Tag: carbon footprint

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 30

Written by | July 30th, 2010

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Starting your weekend early? Don’t forget to pack your cool green news!

  1. Another oil spill,this time in the Michigan’s Kalamazoo River — but what’s worse for the water, the oil or Asian carp? (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. And just how common are “smaller” spills like the one in Michigan? (The Vine)
  3. Go beyond a carbon footprint and start tackling your “nitrogen footprint”! (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Cargill and Unilever announce efforts to provide sustainably-certified palm oil. (Mongabay)
  5. A new satellite map of tree height is helping scientists better estimate carbon storage in Earth’s forests. (GoodCleanTech)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 23

Written by | December 23rd, 2009

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These five links are guaranteed to get you in the green holiday spirit: The Pope’s Christmas wish:  For you to stop buying so much (Planet Green). The Conservancy’s very own Steve Long explores the eco-friendliness of Christmas trees (Marketwatch/WSJ). The world’s 20 largest postal services are teaming up to lower their carbon footprints, hopefully lessening […]

Ecotourism: Green Problem or Green Solution?

Written by | November 4th, 2009

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Ecotourism is often presented as the savior for wildlife and wild places — providing local communities with financial incentives to preserve nature while also reducing poaching and development pressure. But, lately, others question whether rich Westerners jetting around the world really help much at all: They disturb animals, create demands for new development and only […]

It’s Blog Action Day…to Stop Climate Change!

Written by | October 15th, 2009

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Hey, Mr. and Ms. Cool, Green and Scientific — it’s Blog Action Day! Thousands of bloggers are blogging against climate change today…including Cool Green Science! (Find out more in the video above.) What can you do RIGHT NOW to help slow climate change? Try these Nature Conservancy action items for starters: Use our Planet Change […]

How ‘Green’ Is Your Lawn?

Written by | June 10th, 2009

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It’s true: A green lawn is not often a green lawn. Many of you already  know this, but neighborhood peer pressure keeps you reaching for weed spray, fertilizer and a lawnmower. When you step through your front door, do you feel like you’ve landed on the set of American Beauty? Do you worry that your attempts […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 28

Written by | May 28th, 2009

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Would you change your commute if you had a personal “CO2 pedometer” that tracked your daily carbon footprint? Do you think white-washing rooftops will help fight global warming? Tell us what you think… after you finish reading your daily dose of cool green news, of course. Who’s looking out for the California gnatcatcher? No one, says the U.S. GAO. A […]

Cuy: It’s What’s For Dinner

Written by | March 31st, 2009

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Visit an Andean village, and you have a decent chance of seeing a few cuy — also known as guinea pigs — running around homes. These aren’t pets. If you stick around that village, you may very well be served one for dinner. Cuy is a dish served in many parts of the Andes on […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 26

Written by | March 26th, 2009

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Please forgive my penchant for cute baby animal stories… I think you’ll agree this one’s worth it. After you read the story, check out this educational video from National Geographic. And, of course, don’t forget the rest of today’s important green news! Cute Baby Animal Alert! A baby whale shark was discovered in the Philippines, providing scientists with […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 3

Written by | March 3rd, 2009

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We love dirt, our dogs love dirt…and now there’s another reason to love dirt — it’s really good at soaking up atmospheric carbon. Except when you disturb it and get it angry…Check out this story and the five other green links you absolutely must click on today:  Down and Dirty: Soil — the hidden carbon […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, Feb. 5

Written by | February 5th, 2009

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Yes indeed, if there was ever a time to make lemonade out of lemons, it’s now. Because we might not have any lemons left if we don’t take action soon… No More California Lemons? U.S. energy secretary Steven Chu issued a dire warning yesterday, saying California’s farms and vineyards could be gone by the end of […]

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