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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 23

Written by | October 23rd, 2012

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Green ice cream, poop jokes and talking whales — we’re having that kind of Cool Green Morning.

  1. Russian spacecraft has an unlikely crew: 32 fish hitch a ride to space. (MSNBC)
  2. Beluga whale mimics a human’s voice — we dare you to listen without smiling! (National Geographic)
  3. Beetles dance on poop balls (yes, poop) to stay cool. (LiveScience)
  4. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream becomes even greener with their new B corporation status. (TreeHugger)
  5. A whopping 1,209 elephant tusks confiscated from poachers. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 23

Written by | April 23rd, 2012

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And how was YOUR Earth Day?

  1. In Birmingham, Alabama, more than 629 picnickers got their grub on at Railroad Park. (al.com)
  2. Andrea Mitchell talks Earth Day with our lead scientist, Sanjayan. (MSNBC)
  3. Visitors to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium took the Picnic for the Planet world record challenge. (CBS Chicago)
  4. On Earth Day, did you appreciate the value of small actions? (The Huffington Post)
  5. Did you also focus on people? (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 20

Written by | April 20th, 2012

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The Earth Day edition will help you plan (and learn a little) for the weekend’s festivities.

  1. Have we told you we’re having a Picnic for the Planet? Find out how you can get involved. (Picnic for the Planet)
  2. Check out these 10 fun Earth Day activities for kids. (Huffington Post)
  3. Some influential green bloggers share their Earth Day wishes. (TreeHugger)
  4. Here are 15 Earth Day tips that really make a difference. (The Daily Green)
  5. Our Steph Wear was featured on an NBC Nightly News story about how corals save lives. (msnbc.com)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 29

Written by | February 29th, 2012

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Today is Leap Day, which means you get extra day of green news!

  1. Seattle, Washington welcomes a public food forest. (TreeHugger)
  2. A dolphin’s unique whistle says “Hey! Come play!” (MSNBC)
  3. Lone gray wolf brings hope to California. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. One unexpected spot for a sunny park: a NYC subway tunnel. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Trust us – a look at the extinct giant penguin was worth the 26 million-year wait. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 10

Written by | February 10th, 2012

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Here are today’s top green news headlines. Happy Friday!

  1. Quiet oceans make for calmer right whales. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Regular contact with nature is part of a balanced diet for kids. (BBC)
  3. The world’s biggest conservation group (ahem) is making forays into urban areas. (Grist)
  4. Toilet paper production destroys Indonesian rainforests. (Mongabay)
  5. Woolly mammoth sighting or publicity hoax? (MSNBC)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 26

Written by | January 26th, 2012

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Today we learn that Facebook’s roots go way, way back.

  1. Pass the veggies. School lunches get a makeover. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. What do Tanzania’s Hadza people and Facebook have in common? (MSNBC)
  3. See the Earth in high-definition. (PhysOrg)
  4. Remodeling an old building is greener than building a new one. (Grist)
  5. Frog perfume? Madagascar frogs use more than just sight and sound to communicate. (Mongabay)

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: Friday, January 13

Written by | January 13th, 2012

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Is climate change create a new batch of super animals?

  1. New app will let you monitor home energy use, turn devices off remotely. (TreeHugger)
  2. Birds are flying faster because of climate change, but will it last? (Discovery News)
  3. Climate change may make lizards smarter, if they don’t go extinct. (Mongabay)
  4. A newly discovered lemur climbs out of hiding in Madagascar. (msnbc)
  5. Tourists found a “white,” albino-like penguin in Antarctica. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 18

Written by | November 18th, 2011

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We’ve got something for everyone: from a frog returning from extinction to the planet’s largest mass extinction.

  1. The Hula painted frog, declared extinct in 1996, has been seen for the first time in 50 years. (Metro)
  2. The mystery of the vanishing jumbo squid species, which disappeared in 2010, has been solved. (MSNBC)
  3. A life of monogamy has a hidden benefit for greylag geese. (Wired Science)
  4. 252 million years ago more than three-quarters of life on Earth was killed off. Was climate change to blame? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Recent bird flu research may be kept secret over bioterrorism fears. (NPR)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 10

Written by | November 10th, 2011

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Time to prepare for the attack of the feral pigs.

  1. Invasive species could become a terrorist’s next weapon of choice. (MarketWatch)
  2. How does a person’s individual carbon emissions change over the course of a lifetime? (Green)
  3. Video of king penguins shows their unexpected way of cooling off — in a mud spa. (BBC)
  4. An approved plan aims to control greenhouse gas emissions in China. (2point6billion)
  5. Sad news from Africa: the western black rhino has been declared extinct. (MSNBC)
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