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Raja Ampat 2012: Exploring the Mayalibit Bay Barrier Reef

Written by | October 26th, 2012

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The Raja Ampat team reaches an important dive site and conducts an early test of the strength of local marine protected areas.

Raja Ampat 2012: On the Way

Written by | October 18th, 2012

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After two years of designing this project, the scuba diving teams are finally on their way to survey the reefs of Raja Ampat. Sharks and fish await — join in!

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 10

Written by | September 10th, 2012

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Climate change finds a new (and unexpected) ally in today’s green news.

  1. Cool finding of the weekend: lemon sharks can learn from their peers. (BBC Nature)
  2. Sea otters help fight global warming. (TG Daily)
  3. Talk about roadblock — endangered spider sighting stops highway construction in Texas. (San Antonio Express)
  4. Caribbean coral reefs on the verge of collapse. (Guardian)
  5. The view from space: why all hurricanes look the same. (Wired Science)

Shark Sanctuary: Protecting the Ocean’s Protector in Palau

Written by | August 20th, 2012

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Without sharks the whole ocean system changes — and now these “protectors” of the ocean need us to protect them. Palau, although a small island nation with limited capacity to protect the vast ocean, is working to do just that.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 17

Written by | August 17th, 2012

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We’ve got a touching animal reunion for you in today’s green news.

  1. Gorillas reunite after 3 years apart. Hugs! Photos! (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Perhaps Shark Week will star this new shark species next year? (TreeHugger)
  3. Not a record to be proud of: Greenland suffers record melt. (Mongabay)
  4. A surfing robot tracks great white sharks off the coast of California. (BBC)
  5. Noisy ships makes it hard for right whales to communicate. (NOAA)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 13

Written by | August 13th, 2012

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Everything you never realized you wanted to know about bullets and dragon babies:

  1. Here are some tips for disposing of old bullets in a safe and eco-friendly manner, in case you were looking for some. (Grist)
  2. The western United States: so hot right now. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. In honor of Shark Week, check out this cool infographic illustrating the status of sharks. (Treehugger)
  4. Which countries are the largest carbon emitters? (Mongabay)
  5. This weedy sea dragon daddy just gave birth to a bunch of weedy sea dragon babies. (OnEarth)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 18

Written by | July 18th, 2012

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Today we celebrate an important date that everyone in the United States will appreciate.

  1. Happy Birthday, Air Conditioner. (Grist)
  2. Another effect of the continually hot, hot weather: nuclear plant cooling ponds are not cooling down. (Green)
  3. Whoa. Dolphins may be math geniuses. (Discovery)
  4. Australian shark attacks: do they need to be taken off the protected list? (BBC)
  5. Summer Fun: Vegetarian-friendly ballparks! (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 5

Written by | July 5th, 2012

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Hope your 4th of July was filled with patriotic and green activities!

  1. Most Americans agree: conserving nature is patriotic. (Treehugger)
  2. An update on the Western U.S. fires, and fireworks were banned in many states affected. (Huffington Post)
  3. Scientists agree that the fires and climate change are related, so how come only 3% of news stories mention climate change? (Treehugger)
  4. The Fukushima meltdown was a man-made disaster, says a watchdog group. (Guardian)
  5. Good news for sharks: The Chinese government has banned serving their fins in soup. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2012

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Climate change: great for anchovy populations, not so great for the rest of us.

  1. Anchovies are making a North Sea comeback. Thanks, climate change? (Conservation Mag)
  2. Some rare good news for rhinos– none were poached in Nepal last year! (Mongabay)
  3. The “doomsday clock” jumped a minute forward. Why? Climate change. (CleanTechnica)
  4. President Obama visited EPA staff to let them know he still cares. (Green)
  5. Oil rigs could possibly be responsible for turning migratory land-based birds into shark snacks. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 1

Written by | December 1st, 2011

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Masked maids clean the streets of India.

  1. Forget people. The first travelers that humans rocket to Mars could be worms. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. One dolphin survivor may hold the clue to animal die-off in the Gulf Coast. (Green)
  3. In India, sometimes all you need is a mop, buckets and anonymity to clean your streets. (Grist)
  4. Financing coal is controversial — yet 20 of the world’s biggest banks are coughing up cash. (Guardian)
  5. Sharks create twice as many jets of water as other fishes’ tails. (Wired Science)
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