Tag: Bill Gates

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 15

Written by | August 15th, 2012

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Well, it’s not a cool summer, but it definitely is a Cool Green Morning.

  1. First the drought and now pesticide-resistant insects wreak havoc on Midwest corn. (Grist)
  2. The once-spacious and now-fragmented Atlantic Forest in Brazil holds little hope for species’ survival. (Green)
  3. Are great white sharks off the western U.S. coast endangered? Environmental groups think so. (Washington Post)
  4. Union Pacific is testing clean diesel trains in California. (Treehugger)
  5. Bill Gates’ Foundation backs solar-powered…toilet? (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 13

Written by | May 13th, 2011

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Legend has it that for each green news story you read, your chances of encountering bad luck decrease by 17%.

  1. Some people in Greenland are actually pretty psyched about the effects of climate change. (Washington Post)
  2. Don’t go, little guy! The North American bog turtle is on the decline. (Mongabay)
  3. Even though only 25% of Americans have heard of “Climate-Gate,” the event still had a significant effect on public opinion. (Treehugger)
  4. Though cell phone radiation may harm bees, there’s no proof that it kills them. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Here’s how Bill Gates would solve the climate crisis. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 2

Written by | September 2nd, 2010

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Get your fresh air right here–only 25 cents a bottle and comes in a variety of flavors.

  1. Hong Kong’s hottest new commodity? Bottles of fresh air. (Green)
  2. Bill Gates answers Andy Revkin’s questions on energy R&D and more. (Dot Earth)
  3. Instead of asking how much cap-and-trade costs, why not ask how much it saves? (Green Biz)
  4. The future does not look bright for freshwater eels. Nor the present. (YaleE360)
  5. Saving rhinos with cyanide? The owner of a nature preserve in South Africa goes to desperate measures to stop poaching. (Extinction Countdown)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 16

Written by | February 16th, 2010

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Happy Fat Tuesday! Go totally wild with these five green links:

  1. According to the mighty Bill Gates, what the world needs now is an “energy miracle.” (The Vine)
  2. Declining fog threatens California’s famous redwood forests. (Wired)
  3. Why snowstorms and climate change go hand in hand. (The Daily Green)
  4. Australia kicks off a multi-year, multi-million dollar hunt for new species. (Mongabay)
  5. The Pentagon could be just months away from producing fuel from algae. (Treehugger)

Why Bill Gates ‘Gets It’ About Climate Change

Written by | April 15th, 2009

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I have heard some conservationists lament that Bill Gates and his philanthropic foundation don’t “get it” when it comes to the environment — because they focus on vaccines and agricultural development, but not on environmental protection that also contributes to human well-being. I think Mr. Gates has already “gotten it.” In his 2009 Annual Letter […]

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