Tag: Water Conservation

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 14

Written by | March 14th, 2013

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Great, now I want a donut.

  1. Dunkin pledges to use only sustainable palm oil in the making of its delectable confections. (NPR)
  2. Don’t worry about those dead pigs, Shanghai, the water’s fine. Really? (Discovery)
  3. Monarch migration hits its lowest point in decades. (New York Times)
  4. Iowa and South Dakota produced almost 25% of their electricity from wind in 2012. (Treehugger)
  5. Food deserts? No, this map doesn’t show you where food doesn’t grow — it shows where people can’t access fresh food. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 19

Written by | October 19th, 2012

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It’s your Friday Cool Green Morning… fun fun fun fun.

  1. Our Texas state director writes about the “tyranny of ‘or.’” (Care2)
  2. On its 40th b-day, a reflection on the legacies of the Clean Water Act. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Urban farms: is bigger better? (Grist)
  4. If you feel like crying tears of happiness, you should watch this baby elephant rescue clip. (Treehugger)
  5. Where does YOUR water come from? (Huffington Post Green)

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: Wednesday, November 23

Written by | November 23rd, 2011

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Great green news: something to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Have a cruelty-free holiday and adopt a (live) turkey. (Green)
  2. After burning for three+ months, the Great Dismal Swamp wildfire has finally been extinguished. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. A bathtub-sized sea sponge has been rediscovered after a century of extinction. Wonder where it was hiding… (Mongabay)
  4. This Friday isn’t just Black Friday, it’s also Buy Nothing Day. (And don’t forget to celebrate Green Gift Monday next week!) (Grist)
  5. Who takes the longest showers? Twelve-year-old boys, says a new survey. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 27

Written by | July 27th, 2011

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Don’t mess with Texas…if something happens to the rest of the world, we could all be living in it.

  1. Nash Prairie is a “beautiful representation of what Texas really looked like,” says our Texas state director. (Houston Chronicle)
  2. A new documentary explores how disappearing glaciers devastate communities. (Grist)
  3. If the entire world lived at New York City’s density level, we could all fit into the state of Texas. Crazy! (Treehugger)
  4. Warming Arctic temperatures are releasing long-buried, long-frozen toxins, which could eventually reach our food and water supplies. (YaleE360)
  5. Can you trust your local drinking water? (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 28

Written by | April 28th, 2011

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A second life for EV batteries? Sounds like green news to me!

  1. Once your electric car battery dies, it could still go on to provide power to your home. (Green)
  2. Climate change policy is gaining ground in 16 major world economies, says new study. (GreenBiz)
  3. If you regularly get your books from the library, maybe a Kindle isn’t a green choice. (Treehugger)
  4. Pres. Obama wants to clarify & expand the Clean Water Act. (LA Times)
  5. The 2011 State of the Air report is out–how bad is the air you breathe? (HuffPostGreen)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 28

Written by | February 28th, 2011

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It’s just another cool green Monday…

  1. Is fracking to blame for three earthquakes in Arkansas? (Huffington Post Green)
  2. The U.S. military is transforming landfill gas into renewable energy. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Can scientists learn from science journalists? (Dot Earth)
  4. The first step to protecting water supplies: protecting forests. (GreenBiz)
  5. Wait a minute– plastic bags might not be that bad? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 2

Written by | February 2nd, 2011

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Punxsutawney Phil may say winter’s over, but keep a sweater on hand for these cool green links:

  1. The NFL plans to offset the 15,000 megawatt hours of energy it’ll expend during the Super Bowl. (Treehugger)
  2. The EPA is going to limit the amount of toxic rocket fuel chemicals in your drinking water, which sounds like a good idea. (AP via Washington Post)
  3. A California woman has turned her home into a sanctuary for rare, threatened birds. (Mongabay)
  4. The Yellow Pages is making it easy to opt out of receiving the paper-heavy phone book. (Green House)
  5. Is Jon Huntsman the greenest GOP presidential hopeful? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 18

Written by | October 18th, 2010

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We’ve got a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Fearful of West Nile virus, scientists are trapping and vaccinating Santa Cruz Island’s rare scrub jays one by one. (LA Times)
  2. How to purify drinking water without chlorine: add a little silver, cotton and electricity. (CleanTechnica)
  3. A blogger explains why we have to invest in green infrastructure now. (ClimateBiz)
  4. Are toilet seat covers just a waste of paper? (Ask Umbra)
  5. Hey dog owners! Your pooch’s poop could be a source of energy. (The Daily Green)

What Threatens Your Fresh Water?

Written by | February 23rd, 2009

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It’s easy to take for granted when all we have to do is turn on a tap. But whether freshwater resources seem plentiful where you live — or they’re drying up — the reality is that fresh water is threatened everywhere. Deforestation, dams, over-consumption, agricultural run-off, invasive species, habitat conversion and, of course, climate change — all […]

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