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Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 30

Written by | November 30th, 2012

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Extra, extra, get your green news here!

  1. Global sea levels have risen almost half an inch since 1992. (The Wall Street Journal)
  2. Delhi and Shanghai aim to reduce plastic trash. (Green)
  3. Botswana bans wildlife hunting — controversy to ensue? (BBC News)
  4. Age ain’t nothing but a number, right? Debate continues over the age of the Grand Canyon. (Washington Post)
  5. And finally, we end with poop-related green news: a sewage-powered robot cleans wastewater. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 10

Written by | October 10th, 2012

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Ski season is upon us – who’s ready to ski on some sewage?

  1. An Arizona ski resort will be the first to make artificial snow from sewage; effluent ready to be sprayed by Thanksgiving. (Green)
  2. Scientists in California want to restore an inland delta, but there’s a problem: no one knows what it used to look like. (NPR)
  3. Want to feel good about playing video games? How about gaming for Rainforests! (Mongabay)
  4. If we classify snow leopards as “domesticated” will that save them? One expert says yes. (National Geographic)
  5. Mom and baby orangutans were relocated and saved from starvation in Sumatra. (Huffington Post)

What a Waste: Why Human Sewage Is Laying Waste to Coral Reefs Globally

Written by | September 16th, 2011

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A new study says pathogens from human sewage are killing a coral species off Florida’s coast. But is people poop a worldwide issue for coral? Find out from Conservancy scientist Stephanie Wear.

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)
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