Tag: energy efficiency

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 25

Written by | March 25th, 2010


Who’s excited for another riveting roundup of the day’s top green news? Shh, don’t all shout at once:

  1. For years, India and Bangladesh have fought for control of a tiny Bay of Bengal island. Wonder if they’ll call a truce now that the island’s been submerged by rising seas. (LA Times)
  2. In the future, sewage treatment plants might power sewage treatment plants. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Sarah Palin gets her very own nature documentary series. (Grist)
  4. Is bottled water as bad as everyone seems to think it is? (Green Inc.)
  5. The US House of Representatives is getting greener– and saving taxpayers $3.3 million a year. (Environmental Leader)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 3

Written by | March 3rd, 2010


Your daily round-up of the day’s top green news– unlike some of your favorite fruits and veggies, it’s always in season:

  1. At least 15 state legislatures are attempting to pass resolutions to block limits on greenhouse gas emissions. Is your state one of them? (Grist)
  2. Now’s the perfect time to make your home more energy-efficient– Obama just announced the “Cash for Caulkers” program. (EcoGeek)
  3. A new report says that globally, the effects of climate change hit women the hardest. (Treehugger)
  4. Of course no one wants to hear it, but according to Harvard researchers, we’re going to have to pay a lot more for fuel in order to significantly cut carbon emissions. (dotEarth)
  5. Eating in-season produce keeps your meal’s carbon footprint low (and your belly happy). Chefs recommend avoiding these foods until the spring or summer. (Yahoo Green)

Fighting Climate Change is a Business Model

Written by | February 8th, 2010


As governments struggle to solve the climate change crisis, who’s stepping up? Businesses like Google and Bell Labs, writes our green tech blogger Dave Connell.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 3

Written by | February 3rd, 2010


Start your day in the coolest, greenest way possible… no, seriously, put down the lime-flavored Jell-O and dive into these great stories:

  1. Missed out on Cash for Clunkers? Replace your home appliances with more energy-efficient models, and reap the benefits of “Cash for Refrigerators.” (Yahoo! Green)
  2. California steps up its greenhouse-gas-fighting game with the installation of monitoring devices that will measure local emissions. (New York Times)
  3. Is climate change responsible for larger, more extreme ocean waves in the Pacific Northwest? (Scientific American)
  4. Obama’s FY 2011 budget reserves a large chunk of green for green jobs. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Recycling office paper by turning it into…toilet paper? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 6

Written by | January 6th, 2010


Start your day off right with a generous serving of the web’s coolest, greenest news:

  1. Don’t give up hope on a U.S. climate bill just yet. (The Vine)
  2. Will 2010 be the year of energy efficiency? (GreenBiz)
  3. A California company has come up with a way to make commercial LED lighting more accessible and less wire-y. (Green Inc.)
  4. In 2009, the number of cars on U.S. roads significantly dropped for the first time on record. (YaleE360)
  5. Forget compost or mulch: a Bulgarian zoo turns old Christmas trees into tasty treats for its lucky animals. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2009


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 […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 27

Written by | October 27th, 2009


It’s indeed a bright green morning today, with positive news everywhere: International Climate Day of Action a big success! Smart meters galore! And here’s the big news: a new study shows your personal actions can make a difference in the fight against climate change! Take that, all you climate change pessimists. Bill McKibben says we need to “stop […]

The Lessons I’ve Learned From ‘Energy Sprawl’

Written by | September 17th, 2009


Scientists want their research to inspire serious discussion of critical issues. So I’ve been encouraged by all the discussion in the press about the recent PLoS One paper I wrote with colleagues entitled “Energy Sprawl or Energy Efficiency: Climate Policy Impacts on Natural Habitat for the United States of America.” Still, it’s unsettling sometimes to […]

New Energy Production and Nature: What Will the Impacts Be?

Written by | August 26th, 2009


Renewable energy is poised to be the wave of the future, but what impact will it have on landscapes and wildlife? In the United States, at least 67 million acres will be developed for new energy projects by 2030. While these projects — including wind, solar and biofuels — will help reduce carbon emissions and […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 31

Written by | March 31st, 2009


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 […]

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