Tag: Yale Environment 360

The Green Buzz: Monday, January 13

Written by | January 13th, 2014

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Saving the radioactive cows, West Virginians soon to have clean water restored, and an attitude adjustment re: urban biodiversity in today’s green news.

  1. “Let the Cows of Hope Live!” is the call of a rancher seeking to save cows turned radioactive after the Fukushima power plant disaster.  (NY Times)
  2. A West Virginia chemical spill, which left many residents without access to clean running water for five days, is thankfully nearing its end.  (Huffington Post)
  3. Have US cities woken up to the value of urban wildlife?  Some say the changes taking place look like the start of an urban biodiversity movement.  (Yale Environment 360)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 20

Written by | August 20th, 2012

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Exciting toilet news below!

  1. Did July feel extra-hot to you? It should have. (Mongabay)
  2. What will climate change mean for Asia’s “live-giving” monsoons? (YaleE360)
  3. This headline cannot be improved upon: “Bill and Melinda [Gates] Reinvent the Toilet, Solar Power Wins.” (CleanTechnica)
  4. Johnson & Johnson agrees to remove “suspect” chemicals from its personal care products. (The Daily Green)
  5. What happens to a host city when the Olympics are over? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 18

Written by | August 18th, 2011

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Is your glass half-full or half-empty?

  1. The economy and environment are both in trouble, but this writer sees an opportunity. (YaleE360)
  2. Case in point: you can stay positive by developing a personal green stimulus plan. (TreeHugger)
  3. Is it cool to be a science geek now? (BBC)
  4. Bacterium from human waste is killing off some corals, says a new study. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. One day you might run your car on alligator fat. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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It’s a bright, shiny green morning here:

  1. Climate scientists say Chicago will get warmer and wetter—and urban planners are taking heed of the warning. (The New York Times)
  2. Meanwhile, the Australia Climate Commission projects global sea-level rise will be higher than previously thought. (BBC)
  3. Get the latest update on declining bats, penguins and lemurs. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. How could fewer people mean LESS biodiversity in Mexico? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Barcodes on trees could help save rainforests in war-torn Liberia. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 21

Written by | April 21st, 2011

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Your cool green news, in 5 easy links:

  1. Here’s a cool thing to do for the planet this year: turn your yard into wildlife habitat. (Yahoo Green)
  2. One year later, the question is still unanswered: where did the oil go? (The Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Scientists are on the verge of creating malaria-resistent wild mosquitoes. (BBC)
  4. This compilation takes you through the best writing on the Gulf oil spill. (Treehugger)
  5. Extinction rates of the American pika have skyrocketed in the last decade. Potential cause? Take a wild guess. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 24

Written by | March 24th, 2011

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Bird vomit and fish poop… need we say more?

  1. The mystery behind Knut’s death is solved. (Treehugger)
  2. Elizabeth Kolbert treks into the Conservancy’s Aeolus Cave in search of bats. (YaleE360)
  3. Fossilized bird vomit holds clues to a 37,000 year-old colony of snow petrels. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. The excrement of a fruit-eating fish is helping re-forest the Amazon. (Wired)
  5. In 2010 the solar market in the U.S. grew by leaps and bounds. (Green Tech)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 24

Written by | February 24th, 2011

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Green news in 5 bite-sized nuggets:

  1. Up at 8pm: the sitcom about climate change. (LA Times)
  2. A new report from TNC and partners says coral reefs are in crisis. (BBC)
  3. How transportation-smart is the place where you live? (Grist)
  4. Coming on March 19: the first International Serengeti Day. (Mongabay)
  5. Cholera outbreaks and climate change–what’s the connection? (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 20

Written by | January 20th, 2011

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5 cool green links to get those rusty cogs turning again:

  1. Species extinction hardly matters if we lose all the scientists who study species. (Wired)
  2. You can’t explore these coral reefs with a snorkel and mask–try an underwater robot instead. (LA Times)
  3. Tree rings reveal a link between climate change and the fall of Rome. (BBC)
  4. Can wind, solar, nuclear and other forms of green energy ever meet the world’s needs? (YaleE360)
  5. If you’re the entrepreneurial type, here are 4 business ideas for the climate-conscious world. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 18

Written by | January 18th, 2011

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Can you spot the theme in today’s 5 cool green news links?

  1. Wildfires, earthquakes and now the threat of a massive “superstorm“… really, who wants to live in California? (The New York Times)
  2. The oil spill commission says LA gov Jindal was a hindrance to the clean-up effort. (Green)
  3. In Haiti’s post-earthquake deforested hills, frog species are thriving. (BBC)
  4. Comparing the impacts of recent extreme floods in Brazil and Australia. (Dot Earth)
  5. Jellyfish are taking over our overfished, warm, polluted seas. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 14

Written by | December 14th, 2010

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Being green isn’t always easy, but at least you have 5 cool news links to help you get there:

  1. Indoor skiing: Is it really that bad for the environment? (Treehugger)
  2. China, Europe and the U.S. black market on an ozone-depleting refrigerant gas…it’s a complicated, but frightening, tale. (YaleE360)
  3. We try to steer clear of loaded political questions, but Andy Revkin asks it: does science need more Republicans? (Dot Earth)
  4. The dark side of nature and wildlife TV shows comes to light. (Mongabay)
  5. This animal is considered the “quintessential example of megafaunal fortitude in the face of really bad weather.” Impressive, heh? (The New York Times)
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