Category: Air Pollution

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 8

Written by | April 8th, 2011

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What’s the longest you waited before asking someone on a date? I’ll bet it was less than 4 decades:

  1. Two elderly tuataras, a lizard-like species, waited 40 years to mate and inspire a romance film. (Treehugger)
  2. Your next computer could be delivered in mushroom packaging. (EcoGeek)
  3. New forecasts predict sea level rise by region and it’s bad news for a major east coast city. (BBC)
  4. Freeway air pollution has been linked to brain damage in mice. (Greenspace)
  5. Our solar system has a nose, and a NASA spacecraft found it. (National Geographic)

Eight Myths and Challenges of Renewable Energy

Written by | March 21st, 2011

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Nature Conservancy lead scientist Joe Kiesecker takes a hard look at what it really means to produce green energy.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 9

Written by | March 9th, 2011

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It’s a new day over at nature.org, and a bird named Wisdom is a new mom.

  1. A new study says that self-described Republicans are less skeptical of “climate change” than they are of “global warming.” (Mongabay)
  2. A 60-year-old Laysan albatross named Wisdom is a new mom. (Green)
  3. This rooftop garden provides produce for the supermarket below. (Treehugger)
  4. Thanks to gas drilling, Wyoming out-smogs Los Angeles. (Green House)
  5. The European Union plans to cut emissions by 80% by 2050. (AP, via Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 23

Written by | February 23rd, 2011

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Can’t stop sneezing? Suffering from sinus pressure? Blame that changing climate.

  1. Which US state is the biggest power-plant polluter? (Huffington Post Green)
  2. A new report suggests that Californians might be shelling out too much green for green energy. (Grist)
  3. Climate change will probably make your allergies worse. Sorry! (The Daily Green)
  4. The UN and AAAS report that 50 million environmental refugees will flee their homes by 2020. (Treehugger)
  5. Sustainability doesn’t sell…or does it? (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 7

Written by | February 7th, 2011

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Recover from the Super Bowl with these super green links:

  1. A new study warns that climate change will lead to mass migration. (Green)
  2. Using sunlight and spinach, researchers have developed a Popeye-approved sustainable hydrogen fuel. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Really bad droughts in the Amazon are a growing concern for scientists. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. It’s National Green Week! But how green is too green for elementary school-aged kids? (Green House)
  5. Fast toll collection lanes reduce not just congestion and frustration, but also pollution. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2010

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Some simple solultions that make a cool green difference:

  1. The perils of wildlife tourism. [Warning, this video could make you seasick.] (Dot Earth)
  2. A technology that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving health for women and girls? What are we waiting for? (Greenversations)
  3. Well, if global climate change talks disintegrate, at least a lot of good is happening along the way. (Earth Watch)
  4. Why not get more synthetic fuel from oil sands? Hmmm… (Green)
  5. If wearing a neon-orange vest will help save wildlife (in New Zealand!), I volunteer. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 8

Written by | November 8th, 2010

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Hope you saved your extra Daylight Savings hour to catch up on the latest green news:

  1. Researchers are now discovering that the Gulf oil spill killed a ton of coral. (Green)
  2. Meet global dimming…because just worrying about climate change isn’t enough. (The Daily Green)
  3. Should you stop showering to save the planet? (Treehugger)
  4. Scientists are joining together to fight climate change denial with facts. (Dot Earth)
  5. So is no one in the UK excited about wind power anymore? (Guardian Eco)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 1

Written by | November 1st, 2010

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Did you have a spooky Halloween? These five green links may send some additional chills down your spine.

  1. Is Daylight Savings bad for the environment? (Treehugger)
  2. Air pollution is probably just as bad for kids and babies as cigarette smoke. (The Daily Green)
  3. There are a lot of salmon in the Pacific Ocean– here’s why that’s a problem. (YaleE360)
  4. Ask Umbra explores the connections between the environment and breast cancer. (Grist)
  5. Would you play a climate change computer game? (Guardian Eco)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 4

Written by | October 4th, 2010

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Guaranteed to get your week off to a cool green start:

  1. Boeing’s new solar-powered plane could circle the globe for five years without stopping. (CleanTechnica)
  2. What lies beneath the surface of the sea? Probably about 750,000 undiscovered species. (Treehugger)
  3. A new study links air pollution and adult diabetes. (Green)
  4. What’s the eco-friendly way of disposing of old socks? Recycle them, says Ask Umbra. (Grist)
  5. A much-needed dose of serious animal cuteness: interspecies friendships! (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 23

Written by | September 23rd, 2010

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It’s a watery, biodiverse world here at Cool Green Morning:

  1. Conservancy scientist Sanjayan talks water funds at the Clinton Global Initiative. (Treehugger)
  2. What does the “hockey stick” graph for climate change mean? Read the last sentence of this post. (Green)
  3. A massive wetland restoration in Florida isn’t going quite as planned. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Solar stoves, rocket stoves…what’s the truth about cleaner cooking options for people in poor nations? (Dot Earth)
  5. 2010 is the “International Year of Biodiversity“–dive into the topic with these 16 expert commentaries. (Mongabay)
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