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Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 22

Written by | June 22nd, 2012

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More like “hot green morning,” am I right, East-Coasters?

  1. Our marine scientist Stephanie Wear says Rio+20 is “a time to make bold commitments.” (Care2)
  2. A new study argues that tropical deforestation accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions, which is actually less than previously thought. (Mongabay)
  3. Why did President Obama–and so many other world leaders– skip Rio+20? (DotEarth)
  4. Almost two-thirds of Americans don’t know what fracking is. (Treehugger)
  5. This is what climate change looks like. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 12

Written by | June 12th, 2012

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From baby talkin’ gorillas to hip farmers markets, here are 5 great green news stories.

  1. Rising ocean temperatures? Yeah, it’s definitely our fault, says new study. (Discovery News)
  2. Gorillas use baby talk when communicating with their young. Aww. (BBC Nature)
  3. Does President Obama care about the environment? (Washington Post)
  4. These impressive farmers markets in college towns make us want to go back to college. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. The US has tripled our production of clean energy, but still lags behind Europe and Indonesia. (Greenhouse)

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: Wednesday, January 25

Written by | January 25th, 2012

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If the sun can’t save us from climate change, what can?

  1. President Obama addressed clean energy, environmental policy– and even name-checked climate change– in last night’s State of the Union. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Are you under 31? Then you probably want a hybrid car. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Scientists discovered 46 new species in the tiny little South American country of Suriname. (Mongabay)
  4. These old dumps are being converted to parks and nature preserves. (Grist)
  5. New research reveals that the sun can’t save us from climate change. (Guardian.co.uk)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2012

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Climate change: great for anchovy populations, not so great for the rest of us.

  1. Anchovies are making a North Sea comeback. Thanks, climate change? (Conservation Mag)
  2. Some rare good news for rhinos– none were poached in Nepal last year! (Mongabay)
  3. The “doomsday clock” jumped a minute forward. Why? Climate change. (CleanTechnica)
  4. President Obama visited EPA staff to let them know he still cares. (Green)
  5. Oil rigs could possibly be responsible for turning migratory land-based birds into shark snacks. (Wired)

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: Monday, July 25

Written by | July 25th, 2011

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Droppin’ some green knowledge on ya:

  1. Can’t improve upon this headline: “Pulling power from the air just. Got. Real.” (Gas 2.0)
  2. Wedding season‘s in full swing! Here’s how to pick a (hopefully) sustainable dinner option. (Grist)
  3. Those lucky Brooklynites just got their first certified green Chinese restaurant. (Treehugger)
  4. A few top environmental thought-leaders assess President Obama‘s environmental record. (YaleE360)
  5. The “Toxic 20″ is a list you definitely don’t want to see your home state on. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 23

Written by | June 23rd, 2011

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Sports, politics, business…we’ve got all your green news categories covered:

  1. Bruins fans, keep rejoicing: the Stanley Cup finals were the first “water neutral” N.H.L. series. (Green)
  2. Not to name names, but a former vice president isn’t too happy with a certain current president’s record on climate change. (The New York Times)
  3. Green marketing suffers from a lack of humor and other ailments. (Green Biz)
  4. One of the last male Hyacinth macaws is looking for a mate. (Species Extinction)
  5. The Conservancy’s Jeff Opperman ranks the cities that can best adapt to climate change. (Grist)

Americans Needed: To Save the Great Outdoors

Written by | February 16th, 2011

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President Obama has put forth a call to protect America’s lands and waters. And now it’s up to communities across the nation to answer–here’s how you can support the effort.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 26

Written by | January 26th, 2011

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The weather outside is frightful, but these links are…somewhat less frightful than the weather.

  1. What we could probably all use about now: a volunteer eco-vacation in a nice, warm climate. (Treehugger)
  2. When it comes to climate change, birds have it exceptionally rough. (Green)
  3. Obama called for clean energy, high-speed rail in last night’s State of the Union address. (Grist)
  4. Four enviro documentaries are up for an Oscar this year. (The Daily Green)
  5. A new study says that natural gas might not be all that cleaner than other fossil fuels. (YaleE360)
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