Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 21

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Published on August 21st, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  

Were Stone Age people pigs about coastal resources? Could ExxonMobil really be the Green Company of the Year? Will your next pair of underwear be made of bamboo? It’s a crazy time we live in, kids — keep up with it every weekday on Cool Green Morning:

  1. That myth about how prehistoric humans once lived in harmony with nature? Forget about it, says a new study in the journal Science that reports Stone Age humans decimated coastal marine resources from South Africa to the California’s Channel Islands.  (Hat tip: The New York Times.)
  2. Did you miss our great post on how the Conservancy is helping teach sustainability techniques to Washington State prisoners? Well, Grist is on the story now, too
  3. Will Philadelphia in the year 2050 = Orlando, climatologically speaking? A non-profit called Climate Central has a group of short videos (see one above) that project how selected American cities will heat up even more in August than they do today. (Hat tip: Green Inc.)
  4. Forbes magazine has named ExxonMobil Green Company of the Year. I’ll repeat that: Forbes magazine has named ExxonMobil Green Company of the Year. Are you a teensy bit skeptical of that designation? So is Inhabitat’s Ariel Schwartz
  5. The hot new clothing item? Bamboo underwear. I’ll repeat that: Bamboo underwear. Learn more in this eco-friendly-undie roundup by The Chic Ecologist.
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