Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 6

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Published on May 6th, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  

After a raucous night of dangerous partying to celebrate nature.org’s two Webby Awards, we just got right up and did these five best green links of the morning for you. Because THAT’s how you win a Webby…(oh, and don’t forget to send us your ideas for our five-word acceptance speech at the Webby Award ceremony).

  1. Prince Charles, Harrison Ford, Robin Williams, the Dalai Lama, Kermit the Frog…they’re all in the prince’s new web campaign to save rainforests — see video above. (Hat tip: Green Inc.)
  2. The cash-for-your-gas-guzzling-clunker federal program is alive, reports Environmental Capital. Meanwhile, British researchers have built a Formula 3 racing car that runs on chocolate waste and has a steering mechanism built of carrot fibers. (Too bad it’s slow and isn’t legal under Formula 3 racing rules.)
  3. A Texas wind farm is using radar to keep migrating birds from getting killed by its turbine blades, reports the Guardian. (Hat tip: Environmental Leader.)
  4. NASA’s James Hansen says he hopes cap-and-trade initiatives like the Waxman-Markey bill fail and make way for a simple carbon tax. (Hat tip: Green Skeptic…who is, appropriately, skeptical of Hansen’s position.)
  5. Newly married couples in one Indonesian district are being required to plant 10 tree saplings to combat deforestation. (And divorcing couples have to plant 50 trees.) (Hat tip: Treehugger.)
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Comments: Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 6

  •  Comment from April Lorier

    Just wanted to thank all involved for sharing in the task of watching over, and caring for, this wonderful, beautiful and amazing planet that God has blessed us with. May The Nature Conservancy enjoy continued success!

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