Tag: Andy Revkin

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 5

Written by | November 5th, 2012

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Wait, what time is it?

  1. A tweet from our lead scientist showed a disturbing “suds tsunami” surging from a polluted river in Nairobi. (DotEarth)
  2. It’s the smartest lightbulb in the world! (CleanTechnica)
  3. How will we protect New York from the (gulp) next Sandy? (Guardian)
  4. Good news from Ask Umbra: your personal email hoarding habits don’t have a huge environmental impact, though it’s a different story for big-time data-centers. (Grist)
  5. No power? Out of gas? Have somewhere to go? What you need is a bike. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 29

Written by | October 29th, 2012

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It’s a literally cool (and gray, and wet, and windy) morning from where we’re sitting. If you’re in Sandy’s path, too, please stay safe!

  1. Hurricane Sandy: by the numbers. (Star-Ledger)
  2. Hurricane Sandy poses an environmental threat to the Chesapeake Bay (and myriad threats elsewhere as well). (Washington Post)
  3. The New York Times’ Andy Revkin explores the possible connections between the “frankenstorm” and climate change. (DotEarth)
  4. Also, climate activists gathered in Times Square yesterday to bring attention to pretty much that same thing. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. If you’re shopping at all today, it should probably be online (for safety!), but whether online shopping is the greener choice is TBD. (Ask Umbra)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 30

Written by | November 30th, 2011

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Caffeine? Check. Green news? Check. You may now proceed with your day.

  1. After 20 years, consumers are finally getting greener. (Maybe Green Gift Monday had something to do with that…?) (GreenBiz)
  2. COP17 just began, but is it doomed already? (Scientific American)
  3. Headline win of the day: “E. Coli: What doesn’t kill us, makes us biofuel.” (CleanTechnica)
  4. Climate change and crazy weather are driving up food prices. (Green House)
  5. Journalist Andy Revkin responds to critics questioning his role in the latest “Climategate” emails. (DotEarth)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 14

Written by | December 14th, 2010

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Being green isn’t always easy, but at least you have 5 cool news links to help you get there:

  1. Indoor skiing: Is it really that bad for the environment? (Treehugger)
  2. China, Europe and the U.S. black market on an ozone-depleting refrigerant gas…it’s a complicated, but frightening, tale. (YaleE360)
  3. We try to steer clear of loaded political questions, but Andy Revkin asks it: does science need more Republicans? (Dot Earth)
  4. The dark side of nature and wildlife TV shows comes to light. (Mongabay)
  5. This animal is considered the “quintessential example of megafaunal fortitude in the face of really bad weather.” Impressive, heh? (The New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2010

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And you thought your Friday couldn’t get any cooler or greener:

  1. Happy birthday to the EPA–40 years old! What will the next 40 bring? (Green Biz)
  2. Cancun needs a conflict resolution expert, thinks Andy Revkin. (DotEarth)
  3. Cyclists always knew it was true, but now a new study proves it: in the city, bikes are faster than cars. (Treehugger)
  4. Europe decides to keep on trawling. (Green)
  5. Wait, this doesn’t sound right: oil exploration threatens the Seaflower Marine Protected Area in Japan? (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 15

Written by | September 15th, 2010

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From wild tigers to house crickets… our 5 cool green links will get you buzzing:

  1. Andy Revkin has an idea for how Apple can help save wild tigers. (Dot Earth)
  2. Insurance companies have a financial stake in climate change — and you and I are already paying for it. (ClimateBiz)
  3. Can high-rise urban farms feed the nation? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. One of the world’s poorest countries — the island of Kiribati (pronounced “Kir-ee-bas”) — has closed a huge stretch of ocean to fishing in an effort to protect marine resources. (Mongabay)
  5. First the bees, then the bats, now… house crickets? (The Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 29

Written by | June 29th, 2010

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In today’s top 5 green news links: the combined efforts of dogs, honey bees and fig trees could save us.

  1. One outcome of the oil spill: the future will be full of Avatar Environmentalists. (Green Biz)
  2. This beats a celebrity sighting at LAX: German airports are using honey bees to monitor air quaility. (The New York Times)
  3. Need proof that canines are a superior species? Researchers have found that dogs are better at finding invasive plants than people. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Plant a fig tree in Borneo and save an endangered species — could it be that easy? (Mongabay)
  5. And… Andy Revkin rounds up more carbon songs. (Dot Earth)

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: Monday, December 28

Written by | December 28th, 2009

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Yes, we’re in that post-holiday daze that comes from too much egg nog, but we’re still here to give you a quick scoop on the top 5 green news stories of the day: Environmental journalism is losing one of its best reporters — Andy Revkin has left the New York Times to work at Pace University. But his […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 22

Written by | September 22nd, 2009

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International Climate Week kicked off yesterday, and in honor of the special event, today’s issue of Cool Green Morning is all about… you guessed it: climate change, emissions, energy and global policy leaders. Catch up on all the latest, right here, right now. The Washington Post warns that domestic politics could thwart the goal of a global treaty by […]

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