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Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2011

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Santa Claus may be jolly, but he is certainly not green.

  1. Festive infographic calculates Santa’s carbon footprint. (TreeHugger)
  2. The proof is in the photos: Chilean glacier shrinks half a mile in 12 months. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Warming temperatures drive polar bears to cannibalism. (BBC)
  4. Half of all vehicles will be hybrids by 2040. (Green Tech)
  5. Deforestation rates in Africa are accelerating. (Environmental News Service)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 7

Written by | December 7th, 2011

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. Bet you didn’t know our president/CEO Mark Tercek is an amateur singer-songwriter (we sure didn’t!). (The Atlantic)
  2. What’s the deal with “green jobs“? This infographic breaks it down. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Grizzly bears are the new polar bears. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Microplastic threads in your fleece jacket are causing big problems for oceans. (Grist)
  5. A two-degree global warming limit is still a “prescription for disaster.” (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 27

Written by | October 27th, 2011

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What do Paul McCartney, Gisele Bundchen, and Latin superstar Miguel Bosé have in common?

  1. The 6th annual International Green Awards are coming up. What star will win the Best Green Celeb category? (TreeHugger)
  2. Caged orangutans in Indonesia may be getting a one-way ticket to a secluded home on one of northern Sumatra’s proposed “orangutan islands.” (Guardian)
  3. What’s your number? As we await the arrival of our planet’s 7th billion person, see where you stand with this interactive graphic. (Population Action International)
  4. Next month, polar bears steal the spotlight when Coca-Cola turns their iconic red cans white for a new campaign to protect the Arctic. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Huffington Post explores how pigs, pollution and other people taint our fruits and veggies. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 20

Written by | July 20th, 2011

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Green news time– go!

  1. Want to save tigers? Here’s how. (Mongabay)
  2. Investment in clean technology is on the decline, but there’s still hope for the future. (CleanTechnica)
  3. You already knew that melting sea ice is forcing polar bears to swim longer distances, but just how far they’re swimming may come as a surprise. (Green)
  4. Gangs of monkeys looking for snacks are wreaking havoc in Rio de Janeiro. (Treehugger)
  5. The whitebark pine faces extinction, thanks to pests and climate change. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 11

Written by | July 11th, 2011

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Happy Cool Green Monday!

  1. Conservancy marine scientist Laura Geselbracht explains why sea level rise is such a big deal for Florida’s Gulf Coast. (Grist)
  2. A new study revealed that today’s polar bears started out brown and Irish. (Scientific American)
  3. Love solar power, but not so crazy about solar panels? Meet solar ivy. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Brand-new South Sudan is home to some increasingly rare African megafauna. (Mongabay)
  5. In defense of “personal liberty,” Republicans in Congress move to stop the adoption of energy-efficient light bulbs. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 10

Written by | February 10th, 2011

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Polar bears are on a climate-induced diet while we eat salad in winter…it’s a perplexing world:

  1. A new study reveals a grim future for polar bears–and this video of a starving mom and cubs brings it all home. [Warning: the video is very hard to watch.] (Green)
  2. Green design is helping Nike recycle 82 million plastic bottles into shirts, shoes and more. (GreenBiz)
  3. Sewage as a source of energy–why not? (NY Times)
  4. The global economy depends on healthy ecosystems, says Prince Charles. (Mongabay)
  5. If you’ve eaten a salad recently, you might want to pay attention to Southern California’s water issues. (NPR)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 23

Written by | December 23rd, 2010

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Kick it up a notch with these 5 cool green links:

  1. So the earth could warm by 2, 5 or 18 degrees Fahrenheit… what’s the big deal? Must we quibble over numbers? (Green)
  2. Some folks are turning to bartering to save green this holiday season. Added perk: it’s a green way to give! (New York Times)
  3. According to U.S. law, polar bears are still only threatened, not endangered. (BBC)
  4. Yet, in the face of global warming, scientists want to plan for a refuge for polar bears. (YaleE360)
  5. Your cell phone can now squeak like an American pika when you download endangered species ringtones. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 20

Written by | December 20th, 2010

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What could be cooler than starting your day with five great green links?

  1. Depending on whom you ask, there either is or isn’t still oil deep in the Gulf. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. The U.N. adopts resolutions on coral reef and marine biodiversity protection. (Deep Sea News)
  3. Warming up your car in cold weather is probably totally unnecessary. (The Daily Green)
  4. If the climate keeps changing, what’s going to happen to polar bears? (Dot Earth)
  5. Here’s yet another take on the real vs. fake Christmas tree debate. Sounds like Team Real Tree is still in the lead. (New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2010

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Have you been reducing your energy use? Really? This morning’s 5 news links are cool, green and enlightening:

  1. The year in review for water. (Treehugger)
  2. Check out this video documenting the discovery of a new lemur species in Madagascar. (BBC)
  3. Efforts to fix the San Francisco Bay Delta are as fragile as the delta itself. (NY Times)
  4. Why it’s not too late to save polar bears. Yes we can! (Wired)
  5. Does energy efficiency actually cut energy use? And if not, then what will? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 12

Written by | July 12th, 2010

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Maybe if we give each polar bear a security blanket, everything will work out?

  1. A giant thermal blanket could help slow the rate of a melting glacier in Italy. (Treehugger)
  2. Scientists say polar bears in Hudson Bay have just 25-30 years left, matching the rate of decline of Arctic sea ice. (Yale 360)
  3. Australia plans to get 30 percent of its drinking water from the ocean. (The New York Times)
  4. The controversial tactic of burning oil resumes in the Gulf. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Fred Pearce celebrates World Population Day by debunking the overpopulation myth. (Grist)
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