Tag: Conservation Maven

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 26

Written by | April 26th, 2010


Lots of food for thought in today’s Cool Green Morning. Huh — why am I suddenly hungry?

  1. Indonesia plans to use volcanoes to power up its 35% of its population now off the grid. (INHABITAT)
  2. Do protests of U.S. mining projects just force mining to go abroad? (Yale Environment 360)
  3. Open-access journal studies aren’t cited any more than studies in subscription journals…says a new study in a subscription journal. (Conservation Biology; HT: Conservation Maven)
  4. 1% of us recycle our old cell phones; 98% would with the right incentives. Those incentives might now be here. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Green Inc. is now just Green. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 23

Written by | April 23rd, 2010


Worms that are caffeine freaks. Shrinking polar bears. An Australian war on cane toads. It’s your green news — we just bring it to you every weekday:

  1. Billions of California red worms are now helping convert one coffee producer’s waste pulp into fertilizer. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Decreasing sea ice is causing reduced polar bear size and the numbers of cubs that make adulthood. (Conservation Maven)
  3. While we talk about green energy, demand for coal just keeps increasing worldwide (sigh, cough). (Dot Earth)
  4. The CO2 reduction pledges made at Copenhagen in December? New study says they’ll lead to a global temperature jump of at least 3°C by 2100. (Yale Environment 360)
  5. Australians are so murderously rageful at invasive cane toads, they might be killing native frogs, too. (Journal Watch Online)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 19

Written by | April 19th, 2010


Virgo: Your Cool Green Morning will contain much surprising green news. Other signs: See Virgo.

  1. As icecaps melt, could there be more erupting volcanoes in our future? (CleanTechnica)
  2. Cancer morality rates rise when the ecological integrity of your nearby stream drops — new study. (Conservation Maven)
  3. U.S. CO2 emissions fell almost 3 percent between 2007 and 2008, says the EPA. (Ecopolitology)
  4. Was the Obama offshore drilling announcement actually about Iran? (The Vine)
  5. Scientists can only find about half of the heat that should have accumulated in the atmosphere because of fossil fuel burning since 2003. (Yale Environment 360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 16

Written by | April 16th, 2010


How do you take this nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? Cool Green Morning — the Mary Tyler Moore of green news roundups!

  1. Raw pig manure → crude oil? Now possible. Thank your local hog. (CleanTechnica)
  2. A hyperlocal pattern emerges in the geopolitics of climate change — will the United States be left behind? (Solve Climate)
  3. Could huge solar-powered dirigibles be the new cargo ships? Oh, the humanity! (CleanTechnica)
  4. Lax zoo security = exploding new invasive species populations in Europe. (Conservation Maven)
  5. This just in: Climategate was overblown. (The Vine)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 12

Written by | April 12th, 2010


Ponder Earth Day’s meaning, learn more about sea-level rise, read about our new conservation atlas…and then make a book of your own. Cool Green Morning: We give you a whole day’s worth of activities, every weekday…

  1. Can Earth Day ever become a deep movement? (Yale Environment 360)
  2. The Washington Post touts The Nature Conservancy and University of California Press’s new Conservation Atlas (Washington Post)
  3. How much could sea levels rise by 2010? Two views. (Climate Feedback)
  4. A new study examines three decades of Conservancy-led conservation easements — and how they’ve changed for the better. (Conservation Maven)
  5. How to make books out of recycled trash. (Crafting a Green World)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 9

Written by | April 9th, 2010


I don’t know what to say about this morning’s hot 5 green links. You’re just going to have to shake your head in amazement for yourself:

  1. John Deere’s support of climate and energy legislation is the target of TV attack ads. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Wildlife-friendly oil palm plantations? Not so wildlife-friendly, says a new study. (Conservation Maven)
  3. Another cheery new study: Millions of Australian reptiles fall into abandoned mine shafts every year (and don’t get out). (Conservation Maven)
  4. Can the climate crisis be rebranded? (As “Energy Quest”?) (Triple Pundit)
  5. A dwarf lemur is rediscovered…100 years after it was last spotted. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 5

Written by | April 5th, 2010


Squint through your chocolate hangover from yesterday and try to take in the hot green stories of the day:

  1. Morocco will solar power nearly half its kingdom (& there’s lots of sun in Morocco) (CleanTechnica)
  2. Climate change will help Atlantic croaker fisheries, says a new study (what do you mean, you don’t know what an Atlantic croaker is?) (Conservation Maven)
  3. The future of green cars? It’s still the internal combustion engine. (Joel Makower)
  4. How the U.S. Postal Service could become a new smart grid. (Solve Climate)
  5. The actor who played J.Peterman on “Seinfeld” invests in a hog sewage power plant (Triple Pundit)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 2

Written by | April 2nd, 2010


OK, so you got your leg pulled a couple times on April Fool’s Day…but you’re smarter than Mr. Oh-I-Fooled-You-Wisecracker, because you read Cool Green Morning! So there.

  1. What would Ronald Reagan do about climate change? asks a new conservative website. (Climate Compass)
  2. Can you use public surveillance cameras to detect evidence of climate change? (Conservation Maven)
  3. Hey, you with the belching car: The first U.S. national greenhouse gas emissions standards are here. (Ecopolitology)
  4. Probably the best green blog out there moves to the Opinion section of @nytimes. (DotEarth)
  5. How many orange slices will it take to recharge an iPad through a citric acid battery? And yes, I know April Fool’s is over… (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 19

Written by | March 19th, 2010


Greenness is like fitness — you gotta put your reps in daily. Now drop to the floor and give me 5 great green reads:

  1. Hey, men — you intimidated by those manly-man Old Spice commercials? If so, this solar razor is probably not for you. (The Chic Ecologist)
  2. The U.S. Navy is now swabbing its decks with recycled wastewater. (CleanTechnica)
  3. An Australian butterfly is emerging 10 days earlier in the spring then it did in 1941. Guess why? (Climate Feedback)
  4. Human activity is spurring the evolution of invasive characteristics in odorous house ants (that’s actually the name of the ant). (Conservation Maven)
  5. A first: A new cellphone charger that’s not an energy vampire. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 5

Written by | March 5th, 2010


A mourning dove is pecking at my window, trying to get in. Hey, pal — read Cool Green Morning on your own computer, like everybody else does!

  1. A new book says climate change will craft a new world order — United States and E.U. vs. China and Russia. (Climate Feedback)
  2. Why the “Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers” campaign is state-of-the-art conservation marketing. (Conservation Maven)
  3. The new climate change battleground: The American classroom. (Dot Earth)
  4. Greenhouse gases so hog the spotlight — so here’s a look at the neglected airborne pollutants. (The Vine)
  5. The 5 movies that should win an Oscar from a green standpoint (yes, yes,”Avatar” is still one of them). (The Daily Green)
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