Tag: CFL

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 5

Written by | January 5th, 2011

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Cool Green Morning: The “But What Does It All Mean??” edition.

  1. Dead birds are now falling out of the sky in Sweden, and dead fish are washing up on Maryland, Brazil and New Zealand shores. (Huffington Post)
  2. The Atlantic Ocean is warming. Just ask its corals. (Mongabay)
  3. This crazy hornet creates its own solar power…with its skin. (National Geographic)
  4. It’s not just honeybees on the decline. A new report says a number of bee species are in peril. (Grist)
  5. The EPA released updated guidelines for cleaning up broken CFLs. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 2

Written by | September 2nd, 2009

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A zoo brings condors back from the brink, greenhouse gases are wreaking havoc on Alaska’s seas, and solar power…FROM SPACE? There’s a little something for everyone in today’s Cool Green Morning: Europe bids adieu to incandescent light bulbs, says The Vine. Wish we’d adopt a similar ban stateside? You’re in luck: In 2012, incandescent bulbs […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 30

Written by | March 30th, 2009

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It’s Up-In-The-Air Day at Cool Green Morning — with unsolved questions such as: Is airborne dust the cause of global warming? Are energy-efficient light bulbs backfiring? And doesn’t anyone in the U.S. Defense Department remember the Hindenburg? All the rising green news follows: More Than Just Hot Air: The Pentagon will spend $400 million to […]

Children and Their Carbon Legacy: A Way to be an Eco-Hero?

Written by | March 11th, 2009

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There are carbon calculators galore on the web — including The Nature Conservancy’s very own. These calculators allow you to figure out how your activities and lifestyle contribute to the carbon emissions that are responsible for the climate disruption the world now faces. Rarely, however, does one see any discussion of what population growth means […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 6

Written by | March 6th, 2009

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Climatologists have long feared that climate change would eventually unfreeze the frozen methane at the bottom of the Arctic Sea — and that that methane (a greenhouse gas with a warming potential 25 times that of carbon dioxide) would accelerate climate change exponentially. Well, that methane melting is here — the writer Bill McKibben told […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, Jan. 28

Written by | January 28th, 2009

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Can 80,000 goats be wrong? Could the UN climate conference be too crowded? Could energy-efficient light bulbs not make you look like Herman Munster? The answers to these and other riveting questions lie below in today’s roundup of online green: Got Their Goat: Conservationists have eradicated all 80,000 invasive goats from Santiago Island in the […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, Jan. 26

Written by | January 26th, 2009

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The first full week of the Obama administration begins with some potential changes to auto-emissions standards. Read on for all the interesting green stuff online this morning: Car Talk: President Obama takes a big step toward tougher auto fuel-economy standards — by reconsidering a waiver requested by 14 states that would allow them to set […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, Jan. 16

Written by | January 16th, 2009

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Brrrr, it’s cold here in Virginia! But here’s what’s hot and green online this morning: The Adaams Family Look: Why are CFL light bulbs still unpopular? Green Inc.’s readers say they don’t last as long as advertised and make “your entire family look like cadavers.” From the You Must Be Doing Something Right Department: The […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 9

Written by | January 9th, 2009

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Hey — we’re about to launch this blog for real on Monday! But until then, here’s what’s cool and hot and green online for Friday: Don’t Poo-Poo This: A Boston printer is buying paper made in Sri Lanka from elephant dung. A Renewable Debate: Everybody’s abuzz about this Freakonomics debate on whether the price of […]

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