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Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 9

Written by | January 9th, 2012

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Alaskan pollock and Caribbean queen conch breathe a sigh of relief.

  1. The U.S. becomes the first country to impose catch limits for every species it manages. (Washington Post)
  2. In 2011, global media coverage on climate change was down a whopping 20%. (Mongabay)
  3. Where do pearlfish hide so they’re not eaten? A sea cucumber’s bottom, of course. (BBC)
  4. Mexico City closes one of the world’s largest landfills. (Grist)
  5. 5 million trees are cut down each year to produce white pages phone books. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 27

Written by | December 27th, 2011

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Today we learn what to do with all that post-Christmas clutter.

  1. NRDC shares a few green ideas for putting holiday waste to good use. (NRDC)
  2. American youth have fallen out of love with automobiles. (Grist)
  3. If science looks to the past to understand the future, what happens when climate change gets in the way? (Time)
  4. Explore a coral reef Twilight Zone. (Green)
  5. China unveils a controversial 310-mph train. (Wall Street Journal)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 21

Written by | December 21st, 2011

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It’s not easy being green, but it sure beats the alternative.

  1. Is nature more resilient than we give it credit for? (Time)
  2. To encourage recycling, Mexico City is closing one of the world’s largest open-air garbage dumps. (YaleE360)
  3. Does birdsong have a positive effect on human creativity and well-being? Scientists are going to get to the bottom of it. (Guardian)
  4. The biggest enviro hits and misses of 2011: celebrity edition. (Treehugger)
  5. Unusually long-living animals may reveal secrets to human longevity. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 5

Written by | December 5th, 2011

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To clone or not to clone, that is the question.

  1. The currently extinct Wooly mammoth may roam again, thanks to cloning. (TreeHugger)
  2. Climate change = 75 percent man-made. (Scientific American)
  3. Wasps rely on face recognition to keep the peace. (National Geographic)
  4. The nation recycles only one-forth of our hard plastic bottle waste. (Green)
  5. Meet the winter endurance athletes of the animal world: wolverines. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 16

Written by | November 16th, 2011

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King crabs: not just delicious, but also destructive.

  1. Alaska Airlines now offers cooking-oil-fueled cross-country flights. (EcoGeek)
  2. A new report reveals an unexpected threat to some marine life: king crabs. (Mongabay)
  3. Space lasers! Clean energy! (CleanTechnica)
  4. Here’s another “off-the-grid” dispatch from our scientist Craig Leisher’s family. (Green)
  5. More recycling=more jobs. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 3

Written by | October 3rd, 2011

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Just another cool green Monday…

  1. DISASTER. Climate change could cause a chocolate shortage. (EcoGeek)
  2. Does the thought of metal in your meat make vegetarianism seem a little more appealing? (Treehugger)
  3. Some sea turtles have it worse than others. (Green)
  4. Can you recycle an “expired” car seat? (Grist)
  5. A bird in your backyard could increase your home’s value. (Conservation Magazine)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 18

Written by | July 18th, 2011

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Somebody’s got a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Add fish to the list of “creatures that use tools.” (Mongabay)
  2. Get the real story on the risks of fracking. (GreenBiz)
  3. A new report says that chicken is the most climate-friendly meat. (The Daily Green)
  4. Wild parrot parents name their little parrot babies. (Wired)
  5. Creative recycling alert: A UK town turned a phone booth into a small (obviously) community library. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 18

Written by | May 18th, 2011

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Who wants green news?

  1. In India, a ban on medicine for cows is saving vultures’ lives. (Wired)
  2. The US Fish and Wildlife Service unveiled a plan to protect bats from white nose syndrome. (LA Times)
  3. Here’s how to boost recycling rates in schools. (The Daily Green)
  4. Researchers discovered nine new marine species off the coast of Bali. (Green House)
  5. A new study says that 1/3 of the food produced for human consumption is wasted. (Triple Pundit)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 22

Written by | April 22nd, 2011

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Happy Earth Day! Before you head out for your Picnic for the Planet, here’s Earth Day in 5 easy links:

  1. Here’s a quick look at the history of Earth Day. (Yahoo Green)
  2. Are you saving the planet or just showing off? Take the quiz. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Celebrate by getting free stuff. See the best Earth Day giveaways. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Feeling a little guilty? Now you can confess your sins against Earth. (Grist)
  5. Are Americans recycling more electronic waste this Earth Day? (Greenspace)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 20

Written by | April 20th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Even one year after the Gulf oil spill began, the environmental effects are still unclear. (BBC)
  2. Germans are happy to pay a little extra for clean energy. (Grist)
  3. A whole lot of Americans aren’t really concerned about recycling product packaging, says a new report. (LA Times)
  4. Is being delicious and in demand a threat to the future of wild leeks (a.k.a. “ramps”)? (New York Times)
  5. Yesterday, we asked what you thought about Richard Branson’s pet lemur project. This blogger says it’s “a terrible idea.” (Mongabay)
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