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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 16

Written by | January 16th, 2013

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From crazy weather to helping wildlife get to the other side, we’ve got the green buzz for you today.

  1. Is this crazy, extreme weather the new norm? (National Geographic)
  2. See a slideshow of the 11 most damaging U.S. weather events of 2012. (Bloomberg)
  3. The inaction on climate change is the fault of environmental groups, says a Harvard sociologist. (Guardian)
  4. So much methane in this Texas well water that you could light it on fire…and yet, the EPA halts its investigation. (Huffington Post)
  5. Roads are becoming safer for wildlife in some places. Check out the infographic! (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 5

Written by | December 5th, 2012

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Good morning! Check out what’s happening in the world of cool green news.

  1. WWF has just received a $5 million grant from Google to help fight wildlife trafficking. (Treehugger)
  2. What the Frack? The first peer-reviewed study linking fracking to animal health issues says fracking is making livestock sick. (MNN)
  3. A Bridge to Somewhere: This overpass in Wyoming is helping with pronghorn migration — and is saving human and pronghorn lives. (National Geographic)
  4. Savannahs that sustain African Lion populations have shrunk 75 percent of the last half-century. Is this how we treat the King of the Jungle? (Washington Post)
  5. Sand dunes alone will not save the day if another major coastal storm hits. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 7

Written by | November 7th, 2012

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In case you missed it…

  1. Obama has held onto the presidency, and says our nation is threatened by a warming climate. (Treehugger)
  2. If you live on the coast, protection from the sea is possible — but expensive. (NPR)
  3. Antibiotic-resistant superbugs have been found in wastewater treatment plants whose treated effluent is used to irrigate and fertilize fields. (Baltimore Sun)
  4. Check out this very well-done infographic on what goes into — and potential risks of — the fracking process. (NPR)
  5. A new frog species has been discovered in Sri Lanka. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 25

Written by | October 25th, 2012

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The buzz in the cool green news this morning is…

  1. Bees and pesticides don’t mix, and now there’s more evidence that the latter is decimating the former. (Mongabay)
  2. This British police officer stole hundreds of rare bird eggs from their nests — while on duty! (BBC News)
  3. Great (and surprising) news: The U.S. is going to come close to meeting its 2020 greenhouse gas emission target. (Scientific American)
  4. But the U.S. is also poised to become the world’s top oil producer, thanks (or no thanks?) to fracking. (Huffington Post)
  5. This rescued echidna might be the cutest/strangest mammal we’ve ever seen — and the orphan has a new home. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 2

Written by | August 2nd, 2012

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100% organic nations, fracking, caffeinated oceans…we’ve got what’s cool and green in the news today!

  1. Bhutan aims to be the first country that produces 100% organic agriculture! (Treehugger)
  2. Fracking: do you know what the disclosure rules are in your state? (Grist)
  3. Are you drinking coffee? Apparently our oceans are hopped up on caffeine, too. (National Geographic)
  4. Someone do a rain dance: Half of America’s counties are now considered federal natural disaster areas. (Huffington Post)
  5. Solar power helped keep some of the lights on in India after their major blackout. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 22

Written by | June 22nd, 2012

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More like “hot green morning,” am I right, East-Coasters?

  1. Our marine scientist Stephanie Wear says Rio+20 is “a time to make bold commitments.” (Care2)
  2. A new study argues that tropical deforestation accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions, which is actually less than previously thought. (Mongabay)
  3. Why did President Obama–and so many other world leaders– skip Rio+20? (DotEarth)
  4. Almost two-thirds of Americans don’t know what fracking is. (Treehugger)
  5. This is what climate change looks like. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 4

Written by | August 4th, 2011

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Let’s hear it for sharks!

  1. Pacific Islands team up to create a regional shark sanctuary. (Green)
  2. The EPA has a documented case of fracking causing water contamination. (The New York Times)
  3. If you’ve ever wanted to go on an expedition to study jumbo squid, this blog’s for you. (Scientific American Expeditions)
  4. Plants with deeper roots could pull more CO2 from the air and improve water retention. (YaleE360)
  5. In honor of shark week, check out these 8 crazy cool shark tales (w/ video). (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 18

Written by | July 18th, 2011

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Somebody’s got a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Add fish to the list of “creatures that use tools.” (Mongabay)
  2. Get the real story on the risks of fracking. (GreenBiz)
  3. A new report says that chicken is the most climate-friendly meat. (The Daily Green)
  4. Wild parrot parents name their little parrot babies. (Wired)
  5. Creative recycling alert: A UK town turned a phone booth into a small (obviously) community library. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 11

Written by | May 11th, 2011

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Open wide– it’s time for your five daily servings of green:

  1. Fuel-efficient vehicles could save $7.2 billion annually in California health costs. (Los Angeles Times)
  2. A new study says that natural gas “fracking” is polluting groundwater. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. A ghostly “winged” octopus is caught on camera. (Wired)
  4. Men are out-biking women and kids. (Treehugger)
  5. Capturing carbon dioxide out of the air is still just too expensive. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 13

Written by | April 13th, 2011

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Squids, octopuses and…robot farmers? Oh my!

  1. Squids and octopuses (octopi?) could suffer life-threatening injuries from ocean noise pollution. (Scientific American)
  2. We all know flying’s not exactly green, but this new airport terminal attempts to green up the wait. (Green)
  3. A new study finds that the process of fracking is worse than coal over a 20-year period (but it’s about equal over a century). (Mongabay)
  4. Robot farmers might be feeding us in the future. (Discovery News)
  5. The US could collect a million megawatt hours of electricity annually by adding hydropower capacity at 70 of its existing dams and other water control structures, says a new report. (EcoGeek)
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