Tag: USA Today

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 10

Written by | January 10th, 2012

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Green sidewalks? Yep, the rumors are true.

  1. New sidewalk slabs create energy from your footsteps. (Green Building Elements)
  2. Banned: uranium mining in the Grand Canyon. (USA Today)
  3. A hungry flower gobbles up worms… underground. (Mongabay)
  4. “Extinct” giant tortoise may not be extinct after all. (TIME)
  5. Lizards advance robot design — one tail at a time. (PCWorld)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 16

Written by | November 16th, 2011

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King crabs: not just delicious, but also destructive.

  1. Alaska Airlines now offers cooking-oil-fueled cross-country flights. (EcoGeek)
  2. A new report reveals an unexpected threat to some marine life: king crabs. (Mongabay)
  3. Space lasers! Clean energy! (CleanTechnica)
  4. Here’s another “off-the-grid” dispatch from our scientist Craig Leisher’s family. (Green)
  5. More recycling=more jobs. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 26

Written by | October 26th, 2011

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Would you trade meat for bugs if it could save the planet?

  1. Our president and CEO, Mark Tercek, says that we need to change the way we talk about nature. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. An unlikely source of carbon emissions: rivers and streams. (Green House)
  3. The Vietnamese rhino is officially extinct. Thanks, poachers. (Mongabay)
  4. Debris from the Japanese tsunami could reach the U.S.– and damage fragile marine habitat and wildlife. (NBC Nightly News)
  5. The latest addition to the food truck craze: sustainable insect cuisine. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 9

Written by | May 9th, 2011

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Start your week with off right with 5 cool green news links:

  1. The South is preparing for Mississippi River flooding. See which communities are threatened. (USA Today)
  2. Extinction is likely for the world’s rarest bear subspecies. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Human activity is causing wildlife to gradually shrink. (Treehugger)
  4. Fisherman in Europe may get paid to fish for plastic in the seas. (Guardian Eco)
  5. Spotted bowerbirds mimic alarm calls of other birds when stressed. (BBC Earth News)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2011

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Monday morning’s coolest and greenest:

  1. It’s the question that’s plagued humanity for generations: What’s eco-friendlier, pleather or leather? (Mother Jones)
  2. Couldn’t make it to Alabama this past weekend? Get a firsthand look at our oyster restoration project. (Yahoo News)
  3. A Russian company is using giant snails to monitor air pollution. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Cocaine, which is terrible for a plethora of reasons, is also associated with forest destruction in Colombia. (Mongabay)
  5. Some states aren’t waiting for Congress to tackle climate change– they’re slashing emissions on their own. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 8

Written by | December 8th, 2010

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Five great green links– go!

  1. Good news about mountain gorillas! There are more of them. (Mongabay)
  2. Researchers think earthworms could be the next big thing in toxic soil clean-up. (CleanTechnica)
  3. A new report says that carbon emissions are cranking up ocean acidity at probably the fastest rate in 65 million years. (Green)
  4. The future looks grim for America’s bats. (Wired)
  5. New homes may be more energy-efficient, but they may not offer a whole lot of other green features, according to a new study. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 3

Written by | April 3rd, 2009

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Last week Cool Green Morning brought you news of a performance art piece by the group BaaaStuds using sheep strapped with LED lights. We now have video of said art piece above…and don’t blame us if you spend the rest of the day watching and emailing it. But before you do that, check out some […]

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