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Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 27

Written by | June 27th, 2011

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The sun is shining, the birds are chirping… it’s the greenest Monday around:

  1. Sharks now have a safe haven in the waters of Honduras. (Green)
  2. “Super sand” is a new low-cost way to purify contaminated drinking water in developing nations. (BBC)
  3. A highway system for bicyclists? In the U.S.? Sounds like a dream come true! (EcoGeek)
  4. Old, used hotel soap is helping save lives, thanks to this ingenious project. (Treehugger)
  5. The latest message on climate change? It will affect your garden. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 27

Written by | January 27th, 2011

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These 5 hot links will start you on the path to a cool green day:

  1. Thankfully, no one in Tucson will be eating lion meat tacos anytime soon. (Green)
  2. Sharks, on the other hand, aren’t so lucky: fishing countries have failed on a 10-year-old pledge to conserve shark species. (BBC)
  3. Are you swapping seeds this year in the name of biodiversity? (Treehugger)
  4. Here are 9 tips for buying your first electric car. (Huffington Post)
  5. Soccer+solar=a win for the Chinese. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 18

Written by | November 18th, 2010

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Sharks, parrotfish, desert tortoise…it’s an animal medley here at cool green morning!

  1. A shark sanctuary larger than Denmark has been declared in the Coral Triangle. Yay! (Mongabay)
  2. Best way to sleep if you’re a parrotfish? Tucked in to your safe little cocoon….made of mucus. (BBC)
  3. Do conservation easements work? A TNC study in Wyoming takes a look. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Hikers rejoice: 200 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail have been fixed up, thanks to the federal government. (Greenspace)
  5. Is there a silver lining for the desert tortoise as solar power plants invade its territory? (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 7

Written by | December 7th, 2009

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It’s the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor…and the opening of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen. (Don’t draw any inferences from that coincidence.) It might be snowy and freezing where you are, but it’s always cool and green here every weekday… 56 newspapers in 45 countries have published op-eds this morning urging decisive […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 16

Written by | November 16th, 2009

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Good news about cow poop. Good news (?) about Copenhagen. Good news for those of you who’ve always dreamed of a dress made of LED lights. Happiness is the smell of a new Cool Green Morning, to paraphrase Don Draper… The rehabilitation of poop continues: The Netherlands has opened its second cow-dung power plant, reports […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 8

Written by | April 8th, 2009

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Behold the megamouth shark in the video above — the rarest shark known to man. One was caught in the Philippines recently…where shark meat is considered a delicacy. I think you know where this is going…but at least we have four other hot green links for you this morning, should you not finish our…um, first […]

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll: Farewell…and What’s Next?

Written by | March 13th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, has just finished two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Read all her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) Our excellent adventure at Palmyra Atoll is now over, […]

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 9: Shark!

Written by | March 9th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, is spending the next two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Follow her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) Shark: Just the word seems to strike fear in […]

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 4: Fearless Groupers

Written by | March 1st, 2009

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(Editor’s Note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, is spending the next two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Follow her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) Large groupers (like the one above) are very susceptible […]

The Really Dumb Things

Written by | February 13th, 2009

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Andy Revkin over at the New York Times blogged today about biodiversity in honor of the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth. He talks about a presentation from Boris Worm, a marine biologist at Dalhousie University, during a national symposium on “managing the living world two centuries after Darwin.” During the presentation, Dr. Worm: … showed […]

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