Tag: Species extinction

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2012

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Wow, you can buy anything on the internet these days.

  1. Demand for pangolin meat in Asia shows up online. (Mongabay)
  2. Sumatran elephants could be extinct in less than 30 years. (WWF)
  3. Mercury pollution isn’t just for fish eaters in the Northeast anymore, a new study finds. (New York Times)
  4. What are the most threatening invasive species in the North America? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Groundbreaking magnetic soap may help clean up oil spills. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 10

Written by | January 10th, 2012

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Green sidewalks? Yep, the rumors are true.

  1. New sidewalk slabs create energy from your footsteps. (Green Building Elements)
  2. Banned: uranium mining in the Grand Canyon. (USA Today)
  3. A hungry flower gobbles up worms… underground. (Mongabay)
  4. “Extinct” giant tortoise may not be extinct after all. (TIME)
  5. Lizards advance robot design — one tail at a time. (PCWorld)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 13

Written by | December 13th, 2011

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Walking fish puts a chink in the evolution chain.

  1. New species of frog sings like a… bird? (Mongabay)
  2. The lungfish suggests walking originated underwater. (Science World)
  3. Scientists are learning how to kill trees — in the name of science, of course. (Green)
  4. 16% of the species in “Finding Nemo” face the threat of extinction. (Washington Post)
  5. Solar energy gives students in developing countries access to technology. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 23

Written by | June 23rd, 2011

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Sports, politics, business…we’ve got all your green news categories covered:

  1. Bruins fans, keep rejoicing: the Stanley Cup finals were the first “water neutral” N.H.L. series. (Green)
  2. Not to name names, but a former vice president isn’t too happy with a certain current president’s record on climate change. (The New York Times)
  3. Green marketing suffers from a lack of humor and other ailments. (Green Biz)
  4. One of the last male Hyacinth macaws is looking for a mate. (Species Extinction)
  5. The Conservancy’s Jeff Opperman ranks the cities that can best adapt to climate change. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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It’s a bright, shiny green morning here:

  1. Climate scientists say Chicago will get warmer and wetter—and urban planners are taking heed of the warning. (The New York Times)
  2. Meanwhile, the Australia Climate Commission projects global sea-level rise will be higher than previously thought. (BBC)
  3. Get the latest update on declining bats, penguins and lemurs. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. How could fewer people mean LESS biodiversity in Mexico? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Barcodes on trees could help save rainforests in war-torn Liberia. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 19

Written by | May 19th, 2011

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Deforestation, species extinction, primate wars… being green is serious business:

  1. It’s chimpanzee vs. red colobus monkey in Uganda, and it may be a battle to the death. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Speaking of: scientists disagree over a new study that says species extinction rates from habitat loss are always overestimated. (Dot Earth)
  3. Could the extra CO2 we’re spewing into the atmosphere be converted to fuel? (YaleE360)
  4. Meet a 10-year-old eco-activist who’s battling a fast food chain to save U.S. forests. (Mongabay)
  5. The Yangtze is low, the Mississippi high… what can these rivers tell us about the future of green development? (Green Biz)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 5

Written by | April 5th, 2011

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These 5 green news links will get your day rolling:

  1. That spider nesting in your car? Could be a species new to science. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  2. A nature reserve grows up along Germany’s “Death Strip.” (YaleE360)
  3. It seems like wildlife cams are all the rage… tune in to see an eaglet hatch in Iowa. (Wired)
  4. Climate-caused species extinction is a complicated matter. (The New York Times)
  5. Cleaning up nuclear waste starts with…algae. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 3

Written by | March 3rd, 2011

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Ant zombies, gas-saving tips and the secret life of a climate change believer: it’s all cool and green today.

  1. The eastern cougar is now extinct, sort of. (The New York Times)
  2. It may seem counterintuitive, but more snow is a sign of a warming climate. (Treehugger)
  3. 350.org leader Bill McKibben discovers he’s a communist. (The Washington Post)
  4. The worst horror movie ever, if you’re an insect: new species of ant zombie discovered. (Mongabay)
  5. $4 for a gallon of gas? How about 80 cents a gallon instead? These 5 tips will get you there. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 20

Written by | January 20th, 2011

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5 cool green links to get those rusty cogs turning again:

  1. Species extinction hardly matters if we lose all the scientists who study species. (Wired)
  2. You can’t explore these coral reefs with a snorkel and mask–try an underwater robot instead. (LA Times)
  3. Tree rings reveal a link between climate change and the fall of Rome. (BBC)
  4. Can wind, solar, nuclear and other forms of green energy ever meet the world’s needs? (YaleE360)
  5. If you’re the entrepreneurial type, here are 4 business ideas for the climate-conscious world. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2010

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You can do it before you read our top 5 cool green news links or after, but don’t forget to vote!

  1. Can the suburbs be as green as cities? An experimental neighborhood gives it a shot. (Grist)
  2. Ancient grains of sand discovered in Africa could help researchers understand climate change. (Live Science)
  3. At COP 10, the UN sets a goal to cut species extinction in half by 2020. (NYTimes)
  4. More education won’t resolve the climate change debate, says Chris Mooney. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Halloween is over, now it’s time to compost your pumpkin…find out how. (The Daily Green)
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