If it’s cool and green and online in the morning…we’ve got it:
- Don’t Shoot the Messenger: Keith Johnson at Environmental Capital says reports that using Google generates a lot of carbon emissions (because of the giant server farms Google uses) ignore a real environmental culprit: Your desktop computer. (Also see Dave Connell’s Cool Green Science post on this topic.) Climate Progress says the debate is moot: The Internet is a net energy saver.
- Oooooh….Gross! Here’s video of the Tennessee coal sludge spill.
- Squeaky Green: Ashlee Vance at the New York Times blog Bits gently lampoons the Green Inaugural Ball, calling it an example of “computing so green it hurts.”
- Let it Snow: Energy Savers explains how to be a safe and efficient winter driver. (Hint: Have some extra weight in your trunk.)
- Pass the SPF 50: The 2010 Prius will have a solar roof, reports Hank Green. Meanwhile, Bright Green Blog says Honda will feature a new generation of the Insight, the car that started the hypermiling craze.
- They’re Coming For You: Organic farms are surprisingly vulnerable to pests, according to a new study reported by Journal Watch Online.
- User-Generated Content: What might science journalism look like in five years?
- Net Green Flix? A Japanese company is making rice-based plastic CD/DVD jewel cases.
(Image: Columbia, a NASA supercomputer. Credit: NASA, under a Creative Commons license.)
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