Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 27

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Published on April 27th, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  


The monorail episode of The Simpsons — it never stops being relevant. Case in point: today’s Cool Green Morning link about the Podcar (version depicted above). Just do yourself a favor — try not to think about how that episode ended with the monorail accelerating dangerously out of control and Homer stopping it by means of a giant donut. Yeah: Don’t think about that.

  • You Will Fall Into a Deep, Deep Sleep: Leaving PCs on overnight costs U.S. businesses nearly $2b annually. But Treehugger reports that you can now hibernate your computer overnight (thus consuming minimal energy) but still transmit and receive information. (Hat tip: EcoGeek.)
  • Climate Change Might Miss Me: Only 32 percent of U.S. residents think climate change will personally harm them even a “moderate amount,” reports the Yale Project on Climate Change — although 61 percent think it will harm “future generations of people.” (Hat tip: Treehugger.)

(Image: Suggested personal electric taxi system in Stockholm. Credit: visulogik through a Creative Commons license.)

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