Category: Green Technology

There’s Room for Both Wind and Wildlife

Written by | July 26th, 2012

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Building all the wind energy the United States will need without significantly impacting wildlife? Yes we can, says a new study from the Conservancy and WWF–find out more.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 9

Written by | July 9th, 2012

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On this dreary Monday morning, there’s at least one reason to celebrate…

  1. It’s less hot today, guys! Climate change is over!!!! (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  2. Apple pulls out of a federal green certification program. (Treehugger)
  3. Ocean acidification is the biggest threat to the health of coral reefs. (Guardian)
  4. We’re throwing billions of dollars’ worth of precious metals in the trash– and harming the planet in the process. (Triple Pundit)
  5. Taking the rest of the summer off to go to farm camp. See ya! (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 18

Written by | April 18th, 2012

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Get your green news right here:

  1. A new report says electric vehicles are good for the environment and also for your wallet. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Vote for your favorite of these clever and hilarious Earth Day haikus. (Grist)
  3. Bad news: deadly “citrus greening” has been found in California. (Green)
  4. A new poll reveals that many Americans are finally connecting the dots between climate change and wacky weather. (New York Times)
  5. How green/not green is “the cloud”? (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 5

Written by | April 5th, 2012

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Will a new version of the lava lamp save the world?:

  1. Did a rise in CO2 levels drive the end of the last ice age? (BBC)
  2. Pollution may play a major role in sea temperatures, weather. (NPR)
  3. Tuna fishing ban in the Pacific is being partially lifted. (Guardian)
  4. Weed killer can alter the shape of amphibians. (Yale e360 via Matter Network)
  5. Video: Micro-algae lamp absorbs 150-200 times as much CO2 as a tree! (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 28

Written by | February 28th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. What shapes American attitudes toward climate change? (Spoiler alert: not climate scientists.) (ArsTechnica, via Wired)
  2. A new industry standard may keep more cell phones out of landfills. (GreenBiz)
  3. In Michigan, renewables are now cheaper than coal. (CleanTechnica)
  4. What’s “left” and what’s “right” when it comes to climate change? (Grist)
  5. With its numbers dropping 99 percent (!) in some areas, sturgeon could be in some pretty serious trouble. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 14

Written by | February 14th, 2012

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Have a green Valentine’s Day!

  1. Could climate change affect chocolate, a Valentine’s Day staple? (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Recycle a CFL light blurb and get a cup of coffee. (Triple Pundit)
  3. Penguins help burn victims cope with pain. Virtual penguins, that is. (NPR)
  4. Google Street View comes to a river near you. (Green)
  5. A Nature Conservancy writer shares her tips for aspiring environmental writers. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 3

Written by | February 3rd, 2012

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These should get you through the weekend.

  1. States are requiring insurance companies to plan for climate change. (Grist)
  2. Nissan is shipping it’s electric cars on a low-emission, solar-diesel ship. (Clean Technica)
  3. A special powder will soon be able to turn your grass clippings into solar cells. (Future of Technology)
  4. The worst spate of stranded dolphins in a decade on Cape Cod baffle scientists. (Guardian)
  5. After 20 years, Russian drill nears 14-million-year-old Antarctic lake. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 13

Written by | January 13th, 2012

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Is climate change create a new batch of super animals?

  1. New app will let you monitor home energy use, turn devices off remotely. (TreeHugger)
  2. Birds are flying faster because of climate change, but will it last? (Discovery News)
  3. Climate change may make lizards smarter, if they don’t go extinct. (Mongabay)
  4. A newly discovered lemur climbs out of hiding in Madagascar. (msnbc)
  5. Tourists found a “white,” albino-like penguin in Antarctica. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 23

Written by | December 23rd, 2011

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How many toes does it take to hold up the weight of an elephant?

  1. A new oil spill may have released 40,000 barrels of crude. (Guardian)
  2. VIDEO: Watch the last release of tiny penguins rescued from the New Zealand oil spill. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Newly developed ‘solar paint’ could provide power for homes. (TG Daily)
  4. Last seen in 1976, new evidence suggests Javan tigers may not be extinct. (TreeHugger)
  5. A 300 year-old mystery about elephants may have finally been solved. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 13

Written by | December 13th, 2011

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Walking fish puts a chink in the evolution chain.

  1. New species of frog sings like a… bird? (Mongabay)
  2. The lungfish suggests walking originated underwater. (Science World)
  3. Scientists are learning how to kill trees — in the name of science, of course. (Green)
  4. 16% of the species in “Finding Nemo” face the threat of extinction. (Washington Post)
  5. Solar energy gives students in developing countries access to technology. (TreeHugger)
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