Tag: economic stimulus

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2009

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The top five stories we’re seeing on the web this morning: Obama visits a northern Virginia Home Depot to promote energy efficiency and weatherization, refers to insulation as “sexy” (Green Inc.). A new report says that the economic stimulus bill will create 900,000 green jobs (Treehugger). Do the most recent drafts of the international climate […]

Economic Stimulus: Good for Fish, Crabs, and People

Written by | July 1st, 2009

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The following is a guest post from Dr. Rob Brumbaugh,  the Restoration Program Director for The Nature Conservancy’s Global Marine Team. Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced their selection of marine habitat restoration projects to be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka ‘Stimulus Bill’).  The Nature Conservancy has the […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 1

Written by | July 1st, 2009

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We’re starting off the first of the month with some bright innovations — synthetic trees that actually absorb carbon and robot lasers that can map the ocean floor. What more could you ask for? Oh, just resolution of the Exxon Valdez oil spill (finally) and coastal restoration projects that will create green jobs. Read on for today’s top […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 31

Written by | March 31st, 2009

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We know there’s a lot of news out there to stay on top of every day. That’s why we’ve done the work for you — and condensed it into the top five green news stories of the day: Feel the Squeeze: Check out this video of CNN reporter John Zarrrella learning how to catch a […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, Feb. 17

Written by | February 17th, 2009

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Didn’t have time to keep up with the news over the holiday weekend? Well, you’re in luck – we’ve compiled the most interesting enviro-news for you. Just read on… Pika Protection Possible: The American pika appears to be dying off due to temperature increases in the West. Should it join the polar bear on the endangered […]

Unprecedented Investment in Restoring Our Battered Environment

Written by | February 14th, 2009

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On Friday, Congress approved a $787 billion Economic Stimulus Bill that will now be signed into law by President Obama. While the analysts are busy debating the politics of the bill and its likely impact on America’s battered economy, there is one aspect of this legislation that, thankfully, seems quite certain — it will provide […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, Feb. 10

Written by | February 10th, 2009

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An underwater eye on climate change, a computer program for monitoring home energy consumption and species relocation to help adapt to climate change… it’s all about new ideas and technologies today. How Much Does That Wind Cost? According to recent data, the price of transmitting wind energy from Midwest turbines to the Northeast could be […]

Economic Stimulus: Why Do Our Coasts Come Last?

Written by | February 6th, 2009

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This week, The Nature Conservancy’s Marine Team has been meeting here in Virginia. When the meeting began a couple of days ago, there was a real sense of optimism among the participants  that the U.S. had turned the corner on recognizing the immense value of coastal wetlands. The U.S. House had included $400 million for coastal […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, Feb. 6

Written by | February 6th, 2009

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It’s Friday and hope is in the air. Saving sharks, making biodiesel from coffee, hybrid tug boats… read on for green news from cyberspace. A Shark Plan with Teeth?  The European Commission has offered up a proposal that aims to improve its shark fisheries. Another Reason Why… we should have joined Kyoto. A new report says […]

Economic Stimulus Through Healthy Forests

Written by | February 5th, 2009

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Some years ago, when I was involved in starting up The Nature Conservancy’s Fire Initiative, I visited the site of the Hayman Fire in the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies. In early June, 2002, this fire exploded across 138,000 acres of pine and fir in the mountains southwest of Denver.  It was virtually uncontrollable […]

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