Tag: bike commuting

Winter Biking Tips: What You Need to Know

Written by | October 15th, 2013

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The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping and that can only mean one thing: more people getting off their bikes and into their cars. Here are 5 tips to keep you biking and warm, all winter-long.

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: Tuesday, September 25

Written by | September 25th, 2012

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What do Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter have in common?

  1. It sounds like a movie, but it’s not: zombie bees have invaded Washington state. (Seattle Times)
  2. The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an app for $9.99. (TIME)
  3. New survey reveals our greenest Presidents. (Green)
  4. How many commuters bike to work in your state? (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Alien earthworms are taking over almost every continent. (BBC Nature)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 17

Written by | September 17th, 2012

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Surprise!

  1. A new baby panda! A new baby panda! (Washington Post)
  2. What can running teach us about sustainability? More than you’d probably think. (Grist)
  3. Some species at risk of extinction: zebras, giraffes, peacocks(?) and horses(??). (Treehugger)
  4. American voters! Please care more about freshwater issues. (Scientific American)
  5. In the market for a new-to-you bike? Here are some shopping tips. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 7

Written by | February 7th, 2012

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This just in: sand castles might make beach-goers sick.

  1. The EPA warns beach sand may contain illness-inducing bacteria. (TreeHugger)
  2. Two teenagers are helping Girl Scouts end deforestation. (Grist)
  3. Will global warming ruin football in the southern US? (Climate Progress)
  4. Electric bicycles take on San Francisco’s famous hills. (Green)
  5. Teaching students about climate change proves to be tricky for teachers. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 9

Written by | August 9th, 2011

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Cool Green Morning time:

  1. Al Gore doesn’t have very nice things to say about climate skeptics. (Treehugger)
  2. This historic one-year Texas drought will actually have ecological impacts for years to come. (YaleE360)
  3. What happened to the Long Island lobster? (New York Times)
  4. Get an update on Sanjayan’s Thelon expedition. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Here’s how some DC-area bike commuters rode out the hottest July on record. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 6

Written by | July 6th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Stop making excuses and ride your bike to work already. (Treehugger)
  2. California fights invasive light-brown apple moths with native stinger-less wasps. (Los Angeles Times)
  3. London’s poor air quality may leave a dark cloud over next summer’s Olympic Games. (Huffington Post)
  4. This invasive plant is cropping up all over New York– and beware, it can cause blisters, scarring and even blindness. (Associated Press, via Christian Science Monitor)
  5. The Bahamas bans shark fishing. (Green)

 

Get in Gear for Spring Bike Season, Part 2: Bike to Work Week

Written by | May 13th, 2010

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It’s Bike to Work Week! Find out how you can start commuting to work by bike and why more bikers on the roads will actually mean enhanced bike safety.

Get in Gear for Spring Biking Season, Part 1: New Routes

Written by | April 7th, 2010

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Google Maps now gives you directions “by bike” — and green blogger Margaret Southern says they’re shockingly good.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 10

Written by | March 10th, 2010

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Read on for your regular dose of the day’s coolest, greenest news:

  1. Watching “The Oprah Winfrey Show” might make you greener. There is actually science behind this. (Planet Green)
  2. A bike commuter does the math and finds that a year of regular rides keeps 3,260 pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere. (Treehugger)
  3. How green is the dentist working on your pearly whites? (GreenBiz)
  4. Big news in plastic recycling: scientists have developed an organic catalyst that can “build up and break down plastics over and over again“– and on the cheap, too. (The Vine)
  5. Your diet soda habit might not be so good for the planet. In related news, I now feel like a horrible person. (Huffington Post Green)
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