Tag: Cancun

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 15

Written by | December 15th, 2010

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Brrrrr…it’s a straight-up COLD green morning in these parts.

  1. According to this account, COP16=win! Get the skinny on the Cancun Agreements. (Grist)
  2. Chevy Volts are finally hitting the road. (Scientific American)
  3. So, most states’ transportation policies do zero to curb carbon emissions– and some even make them worse, says a new report. (Green House)
  4. If you’re looking for a green job, you might want to consider relocating to Indiana. (CleanTechnica)
  5. A new study says that the American southwest’s existing water systems just aren’t sustainable. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 13

Written by | December 13th, 2010

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Catch up on all the great green news you missed over the weekend!

  1. COP16 is over! Here’s what was pretty great about it. (Grist)
  2. 2010 was hot. Like “the hottest year ever on record” hot. (Green)
  3. Starbucks is saving millions simply by switching to LED lighting. (EcoGeek)
  4. The best holiday movies are about more than just heartwarming moments and spreading cheer; watch closely and you’ll pick up on some subtle green messaging. (Treehugger)
  5. Our friends over at WWF have created a file format that is literally impossible to print. (Greener Computing)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2010

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Some simple solultions that make a cool green difference:

  1. The perils of wildlife tourism. [Warning, this video could make you seasick.] (Dot Earth)
  2. A technology that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving health for women and girls? What are we waiting for? (Greenversations)
  3. Well, if global climate change talks disintegrate, at least a lot of good is happening along the way. (Earth Watch)
  4. Why not get more synthetic fuel from oil sands? Hmmm… (Green)
  5. If wearing a neon-orange vest will help save wildlife (in New Zealand!), I volunteer. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Reporting the Real Story on REDD+

Written by | December 6th, 2010

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The climate change talks in Cancun this week will spend significant time on issues caused by deforestation. But to make a real impact, our writer says an entirely different audience must be reached.

Top Ten Reasons Why Forests Matter

Written by | December 4th, 2010

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Heading into Sunday’s “Forest Day” at COP 16, two of our leading forest experts provide “top 10 reasons why forests matter” (in no particular order).

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 1

Written by | December 1st, 2010

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Green news time!

  1. REDD: a new study says it’s about more than just reducing emissions– it could save some species from extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. So what can we actually expect to see come out of the COP 16 climate talks? (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Big trucks are shockingly fuel-inefficient– but existing and new technology could bring them up to nine miles per gallon, as opposed to the current six. (GreenBiz)
  4. How’s this for alternative energy? Researchers want to study the feasibility of turning astronaut poop into spaceship electricity. (Grist)
  5. A Chinese ban on plastic bags kept 100 billion of those bad boys out of the trash. (Treehugger)

5 Things the World Needs From Cancun

Written by | November 29th, 2010

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Last year’s climate change talks in Copenhagen left many disillusioned. How can they succeed this time? Our policy expert says to forget a comprehensive agreement and get these simpler things done.

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