A bird beak that’s an HVAC system (see infrared time-lapse video above)? A whole country pledges to go waste-free? The Colorado River to go completely dry? All part of the five best green links this and every morning in Cool Green Morning. (Aren’t you glad we do this?)
- The toucan bird uses its beak to heat and cool itself by up to 18 degrees Fahrenheit within a few minutes, according to a new Science magazine study reported in Wired Science.
- Wales — the homeland of Dylan Thomas, Bertrand Russell and Catherine Zeta-Jones (you thought I was going to say Sean Connery, didn’t you?) — has pledged to be self-sustaining in renewable energy by 2025…and waste-free by 2050, reports Green Futures. (Hat tip: CleanTechnica.)
- Could all the Colorado River’s reservoirs run dry? A new study says it’s a tossup by 2057, reports PlanetSave.
- A house that heats itself? Without fancy technology from Germany? Green Tech’s Martin LaMonica reports on a new movement to bring very low-energy homes “within reach of everyday building professionals.”
- Lighter Footstep lists 30 things you should never recycle or compost. (What do you mean, no tires?)
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