Tag: biofuel

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 14

Written by | January 14th, 2013

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. In case you missed it: Last week, the New York Times announced that it’s shuttering its environmental desk. (DotEarth)
  2. No matter where you were living, 2012 was a pretty hot year. (EcoGeek)
  3. This meat-lover takes a vegetarian challenge. Think you could handle it? (Grist)
  4. A scary fungus that’s killer for caterpillars could be a life-saver for humans. (Mongabay)
  5. The USDA just invested $25 million into biofuel research and development. (CleanTechnica)

An Energy Diet: Cut Back on Water, Pay More Attention to Fish

Written by | November 22nd, 2012

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Do you know how much water it takes to turn on your lights? Or how many fish are imperiled when you power up your computer? A new study takes stock of how our energy choices impact water and fish.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 7

Written by | March 7th, 2012

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Sometimes, I guess there just isn’t enough corn.

  1. Warmer temperatures are affecting the cheetah’s ability to reproduce. (Guardian)
  2. New analysis suggests that there just isn’t enough corn to meet steep Congressional quotas for ethanol. (Conservation Magazine)
  3. Researchers in India have discovered a new legless, worm-like amphibian, and it’s just as cute as you’d expect. (Mongabay)
  4. Campbell’s vows to stop lining soup cans with BPA. (GreenBiz)
  5. This portable treehouse works anywhere– even if there aren’t any trees nearby. (Treehugger)

Global Water Scarcity: Can We Solve It?

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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A new study offers the most comprehensive look at global water shortages to date. Find out what’s causing the water problem — and if we can solve it — from freshwater expert & optimist Brian Richter.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 19

Written by | January 19th, 2012

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Sit back and enjoy a bowl of prehistoric popcorn.

  1. Climate change gets a $18 million boost. Thank you, Prince Charles. (TreeHugger)
  2. 6,700 year-old popcorn found in Peru. Yum! (Daily Mail)
  3. Wind farm threatens to blow Donald Trump’s golf course dreams. (Guardian)
  4. White-nose syndrome affects six times more bats than previously thought. (TIME)
  5. Here’s an interesting recycling story: butter sculpture becomes biofuel. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 18

Written by | August 18th, 2010

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What’s cool and green and read all over? Well, duh.

  1. The things you do to save energy might not save all that much energy. (Green)
  2. Despite what you may have heard, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows in the Gulf just yet, says a new report. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. The next generation of biofuels may spawn from Scottish whisky. (Treehugger)
  4. The pretty, yellow and nearly extinct Kihansi spray toad is making a comeback. (Mongabay)
  5. The human face of climate change: climate refugees. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 31

Written by | March 31st, 2010

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Toads, dolphins and offshore drilling– oh my! You’ll find it all in today’s roundup of the morning’s coolest, greenest news:

  1. This just in: Obama OKs offshore drilling in large sections of the Alaskan, Atlantic and Gulf coasts. (Grist)
  2. A new study shows that the reproduction rate of dolphins in the Mississippi Sound spiked post-Hurricane Katrina. (Journal Watch Online)
  3. Europe could be totally powered by renewable energy by 2050. Jealous? (The Vine)
  4. The science of genomics is helping researchers figure out the biological effects of climate change and develop new biofuels. (Red, Green and Blue)
  5. Toads can predict earthquakes, says a new report. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 11

Written by | March 11th, 2010

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Get the latest green (and all-black penguin) news in today’s installment of Cool Green Morning:

  1. A new report says that the UK loses at least two animal and/or plant species per year. (Guardian Eco)
  2. An all-black penguin is discovered near Antarctica; researchers call it a “”one in a zillion kind of mutation.” (Yahoo Green)
  3. The US and EU are on board with a ban on bluefin tuna trade– Japan, not so much. (Treehugger)
  4. The latest in corn-based biofuel: ethanol out, isobutanol in. (Green Inc.)
  5. Support slips a tiny bit for green building and LEED certification, but overall remains pretty strong. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 25

Written by | February 25th, 2010

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Fiercer hurricanes? Waste-fueled planes? No more Hummers? Today’s cool green links suggest there may be some interesting changes on the horizon:

  1. A new study suggests that fewer, but stronger, hurricanes may be in our future, thanks to climate change. (The Vine)
  2. It looks like the world will bid farewell to the gas-guzzling Hummer. (Treehugger)
  3. Is this new Bloom fuel cell thing the answer to all our clean energy problems? And why is it so expensive? (Wired)
  4. Milk packaging gets a green makeover. (GreenBiz)
  5. In a few years, we might be flying in partially waste-fueled planes. (EcoGeek)

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)
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