Tag: CO2

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, December 11

Written by | December 11th, 2013

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Baby, it’s cold outside.  But not as cold as the coldest place on Earth.

  1. Newly discovered and unregulated chemical is a greenhouse gas 7,000 times more powerful than CO2. (Guardian)
  2. Antarctica just recorded the coldest temperature ever on Earth. (USA Today)
  3. Looks like organic milk does a body good, at least in terms of Omega-3s. (NPR)
  4. Half of the soaps, lotions and drugs we use escape sewage treatment plants and end up in our water. (The Daily Green)
  5. Yet another climate change effect: bats’ ability to communicate with ultrasonic signals. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 20

Written by | July 20th, 2012

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TGICGM:

  1. What’s killing dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico? (Green)
  2. These palatial Vegas digs? Built out of 500,000 beer bottles. (Treehugger)
  3. Generally, affordable housing=not so energy efficient. (GreenBiz)
  4. Our lead scientist, Sanjayan, reports on the “megafires of the West.” (CBS News)
  5. Research indicates that a new method of trapping CO2 deep in the ocean maybe could possibly help ease our climate woes someday? (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2012

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Today’s green news is especially amazing/funny/weird. Enjoy!

  1. Have an island snake infestation? Parachuting mice are here to save the day! (Treehugger)
  2. Gills Onions is using — you guessed it — onion juice (and a huge battery) to help power its plant in California. (Green)
  3. Climate skeptics take note: a new study says rising CO2 levels were in play at the end of the Ice Age. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Need a refresher on the causes of the crazy weather lately? Enroll in El Nino and La Nina 101. (Scientific American)
  5. Is that battery in your iPhone letting you down? These new solar cells could soon do the trick. (Business Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 5

Written by | April 5th, 2012

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Will a new version of the lava lamp save the world?:

  1. Did a rise in CO2 levels drive the end of the last ice age? (BBC)
  2. Pollution may play a major role in sea temperatures, weather. (NPR)
  3. Tuna fishing ban in the Pacific is being partially lifted. (Guardian)
  4. Weed killer can alter the shape of amphibians. (Yale e360 via Matter Network)
  5. Video: Micro-algae lamp absorbs 150-200 times as much CO2 as a tree! (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 4

Written by | August 4th, 2011

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Let’s hear it for sharks!

  1. Pacific Islands team up to create a regional shark sanctuary. (Green)
  2. The EPA has a documented case of fracking causing water contamination. (The New York Times)
  3. If you’ve ever wanted to go on an expedition to study jumbo squid, this blog’s for you. (Scientific American Expeditions)
  4. Plants with deeper roots could pull more CO2 from the air and improve water retention. (YaleE360)
  5. In honor of shark week, check out these 8 crazy cool shark tales (w/ video). (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 19

Written by | July 19th, 2011

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Eco-enlightenment awaits you:

  1. This handy chart shows the climate impact of your food choices (eating a cheeseburger=driving 10 miles!). (Green)
  2. Help save bats from your phone with the latest in citizen science apps. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Scientists find a stand of trees in California untouched by sudden oak death–can it help save other forests? (The New York Times)
  4. A new study shows forests absorb more CO2 than previously thought. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  5. One writer says organic farming isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 12

Written by | July 12th, 2011

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5 cool green questions to kick-start your day:

  1. Is the U.S. South in for the next great Dust Bowl? (The New York Times)
  2. Can social media turn us all into environmentalists? (YaleE360)
  3. How are cities like forests when it comes to CO2? (Yahoo! Green)
  4. Why is planting a vegetable garden in your front yard against the law? (Grist)
  5. What’s to blame for the West’s record wildfires? (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 19

Written by | May 19th, 2011

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Deforestation, species extinction, primate wars… being green is serious business:

  1. It’s chimpanzee vs. red colobus monkey in Uganda, and it may be a battle to the death. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Speaking of: scientists disagree over a new study that says species extinction rates from habitat loss are always overestimated. (Dot Earth)
  3. Could the extra CO2 we’re spewing into the atmosphere be converted to fuel? (YaleE360)
  4. Meet a 10-year-old eco-activist who’s battling a fast food chain to save U.S. forests. (Mongabay)
  5. The Yangtze is low, the Mississippi high… what can these rivers tell us about the future of green development? (Green Biz)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 17

Written by | August 17th, 2010

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The week keeps getting cooler and greener:

  1. On the decline: water levels in the Lake Mead reservoir, a source of water for some 30 million people in the West. (Green)
  2. Also on the decline: global CO2 levels fell in 2009, due to the econmic crisis and rise in renewables. (Reuters)
  3. Having a house on the beach is a luxury, right? For shorebirds, it could be a matter of survival. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. How effective are LEED standards in protecting human health? (YaleE360)
  5. Around the world in 80 days in… solar-powered electric vehicles. (Green Tech)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2010

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Get your fix, green news junkies:

  1. New NASA images (from space!) show that oil from the Gulf spill is forming a “trail” 20 kilometers wide and hundreds of kilometers long. (Mongabay)
  2. Birds don’t like organic seeds. (Green)
  3. Representative Edward Markey demanded that BP broadcast live video from the source of the spill– and they’re actually going to do it. (Huffington Post)
  4. Increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere don’t just mess with the climate– new research says they could also affect the nutritional value of the world’s crops. (EcoGeek)
  5. Tar balls are showing up in Florida…but they’re not from the Gulf oil spill. (The Daily Green)
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