Tag: NASA

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 17

Written by | June 17th, 2011

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Feel like you’re seeing a lot of birds lately? You might want to pay attention to them!

  1. The Senate has voted to end billions of dollars in annual ethanol subsidies. (Dot Earth)
  2. Could the change in ethanol policy lead to a quick fix for the food crisis? (Scientific American)
  3. Elusive mountain lion finally found in Connecticut, but it’s too late. (Treehugger)
  4. See brilliant new images of Mercury from NASA’s first year in orbit. (Wired)
  5. Magpies can recognize, and “scold,” specific humans. (BBC Nature)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 8

Written by | April 8th, 2011

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What’s the longest you waited before asking someone on a date? I’ll bet it was less than 4 decades:

  1. Two elderly tuataras, a lizard-like species, waited 40 years to mate and inspire a romance film. (Treehugger)
  2. Your next computer could be delivered in mushroom packaging. (EcoGeek)
  3. New forecasts predict sea level rise by region and it’s bad news for a major east coast city. (BBC)
  4. Freeway air pollution has been linked to brain damage in mice. (Greenspace)
  5. Our solar system has a nose, and a NASA spacecraft found it. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 1

Written by | April 1st, 2011

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Yeah, we know what day it is, but we’re pretty sure these links are real:

  1. Insect-eating bats are worth at least $3 billion to U.S. agriculture, and perhaps much more. (Wired)
  2. Speaking of eating insects, that could be a big part of the human diet in the UK by 2020. (Guardian Eco)
  3. Now there’s no excuse. Check out the manifesto for lazy gardening. (Treehugger)
  4. See NASA’s first pictures of Mercury taken from orbit. (National Geographic)
  5. USDA unveils the 60 products that will carry the new “BioPreferred” label. (Green House)

 

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 1

Written by | February 1st, 2011

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Are you ready to go plastic-free in February?

  1. One intrepid greenie explains why he’s avoiding plastic for a whole month. (Treehugger)
  2. Maybe it’s just human nature to doubt science. (Green)
  3. Andy Revkin asks: Can video move the public on climate change? (Dot Earth)
  4. There’s one species that’s not welcome on the Galapagos Islands. (Extinction Countdown)
  5. NASA’s solar sail spacecraft is first to circle the Earth. Yes, the future is here. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 5

Written by | November 5th, 2010

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Finally, we give you a reason to really love worms:

  1. There are new close-up images of NASA’s comet fly-by! (Wired)
  2. Worms are becoming big business and helping you get more wine! (Treehugger)
  3. A notorious wildlife trafficker is going to prison for a few years. (Mongabay)
  4. How do electric cars work without starters, alternators or spark plugs? (Planet Green)
  5. A new transparent film may help turn windows into solar power generators. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 1

Written by | September 1st, 2010

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It’s still pretty warm outside, but these five links are as cool as can be.

  1. New images and data from NASA reveal a surge in Amazon wildfires. (Mongabay)
  2. A famous climate skeptic does an about-face– and suggests a global tax on carbon emissions. (Green)
  3. Is “dry water” our next great hope for stopping climate change? (GreenBiz)
  4. A push toward sustainability is helping some companies not just survive tough economic times, but thrive. (Grist)
  5. Back-to-school time already? Here’s how to kick off your year, eco-style. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 23

Written by | July 23rd, 2010

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TGIF, and also TGICGM:

  1. R.I.P. Senate climate bill. You’ve crushed our hopes and dreams. (Grist)
  2. How much damage (in $$$) has the Gulf oil spill really caused? (AP, via Huffington Post)
  3. Re-branding climate change as a public-health issue actually might make people care about it, says a new study. (Red, Green and Blue)
  4. A new image from NASA illustrates ocean dead zones around the world. (Mongabay)
  5. Uh oh– there’s a tropical storm heading straight for the oil slick. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2010

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Get your fix, green news junkies:

  1. New NASA images (from space!) show that oil from the Gulf spill is forming a “trail” 20 kilometers wide and hundreds of kilometers long. (Mongabay)
  2. Birds don’t like organic seeds. (Green)
  3. Representative Edward Markey demanded that BP broadcast live video from the source of the spill– and they’re actually going to do it. (Huffington Post)
  4. Increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere don’t just mess with the climate– new research says they could also affect the nutritional value of the world’s crops. (EcoGeek)
  5. Tar balls are showing up in Florida…but they’re not from the Gulf oil spill. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 24

Written by | February 24th, 2010

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Read on for the day’s top cool green news:

  1. Gone and…completely forgotten? Just four years after the Yangtze River dolphin was declared extinct, a new study shows that many people don’t remember that it ever existed. (Mongabay)
  2. The number-one climate culprit: your car, says NASA. (CleanTechnica)
  3. What you need to know about the EPA’s not-actually-scary-or-all-that-personally-invasive plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (Treehugger)
  4. Wait a minute– is Glenn Beck “a secret treehugger”? (Mother Jones)
  5. A new device ejects chargeable electronics from energy sources once they’re fully juiced. (EcoGeek, via Yahoo Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, Feb. 24

Written by | February 24th, 2009

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Today’s news from NASA isn’t good, but we found a few positive nuggets out there in cyberspace — read on for our daily round-up of green news. Waiter, There’s Mercury in My Fish: The U.S., China, India and hundreds of other countries have agreed to develop a global treaty to curb industrial use of mercury. (Hat-tip: Environmental Leader.) Eat Your […]

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