Tag: sea level rise

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 4

Written by | May 4th, 2012

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Who’s ready for a supermoon?!

  1. Saturday’s full moon will be the biggest of 2012. (Space)
  2. Greenpeace releases new seafood retailer scorecard. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Just how far can a polar bear swim? (Mongabay)
  4. Sea level rise may be less severe than feared. (TG Daily)
  5. Chicago turns empty store fronts into gardens. (TreeHugger)

Would the Titanic Still Sink in 2012?

Written by | March 23rd, 2012

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April 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Could this ship navigate today’s changing oceans? Our scientist explains how climate change may actually be responsible for more icebergs in the ocean.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 15

Written by | March 15th, 2012

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Extra, extra! Read today’s top green news stories.

  1. How eco-friendly is your bike? (Guardian)
  2. Nearly 4 million Americans live in homes more prone to flooding from rising sea levels. (Washington Post)
  3. New species of frog calls NYC home. (Wired Science)
  4. Federal judge rejects lawsuit to stop wolf hunting. (New York Daily News)
  5. Relief! Amazon plant cures toothaches . (Mongabay)

Picturing the Effects of Sea-Level Rise in Connecticut

Written by | February 17th, 2012

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The Conservancy’s Coastal Resilience tool inspires action to protect Connecticut’s shorelines from rising sea-level and future storms.

Just 20 Inches Could Make a Disastrous Difference

Written by | January 3rd, 2012

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Half a meter in sea-level rise due to climate change — what damage could that little bit do to a crowded coastline? A lot, says a new study coauthored by Nature Conservancy scientists.

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: Tuesday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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It’s a bright, shiny green morning here:

  1. Climate scientists say Chicago will get warmer and wetter—and urban planners are taking heed of the warning. (The New York Times)
  2. Meanwhile, the Australia Climate Commission projects global sea-level rise will be higher than previously thought. (BBC)
  3. Get the latest update on declining bats, penguins and lemurs. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. How could fewer people mean LESS biodiversity in Mexico? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Barcodes on trees could help save rainforests in war-torn Liberia. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2011

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You’ll find helpful beavers, sustainable tuna and more in today’s 5 cool green news links:

  1. Sea-level rise is finally catching up to the Golden State. (Green)
  2. How are beavers helping reduce the recent massive oil spill in Canada? (Mongabay)
  3. A 2-month ocean expedition hopes to find ways to catch tuna without harming other species. (BBC)
  4. Are you a budding botanist? A new iPhone app helps you identify trees from a photo of a leaf. (Wired)
  5. Despite opposition, a new dam is planned for Chile’s Patagonia region. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 8

Written by | April 8th, 2011

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What’s the longest you waited before asking someone on a date? I’ll bet it was less than 4 decades:

  1. Two elderly tuataras, a lizard-like species, waited 40 years to mate and inspire a romance film. (Treehugger)
  2. Your next computer could be delivered in mushroom packaging. (EcoGeek)
  3. New forecasts predict sea level rise by region and it’s bad news for a major east coast city. (BBC)
  4. Freeway air pollution has been linked to brain damage in mice. (Greenspace)
  5. Our solar system has a nose, and a NASA spacecraft found it. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 16

Written by | February 16th, 2011

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Green news time!

  1. From our very own lead scientist Sanjayan: Lewis and Clark would have totally approved of this big conservation win for the Crown of the Continent. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Climate change is a “chief contributor” to civil unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, says one UN official. (Green)
  3. Are drugs destroying the Amazon? (Treehugger)
  4. A new study illustrates just how bad sea level rise could be by 2100. (How bad? Pretty bad.) (YaleE360)
  5. The greenest cars aren’t necessarily electric or hybrid. (Green House)
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