Tag: air pollution

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 26

Written by | April 26th, 2012

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Good Morning! Grab your coffee and let’s talk…breakfast.

  1. Burger King announced that the chickens and pigs that provide eggs and meat for their restaurants will be completely cage free by 2017. (Treehugger)
  2. For the first time, one of the 30-40 Amur leopards left in the world has been captured on camera. (MNN)
  3. Take a deep breath: the American Lung Association says U.S. air pollution is at a 10-year low, but that U.S. air quality standards are “woefully outdated.” (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Canaries are no longer the only birds that should be wary of mines – especially in the American west. (New York Times)
  5. A new analysis suggests that a hybrid approach to farming is the only way to feed the world and preserve the environment. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 28

Written by | March 28th, 2012

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Do you like luxury?

  1. Apparently, there’s a Ferrari hybrid in the works. (Gas2)
  2. This map will show you just how dirty your air is. (Treehugger)
  3. The US Army gives up on LEED, but not on green building in general. (EcoGeek)
  4. Here’s how to make solar even more sustainable. (GreenBiz)
  5. Even with a changing climate, we can still fight food insecurity. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 16

Written by | March 16th, 2012

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Nemo is going deaf because of climate change?

  1. Here are 6 ways that climate change is impacting animals. (TreeHugger)
  2. Air pollution could become China’s biggest health threat. (Guardian)
  3. Squid have eyes the size of soccer balls, and now we know why. (Wired)
  4. How packaged foods are making girls hyper. (Scientific American)
  5. “Extraordinary” study shows crocs have strongest bite ever measured, may rival T. rex. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 15

Written by | February 15th, 2012

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What’s even better than Valentine’s Day? Discounted Heart Shaped Candy Day!

  1. See the world’s tiniest chameleon! (Grist)
  2. A new study uncovered a potential link between air pollution and heart attacks. (Guardian)
  3. One more reason to hate laundry day: washing synthetic clothes leads to ocean pollution. (Mongabay)
  4. A decent chunk of Europe is now powered by renewable energy. (Treehugger)
  5. Which new cars are the least toxic? (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 3

Written by | January 3rd, 2012

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Happy New Year, greenies!

  1. World’s first hybrid shark found in Australia’s waters. (Discovery News)
  2. Hehe. Scientists are tickling animals to learn how laughter has evolved. (BBC)
  3. China’s city dwellers will be breathing unhealthy air for at least another 20 years. (Guardian)
  4. African elephant ivory trade sadly rises in 2011. (Green)
  5. Ecuador makes a deal and raises $116 million to not drill in the Amazon. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 22

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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The Grinch visits Canada this Christmas.

  1. Most years, 85% of Canada has a white Christmas. This isn’t one of those years. (The National Post)
  2. New rules will limit mercury and other toxic pollutants in our air, water and food. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. The world’s first solar powered menorah lights up Woodstock, NY. (Grist)
  4. The biblical Christmas story may need a rewriting: Frankincense tree headed for extinction. (CBS News)
  5. The European Union will begin charging airlines for their greenhouse gas emissions. (NY Times)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 29

Written by | November 29th, 2011

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Still recovering from all that Green Gift Monday excitement? Here’s some cool green news to get your day started.

  1. Stare in awe at 2011′s top 10 oddest life-form discoveries. (National Geographic)
  2. Life’s not always a circus: Ringling Brothers allegedly violate the Animal Welfare Act. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. London fights air pollution with… glue? (Grist)
  4. It’s 65 degrees in D.C. today and not surprisingly, 2011 is tied for the 10th hottest year. (Washington Post)
  5. Sea creature-inspired robot bends and squeezes under obstacles. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 8

Written by | July 8th, 2011

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Air pollution, haboobs and puffins… the hottest green topics, delivered straight to your (virtual) doorstep:

  1. A new study finds nearly 1 in 10 fish in the Pacific have consumed plastic. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Do smoggy skies make you feel depressed? It’s not just your imagination. (TreeHugger)
  3. Is the giant dust storm (aka “haboob”) that overtook Phoenix a glimpse of the future? (Climate Progress)
  4. The secret lives of puffins are revealed via underground cameras. (BBC)
  5. Giving local communities, not governments, control is what helps slow deforestation. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 28

Written by | June 28th, 2011

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5 green questions for your day:

  1. How many people could eat with the food waste from U.S. dumpsters? (Grist)
  2. Love reality cooking shows? Check out this one that aims to help the world. (Dot Earth)
  3. Metal fatigue can cause sudden collapse in airplanes–is there something similar in the Earth’s climate? (Earth Watch)
  4. Sure, lions and tigers are cool animals, but have you heard of these evolutionary wonders? (Wired)
  5. Can a billboard fight air pollution? Maybe if it’s made of plants. (GoodCleanTech)

China Offers Important Lessons on Greening the Economy

Written by | June 17th, 2011

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China’s environmental record is far from perfect. But Mark Tercek says the government has a new plan, and lessons that we in the United States should consider very carefully.

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