Tag: Wired Science

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 5

Written by | March 5th, 2012

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Thank you for saving the world… with one less car!

  1. An artist shows her appreciation for bicyclists with hand-written thank you notes. (TreeHugger)
  2. Will 2012 be the year of the tornado? (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Carbon emissions pave way for mass extinction in oceans. (Mongabay)
  4. Thousands of strands of spider silk spun into violin strings. (BBC)
  5. See 10 years of gorgeous images of Earth from space. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 23

Written by | February 23rd, 2012

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Today’s green news is music to our ears.

  1. Wind + wind chimes = power. (TreeHugger)
  2. Armchair suba divers are treated to 360-degree views of the Great Barrier Reef. (Guardian)
  3. Who needs eyes when you’re the world’s deepest land animal? (Discovery News)
  4. Polar bears in Manitoba are keeping the Polar Bear Alert Team busy. (YaleE360)
  5. When in doubt, schools of fish can just follow a robot. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 13

Written by | February 13th, 2012

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This gorilla could be the next Picasso.

  1. Art by Animals exhibit features artwork from gorillas, elephants and more. (Wired Science)
  2. Study finds nature is missing from children’s books. (TreeHugger)
  3. Asian carp: if you can’t beat ‘em, shoot ‘em. (The Columbus Dispatch)
  4. Finally, fuel removal begins at the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck. (Washington Post)
  5. Urban farming goes vertical. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 23

Written by | January 23rd, 2012

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Worried about the H5N1 flu? You have 60 days to get a mask.

  1. Controversial bird flu research put on hold. (Wired Science)
  2. Climate change may claim another victim: California’s cattle rangelands. (Green)
  3. Do the feathers in your down comforter come from live or dead birds? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. An arctic ribbon seal flops up to a Seattle resident’s dock. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Washington, DC takes the prize for the most LEED-certified buildings. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2011

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Washing machines may be a thing of the past.

  1. New fabric eliminates stains and dirt when exposed to sunlight. (TreeHugger)
  2. Medical research on chimpanzees has been suspended. (TG Daily)
  3. The war over wolves continues in the West. (Green)
  4. A frog the size of a Tic Tac has been discovered. (Mongabay)
  5. Earthquake sensor devices have a new use: tracking endangered fin whales. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 8

Written by | December 8th, 2011

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Today’s green news is music to our ears.

  1. With the click of your mouse, you can listen to the sounds of nature. (TreeHugger)
  2. GI Joe and Mr. Potato Head are going green! (GreenBiz)
  3. Plans to construct a dam on the Mekong River in Laos have been put on hold. (Wall Street Journal)
  4. An eye-popping fossil shows this ancient marine hunter had 20/20 vision. (Nature)
  5. You can tell a lot about a country from its lights. (Wired Science)

 

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 1

Written by | December 1st, 2011

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Masked maids clean the streets of India.

  1. Forget people. The first travelers that humans rocket to Mars could be worms. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. One dolphin survivor may hold the clue to animal die-off in the Gulf Coast. (Green)
  3. In India, sometimes all you need is a mop, buckets and anonymity to clean your streets. (Grist)
  4. Financing coal is controversial — yet 20 of the world’s biggest banks are coughing up cash. (Guardian)
  5. Sharks create twice as many jets of water as other fishes’ tails. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 22

Written by | November 22nd, 2011

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Drought takes a bite out of your pumpkin pie.

  1. See how your Thanksgiving dinner battled extreme weather this year. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Truck brands are being forced to tout their efficiency in ads. (Time Science)
  3. Crooked teeth? Blame early farmers. (Wired Science)
  4. 25 million seahorses are sold each year. How much is too much? (Mongabay)
  5. Scotland has an ambitious and admirable goal: 100% renewable energy. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 18

Written by | November 18th, 2011

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We’ve got something for everyone: from a frog returning from extinction to the planet’s largest mass extinction.

  1. The Hula painted frog, declared extinct in 1996, has been seen for the first time in 50 years. (Metro)
  2. The mystery of the vanishing jumbo squid species, which disappeared in 2010, has been solved. (MSNBC)
  3. A life of monogamy has a hidden benefit for greylag geese. (Wired Science)
  4. 252 million years ago more than three-quarters of life on Earth was killed off. Was climate change to blame? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Recent bird flu research may be kept secret over bioterrorism fears. (NPR)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 8

Written by | November 8th, 2011

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Seamounts or bust!

  1. Scientists will spend six-weeks exploring the Indian Ocean’s underwater mountains. (BBC)
  2. Let’s shatter some common myths about energy efficiency. (Grist)
  3. A new study puts a price tag on the health impacts of climate change. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Seeing spots? Research has found that 25,000-year-old cave paintings of spotted horses were not based on imagination. (Wired Science)
  5. A water treatment plant in New Jersey has gone solar with floating — rather than land-based — solar panels. (EcoGeek)
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