Tag: EcoGeek

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 8

Written by | November 8th, 2011

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Seamounts or bust!

  1. Scientists will spend six-weeks exploring the Indian Ocean’s underwater mountains. (BBC)
  2. Let’s shatter some common myths about energy efficiency. (Grist)
  3. A new study puts a price tag on the health impacts of climate change. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Seeing spots? Research has found that 25,000-year-old cave paintings of spotted horses were not based on imagination. (Wired Science)
  5. A water treatment plant in New Jersey has gone solar with floating — rather than land-based — solar panels. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 19

Written by | October 19th, 2011

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A video of a mischievous penguin is the perfect way to start your day.

  1. Criminal stone-stealing penguin caught red-handed! (BBC)
  2. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… German satellite hurtling towards Earth? (Guardian)
  3. If you’re sick of changing dirty diapers, here’s an intriguing idea: let oyster mushrooms clean them up. (Conservation Magazine)
  4. Charge your electric vehicle in 10 minutes! Unfortunately, we may have to wait 10 years for this technology to go mainstream. (EcoGeek)
  5. New report reveals only 4 in 10 people are aware energy efficiency rebates exist. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 14

Written by | October 14th, 2011

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It’s Friday. You deserve some photos of a one-eyed shark.

  1. An extremely rare cyclops shark has been confirmed in Mexico. (National Geographic)
  2. A new project called TreeKit sets out to map every tree in New York City. Talk about tree hugging! (Grist)
  3. Virgin Atlantic announced the world’s first “low carbon aviation fuel,” which reportedly produces half the carbon emissions. (GoodCleanTech)
  4. Video: insects doing circus tricks power a smart phone! (TreeHugger)
  5. Highly reflective glass buildings claim one billion birds a year in North America. See what San Francisco is doing to change that. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 12

Written by | October 12th, 2011

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Giant catfish and invasive species terrorists– this is the stuff nightmares are made of.

  1. Cool or terrifying? Scientists have found humongous (like, 100-lb+) catfish swimming in a French river. (Conservation Magazine)
  2. Banning hybrid vehicles from carpool lanes slows everyone down, says a new report. (Green)
  3. The state of Vermont plans to get 90% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. (EcoGeek)
  4. But! If the entire country started seriously deploying wind and solar to scale right now, the whole place could run on clean energy by 2026. (Treehugger)
  5. The “War on Terror” may have helped keep terrorists out of the US, but it for sure welcomed invasive species right on in. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 4

Written by | October 4th, 2011

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Gadget addiction, is that really a thing? I’ll check my phone for Tweets about it.

  1. A rumored compact Prius could get 94 MPH, but the biggest surprise is the price. (Clean Technica)
  2. Marshall Islands creates a shark park so big that Mexico could fit inside. (Mongabay)
  3. Energy bills and emissions are still rising due to our gadget addiction. (Guardian)
  4. The city of Austin’s facilities are now fully powered by renewables. (EcoGeek)
  5. A severe water shortage causes a second island in the South Pacific to declare a state of emergency. (BBC)

 

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 3

Written by | October 3rd, 2011

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Just another cool green Monday…

  1. DISASTER. Climate change could cause a chocolate shortage. (EcoGeek)
  2. Does the thought of metal in your meat make vegetarianism seem a little more appealing? (Treehugger)
  3. Some sea turtles have it worse than others. (Green)
  4. Can you recycle an “expired” car seat? (Grist)
  5. A bird in your backyard could increase your home’s value. (Conservation Magazine)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 2

Written by | September 2nd, 2011

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What are you doing this weekend? Me, looks like I’ll be staring up at the stars.

  1. Find out how you could see a supernova from your backyard this weekend. (Wired)
  2. Mobile dumpster parks are bringing extra nature to downtown San Francisco. (LA Times)
  3. Organic farming may be more profitable in the long-term than conventional agriculture. (Mongabay)
  4. 124,000 fish suffocate to death in a single Texas lake due to the extreme heat. (TreeHugger)
  5. Whey protein can be transformed into a sustainable plastic for food packaging. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 22

Written by | August 22nd, 2011

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The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the news is green.

  1. A solar panel parking lot is in the works. (EcoGeek)
  2. Amazon rainforest communities are being added to Google Street View. (Mongabay)
  3. Five African nations have joined together to create a giant conservation zone. (Timeslive.co.za)
  4. Why are urban areas growing so quickly? (Green)
  5. Pre-COP, South Africa’s foreign minister fears that “politics cannot deliver on what science requires.” (AP, via Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2011

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Fish and amphibians and ospreys, oh my!

  1. The state of Iowa now gets 20 percent of its electricity from wind. (EcoGeek)
  2. The secret to rebuilding over-harvested fish populations is no secret: stop fishing. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Golf courses are pretty perfect habitats for amphibians. (Conservation Magazine)
  4. Recent deaths at Yosemite National Park point out a conundrum: for many, the danger in nature is part of the appeal. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Treetop cameras caught this baby osprey’s first flight. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 27

Written by | June 27th, 2011

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The sun is shining, the birds are chirping… it’s the greenest Monday around:

  1. Sharks now have a safe haven in the waters of Honduras. (Green)
  2. “Super sand” is a new low-cost way to purify contaminated drinking water in developing nations. (BBC)
  3. A highway system for bicyclists? In the U.S.? Sounds like a dream come true! (EcoGeek)
  4. Old, used hotel soap is helping save lives, thanks to this ingenious project. (Treehugger)
  5. The latest message on climate change? It will affect your garden. (The Daily Green)
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