Tag: energy efficiency

Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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When it comes to boosting the economy and fighting climate change, President Obama declares it’s not an “either/or.” It’s a “both/and” approach. Learn more about his roadmap for America’s leadership on climate change.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 19

Written by | February 19th, 2013

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You don’t want to miss today’s green news — we’ve got a jaw-dropping dolphin video!

  1. Which drought-hit US states suffered the worst crop damage in 2012? (Guardian)
  2. Going, going, gone. Arctic sea ice has fallen over a third in less than 10 years. (Mongabay)
  3. Make your home more energy efficient with a tap on your iPhone. (TreeHugger)
  4. It’s not everyday you see a “super-pod” of dolphins (super-pod = thousands!). (Telegraph)
  5. Coastal areas work to remove hot tubs, patio furniture and other Hurricane Sandy debris. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 12

Written by | April 12th, 2012

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Today we try to solve a manatee mystery.

  1. Why can’t manatees avoid speedboats? (Discovery News)
  2. People in India have more cell phones than toilets. (TreeHugger)
  3. When killer African bees attack… Tennessee? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. One type of building that could benefit from energy efficiency: prisons. (Green)
  5. Saving the world’s most endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles. (Environmental News Service)

After the Kyoto Protocol, What’s Next for Climate Change?

Written by | November 28th, 2011

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Delegates are meeting in Durban, South Africa to negotiate a global agreement on climate change. Are they asking the right question? Glenn Prickett may have a better idea.

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, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2011

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Today’s green news: +1/-1 for forests.

  1. Our lead scientist Sanjayan pens a letter to #7,000,000,000 to update the little guy on the state of the planet. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Climate change is making California birds bigger. (Treehugger)
  3. Forests are more awesome at absorbing greenhouse gases than previously thought… (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. …but most U.S. forests aren’t adapting too well to climate change. (Green House)
  5. Americans need to put more energy into energy efficiency. (GreenBiz)

 

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: Wednesday, September 21

Written by | September 21st, 2011

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The “when animals attack!” edition.

  1. A new report says that climate change is weaving its way into corporate strategy. (Green)
  2. The Nile crocodile is actually the Nile crocodileS. (Mongabay)
  3. Yellowstone released a report on this summer’s grizzly attack. (Los Angeles Times)
  4. Energy efficiency not only saves a bunch of cash–it also created more than 330,000 jobs in two decades. (CleanTechnica)
  5. A former trainer believes captivity is what makes orcas attack. (Wired)

Jevons Paradox: When Doing More with Less Isn’t Enough

Written by | September 1st, 2011

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Energy efficiency leads to lower energy prices—but will that mean more energy consumption? One in-vogue theory says yes, but Conservancy scientist Rob McDonald says it’s not so hot.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 23

Written by | May 23rd, 2011

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Hey, we’re all still here! Let’s celebrate with some great green news:

  1. Protected land is protecting communities in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin from flooding. (NPR)
  2. The more energy-efficient your home/appliance/car/etc. is, the more energy you burn…maybe. (The Daily Green)
  3. What are we going to do about all that plastic in the ocean? (Green)
  4. Ask Umbra offers up more eco-friendly alternatives to those ubiquitous single-serving coffee cups. (Grist)
  5. One blogger doesn’t believe we can shop our way to sustainability. Here’s why. (GreenBiz)
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