Tag: oil spill

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 8

Written by | May 8th, 2012

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Debbie Downer shows her face in today’s green news.

  1. Heartbreaking photos released of oil-covered animals from BP oil spill. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. You love the environment but don’t identify as an “environmentalist.” What gives? (Grist)
  3. Lack of exposure to nature = increase in allergies. (BBC Nature)
  4. Goal: end rhino horn consumption in China. (Mongabay)
  5. Don’t drink from that garden hose! (Green)

Finding Resiliency in the People of the Gulf

Written by | May 4th, 2012

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It would be easy to feel overwhelmed with the economic and environmental issues facing the Gulf of Mexico. But can we come together to help the Gulf thrive again?

Two Years Later: New Partnership for People and Nature in the Gulf

Written by | April 20th, 2012

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We’re excited to announce an important partnership to protect the gulf’s ecosystems for people and nature.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 19

Written by | April 19th, 2012

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Today we learn things are not always what they seem…

  1. Is that a bumble bee or a gecko? (USA Today)
  2. Pretty in purple! A new purple crab has been discovered. (National Geographic)
  3. Access to safe water and sanitation could save 2.5 million lives annually. (TreeHugger)
  4. Earth Day is Saturday — let’s honor it with 8 epic videos of our planet. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Is the Gulf oil spill to blame for eyeless fish? (Huffington Post Green)

Two Years Later: Restoring the Gulf

Written by | March 28th, 2012

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It’s been two years since the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill. See what it will take to restore the Gulf of Mexico — not just from the effects of the oil spill, but from the decades of degradation that have gone before.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2012

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Wow, you can buy anything on the internet these days.

  1. Demand for pangolin meat in Asia shows up online. (Mongabay)
  2. Sumatran elephants could be extinct in less than 30 years. (WWF)
  3. Mercury pollution isn’t just for fish eaters in the Northeast anymore, a new study finds. (New York Times)
  4. What are the most threatening invasive species in the North America? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Groundbreaking magnetic soap may help clean up oil spills. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 23

Written by | December 23rd, 2011

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How many toes does it take to hold up the weight of an elephant?

  1. A new oil spill may have released 40,000 barrels of crude. (Guardian)
  2. VIDEO: Watch the last release of tiny penguins rescued from the New Zealand oil spill. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Newly developed ‘solar paint’ could provide power for homes. (TG Daily)
  4. Last seen in 1976, new evidence suggests Javan tigers may not be extinct. (TreeHugger)
  5. A 300 year-old mystery about elephants may have finally been solved. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 21

Written by | July 21st, 2011

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Sea turtles and cleantech divas… what more could you ask for in a green news round-up?

  1. Visit a green sea turtle hatchery in Indonesia. (TreeHugger)
  2. Climate change is a major threat to peace and security, says UN official. (BBC)
  3. Is another oil spill like the one in Yellowstone imminent? (HuffPostGreen)
  4. China tries to beat back massive algae blooms in it’s 3rd largest freshwater lake. (YaleE360)
  5. Meet 12 women leading the cleantech revolution. (Grist)

My Own Personal Oil Spill

Written by | June 6th, 2011

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Conservancy scientist Randy Swaty makes a mistake changing his truck’s oil…and it prompts some heavy thoughts on the price Earth pays for our conveniences.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2011

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You’ll find helpful beavers, sustainable tuna and more in today’s 5 cool green news links:

  1. Sea-level rise is finally catching up to the Golden State. (Green)
  2. How are beavers helping reduce the recent massive oil spill in Canada? (Mongabay)
  3. A 2-month ocean expedition hopes to find ways to catch tuna without harming other species. (BBC)
  4. Are you a budding botanist? A new iPhone app helps you identify trees from a photo of a leaf. (Wired)
  5. Despite opposition, a new dam is planned for Chile’s Patagonia region. (Huffington Post Green)
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