Tag: Dams

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 28

Written by | August 28th, 2012

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Today’s green news is out of this world.

  1. What’s that sound? Oh, just will.i.am’s new song blasting from Mars. (Huffington Post)
  2. The amount of sea ice in the Arctic hits an all-time low. (New York Times)
  3. A new species of fish has reproductive organs… in its head. (National Geographic)
  4. University of Nairobi students can now earn a masters in climate change. (Voice of America)
  5. 11 planned hydroelectric dams could cut vital fish populations in the Mekong River delta. (Mongabay)

Historic Dam Removal to Benefit Nature and People

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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Today’s dam removal along Maine’s Penobscot River proves that smart collaboration can lead to important benefits for both nature and people.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 29

Written by | May 29th, 2012

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Here are today’s top green news stories to ease you back into the work week.

  1. Sequoia National Park is home to ancient redwoods… and smog. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. To save some species, zoos must let others die. (New York Times)
  3. Would you like a little radiation with your tuna? (TreeHugger)
  4. Tropical dams are a false solution to climate change. (Mongabay)
  5. Let’s end on an upbeat note: how to dry you hands with only 1 paper towel! (Discovery News)

A Lock Holds the Key to Restoring Migratory Fish

Written by | May 15th, 2012

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Learn how a low cost, low risk and low tech solution is helping move millions of Alabama shad over dams for spawning.

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: Monday, October 31

Written by | October 31st, 2011

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Boo! Here is your Halloween-inspired edition of Cool Green Morning.

  1. Now this would have made a great Halloween costume: a three-eyed wolf fish has been caught in Argentina. (Gizmodo)
  2. A new study confirms the long-suspected culprit for white-nose syndrome found in bats. (Washington Post)
  3. We know our readers love cute and cuddly animal photos but today we present Mongabay’s gallery of creepy critters! (Mongabay)
  4. The video of the Condit Dam removal in Washington State is worth a watch. Sure puts my neighbor’s Halloween smoke machine to shame… (National Geographic)
  5. Too much candy can cause a stomachache. And so can the Turkish pine nuts that have been recalled due to salmonella. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 5

Written by | August 5th, 2011

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Hurricanes, dams, droughts, singing frogs and cartoons…

  1. This year’s hurricane season has an 85% chance of being worse than average. (Green)
  2. Do dams add to or help reduce climate change? A new study tips the scales toward … (Conservation Journal Watch)
  3. This cool animation shows the widening drought across the southern U.S. (The Daily Green)
  4. Trying to hold a conversation at a cocktail party isn’t easy… now frogs provide clues to why. (Mongabay)
  5. SpongeBob Squarepants talks climate change, and some people aren’t happy about that. (HuffPost Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 16

Written by | June 16th, 2011

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Whales and foxes and monkeys, oh my!

  1. Two very dedicated New Yorkers have mapped every one of Central Park’s 19,000+ trees. (Treehugger)
  2. You might have a climate crisis if… (NRDC, via Grist)
  3. Want to have fun like a whale, fox or monkey? Here’s how. (Wired)
  4. After years of community opposition, Peru cancels a massive dam project in the Madre de Dios River. (Mongabay)
  5. NOAA predicts that the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone will be bigger than ever this year. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 1

Written by | June 1st, 2011

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. Water released by a Washington dam is killing 100,000 fish a day. (Treehugger)
  2. Climate change has been linked to social collapses in Greenland since 800 BC. (Scientific American)
  3. Brazil vows to halt Amazon violence. (Green)
  4. A new report says food prices will double, thanks to climate change. (Green House)
  5. Basically, ocean acidification is still bad news. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 5

Written by | August 5th, 2010

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Secret plots, controversy and oil oil oil…it’s time to get the low-down on today’s cool green news:

  1. Bike-riding and other environmental initiatives — a secret plot in Colorado? (Green)
  2. A Harvard prof’s controversial view: dams and genetically engineered food are good for poor countries. (Green Biz)
  3. Dare we say it? It looks like the static kill worked. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. But, where did all the oil go? See this NOAA chart for the answer. (The Vine)
  5. Warming oceans are leading to more and bigger dead zones. (YaleE360)
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