Tag: clean energy

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 12

Written by | October 12th, 2011

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Giant catfish and invasive species terrorists– this is the stuff nightmares are made of.

  1. Cool or terrifying? Scientists have found humongous (like, 100-lb+) catfish swimming in a French river. (Conservation Magazine)
  2. Banning hybrid vehicles from carpool lanes slows everyone down, says a new report. (Green)
  3. The state of Vermont plans to get 90% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. (EcoGeek)
  4. But! If the entire country started seriously deploying wind and solar to scale right now, the whole place could run on clean energy by 2026. (Treehugger)
  5. The “War on Terror” may have helped keep terrorists out of the US, but it for sure welcomed invasive species right on in. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 20

Written by | April 20th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Even one year after the Gulf oil spill began, the environmental effects are still unclear. (BBC)
  2. Germans are happy to pay a little extra for clean energy. (Grist)
  3. A whole lot of Americans aren’t really concerned about recycling product packaging, says a new report. (LA Times)
  4. Is being delicious and in demand a threat to the future of wild leeks (a.k.a. “ramps”)? (New York Times)
  5. Yesterday, we asked what you thought about Richard Branson’s pet lemur project. This blogger says it’s “a terrible idea.” (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 7

Written by | February 7th, 2011

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Recover from the Super Bowl with these super green links:

  1. A new study warns that climate change will lead to mass migration. (Green)
  2. Using sunlight and spinach, researchers have developed a Popeye-approved sustainable hydrogen fuel. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Really bad droughts in the Amazon are a growing concern for scientists. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. It’s National Green Week! But how green is too green for elementary school-aged kids? (Green House)
  5. Fast toll collection lanes reduce not just congestion and frustration, but also pollution. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 26

Written by | January 26th, 2011

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The weather outside is frightful, but these links are…somewhat less frightful than the weather.

  1. What we could probably all use about now: a volunteer eco-vacation in a nice, warm climate. (Treehugger)
  2. When it comes to climate change, birds have it exceptionally rough. (Green)
  3. Obama called for clean energy, high-speed rail in last night’s State of the Union address. (Grist)
  4. Four enviro documentaries are up for an Oscar this year. (The Daily Green)
  5. A new study says that natural gas might not be all that cleaner than other fossil fuels. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 19

Written by | October 19th, 2010

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The day’s top 5 cool green news stories, delivered right to your doorstep:

  1. The greenest companies in America, as ranked by Newsweek. (GreenBiz)
  2. Children take center stage at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. (EarthWatch)
  3. What’s the least attractive wind turbine color to insects (thus potentially saving lots of birds and bats)? (Treehugger)
  4. Don’t forget to take advantage of the federal tax credit for home energy improvements before it expires at year’s end. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Midwestern climate skeptics get on board with cleaner energy. (The New York Times)

The U.S. West’s Energy Future and Development by Design

Written by | August 25th, 2010

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Can we develop America’s energy resources in a smarter way that has less impact on biodiversity? Conservancy scientist Holly Copeland explains one way it might just happen.

Despite Setback, the Senate Should Press Forward to Pass Climate Bill this Year

Written by | July 26th, 2010

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The situation looks grim, but the Conservancy’s director of U.S. climate change policy Eric Haxthausen gives us 3 reasons why the Senate should still take action.

The Gulf: ‘A Narrow Window for Action’

Written by | May 8th, 2010

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The world is watching the Gulf of Mexico, says Conservancy President and CEO Mark Tercek — but will we all take advantage of this moment to act for clean energy and region-wide conservation?

Seeing the Oil: A First-Hand Report

Written by | May 7th, 2010

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Mark Tercek, the Conservancy’s president and CEO, flew over the Gulf oil spill Thursday — and reports that its size and potential damage to nature overwhelmed him.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 4

Written by | May 4th, 2010

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Heard any good news lately? In addition to the latest on the Gulf oil spill, which is still very bad news, we’re bringing you some positive stories on a growing green economy (weeee!) and new developments in recycling (yay!):

  1. A bummer for non-coastal U. S. songbirds: the side effects of the oil spill might mess up their migrations. (Mongabay)
  2. A new study claims that the U.S. could completely get rid of coal emissions in 20 years, using only current technologies and/or stuff that will be ready to go within a decade. (EcoGeek)
  3. Will the oil spill spur changes in public opinion– and policy– toward climate and clean energy? (CleanTechnica)
  4. A new report shows that the green economy is growing, but slowly. (Green)
  5. Pepsi rolls out a sort-of reverse vending machine that recycles cans and bottles and gives out prizes. (GreenBiz)
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