Tag: clean energy

The Green Buzz: Friday, April 26

Written by | April 26th, 2013

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Today’s green news may inspire you to hop on your bike this weekend!

  1. More than 500 cities in 49 countries now have bike-sharing programs. (TreeHugger)
  2. Pea soup anyone? Algae blooms make for fascinating photos. (National Geographic)
  3. In Australia, a common place to find koalas is in the hospital. The cause? Chlamydia. (BBC Nature)
  4. Monkey see, monkey do. Like humans, monkeys and whales both react to peer pressure. (Huffington Post)
  5. Pay attention, class: college campuses are teaching us how to build a clean energy future. (CleanTechnica)

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 22

Written by | April 22nd, 2013

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It may be Monday, but it’s also Earth Day! Happy Earth Day!

  1. Still looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day? What about simply eating lunch outside today? (The Nature Conservancy)
  2. The evolution of Earth Day: these photos show a spirit of protecting nature that is unlikely to wane. (Huffington Post)
  3. Ahhh. It’s nice to know there are still some wild, untouched places left in the world. (Discovery News)
  4. Saudi Arabia plans to become the world’s leader in clean energy production. (MNN)
  5. The fourth state has filed suit against BP for damages over its massive Gulf oil spill. (Bloomberg)

The Tortoise and the Raven: An Energy Story

Written by | July 10th, 2012

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Lesson from the Mojave energy boom: Give a raven a power line and he’ll be that much better at preying upon baby desert tortoises.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 12

Written by | June 12th, 2012

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From baby talkin’ gorillas to hip farmers markets, here are 5 great green news stories.

  1. Rising ocean temperatures? Yeah, it’s definitely our fault, says new study. (Discovery News)
  2. Gorillas use baby talk when communicating with their young. Aww. (BBC Nature)
  3. Does President Obama care about the environment? (Washington Post)
  4. These impressive farmers markets in college towns make us want to go back to college. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. The US has tripled our production of clean energy, but still lags behind Europe and Indonesia. (Greenhouse)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 15th

Written by | May 15th, 2012

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From endangered rivers to clean energy, we’ve got your green news.

  1. Bummer: The list of the top 10 endangered rivers in America is out, and #1 isn’t far from our headquarters. (Discovery News)
  2. It turns out that the unpopular and controversial catch limits on fish are working — 6 populations have rebounded. (Green)
  3. Yet another reason to love wildlife, especially elephants: They may hold vigil at your funeral. (Grist)
  4. A Greenpeace study has found that some American car manufacturers are linked to Amazon deforestation. (Mongabay)
  5. 76 percent of Americans want clean energy instead of coal, nuclear and natural gas. (Clean Technica)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 14

Written by | May 14th, 2012

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We’ve got a case of the cool green Mondays.

  1. Our president/CEO Mark Tercek identifies corporate sustainability officers as “unsung heroes.” (Huffington Post)
  2. Watch out for superweeds! (Grist)
  3. How much more are you willing to pay for clean energy? (Green)
  4. Business is booming for the makers of hybrid vehicles. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Last month’s rainy weather brought respite from the “prolonged airborne particle pollution” that affected the UK earlier this year. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 13

Written by | April 13th, 2012

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Some (mostly) good news for a day known for bad luck.

  1. China no longer leads the world in clean energy investments. So who does? (TreeHugger)
  2. PHOTO: Spring storm dumps four feet of hail on West Texas. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. VIDEO: Baboons can recognize four-letter words on a screen. (BBC)
  4. A “strawberry” leopard, first of its kind, has been discovered in South Africa. (National Geographic)
  5. Large-scale engineering could rescue eroding Mississippi Delta region. (Scientific American)

 

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 25

Written by | January 25th, 2012

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If the sun can’t save us from climate change, what can?

  1. President Obama addressed clean energy, environmental policy– and even name-checked climate change– in last night’s State of the Union. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Are you under 31? Then you probably want a hybrid car. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Scientists discovered 46 new species in the tiny little South American country of Suriname. (Mongabay)
  4. These old dumps are being converted to parks and nature preserves. (Grist)
  5. New research reveals that the sun can’t save us from climate change. (Guardian.co.uk)

After the Kyoto Protocol, What’s Next for Climate Change?

Written by | November 28th, 2011

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Delegates are meeting in Durban, South Africa to negotiate a global agreement on climate change. Are they asking the right question? Glenn Prickett may have a better idea.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 16

Written by | November 16th, 2011

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King crabs: not just delicious, but also destructive.

  1. Alaska Airlines now offers cooking-oil-fueled cross-country flights. (EcoGeek)
  2. A new report reveals an unexpected threat to some marine life: king crabs. (Mongabay)
  3. Space lasers! Clean energy! (CleanTechnica)
  4. Here’s another “off-the-grid” dispatch from our scientist Craig Leisher’s family. (Green)
  5. More recycling=more jobs. (Green House)
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