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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 15

Written by | January 15th, 2013

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We scour the ‘net each day for the top green news stories. Read on!

  1. My, what large feet you have! Fantastic new flying frog discovered. (National Geographic)
  2. You know all that smog in Beijing? What the heck is actually in it? (Guardian)
  3. The Hay Mafia — coming soon to a drought and wildfire-afflicted area near you. (TreeHugger)
  4. Another similarity between chimps and people: chimps can play fair, too. (TIME)
  5. Infographic: Each day, 1 million animals are struck by cars in the US. (Mother Nature Network)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 13

Written by | June 13th, 2012

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Extra, extra! Get your cool green news here!

  1. Colorado and New Mexico wildfires: crews gaining ground. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Food has gotten cheaper — but at what cost? (Grist)
  3. Overfishing= fewer fish to eat crabs = more crabs to decimate marshlands in Cape Cod. (Green)
  4. Confirmed: Diesel exhaust definitely causes cancer. (CleanTechnica)
  5. The U.S. has just had the warmest spring on record. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 1

Written by | June 1st, 2012

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Here are some green news stories to get you to the weekend. Seriously, it’s Friday!

  1. Greenhouse gasses are at record-high levels, pass a symbolic milestone. (Guardian)
  2. Are the disease-related deaths of bees, bats and frogs linked? (Discovery News)
  3. Horseshoe crab blood is blue and does some amazing things. (NPR)
  4. The largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history is expected to keep burning for weeks. (Huffington Post)
  5. The Honduran president watches as hundreds of illegal shark fins are burned. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 20

Written by | January 20th, 2012

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Don’t worry, particles from the massive solar flare won’t hit our atmosphere till tomorrow.

  1. NASA spacecraft sees massive solar blast, how will effect your weekend? (msnbc)
  2. Roughly 10,000 people have been evacuated as Reno wildfire burns homes. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. A nearly extinct species of monkey has been rediscovered in Borneo. (Wired)
  4. Exxon Mobil will pay Montana $1.6M in penalties over the Yellowstone oil spill. (AP via Washington Post)
  5. The endangered Catalina Island fox has made an astounding comeback. (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 23

Written by | November 23rd, 2011

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Great green news: something to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Have a cruelty-free holiday and adopt a (live) turkey. (Green)
  2. After burning for three+ months, the Great Dismal Swamp wildfire has finally been extinguished. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. A bathtub-sized sea sponge has been rediscovered after a century of extinction. Wonder where it was hiding… (Mongabay)
  4. This Friday isn’t just Black Friday, it’s also Buy Nothing Day. (And don’t forget to celebrate Green Gift Monday next week!) (Grist)
  5. Who takes the longest showers? Twelve-year-old boys, says a new survey. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 7

Written by | October 7th, 2011

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Toast to the upcoming long weekend with a yummy Faithfull Ale from Dogfish Head.

  1. Dogfish Head Brewery is honoring Pearl Jam with a new beer. And they’re honoring The Nature Conservancy too! (Dogfish.com)
  2. A stubborn swamp fire in the Great Dismal Swamp, a damp Virginia bog, has been burning for more than two months. (Washington Post)
  3. Emergency drills are a sign Turkey is doing its part to protect the Mediterranean Sea. (Treehugger)
  4. Are women and adolescent girls in poor countries fundamental in feeding the world? (Guardian).
  5. Attention gardeners: keep your plants alive. Just add batteries. (Treehugger).

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 26

Written by | July 26th, 2011

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Fires, art and lions… surely one of our green news stories will pique your interest:

  1. Scientists learn more about a rare animal called “the ghost of the mountains.” (The New York Times)
  2. Research shows big wildfires could hit Yellowstone by 2050. (Mongabay)
  3. A new study identifies 3 common characteristics of climate change deniers. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Guess who doesn’t like the University of Wyoming’s new anti-coal art project? (Grist)
  5. If one of your worst fears is getting attacked by a lion, this study explains when you should be most afraid. (HuffPostGreen)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 12

Written by | July 12th, 2011

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5 cool green questions to kick-start your day:

  1. Is the U.S. South in for the next great Dust Bowl? (The New York Times)
  2. Can social media turn us all into environmentalists? (YaleE360)
  3. How are cities like forests when it comes to CO2? (Yahoo! Green)
  4. Why is planting a vegetable garden in your front yard against the law? (Grist)
  5. What’s to blame for the West’s record wildfires? (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 11

Written by | August 11th, 2010

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Dying to get the latest on fungus-based alternative packing materials, fire tracking from space and your endangered summer vacation? Read on, readers:

  1. See ya, Styrofoam– a new mushroom-based packing product uses 98% less energy than the familiar foamy white stuff. (Greener Design)
  2. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is down this year, officials say. (Mongabay)
  3. Arizona’s Luke Air Force Base is getting a giant 15 megawatt solar power installation– and the 550 green jobs that come with its construction. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Government agencies are monitoring the world’s fire trends…from space! (Dot Earth)
  5. A host of environmental issues could threaten your next vacation. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 9

Written by | April 9th, 2009

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We’re covering the globe today… from Australia to Bolivia to Oregon to the depths of the ocean, here are the top green news stories you should read. Australia Holds the Grim Distinction… of being the place scientists point to for evidence of climate change. Drought, wildfires, heat waves and agricultural collapse plague the country, and […]

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