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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 14

Written by | November 14th, 2012

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One interesting ballot measure that we missed in last week’s election:

  1. San Juan county in Washington has banned GMO cultivation. (Treehugger)
  2. Could a U.S. carbon tax become a reality? (Huffington Post)
  3. How to prevent the storm surge damage from events like Superstorm Sandy? Time to bring oysters back to New York. (Discovery)
  4. Did you see what was named the 2013 car of the year? (New York Daily News)
  5. AT&T has just set a Guinness World Record for recycling — just in time for America Recycles Day! (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 5

Written by | November 5th, 2012

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Wait, what time is it?

  1. A tweet from our lead scientist showed a disturbing “suds tsunami” surging from a polluted river in Nairobi. (DotEarth)
  2. It’s the smartest lightbulb in the world! (CleanTechnica)
  3. How will we protect New York from the (gulp) next Sandy? (Guardian)
  4. Good news from Ask Umbra: your personal email hoarding habits don’t have a huge environmental impact, though it’s a different story for big-time data-centers. (Grist)
  5. No power? Out of gas? Have somewhere to go? What you need is a bike. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 1

Written by | November 1st, 2012

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It’s a new day, a new month and new green news.

  1. Scientists don’t know if Sandy was caused by climate change, but the resulting storm surge most certainly was. (New York Times)
  2. North America’s increased oil production is a boom for the railroads. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Does Daylight Savings Time save energy? And why do we do it, anyway? Get the facts. (National Geographic)
  4. New technology has been developed to keep deer away from roads, and it works. (Discovery)
  5. Dirt news (really, it’s interesting!): Dirt on Mars was found to be similar to Hawaiian soil! (MNN)

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)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 16

Written by | July 16th, 2012

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Monday already? That was quick.

  1. A new report says cars are killer, and also make us fat. (Treehugger)
  2. A New York river has been reborn! (The Daily Green)
  3. Plastic bags: to ban or tax? (GreenBiz)
  4. Apple has rejoined the green certification program it just quit. (EcoGeek)
  5. Newsflash: Protecting coral reefs actually protects coral reefs. (Green)

Rooftop Gardening Part 1: So You Wanna’ Be an Urban Gardener?

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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What do you get when you take a scrappy bunch of conservationists and stick them on the 19th floor of a high-rise building in Midtown Manhattan? You get a real-life experiment in urban conservation!

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 22

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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The Grinch visits Canada this Christmas.

  1. Most years, 85% of Canada has a white Christmas. This isn’t one of those years. (The National Post)
  2. New rules will limit mercury and other toxic pollutants in our air, water and food. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. The world’s first solar powered menorah lights up Woodstock, NY. (Grist)
  4. The biblical Christmas story may need a rewriting: Frankincense tree headed for extinction. (CBS News)
  5. The European Union will begin charging airlines for their greenhouse gas emissions. (NY Times)

DIY Holiday Card Display

Written by | November 21st, 2011

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DIY: Holiday Card Display By Evelyn Chen The Nature Conservancy in New York There’s no better way to display holiday cards than by perching them atop a wide mantle above an idyllic fireplace. Or is there?…. What do you do with your stacks of beautifully adorned, thoughtfully addressed Christmas cards when you live in a […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 9

Written by | August 9th, 2011

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Cool Green Morning time:

  1. Al Gore doesn’t have very nice things to say about climate skeptics. (Treehugger)
  2. This historic one-year Texas drought will actually have ecological impacts for years to come. (YaleE360)
  3. What happened to the Long Island lobster? (New York Times)
  4. Get an update on Sanjayan’s Thelon expedition. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Here’s how some DC-area bike commuters rode out the hottest July on record. (Grist)

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)

 

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