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Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 10

Written by | September 10th, 2012

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Climate change finds a new (and unexpected) ally in today’s green news.

  1. Cool finding of the weekend: lemon sharks can learn from their peers. (BBC Nature)
  2. Sea otters help fight global warming. (TG Daily)
  3. Talk about roadblock — endangered spider sighting stops highway construction in Texas. (San Antonio Express)
  4. Caribbean coral reefs on the verge of collapse. (Guardian)
  5. The view from space: why all hurricanes look the same. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 7

Written by | September 7th, 2012

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In today’s green news, we learn another clever use for an old toothbrush.

  1. Hurricane Isaac washes up an unwanted guest: remnants of the Gulf oil spill. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. How do astronauts fix space station problems? With a toothbrush, of course. (Scientific American)
  3. Floating airports — the future of airline travel. (TreeHugger)
  4. Climate change declared “one of the most serious public health threats facing our nation.” (Green)
  5. The rarest large mammal on Earth, the Javan rhino, clings to survival. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 28

Written by | August 28th, 2012

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Today’s green news is out of this world.

  1. What’s that sound? Oh, just will.i.am’s new song blasting from Mars. (Huffington Post)
  2. The amount of sea ice in the Arctic hits an all-time low. (New York Times)
  3. A new species of fish has reproductive organs… in its head. (National Geographic)
  4. University of Nairobi students can now earn a masters in climate change. (Voice of America)
  5. 11 planned hydroelectric dams could cut vital fish populations in the Mekong River delta. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 24

Written by | August 24th, 2012

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Once you get through these 5 stories I say you go ahead and start your weekend!

  1. The drought in the U.S. is so bad its effects can be seen from space. (TreeHugger)
  2. The area of sea ice in the Arctic has thawed to a record low. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Police seized more than 16,000 dried seahorses. Why are they so valuable? (BBC)
  4. This article says we can save the world if we just eat bugs and drink WHAT? (WIRED)
  5. A new rodent species is discovered that doesn’t chew and eats … (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: July 24

Written by | July 24th, 2012

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Extra, extra, get your green news here!

  1. Climate change drives polar bears and brown bears to interbred. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. What does space smell like? Seared steak. Yum. (Space)
  3. A coral sperm bank may help restore and rebuild damaged reefs. (NY Times)
  4. These Olympians are going for the gold AND going green. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. An artificial jellyfish with heart cells of a rat may help scientists develop new hearts. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: July 17

Written by | July 17th, 2012

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Today we learn where Navassa Island is located — and why it’s so important.

  1. A small, uninhabited Caribbean island may be a refuge for endangered coral. (Mongabay)
  2. With amazing views like this, it’s good to be an astronaut. (Wired)
  3. Fukushima beaches open for the first time since the March 2011 tsunami. (Guardian)
  4. Trading in trash has never been tastier with “Delicious Recycling” program. (TreeHugger)
  5. Thanks to North Dakota, U.S. waste of natural gas grows rapidly. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 10

Written by | July 10th, 2012

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What’s that sound? Oh, just the Northern Lights giving you a round of applause.

  1. Remote-controlled model planes offer bird’s-eye approach to conservation. (Mongabay)
  2. Now you can see and hear the Northern Lights. (Space)
  3. It’s official: this first 6 months of 2012 are the hottest ever for the US. (Bloomberg)
  4. Oceans’ rising acid levels act as the “osteoporosis of the sea.” (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. SOS: Save Our Salmon. Sockeye salmon populations declining. (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 27

Written by | June 27th, 2012

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Helicopters, whales and aliens (yes, aliens) take the spotlight in today’s green news.

  1. Photos: meet the most at-risk species. (National Geographic)
  2. You snooze, you lose. The world’s slowest shark hunts by sneaking up on sleeping seals. (Wired)
  3. Do aliens exist? We don’t know, but now you can tweet them. (Mashable)
  4. Who needs AAA batteries when you have human power? (Scientific American)
  5. Speaking on human power, that’s a human! Powering a helicopter! (Christian Science Monitor)

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)

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)
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