Tag: Texas

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 27

Written by | July 27th, 2011

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Don’t mess with Texas…if something happens to the rest of the world, we could all be living in it.

  1. Nash Prairie is a “beautiful representation of what Texas really looked like,” says our Texas state director. (Houston Chronicle)
  2. A new documentary explores how disappearing glaciers devastate communities. (Grist)
  3. If the entire world lived at New York City’s density level, we could all fit into the state of Texas. Crazy! (Treehugger)
  4. Warming Arctic temperatures are releasing long-buried, long-frozen toxins, which could eventually reach our food and water supplies. (YaleE360)
  5. Can you trust your local drinking water? (The Daily Green)

Prehistoric Bison Discovery

Written by | June 12th, 2011

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A surprising find on the Conservancy’s Independence Creek Preserve in West Texas leads to a late-night archaelogical dig… in the pouring rain.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 4

Written by | April 4th, 2011

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Start your week with a big old helping of green news:

  1. A new aquatic beetle was discovered in Texas, and it’s got a pretty cool name– Ereboporus naturaconservatus. (The Guardian)
  2. Scientists find 2,000-year-old coral near the site of the BP oil spill. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Is this Whole Foods the greenest grocery store in the world? (ClimateBiz)
  4. A new study of the glaciers and ice fields in Patagonia indicates that climate change might be happening faster than we thought. (Green)
  5. When bats disappear, it costs the agricultural industry billions. (Mongabay)

Voters Gave One Issue Bipartisan Support

Written by | November 4th, 2010

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The political landscape is as divisive as ever. But in this week’s elections one type of ballot measure had a passage rate of 83 percent. Our policy expert looks at the issue that brought voters together.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 9

Written by | July 9th, 2010

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It’s Friday… get cool and green with the top 5 eco-news links around!

  1. The Big Apple’s new slogan? I love tap water. (Green)
  2. Monsanto is fined for selling genetically modified cotton seeds in Texas. (The New York Times)
  3. More on the question of if it’s cheaper to just let climate change happen. (The Vine)
  4. Europe exceeds its sustainable fish quota — “fish debt day” starts July 9. (Earth Watch)
  5. For the third time, Climategate is found to be a non-issue. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 18

Written by | November 18th, 2009

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Coke’s introducing the “PlantBottle.”  Houston’s taking a modest step toward a greener image.  Enviros are teaming up with the religious right to encourage climate action on the Hill.  Today’s news is exceptionally cool AND green.  Read on for more: What’s more important than reaching a global agreement in Copenhagen?  Scientific American thinks a U.S.-China deal […]

The Curlews of August: Update on the ‘Tagged Seven’ of Montana

Written by | August 20th, 2009

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Here’s an update on the whereabouts of the Long-billed Curlews that were tagged in Montana this past May, the 7 birds seemed to have temporarily settled down. We’ll see if they stay there or continue to move as fall draws nearer. Of the 7 birds, 3 are now in the southern United States and 4 are […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 2

Written by | July 2nd, 2009

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It’s another innovative day here at Cool Green Morning. Reducing emissions through better highway toll systems, making biofuel from human waste, using social pressure to achieve conservation goals… the world is full of creative ideas to help solve our environmental problems. Enjoy! It wasn’t a surprise, but it’s still good news: the EPA has granted the […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 2

Written by | June 2nd, 2009

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It’s a bright new day. Start it off on a green foot with our roundup of the top Cool Green Morning news links. Remember Sarajevo? One consequence of the seige that you might not have heard about was the massive destruction of the city’s trees.  A new study documents the damage and recovery of an urban forest. In response […]

Where Is The Spot-Tailed Earless Lizard?

Written by | May 14th, 2009

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  “Some see the glass as half empty, and some see it as half full. Conservationists see the glass as too big.” I chuckled when I read that quote recently in a profile of John Karges, the peerless Texas naturalist and wildlife biologist. Clever aphorisms aside, optimism and conservation can often be difficult to reconcile. […]

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