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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 8

Written by | February 8th, 2012

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If it can snow in one of the world’s hottest places, why can’t we get a few flurries here in DC?

  1. How’s this for wacky weather? It snowed in Libya. (Green)
  2. Ratu, one of the last remaining Sumatran rhinos, is in her 11th month of pregnancy. Only five more months to go! (Mongabay)
  3. Yesterday, one of the world’s most climate-conscious leaders was forced to resign in a coup d’état. (Grist)
  4. At least in California, green jobs weathered the recession much better than conventional jobs. (GreenBiz)
  5. What are the greenest cars on the market today? (CleanTechnica)

Smart Resource Management: Good for Nature, People and Business

Written by | January 26th, 2012

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Mark Tercek is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland talking about how climate change. population growth and global prosperity impact natural resources. Are other CEO’s listening?

Beyond the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

Written by | January 25th, 2012

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Mark Tercek is at the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, Switzerland to talk about innovative ways to tackle water, food, and energy challenges. Here he looks at what underlies those challenges.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 7

Written by | December 7th, 2011

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. Bet you didn’t know our president/CEO Mark Tercek is an amateur singer-songwriter (we sure didn’t!). (The Atlantic)
  2. What’s the deal with “green jobs“? This infographic breaks it down. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Grizzly bears are the new polar bears. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Microplastic threads in your fleece jacket are causing big problems for oceans. (Grist)
  5. A two-degree global warming limit is still a “prescription for disaster.” (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 30

Written by | November 30th, 2011

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Caffeine? Check. Green news? Check. You may now proceed with your day.

  1. After 20 years, consumers are finally getting greener. (Maybe Green Gift Monday had something to do with that…?) (GreenBiz)
  2. COP17 just began, but is it doomed already? (Scientific American)
  3. Headline win of the day: “E. Coli: What doesn’t kill us, makes us biofuel.” (CleanTechnica)
  4. Climate change and crazy weather are driving up food prices. (Green House)
  5. Journalist Andy Revkin responds to critics questioning his role in the latest “Climategate” emails. (DotEarth)

Brazil’s Forest Code: Fact, Fiction and a Forecast

Written by | November 10th, 2011

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Brazil’s Forest Code and its rules on deforestation will soon be updated. David Cleary looks at both sides of the debate and makes a bold prediction about the most likely outcome.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 9

Written by | November 9th, 2011

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It’s not easy being green.

  1. When it comes to climate change, do your eco-friendly choices really make a difference? (Grist)
  2. So now maybe marine reserves don’t promote coral recovery, according to a controversial new report. (Mongabay)
  3. For the first time in 75 years, an entire genus of mammal may go extinct. (National Geographic)
  4. As the population gets older, carbon emissions may subside a bit…maybe, says a new study. (Green House)
  5. Facebook’s adding solar panels to its new headquarters. Like! (EcoGeek)

International Farmland Deals: Landgrab or Markets at Work?

Written by | October 7th, 2011

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Oxfam released a report on “landgrabbing,” the buying up of agricultural land by foreign investors.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 21

Written by | September 21st, 2011

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The “when animals attack!” edition.

  1. A new report says that climate change is weaving its way into corporate strategy. (Green)
  2. The Nile crocodile is actually the Nile crocodileS. (Mongabay)
  3. Yellowstone released a report on this summer’s grizzly attack. (Los Angeles Times)
  4. Energy efficiency not only saves a bunch of cash–it also created more than 330,000 jobs in two decades. (CleanTechnica)
  5. A former trainer believes captivity is what makes orcas attack. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 25

Written by | June 24th, 2011

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Cool Green Friday!

  1. Solar and wind developers are making use of abandoned lands known as “brownfields.” (YaleE360)
  2. Play a video game and solve climate change. Really, it’s that simple. (Treehugger)
  3. One of the world’s oddest animals might have trouble adapting to climate change. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Victory in the Serengeti! The Tanzania government cancels plans to build a road through the park. (Mongabay)
  5. The Arizona wildfire hasn’t been kind to endangered wildlife. (HuffPostGreen)
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