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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 28

Written by | November 28th, 2012

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It’s an interesting day in the world of Cool Green news. Check it out!

  1. African Lions are moving close to U.S. Endangered Species Act protection. (Scientific American)
  2. Did you know there are drunken forests? And they’re related to a “permafrost problem” (and, of course, climate change)? (Green)
  3. And in other climate change news: could marine cloud machines cool the planet? (Mongabay)
  4. We can now add the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem to the list of places affected by plastic pollution. (Discovery News)
  5. Huge, new levees in New Orleans are almost finished — but they’ll require major funding for upkeep. (Huffington Post)

Decisions, Decisions: How to Get to Yes with Science and Water

Written by | October 19th, 2012

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Intern Justin Kozak learned a few things when he bought his first car—lessons that he’s applying today at his internship with the Conservancy to create a science-based decision process for restoration in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin.

Hurricane Isaac Is a Wake Up Call for Coastal Restoration

Written by | September 7th, 2012

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Hurricane Isaac is a reminder of our vulnerability and a wake-up call that we need to use this amazing opportunity to reverse the fate of the Gulf Coast by investing in coastal restoration.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 27

Written by | August 27th, 2012

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It’s just another cool green (and wet) Monday.

  1. Isaac could turn into a hurricane and hit New Orleans — 7 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the city. (Scientific American)
  2. Boston and New York are also working on not becoming Atlantis. (Grist)
  3. Former NBA star Yao Ming is helping his country make the connection between an ivory carving and the carcass of an elephant. (Guardian)
  4. The Woodland Trust’s photography contest results connects the public with their local woodlands — with beautiful images! (BBC Nature)
  5. An aerial survey in Belize shows an (encouraging) record number of manatees in the area. (National Geographic)

Teamwork Necessary to Manage the Floods of the Future

Written by | June 10th, 2011

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Thousands of lives and billions of dollars in infrastructure were spared during this year’s record floods along the Mississippi. But are we prepared for the more severe floods of the future?

Floods of Insight: Learning From the 1927 and 2011 Mississippi River Floods

Written by | May 25th, 2011

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Record water levels forced tough decisions along the Mississippi this month. What did we learn in 1927 to help make those decisions? And what can we learn from these floods?

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 16

Written by | May 16th, 2011

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Looks like someone’s got a case of the cool green Mondays…

  1. Australian products are destroying Australian forests. (Mongabay)
  2. A swollen Mississippi River floods Louisiana’s Cajun country as the Army Corps of Engineers tries to protect New Orleans. (Guardian)
  3. Endangered-salmon-eating sea lions are being sentenced to death. (Green)
  4. Staples of the American diet, such as blue box mac & cheese, Oreos and Jell-O, are getting greener. (GreenBiz)
  5. The Italian city of Naples calls in the army to take out its trash. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 11

Written by | November 11th, 2009

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Happy Veterans’ Day, readers! Thank a solider for his or her service, give ‘em a hug, and then dive into today’s roundup of the best green news on the interwebs: The Daily Green weighs in on the “real vs. artificial” Christmas tree debate. Is it really that time of the year already? There’s a green […]

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