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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 12

Written by | January 12th, 2011

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It doesn’t get much cooler or greener than today’s five links…until tomorrow’s edition, anyway.

  1. A little bit of good news out of Haiti: Researchers have rediscovered six previously “lost” frog species there. (Mongabay)
  2. President Obama’s oil spill commission urges tougher rules for offshore drilling. (New York Times)
  3. According to the FTC, products certified as “Tested Green” weren’t necessarily green. (The Daily Green)
  4. Lucky China is about to get the world’s largest solar roof. (CleanTechnica)
  5. The hybrid electric Chevy Volt was just named “North American Car of the Year.” (EcoGeek)

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)

Best and Worst Environmental Moments of 2010

Written by | December 13th, 2010

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You know about the oil spill, but what other stories made our lead scientist’s list of environmental issues that dominated the year?

The Chevy Volt: 230 Miles Per Gallon! What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Written by | August 17th, 2009

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Hold on a second…there’s a problem with the impressive claim made by Chevrolet last week of 230 miles per gallon for its electric Volt model (which is still under development). Actually, two problems. The first is how to measure the miles per gallon of an electric car. As has been noted in a number of […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 13

Written by | July 13th, 2009

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Sea-level rise due to climate change — will it be much worse than once thought? Cool Green Morning has your answer, along with the rest of the day’s most interesting green links. Hurry up and read it while you’re still above water… Has the science on sea-level rise due to climate change been too optimistic? […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 1

Written by | June 1st, 2009

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Good new month to you! Start it off right by getting the top green online news below — hand-gathered by us every morning: Now that General Motors is declaring bankruptcy, what happens to the electric Chevy Volt model? Environmental Capital reports that — at a $40,000 price tag — the Volt doesn’t fit what GM […]

Where Can I Plug This Thing In?

Written by | December 19th, 2008

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Let’s start off by saying the electric car is coming – and it’s coming more quickly than you think.

In fact, if you have the means to drop over $100K on a roadster, or want to tool around the neighborhood at non-highway speeds, the electric car is here now, go on and get one.

For the rest of us, Chevy (with the Volt) and Nissan will compete for the first-to-market electric vehicle, which should be introduced sometime between 2010 and 2012.

That’s right, nearly a decade after General Motors pulled the first successful electric vehicle, the EV1, off the road, America will once again hear the hum of a big ol’ battery under the hood.

So don’t fret about the electric car. Instead, fret about the infrastructure that will be needed to support the electric car.

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