Tag: pesticides

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 18

Written by | June 18th, 2012

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. Fireflies: the war machines of the future? (CleanTechnica)
  2. No, to the best of our knowledge, there will not be literal icebergs at Rio+20. (GreenBiz)
  3. Pollution could be turning carnivorous plants into vegetarians. (Treehugger)
  4. This scientist argues that parasites are crucial for ecological balance. (Green)
  5. How can you get your neighbors to stop spraying pesticides? (Grist)

Eating Invasives: Delicious or Dangerous?

Written by | May 29th, 2012

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Could campaigns to eat kudzu or camels or iguanas actually have the reverse effect? Our blogger weighs the risks and benefits of eating invasives.

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: Wednesday, June 2

Written by | June 2nd, 2010

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Scratch that green news itch:

  1. Books about rainforests are destroying rainforests, says a new report. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s the oil spill going to do to the Gulf’s food chain? (Guardian)
  3. If they want to, five western U.S. states could get 30 percent of their energy from wind and five percent from solar without the construction of extensive new infrastructure. (Green)
  4. What mud can tell us about climate change. (Grist)
  5. Fight bugs with bugs: Use insects, not pesticides, in your garden this year. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 2

Written by | March 2nd, 2010

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Get ‘em while they’re cool– the day’s best green links in one tasty little package:

  1. Google gets into the solar thermal energy game. (EcoGeek)
  2. A common pesticide is turning male frogs into females, which could devastate frog populations for obvious reasons. (Mongabay)
  3. Green jobs in brownfields? The EPA thinks it’s possible. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Brooks introduces the greenest running shoe on the market. (GreenBiz)
  5. The Premier of British Columbia blames Vancouver’s spring-like Olympic weather on climate change. (Treehugger)

No Spray Zone: Are Pesticides Really Controlling Invasives?

Written by | September 8th, 2009

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When faced with invasive, non-native weeds on the range, the first response for many conservationists is to load up a backpack sprayer full of pesticides. Spraying chemicals toxic to wildlife and people — under the auspices of protecting wildlife and people — is often portrayed as a necessary evil if we want to stop the […]

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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