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Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 6

Written by | July 6th, 2012

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It’s still way too hot so we’re pretty much hitting the beach for today’s news.

  1. It looks like dead coral reefs can come back to life. (NPR)
  2. The U.S. Navy admits to causing dolphins and whales “harm of staggering proportions.” (Discovery)
  3. Here’s a look at 10 threatened US coastlines and who’s fighting to protect them. (Mother Nature Network)
  4. NOAA has announced that it has no evidence that mermaids are real. Seriously. (LA Times)
  5. GE is halting construction of what would have been the largest solar factory in the U.S. because of dropping prices. (Yale e360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 15

Written by | June 15th, 2012

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This beaver’s tale will get you ready for Father’s Day.

  1. Check out the heartwarming story of a single parent beaver dad. (Discovery)
  2. Speaking of warming, this May was the second warmest on record. (Huffington Post)
  3. Officials now fear the Colorado wildfire could burn all summer. (L.A. Times)
  4. After a century of decline, cougars are making a comeback in the U.S. (BBC)
  5. Despite promises in 1992, little progress has been made in protecting ocean habitats. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 18

Written by | May 18th, 2012

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Be sure to watch the skies this weekend and never put rocks in your pockets.

  1. Don’t forget, a “ring of fire” solar eclipse will be visible in parts of the U.S. on Sunday. (National Geographic)
  2. Apple is making a major green change in the U.S. this year. (Scientific American)
  3. Photos: One of the largest male stars on the planet is helping one of the smallest primates. (Mongabay)
  4. The remains of a turtle the size of a car have been discovered in a coal mine. (Discovery News)
  5. Scientists can’t solve the mystery of the rocks that ignited in a woman’s pocket. (L.A. Times)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 24

Written by | February 24th, 2012

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But will the wind farm be made of interlocking plastic parts?

  1. Overfishing costs the EU 100,000 jobs and £2.7 billion each year. (TreeHugger)
  2. LEGO’s owners are putting $500M into an offshore wind farm. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Is the world’s most popular sports team also the greenest? (GreenBiz)
  4. Federal raids in the U.S. deal a serious blow to illegal rhino trade. (LA Times)
  5. OK, now this is getting serious. Warming climate could make us all shrink. (TG Daily)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 27

Written by | January 27th, 2012

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Kids, the bus is here. Oh, never mind, that’s an asteroid.

  1. School-bus-sized asteroid to buzz Earth Friday, closer than the moon. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. The world’s giant trees are declining, face a dire future due to climate change & other factors. (Mongabay)
  3. NASA nearly doubled their list of confirmed planets beyond our solar system in one day. (Cosmic Log)
  4. Jumping spiders hunt with deadly accuracy thanks to 3-D vision. (Wired)
  5. Yosemite is having its driest winter in 30 years, forcing tourist destinations to get creative . (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 20

Written by | January 20th, 2012

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Don’t worry, particles from the massive solar flare won’t hit our atmosphere till tomorrow.

  1. NASA spacecraft sees massive solar blast, how will effect your weekend? (msnbc)
  2. Roughly 10,000 people have been evacuated as Reno wildfire burns homes. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. A nearly extinct species of monkey has been rediscovered in Borneo. (Wired)
  4. Exxon Mobil will pay Montana $1.6M in penalties over the Yellowstone oil spill. (AP via Washington Post)
  5. The endangered Catalina Island fox has made an astounding comeback. (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 5

Written by | October 5th, 2011

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They are seriously called “hairy crazy ants” and they’re invading the U.S.

  1. SXSW Eco continues today with a keynote by our president and CEO, Mark Tercek. Get live updates from @nature_org and Cool Green Science. (The Nature Conservancy)
  2. A dust storm in Arizona caused multiple pileups on Interstate 10. (CNN)
  3. Hairy crazy ants are invading the southern U.S. And there’s video! (TreeHugger)
  4. Public opposition has compelled the government Myanmar to suspend construction of a giant Chinese dam. (Mongabay)
  5. A mountain lion in California was killed and mutilated by poachers. (Los Angeles Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 29

Written by | September 29th, 2011

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I guess if you’ve been missing since the 1800s you can call it a comeback:

  1. A bird thought to be extinct for 150 years is alive and making a comeback. (TreeHugger)
  2. Are motorcycles greener than cars? See what “MythBusters” says. (Los Angeles Times)
  3. Fishing methods have pushed endangered sea dolphins to the brink of extinction. (Guardian)
  4. Dozens of hot spots for life have been discovered at the bottom of the Dead Sea. (National Geographic)
  5. Two shorebirds tracked by satellite for thousands of miles were killed by hunters in unregulated “shooting swamps.” (Surfbirds News)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 9

Written by | September 9th, 2011

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Five cool links to start your Friday.

  1. A new study says toxic chemicals used in dry cleaning stick to clothes. (The Daily Green)
  2. Two kingfishers, among the rarest animals in the world, have hatched at the Smithsonian. (Wired)
  3. This was the second-hottest summer on record in the U.S., the wettest ever in two states. (LA Times)
  4. Will artificial islands be the solution for rising Pacific sea levels? (Guardian)
  5. Is your state’s official flower a non-native plant? (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 2

Written by | September 2nd, 2011

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What are you doing this weekend? Me, looks like I’ll be staring up at the stars.

  1. Find out how you could see a supernova from your backyard this weekend. (Wired)
  2. Mobile dumpster parks are bringing extra nature to downtown San Francisco. (LA Times)
  3. Organic farming may be more profitable in the long-term than conventional agriculture. (Mongabay)
  4. 124,000 fish suffocate to death in a single Texas lake due to the extreme heat. (TreeHugger)
  5. Whey protein can be transformed into a sustainable plastic for food packaging. (EcoGeek)
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