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Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 23

Written by | July 23rd, 2012


It’s time to start your week, and to help, here’s your cool green news.

  1. We know — it’s HOT. So here are 10 design tips for beating the heat and using less AC. (Treehugger)
  2. Dolphin deaths in the Gulf: Horizon Deepwater spill may be to blame. (Mongabay)
  3. Corporations are sending employees on sabbaticals to do green, sustainable research. (GreenBiz)
  4. New air pollution restrictions going into effect next month raise the ire of cruise ship industry. (Washington Post)
  5. New Poll: Gen Xers unconcerned about climate change. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 25

Written by | April 25th, 2012


From mad cows to fast cars, we’ve got your green news this morning.

  1. The USDA has found a case of mad cow disease in California. (AP)
  2. The Federal Government made the first arrest in the BP Oil Spill. (Washington Post)
  3. Researchers propose that we start sending Cinderella species to the conservation ball. (Green)
  4. They say you don’t even have to like cars to like the Ferrari – and now you can like the new Ferrari Hybrid, too. (Clean Technica)
  5. A new species has been found on the island of Papua New Guinea: meet the Bumblebee Gecko. (National Geographic)

Tell Congress: Oil Spill Fines Must Go to the Gulf

Written by | April 20th, 2011


The penalties that BP must pay are currently slated to go to the general Treasury. Our CEO explains why that’s a travesty and who’s working to change the law.

Sleeping With the Enemy?

Written by | February 25th, 2011


Critics claim our work with extractive industries is “greenwashing.” One of our lead scientists explains why this new paradigm is just good conservation.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 15

Written by | June 15th, 2010


Bringing you the top 5 coolest and greenest links around, free of charge:

  1. Waxman takes on BP, asking if the company’s “shortcuts” caused the spill. (The Vine)
  2. In need of a little luck? Try wishing on a star or tapping your heels together 3 times… anything but the South African custom of smoking (endangered) vulture brains. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. The oil spill may spur action on an energy bill, but not a climate bill. (The New York Times)
  4. Here’s a real feel-good story: solar-powered refrigerators are helping bring vaccines to people in developing countries. (EcoGeek)
  5. How is the Gulf oil spill like 9/11? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 21

Written by | May 21st, 2010


Happy Bike-to-Work Day! Reward yourself for a ride well done with these five green links:

  1. The EPA orders BP to use a less-toxic oil dispersant in the Gulf. (Wired)
  2. If you have to drive (and a lot of us do), here’s what you can do to lessen your CARbon impact. (Sorry, that was terrible.) (Ask Umbra)
  3. A new report says that if the climate bill passes, it’ll create a decent number of jobs– about 200,000 a year from 2011-2020. (Green)
  4. Climate change is messing with weeds in Australia, which could be both/either good and/or bad for farmers, gardeners and ecosystems. (Treehugger)
  5. The world’s oceans have gotten significantly warmer since 1993, according to a new study. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2010


Get your fix, green news junkies:

  1. New NASA images (from space!) show that oil from the Gulf spill is forming a “trail” 20 kilometers wide and hundreds of kilometers long. (Mongabay)
  2. Birds don’t like organic seeds. (Green)
  3. Representative Edward Markey demanded that BP broadcast live video from the source of the spill– and they’re actually going to do it. (Huffington Post)
  4. Increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere don’t just mess with the climate– new research says they could also affect the nutritional value of the world’s crops. (EcoGeek)
  5. Tar balls are showing up in Florida…but they’re not from the Gulf oil spill. (The Daily Green)

The Risks of Moving to the Frontier for Hydrocarbons

Written by | May 10th, 2010


The Gulf oil spill is a consequence of the world’s push to extract hydrocarbons from increasingly more difficult and expensive places — and a sign we should be diversifying our energy supplies.

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