Tag: Ecopolitology

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 21

Written by | September 21st, 2010


Stop right here for your daily cool green news fix:

  1. Is global warming in need of a brand makeover? (Green)
  2. Scientists fear a massive coral bleaching event is unfolding across the globe. (The New York Times)
  3. Do ecotourists talk too much? According to tropical birds, yes. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. A rare “unicorn” was found recently in Laos. (Extinction Countdown)
  5. Half a million people are urging Facebook to un-friend coal. (Ecopolitology)

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: 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 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: Monday, March 29

Written by | March 29th, 2010


You’re cool, we’re green, it’s morning…let’s get this eco-news party started:

  1. A boat made of 12,000 recyclable plastic bottles is sailing for 3 months…right through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Oh, the irony… (EcoGeek)
  2. Why was a 3rd runway nixed for Heathrow Airport? Hint: Two words, both beginning with “c.” (Ecopolitology)
  3. Clean diesel: Get excited! (The Vine)
  4. You can’t count on anything: Even the federal Energy Star program is “highly vulnerable to fraud.” (GoodCleanTech)
  5. CO2 emissions from the soil are increasing because of…those two words that both begin with “c.” (Journal Watch Online)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 26

Written by | March 26th, 2010


Disappearing islands, gorillas, sand…today’s CGM is like a magic trick gone bad. But at least you don’t have to worry anymore about climate change making the Gulf Stream disappear…

  1. A map of who’s most likely to switch to an solar-powered electric car. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Sea-level rise has made a disputed island just disappear (poof). (Climate Feedback)
  3. Will climate change alter the ocean’s warm currents? Scientists have changed their minds. (Dot Earth)
  4. Your favorite beach resort pumps in sand every year — but is it worth it? (Ecopolitology)
  5. Gorillas could be extinct in the Congo Basin by 2020, says a new report. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 23

Written by | March 23rd, 2010


Experience the unexpected, the amazing, the shocking and the horrifying! As in: Here’s another Cool Green Morning of 5 fresh green links:

  1. Are climate scientists ignoring the lessons of Climategate? (Climate Feedback)
  2. Why Arctic sea ice might get thicker before it gets thinner. (Dot Earth)
  3. From the Department of Cognitive Dissonance: Solar-powered oil fields are on the way (CleanTechnica)
  4. 7 things Glenn Beck doesn’t know about U.S. land policy. (Ecopolitology)
  5. The future of cargo hauling…via bicycle. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 12

Written by | January 12th, 2010


5. Great. Green. Stories. Online. Now. Below. Read.

  1. Why is “Mr. Global Warming” getting a little hot under the collar? (Climate Feedback)
  2. A leading climate scientist calls on his peers to help delink one-off extreme temperatures from climate change. (Dot Earth)
  3. A sponge-like glass could revolutionize groundwater pollution cleanup. (EcoGeek)
  4. The top 9 viral videos of the enviro movement. (Ecopolitology)
  5. Why we can’t just eat all those Asian carp that are threatening the Great Lakes. (The Vine)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 4

Written by | December 4th, 2009


It was hard, so very hard — but we managed to put together a climate-email-controversy-free Cool Green Morning for you today, filled with birdfeeders that spur evolution and a Wright-Brothers moment for a solar plane. Enjoy your green weekend! That bird feeder you’re filling every week (or every day at our house) — it could […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 30

Written by | November 30th, 2009


Thanksgiving: Gain 5 pounds, take 5 days off. Monday After Thanksgiving: Come back to work, find 5 great new green stories, fresh from the online space. I’ll make that trade-off any Cool Green Morning. (See you on the elliptical.) Who’s going to save one of the world’s largest peat swamp forests from being drained (and […]

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