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Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 26

Written by | July 26th, 2010

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We’ve got a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Check out this fabulous op-ed on the Gulf of Mexico, co-authored by Mike Beck, our very own marine scientist. (New York Times)
  2. The New Republic‘s Bradford Plumer ponders the “what ifs” that could’ve maybe– or maybe not at all– saved climate legislation. (The Vine)
  3. Researchers have rediscovered an endangered otter in Borneo. (Mongabay)
  4. Water shortages threaten development in China. (YaleE360)
  5. Okay, we’re still mourning the Senate bill, but what’s next for climate and energy? (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 19

Written by | July 19th, 2010

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Mondays should always be cool and green, shouldn’t they?

  1. Looking beyond clean-up in the Gulf to… The Nature Conservancy’s vision for long-term restoration. (Green)
  2. Does Guatemala’s rainforest stand a chance against drug traffickers, cattle ranchers, poachers, looters and loggers? (The New York Times)
  3. A re-cap on cap-and-trade, and lingering questions about an energy bill. (The Vine)
  4. Is the Gulf oil spill polluting as much air as water? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Can cat rehab save endangered birds on Japan’s Ogasawara Islands. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 15

Written by | July 15th, 2010

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Wish I didn’t have to do this, but today’s cool green news is, well, rather grim.

  1. A picture tells a thousand words: see photos of Mount Everst’s retreating glaciers. (Green)
  2. Hold on to your stomachs: an in-depth look at animal autopsies in the Gulf. (The New York Times)
  3. This is getting gross: eating kangaroos to save the planet? (The Vine)
  4. And depressing: what’s a pangolin, and why is it one of the most illegally trafficked species in Asia? (Mongabay)
  5. But at least insects have their haven: New York’s JFK airport has as many insects as wild grasslands. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 13

Written by | July 13th, 2010

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It’s the perfect summer day for some refreshing cool green news:

  1. Did you catch our Kansas state director on Sunday’s Good Morning America? If not, watch it now! (ABC News)
  2. IKEA goes incandescent-free starting next month. (CleanTechnica)
  3. The Obama administration issues another moratorium on deep-sea drilling. (AFP, via Grist)
  4. Recycling plastic: It’s complicated. (MSNBC.com)
  5. 2010 is, and will probably continue to be, a crazy smoking hot year. (The Vine)

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, July 7

Written by | July 7th, 2010

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Man, it sure is hot out there– but these five green links are as cool as can be:

  1. India’s forests: in worse shape than you think. (Mongabay)
  2. There’s an offshore drilling war brewing in Louisiana. (Red, Green & Blue)
  3. The cost of not fighting climate change is greater than the cost of fighting climate change. (The Vine)
  4. Cleaner oceans=more resilient coral. (Treehugger)
  5. The country’s largest zero-energy building opens next month. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 1

Written by | July 1st, 2010

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Ah, the first of the month – a fresh start! What better way to begin than with the best cool green news around?

  1. Nature vs. culture: what if we have to choose in some places? (Green)
  2. Invasive Asian carp are inching their way to the Great Lakes. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. What does Robert Byrd’s death mean for climate and energy legislation? (The Vine)
  4. No more excuses for not biking to the grocery store with this handy bike & shopping cart in one. (Treehugger)
  5. A new law gives big business an advantage over communal land owners in Papua New Guinea. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 17

Written by | June 17th, 2010

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It’s cool, it’s green and it’s definitely morning — dig in to our top 5 links of the day:

  1. What’s the best way to clean an oily pelican? (The New York Times)
  2. Europe faces a shortage of critical raw materials to make mobile phones, solar panels, synthetic fuels and more. (Green Inc.)
  3. Tackling climate change means being able to utter the dreaded words. (The Vine)
  4. Avatar creator James Cameron has some ideas on how to stop the oil spill. (Dot Earth)
  5. Hypothetical question: how much would you pay to have prevented the oil spill? (Environmental Economics)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 15

Written by | June 15th, 2010

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Bringing you the top 5 coolest and greenest links around, free of charge:

  1. Waxman takes on BP, asking if the company’s “shortcuts” caused the spill. (The Vine)
  2. In need of a little luck? Try wishing on a star or tapping your heels together 3 times… anything but the South African custom of smoking (endangered) vulture brains. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. The oil spill may spur action on an energy bill, but not a climate bill. (The New York Times)
  4. Here’s a real feel-good story: solar-powered refrigerators are helping bring vaccines to people in developing countries. (EcoGeek)
  5. How is the Gulf oil spill like 9/11? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 8

Written by | June 8th, 2010

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We have some important questions here folks:

  1. How many years will the clean-up in the Gulf take? (The New York Times)
  2. What kind of energy bill are we looking at now? (The Vine)
  3. And is the climate bill really going to pass anyway? (Grist)
  4. What influences the spread of invasive species more — a country’s climate and geography or its wealth and population? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Finally, which is greener, beer or wine? (Treehugger)
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