Tag: water pollution

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 31

Written by | July 31st, 2013

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We’ve got unexpected water pollution, animal “fashion victims” and more in today’s green news.

  1. New EPA head says fighting climate change will create jobs, is good for the economy. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Plastic debris collected off the coast of Hawaii could fill a big rig. (NBC News)
  3. Lawyer who beat Chevron in oil pollution case now has Chevron to fear? (The New York Times)
  4. That cashmere you’re wearing is making fashion victims of the already rare snow leopard. (The Guardian)
  5. Got microbeads in your cleansers? So do the Great Lakes. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 16

Written by | January 16th, 2013

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From crazy weather to helping wildlife get to the other side, we’ve got the green buzz for you today.

  1. Is this crazy, extreme weather the new norm? (National Geographic)
  2. See a slideshow of the 11 most damaging U.S. weather events of 2012. (Bloomberg)
  3. The inaction on climate change is the fault of environmental groups, says a Harvard sociologist. (Guardian)
  4. So much methane in this Texas well water that you could light it on fire…and yet, the EPA halts its investigation. (Huffington Post)
  5. Roads are becoming safer for wildlife in some places. Check out the infographic! (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 5

Written by | November 5th, 2012

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Wait, what time is it?

  1. A tweet from our lead scientist showed a disturbing “suds tsunami” surging from a polluted river in Nairobi. (DotEarth)
  2. It’s the smartest lightbulb in the world! (CleanTechnica)
  3. How will we protect New York from the (gulp) next Sandy? (Guardian)
  4. Good news from Ask Umbra: your personal email hoarding habits don’t have a huge environmental impact, though it’s a different story for big-time data-centers. (Grist)
  5. No power? Out of gas? Have somewhere to go? What you need is a bike. (Treehugger)

The Science Behind Mapping Our Water

Written by | October 18th, 2012

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“Where Does Your Water Come From?” is an interactive map that gives you direct access to the latest science and data on the sources of your drinking water. Learn about the scientific process and cool technology behind this first-of-its-kind map.

Getting to Know Your Bacon: Hogs, Farms and Clean Water

Written by | March 21st, 2011

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Freshwater scientist Jeff Opperman has found a way to indulge in this guilty pleasure with less guilt and greater environmental sustainability.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 14

Written by | March 14th, 2011

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Replace your one lost hour with FIVE great green reads:

  1. The presence of this creepily well-endowed frog signals a comeback for California’s Garcia River Forest. (Treehugger)
  2. The crisis in Japan raises questions about the safety of nuclear energy. (New York Times)
  3. Samsung introduces a completely solar-powered (and transparent?) television. (EcoGeek)
  4. It turns out there are even fewer great white sharks in the Pacific than scientists thought. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Here’s how mining causes water pollution. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 21

Written by | October 21st, 2010

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Need a good argument for why people should protect nature? We’ve got 5:

  1. Give farmers $1 billion to reduce water pollution and they’ll save you $6 billion on a wastewater treatment plant. (The New York Times)
  2. A new study says viewing nature scenes eases pain for cancer patients. (The Daily Green)
  3. The Gulf oil spill was good for America’s bottom line… which is weird, and still an argument for nature. (DotEarth)
  4. Will these 8 overlooked species be granted endangered status? (Wired)
  5. Cool photo! See this winner of the 2010 wildlife photographer of the year award. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 16

Written by | September 16th, 2009

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Filling your tank with dead trees. Battling climate change with contraception. Robots, toxic waste and the mob. It’s just another Saturday night for some, but for us, it adds up to a pretty wild Cool Green Morning: Andy Revkin over at Dot Earth asks if, um, family planning might be the “ultimate green technology.” Researchers […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 20

Written by | August 20th, 2009

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Tiger populations, suburban lawns, clean energy, green universities and a rice plant that will outgrow a flood… read on for today’s Cool Green Morning news round-up. Suburban lawns and gardens are an uncounted source of water pollution, says new research. Water run-off from these neighborhood fixtures can pick up chemicals and toxins and wash them into rivers […]

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