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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 15

Written by | March 15th, 2011

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. Who’s afraid for/of the big bad wolf? asks our lead scientist, Sanjayan. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Camera traps reveal the secret world of wild animals. (Wired Science)
  3. Keep these 15 conservation issues on your radar. (Mongabay)
  4. Ask Umbra says that nail polish isn’t that great for you or for the environment. (Grist)
  5. Americans are more supportive of offshore drilling than they were a year ago, according to a new Gallup poll. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 12

Written by | January 12th, 2011

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It doesn’t get much cooler or greener than today’s five links…until tomorrow’s edition, anyway.

  1. A little bit of good news out of Haiti: Researchers have rediscovered six previously “lost” frog species there. (Mongabay)
  2. President Obama’s oil spill commission urges tougher rules for offshore drilling. (New York Times)
  3. According to the FTC, products certified as “Tested Green” weren’t necessarily green. (The Daily Green)
  4. Lucky China is about to get the world’s largest solar roof. (CleanTechnica)
  5. The hybrid electric Chevy Volt was just named “North American Car of the Year.” (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 7

Written by | July 7th, 2010

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Man, it sure is hot out there– but these five green links are as cool as can be:

  1. India’s forests: in worse shape than you think. (Mongabay)
  2. There’s an offshore drilling war brewing in Louisiana. (Red, Green & Blue)
  3. The cost of not fighting climate change is greater than the cost of fighting climate change. (The Vine)
  4. Cleaner oceans=more resilient coral. (Treehugger)
  5. The country’s largest zero-energy building opens next month. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 28

Written by | May 28th, 2010

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Hey, weren’t you just looking for some awesome stuff to read?

  1. Developed nations pledge $4 billion to help poorer nations protect their forests. (AP/MSNBC)
  2. Ask Umbra offers tips for an eco-friendly Memorial Day weekend. (Grist)
  3. Would you drive 5.4 miles less per day to stop drilling in the Gulf of Mexico? (Treehugger/this here Cool Green Science blog)
  4. In California at least, public support for offshore drilling is dwindling. (LA Times)
  5. This mud that’s being used to try to clog up the Gulf oil leak… what IS it, exactly? (New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 27

Written by | May 27th, 2010

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Start your day the Cool Green way:

  1. “Top kill”: not this summer’s most anticipated action flick, but maybe a way to stop that dang oil from flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. (Los Angeles Times)
  2. Researchers discovered a new bird species in Colombia. In case you were wondering: it’s really cute. (Update: Fun fact! This bird was named after a former Conservancy employee.) (Mongabay)
  3. President Obama will extend the ban on new offshore drilling. (Washington Post)
  4. The gopher: the new poster child of climate change? (Green)
  5. Conservation and biodiversity=happiness, especially in your belly, says one writer. (Guardian)

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)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 19

Written by | April 19th, 2010

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Virgo: Your Cool Green Morning will contain much surprising green news. Other signs: See Virgo.

  1. As icecaps melt, could there be more erupting volcanoes in our future? (CleanTechnica)
  2. Cancer morality rates rise when the ecological integrity of your nearby stream drops — new study. (Conservation Maven)
  3. U.S. CO2 emissions fell almost 3 percent between 2007 and 2008, says the EPA. (Ecopolitology)
  4. Was the Obama offshore drilling announcement actually about Iran? (The Vine)
  5. Scientists can only find about half of the heat that should have accumulated in the atmosphere because of fossil fuel burning since 2003. (Yale Environment 360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 1

Written by | April 1st, 2010

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Yeah, it’s April Fools’ Day, but these five links are no joke. Serious green news ahead:

  1. “Climategate” investigators say that the scientists behind the emails did not manipulate data or undermine the peer review process (YaleE360).
  2. This is a new one: How to recycle concrete. (GreenBiz)
  3. So why exactly is Obama giving a thumbs-up to offshore drilling? (The Vine)
  4. In just one month, Washington, DC’s five-cent plastic bag tax significantly reduced bag usage and raised $150,000 for Anacostia River cleanup. (Treehugger)
  5. A new report says that central African gorillas could be extinct in as little as 15 years. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 31

Written by | March 31st, 2010

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Toads, dolphins and offshore drilling– oh my! You’ll find it all in today’s roundup of the morning’s coolest, greenest news:

  1. This just in: Obama OKs offshore drilling in large sections of the Alaskan, Atlantic and Gulf coasts. (Grist)
  2. A new study shows that the reproduction rate of dolphins in the Mississippi Sound spiked post-Hurricane Katrina. (Journal Watch Online)
  3. Europe could be totally powered by renewable energy by 2050. Jealous? (The Vine)
  4. The science of genomics is helping researchers figure out the biological effects of climate change and develop new biofuels. (Red, Green and Blue)
  5. Toads can predict earthquakes, says a new report. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 8

Written by | October 8th, 2009

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Solar roads, “artificial trees” that pull CO2 from the air, and using dead people to run the air conditioning unit… it’s just another round-up of Cool Green News. Driving on glass sounds kind of sketchy, but an Idaho-based engineer has invented solar panels that you can indeed drive on. The next step is lots and lots of testing. U.S. […]

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