Tag: cap-and-trade

A Clarion Call: Fight Climate Change by Protecting Forests

Written by | October 7th, 2009


Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. Over the last few months, I have been participating in a bipartisan commission — The Commission on Climate and Tropical Forests — that is focused on the connections between climate policy here in the United States and protecting tropical forests. The commission comprises some of […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 17

Written by | September 17th, 2009


Mountain gorillas, salmon, killer whales, even cute bunnies… we’re animal-friendly here at Cool Green Morning. From wild creatures to the latest news on the Senate cap-and-trade vote, we’ve got something that will float your boat in today’s round-up of Cool Green News links. Can better health care for local people help save endangered mountain gorillas? It all comes […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 27

Written by | August 27th, 2009


Could lions be extinct in Kenya within 20 years? Will Waxman-Markey help America kick its foreign oil habit? Are we at the Conservancy shamelessly self-promoting our new study on energy sprawl? Find out in this edition of the most essential green links you need today… check them out. Will the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill help reduce America’s dependence on […]

New Energy Production and Nature: What Will the Impacts Be?

Written by | August 26th, 2009


Renewable energy is poised to be the wave of the future, but what impact will it have on landscapes and wildlife? In the United States, at least 67 million acres will be developed for new energy projects by 2030. While these projects — including wind, solar and biofuels — will help reduce carbon emissions and […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 13

Written by | August 13th, 2009


Seen the marvelous spatuletail hummingbird? You must check him out — see video above — and read on to find out why this unusual little guy is endangered in Peru. It’s all the Cool Green News you need this morning. A new report from the American Bird Conservancy and a South American conservation group highlights the plight of the endangered marvelous […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 21

Written by | July 21st, 2009


What do green jobs, trash systems and shark attacks have to do with each other? They’re all part of today’s Cool Green Morning news round-up. Intrigued? Just read on… Green jobs skeptic Marc Gunther thinks a program modeled after Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps — which helped build state and national parks in the 1930s — could be the […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 14

Written by | July 14th, 2009


It’s Bastille Day and we don’t have a single post relating to France. But we’ve got revolutions — the green kind. From hybrid “tuk tuks” to storing excess energy, here’s all the enviro news you need this morning. Here in the USA, we have Whole Foods grocery stores that give priority parking to hybrid vehicles, […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 21

Written by | May 21st, 2009


Grab your coffee, spin the wheel and see where you land. No, this isn’t a game. The above illustration from MIT represents the planet’s warming potential given two scenarios: world leaders enact major policy changes, and world leaders don’t. Read on for this and more Cool Green news. MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 14

Written by | May 14th, 2009


Did you peddle your way to the office this morning? Or do you telecommute? Maybe you’re a recent grad and don’t work yet? Whatever your M.O., we’ve got a story for you in our round-up of top enviro news stories. It’s Bike-to-Work week, so it’s perfect timing for the inauguration of North America’s largest bike share program — […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 6

Written by | May 6th, 2009


After a raucous night of dangerous partying to celebrate nature.org’s two Webby Awards, we just got right up and did these five best green links of the morning for you. Because THAT’s how you win a Webby…(oh, and don’t forget to send us your ideas for our five-word acceptance speech at the Webby Award ceremony). […]

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