Category: Green Technology

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 18

Written by | August 18th, 2011


Is your glass half-full or half-empty?

  1. The economy and environment are both in trouble, but this writer sees an opportunity. (YaleE360)
  2. Case in point: you can stay positive by developing a personal green stimulus plan. (TreeHugger)
  3. Is it cool to be a science geek now? (BBC)
  4. Bacterium from human waste is killing off some corals, says a new study. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. One day you might run your car on alligator fat. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 17

Written by | August 17th, 2011


It’s been pretty hot out this year. Maybe you’ve noticed?

  1. So far this year, six nations have experienced record-high temperatures. Zero nations have experienced record lows. (Mongabay)
  2. In the US, these record highs are causing water pipes to “burst like geysers.” (Climate Progress)
  3. London schools offer lessons in green IT. (Greener Computing)
  4. The harmless-yet-somewhat-creepy-looking Lake Erie watersnake is making a comeback. (Green)
  5. Check out these great close-ups of rare mammals from a huge camera-trap study. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 12

Written by | August 12th, 2011


Get ready for the weekend with runaway cows and ‘super’ mouse!

  1. Watch: A cow escapes from NYC slaughterhouse, runs the streets for freedom. (TreeHugger)
  2. A ‘super’ mouse has developed a resistance to most poisons. (BBC)
  3. Soon you’ll be able to buy an electric car and solar panels for your roof together, (Clean Technica)
  4. Farmers are turning away from organic as sales, interest from big supermarkets drop. (Guardian)
  5. Good news! Conservation has had a positive impact on endangered species. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 8

Written by | August 8th, 2011


Start your day the cool green way:

  1. Fifty years of oil spills in Nigeria’s Ogoniland region will take up to three decades and over a billion dollars to clean up. (Mongabay)
  2. When it comes to printers, what’s the greenest option? (Grist)
  3. One thousand new farmers’ markets popped up this year. (The Daily Green)
  4. The Thelon Expedition: Sanjayan talks life at camp. (Huffington Post)
  5. Without protection, these six species will face extinction. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 29

Written by | July 29th, 2011


Which first step do you like better? The elephant on a prosthetic foot or the one on the path to an invisible iPhone!

  1. The wildlife biologist who exposed climate threat to polar bears has been suspended. (New York Times)
  2. Watch cool video of a severely injured elephant getting a prosthetic foot. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Just in time for football, flat-screen TV electricity consumption falls by 60%. (Guardian)
  4. New transparent battery could lead to an invisible iPhone. (LA Times)
  5. A rainforest vine has evolved a bat beckoning beacon. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 25

Written by | July 25th, 2011


Droppin’ some green knowledge on ya:

  1. Can’t improve upon this headline: “Pulling power from the air just. Got. Real.” (Gas 2.0)
  2. Wedding season‘s in full swing! Here’s how to pick a (hopefully) sustainable dinner option. (Grist)
  3. Those lucky Brooklynites just got their first certified green Chinese restaurant. (Treehugger)
  4. A few top environmental thought-leaders assess President Obama‘s environmental record. (YaleE360)
  5. The “Toxic 20″ is a list you definitely don’t want to see your home state on. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 21

Written by | July 21st, 2011


Sea turtles and cleantech divas… what more could you ask for in a green news round-up?

  1. Visit a green sea turtle hatchery in Indonesia. (TreeHugger)
  2. Climate change is a major threat to peace and security, says UN official. (BBC)
  3. Is another oil spill like the one in Yellowstone imminent? (HuffPostGreen)
  4. China tries to beat back massive algae blooms in it’s 3rd largest freshwater lake. (YaleE360)
  5. Meet 12 women leading the cleantech revolution. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 20

Written by | July 20th, 2011


Green news time– go!

  1. Want to save tigers? Here’s how. (Mongabay)
  2. Investment in clean technology is on the decline, but there’s still hope for the future. (CleanTechnica)
  3. You already knew that melting sea ice is forcing polar bears to swim longer distances, but just how far they’re swimming may come as a surprise. (Green)
  4. Gangs of monkeys looking for snacks are wreaking havoc in Rio de Janeiro. (Treehugger)
  5. The whitebark pine faces extinction, thanks to pests and climate change. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 14

Written by | July 14th, 2011


Still hot? Our 5 news links will cool you off!

  1. Will you watch the new Al Gore reality show about climate change? (Green)
  2. You always knew it was true: less really is more, and greener. (Green Biz)
  3. A positive outcome of Fukushima: an increased emphasis on electric cars. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Seeing is believing: scientists rediscover the long-lost Bornean rainbow toad & snap pics to prove it. (Mongabay)
  5. These 7 photographers are saving the planet through their images. (Treehugger)

Peter Kareiva: ‘Conservation in the Real World’

Written by | July 13th, 2011


From “bad GMOs” to “fragile nature,” from the dark sides of conservation’s heroes to the positive effects of technology…watch Nature Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva puncture some of your cherished myths about nature and conservation in this video.

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