Tag: sea level rise

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 7

Written by | November 7th, 2012

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In case you missed it…

  1. Obama has held onto the presidency, and says our nation is threatened by a warming climate. (Treehugger)
  2. If you live on the coast, protection from the sea is possible — but expensive. (NPR)
  3. Antibiotic-resistant superbugs have been found in wastewater treatment plants whose treated effluent is used to irrigate and fertilize fields. (Baltimore Sun)
  4. Check out this very well-done infographic on what goes into — and potential risks of — the fracking process. (NPR)
  5. A new frog species has been discovered in Sri Lanka. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2012

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I guess we’ll spend the holiday weekend scouring the beaches for whale vomit.

  1. How powerful was Hurricane Isaac? The storm surge made the Mississippi River run backwards. (BBC)
  2. While the U.S. suffers from drought, England just had its wettest summer in 100 years. (Guardian)
  3. A kid found whale vomit on the beach, why is it worth $60,000? (National Geographic)
  4. East Coast National Parks, like Cape Cod and Canaveral, are at risk from sea level rise. (Green)
  5. The last blue moon until 2015 happens tonight. Here’s how you can see it. (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 27

Written by | August 27th, 2012

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It’s just another cool green (and wet) Monday.

  1. Isaac could turn into a hurricane and hit New Orleans — 7 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the city. (Scientific American)
  2. Boston and New York are also working on not becoming Atlantis. (Grist)
  3. Former NBA star Yao Ming is helping his country make the connection between an ivory carving and the carcass of an elephant. (Guardian)
  4. The Woodland Trust’s photography contest results connects the public with their local woodlands — with beautiful images! (BBC Nature)
  5. An aerial survey in Belize shows an (encouraging) record number of manatees in the area. (National Geographic)

To Catch a Willet

Written by | August 8th, 2012

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New technology is transforming the study of migratory birds. The challenge? Scientists need to tag birds, then re-catch them in order to retrieve the data.

Secrets of Willet Migration Revealed

Written by | August 7th, 2012

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A 3-year research project has discovered where eastern willets spend the winter–and how those wintering grounds might harbor threats to their survival.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 13

Written by | July 13th, 2012

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It’s Friday the 13th. What do you want first, the bad news or the really bad news?

  1. Drought has forced the largest disaster declaration in U.S. history. (Guardian)
  2. Past 12 months were the hottest in U.S. history breaking the record from the month before. (Mongabay)
  3. New technology at bottling plants could save billions of gallons of water each year. (TreeHugger)
  4. During the last global warming sea levels may have risen 30 feet higher than today. (LA Times)
  5. Lemurs are for more threatened than previously thought, sliding toward extinction. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 3

Written by | July 3rd, 2012

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World records are broken in today’s green news roundup.

  1. There’s nothing we can do to stop sea-level rise, say scientists. (TreeHugger)
  2. Could Texas soil hold the cure for Alzheimer’s? (Discovery News)
  3. This 20-foot long crocodile is the proud new owner of a Guinness World Record. (National Geographic)
  4. Celebrate the 4th of July at one of America’s most patriotic national parks. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. As outdoor temperatures rise, so do air conditioning bills. Here’s how to save. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 26

Written by | June 26th, 2012

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10 out of 10 doctors recommend starting your day with a strong dose of green news.

  1. Sea level rise is happening 3-4 times as quickly on the East Coast. (TreeHugger)
  2. “Macromaniacs” use dazzling close-up images to help us better understand insects. (BBC Nature)
  3. Animals take note: you don’t have to be a primate to be smart. (Washington Post)
  4. Lead poisoning is to blame for the almost-extinct California condor. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Wait, scientists are scared of math, too? (TG Daily)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. The idea of “natural capital” is catching on in these ten African nations. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s so partisan about sea-level rise? (Grist)
  3. Google’s bringing Street View to hiking trails. (Treehugger)
  4. In the United Kingdom, “eco-funerals” are on the rise. (Guardian)
  5. The EPA is partnering with the US Department of Health and Human Services to stress the connection between air quality and health. (Scientific American)

 

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 4

Written by | June 4th, 2012

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Catch a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. “We spent the 20th century protecting nature from people, and we will spend the 21st century protecting nature for people,”chief external affairs officer Glenn Prickett tells Thomas Friedman. (New York Times)
  2. Warm weather is turning the Arctic tundra into forests. (DotEarth)
  3. Human life is leaving a big impact on Earth– is the rest of outer space up next? (Grist)
  4. In one southern state, a new bill could bar the use of climate change models in projecting sea level rise. (The Daily Green)
  5. Without nuclear power, Japan will have to reassess its ability to reduce carbon emissions. (YaleE360)
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