Category: Green Technology

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Gearing Up

Written by | December 1st, 2011

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Find out how the dive team is able to write notes with a pencil while under water and why they aren’t just using toothpaste for brushing their teeth.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 17

Written by | November 17th, 2011

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Can sports teams save the planet?

  1. The Green Sports Alliance encourages teams to clean up their acts. (Grist)
  2. Marines at Camp Smith, Hawaii, cut down on landfill by turning trash into ash. (Popular Science)
  3. How many mobile-phone apps does it take to change a light bulb? (Green)
  4. Time lapse video takes you on a glorious ride around Earth. (Mashable Tech)
  5. Done right, ‘sharrows’ can point the way to the future for a bicyclist. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 16

Written by | November 16th, 2011

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King crabs: not just delicious, but also destructive.

  1. Alaska Airlines now offers cooking-oil-fueled cross-country flights. (EcoGeek)
  2. A new report reveals an unexpected threat to some marine life: king crabs. (Mongabay)
  3. Space lasers! Clean energy! (CleanTechnica)
  4. Here’s another “off-the-grid” dispatch from our scientist Craig Leisher’s family. (Green)
  5. More recycling=more jobs. (Green House)

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)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 11

Written by | October 11th, 2011

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Wake up and climb Mount Everest… in your pajamas!

  1. A new solar-powered webcam on Mount Everest monitors climate change at 18-thousand feet. (TreeHugger)
  2. Popular Mechanics magazine unveils their seventh-annual Breakthrough Award recipients. And the winners are… (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Electric-vehicle drivers unite this Sunday, October 16, for the first National Plug-In Day. (Green Car Reports)
  4. Fact or fiction? Yeti conference reveals with 95 percent certainty that Bigfoot exists. (Mongabay)
  5. Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, hope to find their likeness on sustainable merchandise at the London 2012 games. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 26

Written by | September 27th, 2011

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Look, up in the sky. It’s the “dark” supermoon!

  1. Fish exposed to the Gulf oil spill have undergone cellular changes, could have lasting damage. (Washington Post)
  2. Be on the lookout tonight for the “dark” supermoon. (National Geographic)
  3. The Cincinnati Zoo is now getting its power for pennies, and you could too. (Clean Technica)
  4. Birds caught in fishing lines are dying by the thousands. (TreeHugger)
  5. Oxford University says the red squirrel could be extinct in the next 20 years. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 22

Written by | September 22nd, 2011

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This morning’s green news round-up is no joke.

  1. When it comes to technology vs. nature, “the kids are all right,” writes our lead scientist Sanjayan. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. A professor survives two days in an airtight container just by breathing the oxygen released by 150 houseplants. (Green)
  3. Bill Clinton on U.S. climate change deniers: “We look like a joke.” (Grist)
  4. Find yourself a green job. Here’s how. (The Daily Green)
  5. A new study says pollution from cars can trigger a heart attack. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 19

Written by | September 19th, 2011

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And we’re back!

  1. One plant scientist believes organic food won’t save– or feed– the planet. (GreenBiz)
  2. Smaller fish fillets are more sustainable, according to a new report. (Grist)
  3. Which Austin City Limits bands are the greenest? (MTV Act)
  4. The World Trade Association says that “dolphin-safe” tuna is actually illegal. (The Daily Green)
  5. Some pilots are using iPads to record flight logs. Does that really make an environmental impact? (Treehugger)

Jevons Paradox: When Doing More with Less Isn’t Enough

Written by | September 1st, 2011

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Energy efficiency leads to lower energy prices—but will that mean more energy consumption? One in-vogue theory says yes, but Conservancy scientist Rob McDonald says it’s not so hot.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 1

Written by | September 1st, 2011

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Seriously, it’s September? Today?

  1. Endangered hawksbill turtles have been discovered surviving in a novel habitat. (LA Times)
  2. A long-lost ladybird species has been seen breeding for the first time in 60 years. (Guardian)
  3. Want an interesting way to improve your child’s behavior? Maybe try beekeeping. (TreeHugger)
  4. A new (and cheap) portable hologram microscope can detect bacteria like E. coli. (BBC)
  5. Latest LED lightbulb hits the market for under $15, and it may go lower. (Clean Technica)
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