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Hurricane Isaac Is a Wake Up Call for Coastal Restoration

Written by | September 7th, 2012

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Hurricane Isaac is a reminder of our vulnerability and a wake-up call that we need to use this amazing opportunity to reverse the fate of the Gulf Coast by investing in coastal restoration.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 7

Written by | September 7th, 2012

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In today’s green news, we learn another clever use for an old toothbrush.

  1. Hurricane Isaac washes up an unwanted guest: remnants of the Gulf oil spill. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. How do astronauts fix space station problems? With a toothbrush, of course. (Scientific American)
  3. Floating airports — the future of airline travel. (TreeHugger)
  4. Climate change declared “one of the most serious public health threats facing our nation.” (Green)
  5. The rarest large mammal on Earth, the Javan rhino, clings to survival. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2012

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I guess we’ll spend the holiday weekend scouring the beaches for whale vomit.

  1. How powerful was Hurricane Isaac? The storm surge made the Mississippi River run backwards. (BBC)
  2. While the U.S. suffers from drought, England just had its wettest summer in 100 years. (Guardian)
  3. A kid found whale vomit on the beach, why is it worth $60,000? (National Geographic)
  4. East Coast National Parks, like Cape Cod and Canaveral, are at risk from sea level rise. (Green)
  5. The last blue moon until 2015 happens tonight. Here’s how you can see it. (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 30

Written by | August 30th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. Our freshwater scientist and his kids spearheaded a “great steelhead rescue.” (Outside)
  2. It’s called a poodle moth. That’s all you need to know. (Mongabay)
  3. Is Hurricane Isaac stirring up remnants of oil from the Gulf oil spill? (Yahoo)
  4. Get the skinny on the carbon tax. (Grist)
  5. “Free” water comes at a price. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 27

Written by | August 27th, 2012

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It’s just another cool green (and wet) Monday.

  1. Isaac could turn into a hurricane and hit New Orleans — 7 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the city. (Scientific American)
  2. Boston and New York are also working on not becoming Atlantis. (Grist)
  3. Former NBA star Yao Ming is helping his country make the connection between an ivory carving and the carcass of an elephant. (Guardian)
  4. The Woodland Trust’s photography contest results connects the public with their local woodlands — with beautiful images! (BBC Nature)
  5. An aerial survey in Belize shows an (encouraging) record number of manatees in the area. (National Geographic)
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