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Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 23

Written by | June 23rd, 2011

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Sports, politics, business…we’ve got all your green news categories covered:

  1. Bruins fans, keep rejoicing: the Stanley Cup finals were the first “water neutral” N.H.L. series. (Green)
  2. Not to name names, but a former vice president isn’t too happy with a certain current president’s record on climate change. (The New York Times)
  3. Green marketing suffers from a lack of humor and other ailments. (Green Biz)
  4. One of the last male Hyacinth macaws is looking for a mate. (Species Extinction)
  5. The Conservancy’s Jeff Opperman ranks the cities that can best adapt to climate change. (Grist)

China Offers Important Lessons on Greening the Economy

Written by | June 17th, 2011

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China’s environmental record is far from perfect. But Mark Tercek says the government has a new plan, and lessons that we in the United States should consider very carefully.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 23

Written by | May 23rd, 2011

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Hey, we’re all still here! Let’s celebrate with some great green news:

  1. Protected land is protecting communities in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin from flooding. (NPR)
  2. The more energy-efficient your home/appliance/car/etc. is, the more energy you burn…maybe. (The Daily Green)
  3. What are we going to do about all that plastic in the ocean? (Green)
  4. Ask Umbra offers up more eco-friendly alternatives to those ubiquitous single-serving coffee cups. (Grist)
  5. One blogger doesn’t believe we can shop our way to sustainability. Here’s why. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 9

Written by | May 9th, 2011

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Start your week with off right with 5 cool green news links:

  1. The South is preparing for Mississippi River flooding. See which communities are threatened. (USA Today)
  2. Extinction is likely for the world’s rarest bear subspecies. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Human activity is causing wildlife to gradually shrink. (Treehugger)
  4. Fisherman in Europe may get paid to fish for plastic in the seas. (Guardian Eco)
  5. Spotted bowerbirds mimic alarm calls of other birds when stressed. (BBC Earth News)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 4

Written by | May 4th, 2011

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Birds and lady lizards and urban sprawl, oh my!

  1. According to the latest State of the Birds report, public preserves provide habitat for at least half of the American populations of 300 bird species. (Green)
  2. Idaho has more wind power than it knows what to do with. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Sprawl can be worse than the buildings themselves, energy-usage-wise. (EcoGeek)
  4. A drop in green cleaning product purchases is hurting one big brand. (GreenBiz)
  5. Researchers have bred an all-female species of lizard. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 2

Written by | May 2nd, 2011

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In case you’re looking for something else to read:

  1. It’s not just glaciers and ice caps affected by climate change; it appears that tropical forests are feeling the heat, too. (YaleE360)
  2. Ask Umbra offers guidance on living green-ly in a house full of people. (Grist)
  3. Can we blame tornadoes on climate change? (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Still looking for a Mothers’ Day gift? Here are some eco-friendly ideas. (Treehugger)
  5. One company is on a mission to make pork the sustainable white meat. (Triple Pundit)

An Interview with Steve Ells, Founder of Chipotle Mexican Grill

Written by | April 19th, 2011

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The chef turned CEO talks to us about family farms, native prairie grasses and the true meaning of “food with integrity.”

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 4

Written by | April 4th, 2011

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Start your week with a big old helping of green news:

  1. A new aquatic beetle was discovered in Texas, and it’s got a pretty cool name– Ereboporus naturaconservatus. (The Guardian)
  2. Scientists find 2,000-year-old coral near the site of the BP oil spill. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Is this Whole Foods the greenest grocery store in the world? (ClimateBiz)
  4. A new study of the glaciers and ice fields in Patagonia indicates that climate change might be happening faster than we thought. (Green)
  5. When bats disappear, it costs the agricultural industry billions. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 30

Written by | March 30th, 2011

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Bats and frogs and phone apps, oh my!

  1. The United States slips behind China and Germany on green energy. (Green House)
  2. What can be done to save bats from white-nose syndrome? (YaleE360)
  3. Being poisonous keeps frogs in shape. (Wired)
  4. For greens on the go: here are seven travel apps worth checking out. (Treehugger)
  5. National Telework Week nets nearly $3 million in savings. (Greener Computing)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 24

Written by | March 24th, 2011

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Bird vomit and fish poop… need we say more?

  1. The mystery behind Knut’s death is solved. (Treehugger)
  2. Elizabeth Kolbert treks into the Conservancy’s Aeolus Cave in search of bats. (YaleE360)
  3. Fossilized bird vomit holds clues to a 37,000 year-old colony of snow petrels. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. The excrement of a fruit-eating fish is helping re-forest the Amazon. (Wired)
  5. In 2010 the solar market in the U.S. grew by leaps and bounds. (Green Tech)
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