Tag: climate legislation

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2011

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Monday morning’s coolest and greenest:

  1. It’s the question that’s plagued humanity for generations: What’s eco-friendlier, pleather or leather? (Mother Jones)
  2. Couldn’t make it to Alabama this past weekend? Get a firsthand look at our oyster restoration project. (Yahoo News)
  3. A Russian company is using giant snails to monitor air pollution. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Cocaine, which is terrible for a plethora of reasons, is also associated with forest destruction in Colombia. (Mongabay)
  5. Some states aren’t waiting for Congress to tackle climate change– they’re slashing emissions on their own. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 30

Written by | August 30th, 2010

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Cooler and greener (and maybe just as tart) as a lime-flavored ice pop:

  1. So, what’s next for enviro groups? (Washington Post)
  2. They certainly are orange, but are they green? A look at the eco-sins of the Jersey Shore cast. (Grist)
  3. An e-reader could possibly take your reading habits to carbon-neutral levels. (EcoGeek)
  4. Invasive species are bad news for many reasons, and also really, really expensive to deal with. (Treehugger)
  5. Air travelers just aren’t that into carbon offsets, says a new study. (Guardian Eco)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 4

Written by | August 4th, 2010

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Happy Cool Green Wednesday!

  1. Despite federal protection, cute little California sea otters are on the decline, and no one seems to know why. (Wired)
  2. Up to 80 percent of the world’s marine species remain undiscovered, says a new study. (YaleE360)
  3. Climate legislation might be at a standstill, but the climate isn’t taking a break. (DotEarth)
  4. Static kill sounds great and all, but experts say the relief well is the only way to really shut down the Gulf oil spill for good. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Since 2007, more than a trillion dollars has been invested in green business. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 26

Written by | July 26th, 2010

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

  1. Check out this fabulous op-ed on the Gulf of Mexico, co-authored by Mike Beck, our very own marine scientist. (New York Times)
  2. The New Republic‘s Bradford Plumer ponders the “what ifs” that could’ve maybe– or maybe not at all– saved climate legislation. (The Vine)
  3. Researchers have rediscovered an endangered otter in Borneo. (Mongabay)
  4. Water shortages threaten development in China. (YaleE360)
  5. Okay, we’re still mourning the Senate bill, but what’s next for climate and energy? (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 7

Written by | July 7th, 2010

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Man, it sure is hot out there– but these five green links are as cool as can be:

  1. India’s forests: in worse shape than you think. (Mongabay)
  2. There’s an offshore drilling war brewing in Louisiana. (Red, Green & Blue)
  3. The cost of not fighting climate change is greater than the cost of fighting climate change. (The Vine)
  4. Cleaner oceans=more resilient coral. (Treehugger)
  5. The country’s largest zero-energy building opens next month. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 1

Written by | July 1st, 2010

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Ah, the first of the month – a fresh start! What better way to begin than with the best cool green news around?

  1. Nature vs. culture: what if we have to choose in some places? (Green)
  2. Invasive Asian carp are inching their way to the Great Lakes. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. What does Robert Byrd’s death mean for climate and energy legislation? (The Vine)
  4. No more excuses for not biking to the grocery store with this handy bike & shopping cart in one. (Treehugger)
  5. A new law gives big business an advantage over communal land owners in Papua New Guinea. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 27

Written by | April 27th, 2010

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It appears to be a good day to be a robot, but a bad day to be a climate bill. (To all the climate bills in the audience: I really hope things start looking up for you.)

  1. Good news if you’re an unemployed robot– a bunch of green jobs are coming your way. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Get the latest on the U.S. climate bill fiasco/drama/chaos. (Treehugger)
  3. Indonesia plans to harvest the power of volcanoes and turn it into hot, clean energy. (EcoGeek)
  4. On Sunday, 150,000 people hit the National Mall in DC in support of climate legislation. Were you there? (Mongabay)
  5. The big-deal schmoozefest that is the White House Correspondents’ Dinner can also add “low-carbon” to that list of descriptors. (just plain Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 24

Written by | March 24th, 2010

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The best green news the interwebs have to offer– always delivered fresh every Cool Green Morning:

  1. We all might just drown in e-waste, a new study indicates. (Journal Watch Online)
  2. Hanes considers giving its famous cotton undies an eco-makeover. (GreenBiz)
  3. Climate change could make spring less awesome by robbing flowers of their scents. (Good.is)
  4. Will the passage of the health care bill affect a climate bill‘s chances of survival? (The Vine)
  5. The EPA ranked cities on building efficiency– where does your hometown fall on the list? (Green Inc.)

The Inside Skinny on Copenhagen from Conservancy Experts

Written by | December 3rd, 2009

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Next week this time, The Nature Conservancy’s climate change team will be in Copenhagen for the long-awaited international climate negotiations. It’s been a long road, with many but not all milestones being passed. Last week, we saw an announcement that President Obama will go to Copenhagen, with proposed emissions reductions targets from the United States […]

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