay)
  4. One of our scientists–and his whole family–are living off the grid for a whole year. (Green)
  5. Can Tokyo function without nuclear power? (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 14

Written by | July 14th, 2011

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Still hot? Our 5 news links will cool you off!

  1. Will you watch the new Al Gore reality show about climate change? (Green)
  2. You always knew it was true: less really is more, and greener. (Green Biz)
  3. A positive outcome of Fukushima: an increased emphasis on electric cars. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Seeing is believing: scientists rediscover the long-lost Bornean rainbow toad & snap pics to prove it. (Mongabay)
  5. These 7 photographers are saving the planet through their images. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 6

Written by | June 6th, 2011

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Maybe Garfield would’ve hated the day a little less if his Mondays were this cool and green.

  1. Want to start composting? Here are eight ways you can give it a go. (Treehugger)
  2. To save energy, government workers in Tokyo are reporting to the office early. (Guardian)
  3. If you’re looking for a new species, it sounds like Madagascar is the place to go to find one. (Mongabay)
  4. The latest on the US-Canada oil pipeline: the US Department of Transportation shut it down on Friday. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Vinyl vs. leather footwear– what’s an eco-conscious fashionista to do? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 11

Written by | April 11th, 2011

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Cure your case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Scientists discovered a new species of rhino…and it’s already close to extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. The operators of a Japanese nuclear plant say now it will really stop pumping radioactive water into the ocean. (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. Is goat meat a “more ethical” alternative to beef? (Treehugger)
  4. Don’t toss or recharge batteries– wear them. (Green House)
  5. Crops for animal feed are destroying Brazilian savanna, says a new report. (Guardian Eco)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 25

Written by | March 25th, 2011

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Which do you want first, the good green news or the bad green news?

  1. Thousands of endangered rockhopper penguins are coated in oil after spill. (Green)
  2. A rare leopard was burned alive by an angry mob in India. (Treehugger)
  3. A newly discovered saber-toothed beast was vicious looking, a vegetarian. (National Geographic)
  4. How much should Japan worry about nuclear food? (Grist)
  5. A builder is making solar panels a standard feature in new homes. (Green House)

An Ocean Away: Seeing the Japan Tsunami Hit California

Written by | March 16th, 2011

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The lead scientist for our Global Marine Team was there as the surge arrived in Santa Cruz. It was supposed to be 40 minutes of small waves. He explains why boats were still being tossed more than 6 hours later.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 14

Written by | March 14th, 2011

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Replace your one lost hour with FIVE great green reads:

  1. The presence of this creepily well-endowed frog signals a comeback for California’s Garcia River Forest. (Treehugger)
  2. The crisis in Japan raises questions about the safety of nuclear energy. (New York Times)
  3. Samsung introduces a completely solar-powered (and transparent?) television. (EcoGeek)
  4. It turns out there are even fewer great white sharks in the Pacific than scientists thought. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Here’s how mining causes water pollution. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 17

Written by | February 17th, 2011

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We’re keepin’ it green, 5 links at a time:

  1. Only the Danes would come up with an all-in-one waste-to-energy plant/ski park. (Green)
  2. A bright spot in science’s “Search for Lost Frogs”–the Pescado stubfoot toad is rediscovered. (Mongabay)
  3. In case you need more proof that increased precipitation is caused by increased greenhouse gases, here it is. (NY Times)
  4. Japan’s whaling season is suspended–but does that mean much? (BBC)
  5. A new study form Harvard calculates the true cost of coal to the American economy. Wanna take a guess? (Treehugger)

Best and Worst Environmental Moments of 2010

Written by | December 13th, 2010

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You know about the oil spill, but what other stories made our lead scientist’s list of environmental issues that dominated the year?

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2010

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And you thought your Friday couldn’t get any cooler or greener:

  1. Happy birthday to the EPA–40 years old! What will the next 40 bring? (Green Biz)
  2. Cancun needs a conflict resolution expert, thinks Andy Revkin. (DotEarth)
  3. Cyclists always knew it was true, but now a new study proves it: in the city, bikes are faster than cars. (Treehugger)
  4. Europe decides to keep on trawling. (Green)
  5. Wait, this doesn’t sound right: oil exploration threatens the Seaflower Marine Protected Area in Japan? (Mongabay)
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