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Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 20

Written by | January 20th, 2011

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5 cool green links to get those rusty cogs turning again:

  1. Species extinction hardly matters if we lose all the scientists who study species. (Wired)
  2. You can’t explore these coral reefs with a snorkel and mask–try an underwater robot instead. (LA Times)
  3. Tree rings reveal a link between climate change and the fall of Rome. (BBC)
  4. Can wind, solar, nuclear and other forms of green energy ever meet the world’s needs? (YaleE360)
  5. If you’re the entrepreneurial type, here are 4 business ideas for the climate-conscious world. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 12

Written by | November 12th, 2010

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We’ve got good news and bad news. Which do you want first?

  1. GE is making a huge commitment to electric-vehicles. (LA Times)
  2. Newly discovered lizard species is all female, how does it survive? (Treehugger)
  3. A disturbing number of tigers have been slaughtered in the past decade. (Green)
  4. The world’s forests can adapt to climate change, limit damage. (Guardian Eco)
  5. An American city is giving $4 million to help create urban farms? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 10

Written by | November 10th, 2010

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The battle is on! Place your bets in these 5 cool green match-ups:

  1. City mouse vs. country mouse–who’s greener? (Treehugger)
  2. TNC vs. white-nose syndrome: can an innovative idea help save bats from a deadly disease? (Knoxville News Sentinel)
  3. Humans vs. wolves: it’s complicated, but convincing wolves that sheep don’t taste good could help. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. You vs. Al Gore–who would do better at this energy quiz? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. “Culture of complacency” vs. “culture of safety“–which prevailed in the Gulf? (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 28

Written by | October 28th, 2010

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From green eats to a green ride, our top 5 news stories are, well, green:

  1. Have you eaten at New York’s eco-friendly ‘Ladle of Love’ lately? (Diner’s Journal)
  2. Natural capital get’s it’s day in the sun at COP 10–will it make a difference? (DotEarth)
  3. More from COP 10: scientists report grim news about the rate of animal extinctions, but there is a silver lining. (LA Times)
  4. Life in the sea has inspired all kinds of cool innovations, like mussel glue. (GreenBiz)
  5. Rumor has it Toyota is creating a Prius fit for the Brady Bunch (almost–Cindy will have to stay home). (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 13

Written by | October 13th, 2010

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Dude, the mornings here are always cool and green:

  1. A Malibu beach becomes the first World Surfing Reserve. (LA Times)
  2. Google has decided offshore wind is worth the $$. (EcoGeek)
  3. London’s Thames River comes back from the dead and wins a conservation prize. (The Guardian)
  4. Scientists discover a new carnivorous animal in Madagascar. (National Geographic)
  5. Monarch butterflies have figured out how to medicate their sick babies with medicinal plants. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 8

Written by | September 8th, 2010

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It’s that time of the day, everyone– get your Cool Green Morning on!

  1. The United States can become a leader in energy efficiency, and here’s how. (GreenBiz)
  2. Is eating meat more eco-friendly than we think it is? (Grist)
  3. Too much tree: is that a real thing? (Treehugger)
  4. Even famous, super-fancy British castles are getting eco-makeovers these days. (Greener Buildings)
  5. A bit of good news from the Gulf: dropping deep-sea oxygen levels haven’t created biological dead zones. (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 7

Written by | September 7th, 2010

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Awww… did you miss your cool green news over the long weekend?

  1. Even Henry Ford experimented with making cars from hemp. (Treehugger)
  2. Are Energy Star ratings really all that meaningful? (Greenspace)
  3. A new study says Africa’s civil wars are not influenced by environmental disasters like drought and heat waves. (BBC)
  4. The legal showdown over Asian carp in the Great Lakes begins today. (LA Times)
  5. Is a robot that moves like a snake useful for field research? See for yourself–watch snakebot climb a tree! (Ecogeek)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 28

Written by | May 28th, 2010

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Hey, weren’t you just looking for some awesome stuff to read?

  1. Developed nations pledge $4 billion to help poorer nations protect their forests. (AP/MSNBC)
  2. Ask Umbra offers tips for an eco-friendly Memorial Day weekend. (Grist)
  3. Would you drive 5.4 miles less per day to stop drilling in the Gulf of Mexico? (Treehugger/this here Cool Green Science blog)
  4. In California at least, public support for offshore drilling is dwindling. (LA Times)
  5. This mud that’s being used to try to clog up the Gulf oil leak… what IS it, exactly? (New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 25

Written by | March 25th, 2010

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Who’s excited for another riveting roundup of the day’s top green news? Shh, don’t all shout at once:

  1. For years, India and Bangladesh have fought for control of a tiny Bay of Bengal island. Wonder if they’ll call a truce now that the island’s been submerged by rising seas. (LA Times)
  2. In the future, sewage treatment plants might power sewage treatment plants. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Sarah Palin gets her very own nature documentary series. (Grist)
  4. Is bottled water as bad as everyone seems to think it is? (Green Inc.)
  5. The US House of Representatives is getting greener– and saving taxpayers $3.3 million a year. (Environmental Leader)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 8

Written by | March 8th, 2010

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It’s like “Monday Night Raw” here on CGM — sharks vs. squid, bees vs. hornets. And then a little climate change news, just to calm you down…

  1. Why are great white sharks migrating 1,600 miles to pick fights with giant squids? (LA Times)
  2. The Maldives (famous for being threatened by sea-level rise from climate change) buys its own floating island. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Melting frozen Arctic methane might sell newspapers — but CO2 is still the greenhouse gas worth twisting your knickers over. (DotEarth)
  4. Which activity does NASA say is the greatest global warming culprit? (EcoGeek)
  5. Cultural clash: When Asian giant hornets and European honeybees fight. (The Vine)
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