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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 29

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Your green news round-up is well, rounded up! See today’s top news.

  1. Beijing flights delayed due to poor visibility. Go away, smog! (Washington Post)
  2. In the mean time, man sells canned fresh air in China. (The Telegraph)
  3. Move over “low-flow” showers — introducing the air shower. Same pressure, 50% less water. (TreeHugger)
  4. Scientists in Antarctica unearth buried lake. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Heat in San Francisco can affect the weather in places as far away as Siberia. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 12

Written by | December 12th, 2012

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This morning, we’ve got muddy waters on our radar.

  1. Did you know that farms were largely exempt from the 1972 Clean Water Act’s policies to limit agricultural runoff? Neither did we. (Green)
  2. Costa Rica has banned hunting as a sport. (Guardian)
  3. A new robot in Japan is ready to clean up Fukushima–and you can watch it perform its tasks. (Treehugger)
  4. Fish Fraud: Don’t be so sure that the sushi toro you ordered is, in fact, tuna. (NPR)
  5. The city of Indianapolis plans to replace its entire city car fleet with electric, plug-in hybrids by 2025. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 5

Written by | December 5th, 2012

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Good morning! Check out what’s happening in the world of cool green news.

  1. WWF has just received a $5 million grant from Google to help fight wildlife trafficking. (Treehugger)
  2. What the Frack? The first peer-reviewed study linking fracking to animal health issues says fracking is making livestock sick. (MNN)
  3. A Bridge to Somewhere: This overpass in Wyoming is helping with pronghorn migration — and is saving human and pronghorn lives. (National Geographic)
  4. Savannahs that sustain African Lion populations have shrunk 75 percent of the last half-century. Is this how we treat the King of the Jungle? (Washington Post)
  5. Sand dunes alone will not save the day if another major coastal storm hits. (Green)

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: November 27

Written by | November 27th, 2012

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Happy Giving Tuesday! Make plans to give back today (after reading your green news, of course!).

  1. Can the extinct Galapagos tortoise be revived? (Washington Post)
  2. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday craziness, Giving Tuesday is a breath of fresh air. (MNN)
  3. Smart idea of the day: self-filling water bottle mimics desert beetle’s wings. (Wired Science)
  4. Antarctic marine snails are being affected by ocean acidification. (BBC Nature)
  5. One man’s mission to capture climate change on film. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 30

Written by | October 30th, 2012

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Sandy is hanging around, changing the coast line in some places, and we’re left wondering…

  1. …Has climate change created this Frankenstorm? (NPR)
  2. This state-by-state impact informs us how Sandy has affected the East Coast. (CNN)
  3. New satellite photos show Sandy’s footprint over the entire Earth. (MNN)
  4. This business entrepreneur is accelerating technology for a greener planet. (Grist)
  5. Once extinct in the wild, Tanzanian toads make a comeback, thanks to American zoos. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 29

Written by | October 29th, 2012

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It’s a literally cool (and gray, and wet, and windy) morning from where we’re sitting. If you’re in Sandy’s path, too, please stay safe!

  1. Hurricane Sandy: by the numbers. (Star-Ledger)
  2. Hurricane Sandy poses an environmental threat to the Chesapeake Bay (and myriad threats elsewhere as well). (Washington Post)
  3. The New York Times’ Andy Revkin explores the possible connections between the “frankenstorm” and climate change. (DotEarth)
  4. Also, climate activists gathered in Times Square yesterday to bring attention to pretty much that same thing. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. If you’re shopping at all today, it should probably be online (for safety!), but whether online shopping is the greener choice is TBD. (Ask Umbra)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 11

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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It’s time to get your cool green news on.

  1. New Report: The world is at risk from storms and natural disasters, but nature can protect us. (Nature.org)
  2. 1 of 2 surviving sea otters from the Exxon Valdeez oil spill has died. (Washington Post)
  3. Dollar General has dropped Asia Pulp and Paper brands from their stores — a win for forests and tiger habitat in Asia. (Mongabay)
  4. An ecologist has figured out how cities can calculate their carbon emissions — and nip and tuck at their carbon footprint. (NPR)
  5. A new oil sheen in the Gulf matches oil from the BP spill in 2010. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 5

Written by | October 5th, 2012

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Brew a cup of tea, add a dollop of blue honey (yes, blue) and read today’s green news.

  1. An upside to this summer’s droughts? More brilliant fall foliage. (National Geographic)
  2. M&M’s blamed for green and blue honey in France. (TreeHugger)
  3. New dinosaur identified as a cross between a bird, a vampire and a porcupine. (Washington Post)
  4. Wait a minute… are electric cars bad for the environment? (Guardian)
  5. Models at Paris Fashion Week strutted down a solar panel catwalk. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 26

Written by | September 26th, 2012

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In today’s green news, there’s an App for that, and the drones are watching…

  1. Want to help the world’s oceans? There’s an App for that! (Huffington Post)
  2. Drones: they’re not just for combat anymore. NASA is now using drones to take on hurricanes and environmental work. (National Geographic)
  3. Ocean predator’s will lose 35 percent of their habitat, thanks to…what else? Climate change. (Washington Post)
  4. The Arctic is melting, but Antarctic ice hits a record. What gives? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Tourists have been banned from India’s tiger preserves. (NPR)
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