Tag: ocean acidification

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 1

Written by | June 1st, 2011

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. Water released by a Washington dam is killing 100,000 fish a day. (Treehugger)
  2. Climate change has been linked to social collapses in Greenland since 800 BC. (Scientific American)
  3. Brazil vows to halt Amazon violence. (Green)
  4. A new report says food prices will double, thanks to climate change. (Green House)
  5. Basically, ocean acidification is still bad news. (Wired)

‘Cheers’ to Oceans: Ted Danson’s Role as Conservationist

Written by | May 23rd, 2011

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Our president and CEO Mark Tercek reviews Ted Danson’s new book about “Our Endangered Oceans” and thinks it may help create a new star in the environmental movement.

‘Reefs at Risk Revisited’: A Wakeup Call to Protect Coral

Written by | February 23rd, 2011

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The new “Reefs at Risk Revisited” report says 75% of the world’s coral reefs are threatened. So why is Conservancy marine scientist Mark Spalding still hopeful about their fate?

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 8

Written by | December 8th, 2010

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Five great green links– go!

  1. Good news about mountain gorillas! There are more of them. (Mongabay)
  2. Researchers think earthworms could be the next big thing in toxic soil clean-up. (CleanTechnica)
  3. A new report says that carbon emissions are cranking up ocean acidity at probably the fastest rate in 65 million years. (Green)
  4. The future looks grim for America’s bats. (Wired)
  5. New homes may be more energy-efficient, but they may not offer a whole lot of other green features, according to a new study. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 19

Written by | November 19th, 2010

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Greening your news, 5 links at a time:

  1. The EPA has an idea for how to address ocean acidification at the policy level. (Green)
  2. The latest trend in professional sports: green stadiums. (Green Biz)
  3. Behavioral research shows people just can’t handle the most dire predictions of climate change. (Dot Earth)
  4. The U.S. climate bill may have failed, but that won’t stop green tech. (Yale E360)
  5. To make room for more cars, NYC drops some bike lanes. Huh? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 8

Written by | July 8th, 2010

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We journey around the world for today’s round-up of cool green news:

  1. From Russia, With Love: new nature reserves the size of Switzerland. (Treehugger)
  2. California: the first cage-free egg state. (The Daily Green)
  3. European News: banning the sale of illegaly logged wood. (Green)
  4. Gulf Update: the oil spill has some new online digs. (The New York Times)
  5. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: ocean acidification increases fish larvae death. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 13

Written by | May 13th, 2010

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Caffeine? Check. Semi-balanced breakfast? Check. Green news? Check. You may now proceed with your day.

  1. The US Army is going to do this thing where it turns oil from the Gulf spill into asphalt somehow, with science. (Treehugger)
  2. In case you care, here is what the big utility companies think about the new climate bill. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Eco-aggression: the next big thing in recycling and/or art. (Green)
  4. Researchers have taken the first-ever samples of ocean water at the north pole to determine just how acidified the Arctic Sea has become. (Guardian Eco)
  5. A new poll says half of Americans are still cool with offshore drilling. Okay then. (AP/Huffington Post Green)

Ticking Clock for Coral Reefs and Climate Change

Written by | October 1st, 2009

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I should start out by reminding readers that I am a coral reef optimist, as previously stated in my first Cool Green Science blog post. However, the news this week for coral reefs – and the ocean in general – is alarming and my optimism may quickly disappear if the global community doesn’t take appropriate action in short […]

Cryptic Coral Reef Organisms! (What Are Those?)

Written by | September 22nd, 2009

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Editor’s Note: Alison Green, senior marine scientist for The Nature Conservancy, recently traveled to Papua New Guinea to see cutting-edge marine work by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the Coral Triangle, the most biodiverse marine region on Earth. Also read her first post from Papua New Guinea on sea-surface monitoring and […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 2

Written by | September 2nd, 2009

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A zoo brings condors back from the brink, greenhouse gases are wreaking havoc on Alaska’s seas, and solar power…FROM SPACE? There’s a little something for everyone in today’s Cool Green Morning: Europe bids adieu to incandescent light bulbs, says The Vine. Wish we’d adopt a similar ban stateside? You’re in luck: In 2012, incandescent bulbs […]

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