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Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 12

Written by | January 12th, 2012

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Green your morning with today’s top cool green news stories.

  1. Looking to relocate? A new island pops up in the Red Sea. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Wyoming gets bragging rights: plans begin for North America’s largest wind farm. (TreeHugger)
  3. Say goodbye to packaged foods. (Grist)
  4. Meet the world’s smallest invertebrate — you may need your glasses! (Discovery News)
  5. The FAA makes an exception: aircraft leads whooping cranes on their migration. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 24

Written by | November 24th, 2010

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Today: five servings of green news. Tomorrow: five servings of pumpkin pie (amirite?). Have a great Thanksgiving!*

  1. Al Gore isn’t making any friends in the ethanol industry– he says his earlier support for corn-based ethanol subsidies was “a mistake.” (Green)
  2. The electric Nissan LEAF gets some pretty serious “gas” (charge) mileage. (EcoGeek)
  3. Did the Copenhagen climate talks accomplish anything? A new report says yes, maybe a little bit. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. The Tea Party’s latest target: sustainable development. (Mother Jones, via Grist)
  5. Reusing vs. hoarding: why it’s sometimes good to actually get rid of stuff. (Treehugger)

*Programming note: We’re taking a break from CGM on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the holiday, and you should, too. See you on Monday!

Has the Curse of Copenhagen Been Dispelled?

Written by | November 5th, 2010

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Last year’s drama seemed a world away as the Climate Change convention’s COP10 led to a series of big wins for nature. Our director of international relations explains.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 23

Written by | April 23rd, 2010

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Worms that are caffeine freaks. Shrinking polar bears. An Australian war on cane toads. It’s your green news — we just bring it to you every weekday:

  1. Billions of California red worms are now helping convert one coffee producer’s waste pulp into fertilizer. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Decreasing sea ice is causing reduced polar bear size and the numbers of cubs that make adulthood. (Conservation Maven)
  3. While we talk about green energy, demand for coal just keeps increasing worldwide (sigh, cough). (Dot Earth)
  4. The CO2 reduction pledges made at Copenhagen in December? New study says they’ll lead to a global temperature jump of at least 3°C by 2100. (Yale Environment 360)
  5. Australians are so murderously rageful at invasive cane toads, they might be killing native frogs, too. (Journal Watch Online)

The List: Who’s Willing to Act on Climate Change

Written by | February 10th, 2010

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Which web page is most watched by the international climate change community? A simple but growing list of country pledges to limit emissions, says Chrissy Schwinn.

Fighting Climate Change is a Business Model

Written by | February 8th, 2010

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As governments struggle to solve the climate change crisis, who’s stepping up? Businesses like Google and Bell Labs, writes our green tech blogger Dave Connell.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 2

Written by | February 2nd, 2010

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Six more weeks of winter, according to Punxsutawney Phil!? At least you have a daily dose of the best green news links online to keep you warm:

  1. Trees in Eastern forests are adapting to climate change by growing faster. (NY Times)
  2. The deadline for the Copenhagen Accord came… and went. See who submitted their plans. (The Vine)
  3. Orcas are making a comeback in the Northwest, with the help of 6 new babies. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. That idea to paint roofs white in order to reduce energy use? Not gonna work, says a new study. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. The blobfish — perhaps the world’s ugliest creature — faces extinction from bottom trawling. (Extinction Countdown)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 22

Written by | January 22nd, 2010

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5 smokin’ hot green links to kick off your weekend — enjoy!

  1. Want your martini shaken, stirred and green? There’s a new book guide to organic cocktails. (The Chic Ecologist)
  2. The UN drops its January 31 deadline for countries to submit their CO2-emission-reduction proposals. (CleanTechnica)
  3. What are the real gaps in climate science (no, we’re not talking climategate)? (NatureNews)
  4. The leading GOP pollster tells us all how to pass a climate bill. (The Vine)
  5. Conservation biologists are really slow at submitting journal articles (Journal Watch Online).

Copenhagen Accord: Can Two Tables Change the World?

Written by | January 21st, 2010

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China and the United States are each waiting for the other to take action on climate change. Do two little tables in the Copenhagen Accord give them the opportunity to act together?

A New Year’s Tree

Written by | January 1st, 2010

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A four-foot volunteer tree grows on the roof of The Nature Conservancy’s headquarters — is it a metaphor for the future direction of conservation?

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