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Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 30

Written by | June 30th, 2011

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Next, they’ll be taking over the airwaves:

  1. Runway 4 at JFK airport closed to make way for reproducing turtles. (The New York Times)
  2. And… jellyfish have shut down a nuclear plant in Scotland. (GoodCleanTech)
  3. Water conservation efforts in the West are actually paying off! Sort of. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Can you guess which is the world’s most climate-resilient city? (TreeHugger)
  5. Going to the beach this weekend? Check out the water quality first. (HuffPostGreen)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 17

Written by | February 17th, 2011

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We’re keepin’ it green, 5 links at a time:

  1. Only the Danes would come up with an all-in-one waste-to-energy plant/ski park. (Green)
  2. A bright spot in science’s “Search for Lost Frogs”–the Pescado stubfoot toad is rediscovered. (Mongabay)
  3. In case you need more proof that increased precipitation is caused by increased greenhouse gases, here it is. (NY Times)
  4. Japan’s whaling season is suspended–but does that mean much? (BBC)
  5. A new study form Harvard calculates the true cost of coal to the American economy. Wanna take a guess? (Treehugger)

5 Things the World Needs From Cancun

Written by | November 29th, 2010

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Last year’s climate change talks in Copenhagen left many disillusioned. How can they succeed this time? Our policy expert says to forget a comprehensive agreement and get these simpler things done.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 24

Written by | November 24th, 2010

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Today: five servings of green news. Tomorrow: five servings of pumpkin pie (amirite?). Have a great Thanksgiving!*

  1. Al Gore isn’t making any friends in the ethanol industry– he says his earlier support for corn-based ethanol subsidies was “a mistake.” (Green)
  2. The electric Nissan LEAF gets some pretty serious “gas” (charge) mileage. (EcoGeek)
  3. Did the Copenhagen climate talks accomplish anything? A new report says yes, maybe a little bit. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. The Tea Party’s latest target: sustainable development. (Mother Jones, via Grist)
  5. Reusing vs. hoarding: why it’s sometimes good to actually get rid of stuff. (Treehugger)

*Programming note: We’re taking a break from CGM on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the holiday, and you should, too. See you on Monday!

Has the Curse of Copenhagen Been Dispelled?

Written by | November 5th, 2010

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Last year’s drama seemed a world away as the Climate Change convention’s COP10 led to a series of big wins for nature. Our director of international relations explains.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 10

Written by | August 10th, 2010

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Add a little butter, a dash of car exhaust, bake at high heat and you’ve got yourself a cool green morning!

  1. It isn’t good for your waistline, but at least butter makes decent biodiesel. (The New York Times)
  2. The recent post-Copenhagen and pre-Mexico UN meeting in Germany made little progress toward a global warming accord. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Speaking of climate change… 17 nations have hit all-time heat records. (Mongabay)
  4. In the future, could cars run on their own exhaust? (EcoGeek)
  5. What inspires a bird to sing? Getting a mate and keeping one, it turns out. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 23

Written by | April 23rd, 2010

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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)

The List: Who’s Willing to Act on Climate Change

Written by | February 10th, 2010

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Which web page is most watched by the international climate change community? A simple but growing list of country pledges to limit emissions, says Chrissy Schwinn.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 22

Written by | January 22nd, 2010

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5 smokin’ hot green links to kick off your weekend — enjoy!

  1. Want your martini shaken, stirred and green? There’s a new book guide to organic cocktails. (The Chic Ecologist)
  2. The UN drops its January 31 deadline for countries to submit their CO2-emission-reduction proposals. (CleanTechnica)
  3. What are the real gaps in climate science (no, we’re not talking climategate)? (NatureNews)
  4. The leading GOP pollster tells us all how to pass a climate bill. (The Vine)
  5. Conservation biologists are really slow at submitting journal articles (Journal Watch Online).

Copenhagen Accord: Can Two Tables Change the World?

Written by | January 21st, 2010

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China and the United States are each waiting for the other to take action on climate change. Do two little tables in the Copenhagen Accord give them the opportunity to act together?

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