Tag: carbon dioxide

Becoming a Witness to Climate Change

Written by | November 25th, 2013

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Intellectualizing climate change is one thing. But to see a changing climate first hand? That’s an experience that will stick with our lead scientist forever.

Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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When it comes to boosting the economy and fighting climate change, President Obama declares it’s not an “either/or.” It’s a “both/and” approach. Learn more about his roadmap for America’s leadership on climate change.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 2

Written by | July 2nd, 2012

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It’s not a very cool green morning, that’s for sure.

  1. Team Nature takes on Kenya’s Safaricom Marathon. (The Huffington Post)
  2. A new study says rising levels of carbon dioxide could turn African savannas into forests. (YaleE360)
  3. From greening your barbeque to greening your dandruff shampoo, Ask Umbra’s got you covered. (Grist)
  4. College campuses around the US are leading the charge for climate neutrality. (GreenBiz)
  5. Can reality TV save the monk seal? (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2012

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Today’s green news is especially amazing/funny/weird. Enjoy!

  1. Have an island snake infestation? Parachuting mice are here to save the day! (Treehugger)
  2. Gills Onions is using — you guessed it — onion juice (and a huge battery) to help power its plant in California. (Green)
  3. Climate skeptics take note: a new study says rising CO2 levels were in play at the end of the Ice Age. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Need a refresher on the causes of the crazy weather lately? Enroll in El Nino and La Nina 101. (Scientific American)
  5. Is that battery in your iPhone letting you down? These new solar cells could soon do the trick. (Business Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 25

Written by | October 25th, 2011

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Is it hot in here or is it just climate change?

  1. A new method of crunching data connects the 2010 Russian heat wave to climate change. (Wired Science)
  2. Grouper? Cod? It’s anyone’s guess. A new report reveals rampant mislabeling of fish. (Boston Globe)
  3. China announces they will not allow its carbon dioxide emissions per person to reach levels seen in the United States. (BBC)
  4. Despite significant conservation efforts, a Vietnamese rhino goes extinct. (Mongabay)
  5. Each year, a whopping 3.8 million trees go into the manufacture of 57 billion disposable pairs of chopsticks. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 12

Written by | July 12th, 2011

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5 cool green questions to kick-start your day:

  1. Is the U.S. South in for the next great Dust Bowl? (The New York Times)
  2. Can social media turn us all into environmentalists? (YaleE360)
  3. How are cities like forests when it comes to CO2? (Yahoo! Green)
  4. Why is planting a vegetable garden in your front yard against the law? (Grist)
  5. What’s to blame for the West’s record wildfires? (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 19

Written by | May 19th, 2011

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Deforestation, species extinction, primate wars… being green is serious business:

  1. It’s chimpanzee vs. red colobus monkey in Uganda, and it may be a battle to the death. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Speaking of: scientists disagree over a new study that says species extinction rates from habitat loss are always overestimated. (Dot Earth)
  3. Could the extra CO2 we’re spewing into the atmosphere be converted to fuel? (YaleE360)
  4. Meet a 10-year-old eco-activist who’s battling a fast food chain to save U.S. forests. (Mongabay)
  5. The Yangtze is low, the Mississippi high… what can these rivers tell us about the future of green development? (Green Biz)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 11

Written by | May 11th, 2011

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Open wide– it’s time for your five daily servings of green:

  1. Fuel-efficient vehicles could save $7.2 billion annually in California health costs. (Los Angeles Times)
  2. A new study says that natural gas “fracking” is polluting groundwater. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. A ghostly “winged” octopus is caught on camera. (Wired)
  4. Men are out-biking women and kids. (Treehugger)
  5. Capturing carbon dioxide out of the air is still just too expensive. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 17

Written by | August 17th, 2010

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The week keeps getting cooler and greener:

  1. On the decline: water levels in the Lake Mead reservoir, a source of water for some 30 million people in the West. (Green)
  2. Also on the decline: global CO2 levels fell in 2009, due to the econmic crisis and rise in renewables. (Reuters)
  3. Having a house on the beach is a luxury, right? For shorebirds, it could be a matter of survival. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. How effective are LEED standards in protecting human health? (YaleE360)
  5. Around the world in 80 days in… solar-powered electric vehicles. (Green Tech)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 31

Written by | December 31st, 2009

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Only one day left in 2009 to catch the hottest green news links. See you in 2010!

  1. Treehugger offers up nine hopeful predictions for 2010. (Treehugger)
  2. Volunteers from 35 countries are on the lookout for the slender-billed curlew, last seen in 2001. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Those pretty little (or not-so-little) home aquariums of tropical fish could be fueling the collapse of a Florida fishery. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. London has launched a new plan to ensure there will be charging stations within one mile of all residents by 2015. (EcoGeek)
  5. Scientists say that increased carbon dioxide emissions are causing the oceans to be louder. (New York Times)
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