Tag: polar bear

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 28

Written by | December 28th, 2011

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Pandagate!… and other animal-related news stories.

  1. The BBC selects a panda as one of their women of the year. (Guardian)
  2. The Gulf of Mexico experiences giant tiger prawn takeover. (Houston Chronicle)
  3. Meet the world’s cutest polar bear cub. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Johnny, the globe-trotting sea turtle, returns to Florida’s waters. (Washington Post)
  5. How do you deter lions from preying on cattle? Taste aversion. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 29

Written by | July 29th, 2011

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Which first step do you like better? The elephant on a prosthetic foot or the one on the path to an invisible iPhone!

  1. The wildlife biologist who exposed climate threat to polar bears has been suspended. (New York Times)
  2. Watch cool video of a severely injured elephant getting a prosthetic foot. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Just in time for football, flat-screen TV electricity consumption falls by 60%. (Guardian)
  4. New transparent battery could lead to an invisible iPhone. (LA Times)
  5. A rainforest vine has evolved a bat beckoning beacon. (BBC)

Nature Photo of the Week: Leap of Faith

Written by | November 19th, 2010

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What will become of polar bears as global warming melts the ice floes they need to survive? Flickr user Rebecca Yale poses that question visually in this incredible shot taken in Svalbard, Norway, and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. See all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 7

Written by | July 7th, 2009

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It’s a wildlife-friendly day here at Cool Green Morning. We’ve got baby animals (orangutans and lynx), strange animals (swimming mouse-deer), high-profile animals (polar bears) and underwater animals (coral). The news isn’t all good, but it’ll get you going. Could deer provide clues to the evolution of whales? It seems so. Scientists recently discovered two species […]

Why Bill Gates ‘Gets It’ About Climate Change

Written by | April 15th, 2009

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I have heard some conservationists lament that Bill Gates and his philanthropic foundation don’t “get it” when it comes to the environment — because they focus on vaccines and agricultural development, but not on environmental protection that also contributes to human well-being. I think Mr. Gates has already “gotten it.” In his 2009 Annual Letter […]

Save Knut or Save the World?

Written by | February 27th, 2009

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(Note: I’m taking a short break from my usual wizbang tech blogging to ruminate on my day job. Please indulge my digression.) Which is the better strategy: concentrating on one specific species, like polar bears, or working on a global conservation effort that aims to protect large swaths of the world’s major habitats? I’ll let […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, Feb. 2

Written by | February 2nd, 2009

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If you wake up and see Cool Green Morning this morning, it means at least six more months of…Cool Green Mornings. That is, if you’re interested in the best of online green delivered fresh to you every day. If not, go back in your den, please: It Feels Good to Go Crazy Once in a […]

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