Category: Media

Can Scientists Communicate Better About Climate Change? Part I

Written by | August 13th, 2010

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It’s been a bad year for climate science communication — but who’s to blame? Scientists? Politicians? Al Gore? Five leading scientists discuss — read and let us know what you think!

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 28

Written by | June 28th, 2010

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Hope despite oil spills, green fire hydrants, and famous bloggers singing carbon songs. Good morning!

  1. Why you shouldn’t be overwhelmed by the oil spill. (Grist)
  2. Dave Roberts of Grist starts a debate on cap-and-trade. (Grist)
  3. The fire hydrant of the future — it’s eco-smart! (But you’ll have to paint it red.) (CleanTechnica)
  4. Study says: National parks are choking on pollution. (Conservation Maven)
  5. Ladies and gentlemen, Andy Revkin singing his original hit, “Liberated Carbon.” (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 22

Written by | June 22nd, 2010

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5 cool green links you don’t want to miss:

  1. $1.8 million… that’s how much was raised in last night’s celebrity telethon to help the Gulf. (CNN)
  2. What will the oil spill mean for life at the very bottom of the ocean? (The New York Times)
  3. A scientific look at climate scientists finds that they do indeed agree about global warming. (Green)
  4. Warning, potty humor ahead: how can whale poop help fight climate change? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Is the Internet as much of an energy hog as we think? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 16

Written by | June 16th, 2010

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Get the latest on some stuff that happened last night! This morning, we’re playing cool green catch-up.

  1. Did you miss it? #1: Get the full text of President Obama’s speech on energy and the Gulf oil spill. (Huffington Post)
  2. Did you miss it? #2: The Nature Conservancy’s Florida team shows off a NOAA-funded coral restoration project (CBS Evening News).
  3. Here are 11 fun and exciting ways to get your kids to play outside. (The Daily Green)
  4. Kevin Costner and his science are really and truly helping to clean up the Gulf oil spill. (Guardian)
  5. Guess what? The month of May was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth. (Los Angeles Times)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 25

Written by | June 1st, 2010

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Repeat after me: Out with the jive, in with the green (cool news, that is):

  1. Climate change and bacteria. Yes, something else to worry about. (Yale Environment 360)
  2. Wanna bike commute, but intimidated? Introducing…The Monster Bike. (Treehugger)
  3. Fake, posed “wildlife” photos: the continuing scandal. (Audubon Magazine; HT 10,000 Birds)
  4. Britain to Europe: Take our domestic waste fuel pellets, please. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Could a price on carbon spur nuclear power development? (Green/The New York Times)

James Cameron, Celebrity and How Not to Save the Amazon

Written by | May 20th, 2010

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How can celebrities productively engage a cause? One case study how not to do it: James Cameron’s recent protests in Brazil against a proposed new dam there, says the Conservancy’s David Cleary.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 12

Written by | May 12th, 2010

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Get your Cool Green Morning on:

  1. Here it is: the long-awaited Senate climate/energy bill! (Huffington Post Green)
  2. The Nature Conservancy (hey, that’s us!) just announced its purchase of California’s Independence Lake, a popular hiking and angling destination as well as an important water source. (AP/Bloomberg BusinessWeek)
  3. We’re already pretty familiar with the damage an oil spill can do to the environment, but what about the effects on human health? (The Daily Green)
  4. The key to jaguars’ survival? Let them roam. (New York Times)
  5. The “next oil”: wind, solar, waves, trash…or something we haven’t even thought of yet? (Yahoo Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2010

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What we’re all reading while waiting for our next Gulf oil spill updates:

  1. Google Maps maps the Gulf oil spill over your neighborhood. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Why does image matter for climate change? (Dot Earth)
  3. What you should consider when choosing a flagship species for conservation (like, oh, just hypothetically, a panda). (Conservation Maven)
  4. China energy snapshot: Nuclear and hydropower down, coal, oil and wind up (Green)
  5. Here’s a new online mag “with a vision to redefine the modern environmentalist.” (Carbon Insights)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 26

Written by | April 26th, 2010

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Lots of food for thought in today’s Cool Green Morning. Huh — why am I suddenly hungry?

  1. Indonesia plans to use volcanoes to power up its 35% of its population now off the grid. (INHABITAT)
  2. Do protests of U.S. mining projects just force mining to go abroad? (Yale Environment 360)
  3. Open-access journal studies aren’t cited any more than studies in subscription journals…says a new study in a subscription journal. (Conservation Biology; HT: Conservation Maven)
  4. 1% of us recycle our old cell phones; 98% would with the right incentives. Those incentives might now be here. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Green Inc. is now just Green. (Green)
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