Tag: air quality

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 29

Written by | October 29th, 2013

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Reading about climate change’s positive effects in today’s green news just feels… backwards.

  1. Ban coal burning, improve air quality. That’s the plan in Shanghai. (ThinkProgress)
  2. Australia’s newly discovered “lost world” boasts several never-before-seen animals. (CNN)
  3. Just how sustainable is the Paleo diet anyway? You may be surprised. (TreeHugger)
  4. When it comes to grizzly bears, global warming may be working in their favor. (Nature World News)
  5. New survey reveals more than one bottle’s worth of water is wasted for every three produced. (The Daily Green)

Global Cities Need Natural Defenses

Written by | May 30th, 2013

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In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, we are reminded that nature can and should play an important role alongside engineered solutions in building (and rebuilding) the cities of tomorrow.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 22

Written by | January 22nd, 2013

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It’s back to the grind after a weekend of Inaugural Ball hopping (done via Instagram, of course). Here’s your green news!

  1. Obama utters those two bold words — climate change — in his inaugural speech. (TIME)
  2. There’s no other way to say it: air quality sucks across the Middle East and Asia. (TreeHugger)
  3. It may be controversial but it’s working. 21 Burmese pythons caught in Florida’s “Python Challenge.” (LA Times)
  4. Costa Rica joins Botswana and Zambia in banning wildlife hunting. (Mongabay)
  5. Penguin cam! Need we say more? (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. The idea of “natural capital” is catching on in these ten African nations. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s so partisan about sea-level rise? (Grist)
  3. Google’s bringing Street View to hiking trails. (Treehugger)
  4. In the United Kingdom, “eco-funerals” are on the rise. (Guardian)
  5. The EPA is partnering with the US Department of Health and Human Services to stress the connection between air quality and health. (Scientific American)

 

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 25

Written by | July 25th, 2011

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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, June 9

Written by | June 9th, 2011

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Every cool green day gets you closer to a cool green weekend:

  1. 6 times more plastic than plankton in our oceans? That’s a good reason to ban plastic bottles. (Treehugger)
  2. A new survey says the world’s tropical forests are better managed now than 5 years ago. (BBC)
  3. Why do bacteria like E. coli flourish on certain types of farms? (Scientific American)
  4. Climate change will have huge impacts on air quality, says new study. (Grist)
  5. Ever wonder what it’s like to be a field conservationist in Africa? These bloggers can tell you. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 28

Written by | April 28th, 2011

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A second life for EV batteries? Sounds like green news to me!

  1. Once your electric car battery dies, it could still go on to provide power to your home. (Green)
  2. Climate change policy is gaining ground in 16 major world economies, says new study. (GreenBiz)
  3. If you regularly get your books from the library, maybe a Kindle isn’t a green choice. (Treehugger)
  4. Pres. Obama wants to clarify & expand the Clean Water Act. (LA Times)
  5. The 2011 State of the Air report is out–how bad is the air you breathe? (HuffPostGreen)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 24

Written by | June 24th, 2009

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Biodiesel, coal mining, Waxman-Markey, air pollution, whale-watching… there’s sure to be a topic that interests you in this morning’s round-up of Cool Green News. So have no fear, just dive on in!  The country’s largest biodiesel plant — established just a year ago — is going under already. Lack of demand, trade barriers and government stalling on […]

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