Tag: Arctic

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 27

Written by | October 27th, 2011

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What do Paul McCartney, Gisele Bundchen, and Latin superstar Miguel Bosé have in common?

  1. The 6th annual International Green Awards are coming up. What star will win the Best Green Celeb category? (TreeHugger)
  2. Caged orangutans in Indonesia may be getting a one-way ticket to a secluded home on one of northern Sumatra’s proposed “orangutan islands.” (Guardian)
  3. What’s your number? As we await the arrival of our planet’s 7th billion person, see where you stand with this interactive graphic. (Population Action International)
  4. Next month, polar bears steal the spotlight when Coca-Cola turns their iconic red cans white for a new campaign to protect the Arctic. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Huffington Post explores how pigs, pollution and other people taint our fruits and veggies. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 28

Written by | September 28th, 2011

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Green news time:

  1. A new study indicates warmer summers and less snowy winters are in store for Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. (National Parks Traveler)
  2. Our marine scientist Stephanie Wear offers 21 tips to lower your energy bill. (Whole Living)
  3. A major restoration project could bring back a long-degraded wetland to California’s Santa Cruz Island. (Los Angeles Times)
  4. Seven “retired” lab chimpanzees are experiencing the outdoors for the first time. (Treehugger)
  5. Canada’s Arctic ice shelves have halved in size over the past six years. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 27

Written by | July 27th, 2011

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Don’t mess with Texas…if something happens to the rest of the world, we could all be living in it.

  1. Nash Prairie is a “beautiful representation of what Texas really looked like,” says our Texas state director. (Houston Chronicle)
  2. A new documentary explores how disappearing glaciers devastate communities. (Grist)
  3. If the entire world lived at New York City’s density level, we could all fit into the state of Texas. Crazy! (Treehugger)
  4. Warming Arctic temperatures are releasing long-buried, long-frozen toxins, which could eventually reach our food and water supplies. (YaleE360)
  5. Can you trust your local drinking water? (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 22

Written by | July 22nd, 2011

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Two pieces of advice: avoid mass-market tomatoes and zombie creatures from the sea.

  1. The blue iguana is back from the brink of extinction, thanks to captive breeding programs. (Green)
  2. A new book exposes the reality behind tomato production in the U.S. (GreenBiz)
  3. Signs of advanced intelligence: this mandrill monkey giving itself a pedicure [video]. (BBC)
  4. A heat wave in the Arctic is melting sea ice at an alarming pace. (Mongabay)
  5. The hagfish secretes buckets of slime and feeds off dying ocean creatures on the bottom of the sea–what’s not to love? (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 31

Written by | January 31st, 2011

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The best green links in all the land:

  1. Would you drink milk from a recyclable papier-maché package? (Treehugger)
  2. Your favorite scented candle could be responsible for forest destruction. (Grist)
  3. A new study says that castrated reindeer are better at coping with climate change. But there has to be a better way! (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  4. Arctic waters are warmer than they’ve ever been at any point in the past 2,000 years. (Green)
  5. Andrew Revkin explains “sustainable,” and answers many other pressing questions. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 25

Written by | January 25th, 2011

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Get your green news in 5 easy links:

  1. The Northeast is the new Artic. Brrrr. (The New York Times)
  2. Dow’s collaboration with the Conservancy is “a small step for a company, a giant leap for critters of all kinds,” says Joel Makower. (Green Biz)
  3. Cyber-thieves hack the Czech carbon registry and make off with $38 million in carbon credits. (Mongabay)
  4. REDD needs to focus on the needs of local people, says a new report. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. One of Obama’s top climate and energy advisers is stepping down–what impact will her departure have? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 23

Written by | December 23rd, 2010

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Kick it up a notch with these 5 cool green links:

  1. So the earth could warm by 2, 5 or 18 degrees Fahrenheit… what’s the big deal? Must we quibble over numbers? (Green)
  2. Some folks are turning to bartering to save green this holiday season. Added perk: it’s a green way to give! (New York Times)
  3. According to U.S. law, polar bears are still only threatened, not endangered. (BBC)
  4. Yet, in the face of global warming, scientists want to plan for a refuge for polar bears. (YaleE360)
  5. Your cell phone can now squeak like an American pika when you download endangered species ringtones. (Grist)

State of the Birds 2010: Arctic/Alpine and Wetlands

Written by | March 17th, 2010

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Climate change will hit birds of the Arctic and alpine habitats — like snowy owls — hard, says the new State of the Birds 2010 report.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 6

Written by | March 6th, 2009

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Climatologists have long feared that climate change would eventually unfreeze the frozen methane at the bottom of the Arctic Sea — and that that methane (a greenhouse gas with a warming potential 25 times that of carbon dioxide) would accelerate climate change exponentially. Well, that methane melting is here — the writer Bill McKibben told […]

Save Knut or Save the World?

Written by | February 27th, 2009

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(Note: I’m taking a short break from my usual wizbang tech blogging to ruminate on my day job. Please indulge my digression.) Which is the better strategy: concentrating on one specific species, like polar bears, or working on a global conservation effort that aims to protect large swaths of the world’s major habitats? I’ll let […]

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