Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 30

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Published on September 30th, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  

That random drunk guy slobbering all over you isn’t the only thing that makes tailgating gross.  Your grandma’s cats have secret double lives as invasives.  Turning off your car won’t kill your starter or cause your engine to explode.  Today’s Cool Green Morning is full of life-changing revelations.  Read on:

  1. What does your beloved pet kitty cat have in common with Florida’s Burmese pythons?  More than you’d think:  The New York Times reports that, according to some wildlife researchers, an urban housecat on the loose could be considered an invasive species.  (Hat tip:  The Vine.)
  2. Although it won’t be available for another year, the battle for control over “dot-eco” is heating up, says Green IncWhoever controls the .eco web suffix could make millions in registration fees from groups hoping to do business under the domain.
  3. Tailgating:  It’s not just damaging to your liverCheck out the aftermath of a recent University of Georgia tailgate– bottles, cans…human feces?  C’mon, people!  You’re in COLLEGE!  (Hat tip:  Treehugger.)
  4. Grist’s Ask Umbra gives advice to Girl Scouts seeking to kick off an anti-idling campaign at their school.  Did you know that idling is almost always unnecessary, and contrary to popular belief, doesn’t damage your car’s starter?  Now you do…and you’re welcome.
  5. Impress your friends with your cutting-edge knowledge of climate change issues!  The Daily Green delivers six new global warming facts.
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