Tag: organic farming

Eating Local: A Lesson in Berry Picking

Written by | June 25th, 2013


Strawberry season is the perfect time of year to educate your kids that our food is grown outside — it doesn’t magically appear on the table like a feast at Hogwarts (contrary to what some may think!).

Blog Action Day 2011: Is Organic Food Better for the Environment?

Written by | October 16th, 2011


Cool Green Science is participating in Blog Action Day, an annual event that is sparking a conservation about food. Here we break down organic vs. conventional farming.

Can the World Feed Itself Without Ruining the Planet?

Written by | October 12th, 2011


A new study says “yes” and offers a road map for getting there. But it’s going to take a lot of hard work, cooperation and innovation… find out what the solutions are.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 2

Written by | September 2nd, 2011


What are you doing this weekend? Me, looks like I’ll be staring up at the stars.

  1. Find out how you could see a supernova from your backyard this weekend. (Wired)
  2. Mobile dumpster parks are bringing extra nature to downtown San Francisco. (LA Times)
  3. Organic farming may be more profitable in the long-term than conventional agriculture. (Mongabay)
  4. 124,000 fish suffocate to death in a single Texas lake due to the extreme heat. (TreeHugger)
  5. Whey protein can be transformed into a sustainable plastic for food packaging. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 19

Written by | July 19th, 2011


Eco-enlightenment awaits you:

  1. This handy chart shows the climate impact of your food choices (eating a cheeseburger=driving 10 miles!). (Green)
  2. Help save bats from your phone with the latest in citizen science apps. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Scientists find a stand of trees in California untouched by sudden oak death–can it help save other forests? (The New York Times)
  4. A new study shows forests absorb more CO2 than previously thought. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  5. One writer says organic farming isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, Feb. 24

Written by | February 24th, 2009


Today’s news from NASA isn’t good, but we found a few positive nuggets out there in cyberspace — read on for our daily round-up of green news. Waiter, There’s Mercury in My Fish: The U.S., China, India and hundreds of other countries have agreed to develop a global treaty to curb industrial use of mercury. (Hat-tip: Environmental Leader.) Eat Your […]

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