Tag: organic

Farm to Closet: The Joys of Dyeing Naturally

Written by | September 16th, 2013

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Why choose synthetic clothing dye when blueberries, spinach and turmeric can produce rich, natural colors? For the next step in the quest to follow wool from farm to closet, we’re turning to nature to find dye for our yarn.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 4

Written by | April 4th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. Meet Peter Kareiva, one unconventional conservationist. (Greenwire)
  2. If it journeyed across the Atlantic today, the Titanic would encounter more icebergs than it did in 1912. (Los Angeles Times)
  3. Is your favorite restaurant really serving “sustainable” and/or “organic” food? (Grist)
  4. Look at this cute little albino baby albatross! (Treehugger)
  5. Climate change=more infectious diseases?! (Huffington Post Green)

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

Written by | October 16th, 2011

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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.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 19

Written by | September 19th, 2011

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And we’re back!

  1. One plant scientist believes organic food won’t save– or feed– the planet. (GreenBiz)
  2. Smaller fish fillets are more sustainable, according to a new report. (Grist)
  3. Which Austin City Limits bands are the greenest? (MTV Act)
  4. The World Trade Association says that “dolphin-safe” tuna is actually illegal. (The Daily Green)
  5. Some pilots are using iPads to record flight logs. Does that really make an environmental impact? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 15

Written by | August 15th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Britain’s rarest spider is set for a comeback. (Wired)
  2. By going organic, poultry farms can cut the amount of “super-bug” bacteria in a single generation by nearly five times. (Scientific American)
  3. Want to go car-free? Step 1: Get rid of your car. (Grist)
  4. China has reopened the legal wild-cat-skin trade. (Mongabay)
  5. You’re probably familiar with carbon and maybe water footprints, but have you ever heard of a plastic footprint? (New York Times)

Getting to Know Your Bacon: Hogs, Farms and Clean Water

Written by | March 21st, 2011

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Freshwater scientist Jeff Opperman has found a way to indulge in this guilty pleasure with less guilt and greater environmental sustainability.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 24

Written by | August 24th, 2010

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You’re getting cooler and greener every morning:

  1. Another casualty of climate change, via drought: global plant growth. (Green)
  2. How are digital cameras and cell phones getting national park visitors in trouble? (The New York Times)
  3. Here’s a round-up of some of the latest research on coral reefs. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. Can 5 Midwestern states keep Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Organic food sales are on the rise–so get educated with these 6 myth-busters about organics. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2010

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Get your fix, green news junkies:

  1. New NASA images (from space!) show that oil from the Gulf spill is forming a “trail” 20 kilometers wide and hundreds of kilometers long. (Mongabay)
  2. Birds don’t like organic seeds. (Green)
  3. Representative Edward Markey demanded that BP broadcast live video from the source of the spill– and they’re actually going to do it. (Huffington Post)
  4. Increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere don’t just mess with the climate– new research says they could also affect the nutritional value of the world’s crops. (EcoGeek)
  5. Tar balls are showing up in Florida…but they’re not from the Gulf oil spill. (The Daily Green)

How ‘Green’ Is Your Lawn?

Written by | June 10th, 2009

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It’s true: A green lawn is not often a green lawn. Many of you already  know this, but neighborhood peer pressure keeps you reaching for weed spray, fertilizer and a lawnmower. When you step through your front door, do you feel like you’ve landed on the set of American Beauty? Do you worry that your attempts […]

Raise an Organic Toast to Earth Day

Written by | April 21st, 2009

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Looking for a proper beverage to enjoy (responsibly, of course) on Earth Day? How about an organic beer? I’ve recently been doing some “research” around town in Boise, and have found organic brews to be surprisingly easy to find. Not to mention tasty. There are organic lagers and ambers and India Pale Ales and porters, […]

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