Tag: Conservation Maven

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 28

Written by | June 28th, 2010


Hope despite oil spills, green fire hydrants, and famous bloggers singing carbon songs. Good morning!

  1. Why you shouldn’t be overwhelmed by the oil spill. (Grist)
  2. Dave Roberts of Grist starts a debate on cap-and-trade. (Grist)
  3. The fire hydrant of the future — it’s eco-smart! (But you’ll have to paint it red.) (CleanTechnica)
  4. Study says: National parks are choking on pollution. (Conservation Maven)
  5. Ladies and gentlemen, Andy Revkin singing his original hit, “Liberated Carbon.” (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 21

Written by | June 21st, 2010


Yes, it’s the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere — the longest day of the year, the day everything is exposed in bright sunshine. Like so:

  1. Could the Mississippi River prevent the Gulf oil spill from moving further into Louisiana’s wetlands? (Conservation Maven)
  2. BP’s internal worst-case scenario of the oil flowing from the Gulf spill? Much worse than we’ve been hearing. (Dot Earth)
  3. A zero-energy refrigerator? Only through the power of green gel… (EcoGeek)
  4. “20-minute neighborhoods”? That’s what Portland’s mayor wants all over his beautiful city. (Grist)
  5. What are all these environmental worries good for? Electric car sales, for one thing. (GreenTech)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2010


The World Cup begins today — but put down your vuvuzela (that loud horn South Africans blow throughout matches) for a moment and get your green news first:

  1. What’s sustainable to wear, eat, and paint your nails with while watching the World Cup? (Treehugger)
  2. Yes, but what’s the carbon footprint of the World Cup? (Guardian)
  3. Update from Bonn climate talks — the text to take to Cancun is here… (Richard Black/BBC)
  4. You asked for ‘em, you got ‘em: Hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered…forklifts. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Researchers (not including Mini Me) are using lasers to predict likely bird habitat. (Conservation Maven)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 4

Written by | June 4th, 2010


Sometimes I open my RSS reader and just can’t believe my eyes. This is one of those days, my green friends:

  1. Which species will go extinct first from the Gulf oil spill? An online betting site gives odds. (10,000 Birds)
  2. James Cameron: Now on the oil spill case. (Dot Earth)
  3. Can free-market innovation give better solutions to oil spill prevention and cleanup? (Climate Compass)
  4. Do recovery plans for threatened and endangered species really work? (Conservation Maven)
  5. How to think about nature: As a portfolio of stocks. (Richard Black/BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 25

Written by | May 25th, 2010


Get your Cool Green Morning on:

  1. Biodiversity on islands rebounding from centuries of invasive rat infestation might recover faster than previously thought, a new study says. (Conservation Maven)
  2. Montgomery County, Maryland just passed the nation’s first countywide carbon tax. (Solve Climate)
  3. A group claims that dolphins and whales deserve human rights. (YaleE360)
  4. Americans are spending more time outdoors these days, according to a new report. (Treehugger)
  5. Tax breaks for solar companies could create more than 200,000 jobs in the US by 2016. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 19

Written by | May 19th, 2010


Green, green, green, with a side of green and topped with a green maraschino cherry. Dig in!

  1. Good news: South Florida’s invasive Burmese pythons unlikely to spread past…south Florida. Bad news: So you live in south Florida… (Conservation Maven)
  2. Kudzu and ozone: No, it’s not the name of a new cosmopolitan. (Journal Watch Online)
  3. What’s it going to take to fix the world’s fisheries? Not that much money, says UNEP. (Blogfish)
  4. Now here’s a really bad oil spill — that’s been going on for 50 years. (The Vine)
  5. Living wall tiles — you know you’ve always wanted some. (Jetson Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 17

Written by | May 17th, 2010


The usual bag of delicious mixed greens — fresh eco-news for a new week!

  1. Only 1 in every 5 Americans say they’ll reduce gas consumption because of the oil spill. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Can scientists create adaptive ecosystems in industrial wastelands? Yes — they’re scientists! (Conservation Maven)
  3. Is it more efficient to boil cold water for pasta, or warm it up first through the tap? (Grist)
  4. D’oh! The oldest nuclear plant in the United States is leaking tritium into an aquifer. (Ecopolitology)
  5. But at least there’s now a way to recycle the 4.5 trillion cigarette butts that litter Earth every year. (Journal Watch Online)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 14

Written by | May 14th, 2010


The mass of men lead lives of quiet, ungreen desperation. Don’t be one of them:

  1. A zero-carbon solar yacht is the talk of the super rich (we hear, not knowing any ourselves). (Treehugger)
  2. By 2300, half the planet will be uninhabitable by humans because of climate change, says a new study. (But which half?) (CleanTechnica)
  3. How do you ruin the habitat of the broad-headed snake? Move its favorite rock 30 centimeters. (Conservation Maven)
  4. BP is taking suggestions on how to cap the Deepwater Horizon well. So is Jimmy Kimmel. (Dot Earth)
  5. Climate change is snuffing out lizard species worldwide, right now. (Green/New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2010


What we’re all reading while waiting for our next Gulf oil spill updates:

  1. Google Maps maps the Gulf oil spill over your neighborhood. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Why does image matter for climate change? (Dot Earth)
  3. What you should consider when choosing a flagship species for conservation (like, oh, just hypothetically, a panda). (Conservation Maven)
  4. China energy snapshot: Nuclear and hydropower down, coal, oil and wind up (Green)
  5. Here’s a new online mag “with a vision to redefine the modern environmentalist.” (Carbon Insights)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 30

Written by | April 30th, 2010


If it’s nice weather where you are — go outside today and say thank you to nature. But read your cool greens first….

  1. Controlling feral cats in ecologically sensitive areas: Is “trap, neuter, return” working? (Conservation Maven)
  2. Artists — what won’t they take on? Today, it’s the decline of honeybee populations. (Treehugger)
  3. Obvious Study of the Day: Ethanol production happens more in the states that subsidize it the most. (Solve Climate)
  4. Even Vladimir Putin is worried about climate change and polar bears. (Green/NY Times)
  5. Does climate change science’s credibility depend on being upfront about climate change science uncertainty? (Dot Earth)
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