Tag: 60-Second Science

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 7

Written by | May 7th, 2010

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A brief respite from the oil slick — 5 actually uplifting green stories, picked fresh from the Internet meadow:

  1. What’s it like to sail a boat made of recycled plastic bottles across the Pacific? (Green)
  2. Will the development of green tech obey Moore’s Law? (Green Tech)
  3. The UK elects its first Green Party member of Parliament. (Treehugger)
  4. Just 5 minutes of exercise in nature boosts your mood big time (podcast fr. 60-Second Science)
  5. The world’s biggest beaver dam — you can see it from space (The Telegraph; HT Blogfish)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 19

Written by | February 19th, 2010

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Birds, eels, aliens, cats (and trash): Just another Cool Green Morning of great big eco-news:

  1. Why do healthy finches like to eat next to sick finches? (60-Second Science podcast)
  2. Europe’s eel populations are sinking fast…and eel fisherman with them. (Blogfish)
  3. British Airways says it’ll source some jet fuel from London’s trash. (CleanTechinca)
  4. “District 9″ redux: The Index of Alien Impact is here. (Conservation Maven)
  5. Are big cats making a comeback in India? (DotEarth)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 4

Written by | December 4th, 2009

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It was hard, so very hard — but we managed to put together a climate-email-controversy-free Cool Green Morning for you today, filled with birdfeeders that spur evolution and a Wright-Brothers moment for a solar plane. Enjoy your green weekend! That bird feeder you’re filling every week (or every day at our house) — it could […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 26

Written by | August 26th, 2009

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Could watermelon — my favorite melon — also become the hot new biofuel? It’s not an new episode of “The Simpsons” — it’s just another fabulous roundup of the top 5 green links o’ the morning, here in Coolness: 350 vs. 450? The head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajenda Pachauri, has come […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 19

Written by | August 19th, 2009

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Seaweed gas that kills horses. Oil company employees rallying against climate change legislation. Wind turbines and their annoying hum. It’s not all bad news in Cool Green Morning this morning — it just looks like it (but at least we’ll always have Scotland): Want another reason to go green with your energy? The renewable energy […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 17

Written by | August 17th, 2009

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Is bottled water propping up a dictatorship? Is Walmart’s green business club worth the dues? Is Mumbai headed for a climate change fall? And who stole nearly 100 loggerhead turtle hatchlings from a North Carolina beach? All this and more in this morning’s Coolness: Joel Makower looks at Walmart’s Sustainability Consortium — a sort of […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 14

Written by | August 14th, 2009

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At least the Chevy Volt drives really well — that’s the best thing I can say about today’s top 5 green links. It’s been a long week — enjoy the weekend! Green Tech’s Martin LaMonica test-drives the Chevy Volt — you know, the 230 mpg plug-in electric Chevy Volt — and finds it handles and […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 12

Written by | August 12th, 2009

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Camels and mosquitoes — what do they have in common? They’re invasive species troublemakers, according to today’s Cool Green Morning green gatherings…and they must be dealt with. (Read that last bit in a horror-show-narrator voice. Yeah, like that — that’s spooky…) Camels are in numbers Australia’s largest invasive species (probably in size, too), so the […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 10

Written by | August 10th, 2009

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Ants attacking honeybees? The Pacific Ocean’s “giant patch of garbage” being a little patchy? Bjorn Lomborg reversing himself on climate change? It’s shaping up to be a “do the opposite” kind of week — and Cool Green Morning kicks it off for you below: The new threat to honeybees? “Rasberry crazy” ants, reports Associated Press […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 31

Written by | July 31st, 2009

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Your green horoscope for today: Every piece of bad news has a piece of good news, too. (Kind of like when a door closes, a window opens — except that your apartment is probably on the 22nd floor.) Learn more in these five glass-half-empty, glass-half-full green links, fresh from Al Gore’s brainchild: A new global […]

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