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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 7

Written by | September 7th, 2011

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It’s another Cool Green Morning, y’all!

  1. Where’s the beef? Climate change could bring an end to American cattle ranching. (CleanTechnica)
  2. The Tea Party isn’t buying this whole “climate change” thing. (DotEarth)
  3. Victoria, BC may be home to the world’s greenest neighborhood. (Grist)
  4. Is President Obama bad for the environment? (Time)
  5. Shark fin soup is one step closer toward being banned in California. (Los Angeles Times)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2011

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Fish and amphibians and ospreys, oh my!

  1. The state of Iowa now gets 20 percent of its electricity from wind. (EcoGeek)
  2. The secret to rebuilding over-harvested fish populations is no secret: stop fishing. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Golf courses are pretty perfect habitats for amphibians. (Conservation Magazine)
  4. Recent deaths at Yosemite National Park point out a conundrum: for many, the danger in nature is part of the appeal. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Treetop cameras caught this baby osprey’s first flight. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 6

Written by | July 6th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Stop making excuses and ride your bike to work already. (Treehugger)
  2. California fights invasive light-brown apple moths with native stinger-less wasps. (Los Angeles Times)
  3. London’s poor air quality may leave a dark cloud over next summer’s Olympic Games. (Huffington Post)
  4. This invasive plant is cropping up all over New York– and beware, it can cause blisters, scarring and even blindness. (Associated Press, via Christian Science Monitor)
  5. The Bahamas bans shark fishing. (Green)

 

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 11

Written by | May 11th, 2011

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Open wide– it’s time for your five daily servings of green:

  1. Fuel-efficient vehicles could save $7.2 billion annually in California health costs. (Los Angeles Times)
  2. A new study says that natural gas “fracking” is polluting groundwater. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. A ghostly “winged” octopus is caught on camera. (Wired)
  4. Men are out-biking women and kids. (Treehugger)
  5. Capturing carbon dioxide out of the air is still just too expensive. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 29

Written by | April 29th, 2011

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Congrats to William and Kate! We know the couple tried their best to keep it green but …

  1. Mostly due to air travel, the carbon footprint of the royal wedding is huge. (Treehugger)
  2. With the advancement in precise digital tools, why are tornadoes still so hard to predict? (New York Times)
  3. New evidence, in the form of an anomaly, gives clues to how the Grand Canyon was formed. (HuffPostGreen)
  4. An experiment suggests that ecosystem collapses could be predicted. (BBC)
  5. Removing nearly 30,000 “ghost pots” is helping restore crab populations in the Chesapeake. (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 25

Written by | April 25th, 2011

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Seriously, people are standing in line to smell a flower that exudes the scent of rotting flesh?

  1. Do you live in one of the 10 least green states in America? Check the list. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Thousands are flocking to see the “smelly corpse flower” in Switzerland. (BBC)
  3. A Congressional budget bill rider means wolf hunts are returning to Idaho, Montana. (L.A. Times)
  4. London Olympics pollution on pace to land a huge fine from IOC. (Guardian Eco)
  5. Zimbabwe plans to feed elephants to hungry prisoners. (Treehugger)

 

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 20

Written by | April 20th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Even one year after the Gulf oil spill began, the environmental effects are still unclear. (BBC)
  2. Germans are happy to pay a little extra for clean energy. (Grist)
  3. A whole lot of Americans aren’t really concerned about recycling product packaging, says a new report. (LA Times)
  4. Is being delicious and in demand a threat to the future of wild leeks (a.k.a. “ramps”)? (New York Times)
  5. Yesterday, we asked what you thought about Richard Branson’s pet lemur project. This blogger says it’s “a terrible idea.” (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 18

Written by | April 18th, 2011

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Happy Monday! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

  1. Wolves are no longer legally endangered. (Mongabay)
  2. One year later, the Gulf of Mexico is still feeling the effects of the oil spill. (LA Times)
  3. Our friends at Treehugger are hopping on the Picnic for the Planet bandwagon/party bus. (Treehugger)
  4. In Vietnam, a special nature reserve has been created to protect the threatened “Asian unicorn.” (AP, via Huffington Post)
  5. Ask Umbra offers up tips for green housewarming gifts. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 31

Written by | March 31st, 2011

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Snowstorms in April are not very cool or green, but these 5 news links are:

  1. The future is carbon capture and sequestration, or “tucking carbon into the ground.” (The New York Times)
  2. Why have 7 major companies dropped their support of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative? (Green Biz)
  3. In case you missed Obama’s energy speech yesterday, here’s the re-hash. (Treehugger)
  4. Demand is up, but supply is down for the Toyota Prius. (LA Times)
  5. The best way to reduce your exposure to BPA? Stop eating canned foods. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 24

Written by | February 24th, 2011

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Green news in 5 bite-sized nuggets:

  1. Up at 8pm: the sitcom about climate change. (LA Times)
  2. A new report from TNC and partners says coral reefs are in crisis. (BBC)
  3. How transportation-smart is the place where you live? (Grist)
  4. Coming on March 19: the first International Serengeti Day. (Mongabay)
  5. Cholera outbreaks and climate change–what’s the connection? (YaleE360)
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