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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 14

Written by | November 14th, 2012

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One interesting ballot measure that we missed in last week’s election:

  1. San Juan county in Washington has banned GMO cultivation. (Treehugger)
  2. Could a U.S. carbon tax become a reality? (Huffington Post)
  3. How to prevent the storm surge damage from events like Superstorm Sandy? Time to bring oysters back to New York. (Discovery)
  4. Did you see what was named the 2013 car of the year? (New York Daily News)
  5. AT&T has just set a Guinness World Record for recycling — just in time for America Recycles Day! (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

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Hurricanes, Halloween — it’s been an eventful week. Let’s wrap it up with some green news.

  1. Move over, parrot. This elephant speaks Korean. (BBC Nature)
  2. DC-residents can soon shout “Electric taxi!” on street corners. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Wanna live in boulder or a conch shell? Check out these homes influenced by nature. (MNN)
  4. After Sandy, it’s hard to believe that most of the U.S. is still in drought. But it’s true. (Discovery)
  5. 9 new colorful tarantula species discovered in Brazil. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 5

Written by | October 5th, 2012

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Brew a cup of tea, add a dollop of blue honey (yes, blue) and read today’s green news.

  1. An upside to this summer’s droughts? More brilliant fall foliage. (National Geographic)
  2. M&M’s blamed for green and blue honey in France. (TreeHugger)
  3. New dinosaur identified as a cross between a bird, a vampire and a porcupine. (Washington Post)
  4. Wait a minute… are electric cars bad for the environment? (Guardian)
  5. Models at Paris Fashion Week strutted down a solar panel catwalk. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 11

Written by | September 11th, 2012

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The Pope takes his new electric car out for a spin in today’s green news roundup.

  1. Can you guess what the world’s shiniest living thing is? (Discover Magazine)
  2. Meet the 100 most endangered species on the planet. (CNN)
  3. The Pope goes green in his new electric car. (Clean Technica)
  4. Here’s a simple idea: wind can power the world. (Mongabay)
  5. How does an Antarctic mollusk reproduce in a cold ocean? Switch sexes. (BBC Nature)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 17

Written by | April 17th, 2012

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Extra, extra, get your green news here!

  1. Meet the 6 environmental heroes who have won the Green Nobel Prize. (Mongabay)
  2. Are electric vehicles worth it? (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Mexico is thisclose to passing a new climate change law. (Ecopreneurist)
  4. The latest generation of landscape architects is reinventing the urban park. (Grist)
  5. High school for girls = population control = sustainable growth. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 13

Written by | March 13th, 2012

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Today we learn how to compost Great Dane doo doo!…

  1. 27 green home questions answered. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Climate change may force one Pacific Island nation to relocate to Fiji. (TIME)
  3. Need a spot to recharge your electric car? Spain now has 100 new charging stations. (CleanTechnica)
  4. A cutting-edge solar-power system “blooms” in Japan. (National Geographic)
  5. Homeless Hotspots backfire at South by Southwest. (NY Times)

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: Tuesday, October 11

Written by | October 11th, 2011

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Wake up and climb Mount Everest… in your pajamas!

  1. A new solar-powered webcam on Mount Everest monitors climate change at 18-thousand feet. (TreeHugger)
  2. Popular Mechanics magazine unveils their seventh-annual Breakthrough Award recipients. And the winners are… (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Electric-vehicle drivers unite this Sunday, October 16, for the first National Plug-In Day. (Green Car Reports)
  4. Fact or fiction? Yeti conference reveals with 95 percent certainty that Bigfoot exists. (Mongabay)
  5. Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, hope to find their likeness on sustainable merchandise at the London 2012 games. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 27

Written by | January 27th, 2011

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These 5 hot links will start you on the path to a cool green day:

  1. Thankfully, no one in Tucson will be eating lion meat tacos anytime soon. (Green)
  2. Sharks, on the other hand, aren’t so lucky: fishing countries have failed on a 10-year-old pledge to conserve shark species. (BBC)
  3. Are you swapping seeds this year in the name of biodiversity? (Treehugger)
  4. Here are 9 tips for buying your first electric car. (Huffington Post)
  5. Soccer+solar=a win for the Chinese. (Grist)

Best and Worst Environmental Moments of 2010

Written by | December 13th, 2010

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You know about the oil spill, but what other stories made our lead scientist’s list of environmental issues that dominated the year?

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