Tag: energy use

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 10

Written by | December 10th, 2012

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Start your week with a heaping helping of greens:

  1. Get the scoop on what happened at the climate summit in Doha. (Mongabay)
  2. Offshore wind may actually be good for some undersea creatures. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Yellowstone lost its most famous wolf, an alpha female called 832F. (Green)
  4. The cost of gas is on the decline. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Vampire electronics” not only waste energy– they can cost businesses a pretty penny as well. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 18

Written by | October 18th, 2011

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Say it ain’t so! Coffee drinkers, you need a cup of today’s green news:

  1. Is climate change threatening the world’s coffee supply? (CBS News)
  2. Despite bluefin tuna quotas, records show that over 140 percent more tuna meat was sold than supposedly caught in 2010. (Green)
  3. Natural Resources Defense Council plugs into the power of social networking with a Facebook app will allow users to monitor their energy use. (TreeHugger)
  4. Are you celebrating Bulk Foods Week? Bulk foods provide a savings of 30% to 60% — and bulk is better for the environment. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Attack of the killer seaweed: algae in the South Pacific can poison coral on contact. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 14

Written by | April 14th, 2011

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With our big brains, shouldn’t we humans be able to solve climate change?

  1. A new Nature Conservancy study offers a roadmap for wind development that doesn’t harm wildlife. (Clean Technica)
  2. It turns out that having a bigger brain does get you ahead in life. At least, if you’re an invasive species. (Conservation Journal Watch
  3. We need to get more women involved in green technology, says Kristina Johnson. (GreenBiz)
  4. Wolves are now off the endangered species list–which isn’t as good as it sounds. (The New York Times)
  5. One of the world’s great environmental thinkers offers some advice on energy use. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2010

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Have you been reducing your energy use? Really? This morning’s 5 news links are cool, green and enlightening:

  1. The year in review for water. (Treehugger)
  2. Check out this video documenting the discovery of a new lemur species in Madagascar. (BBC)
  3. Efforts to fix the San Francisco Bay Delta are as fragile as the delta itself. (NY Times)
  4. Why it’s not too late to save polar bears. Yes we can! (Wired)
  5. Does energy efficiency actually cut energy use? And if not, then what will? (Grist)

Give the Gift of Knowledge

Written by | November 26th, 2010

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Our writer cut his electric bill, but does that mean he lowered his carbon footprint? A new device could give him the answer and help him save even more money.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 22

Written by | June 22nd, 2010

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5 cool green links you don’t want to miss:

  1. $1.8 million… that’s how much was raised in last night’s celebrity telethon to help the Gulf. (CNN)
  2. What will the oil spill mean for life at the very bottom of the ocean? (The New York Times)
  3. A scientific look at climate scientists finds that they do indeed agree about global warming. (Green)
  4. Warning, potty humor ahead: how can whale poop help fight climate change? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Is the Internet as much of an energy hog as we think? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 6

Written by | May 6th, 2010

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What pairs best with your morning cup of coffee? The coolest, greenest and also most awesome links on the interwebs, of course:

  1. Invasives aren’t as tough as we think they are, a new study says. (Journal Watch Online)
  2. A toxic oil dispersant is being used in the Gulf, even though there may be a better, safer alternative. (Wired)
  3. How much energy do your home appliances suck up? This cool infographic breaks it all down. (GE, via Treehugger)
  4. Could this be the end of the phrase “drill, baby, drill”? (The Hill)
  5. Here are ten ways to reduce your oil footprint. (Huffington Post Green)

Should You Ignore Energy Star Ratings?

Written by | March 30th, 2010

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A government investigation found that the Energy Star energy-saving rating program isn’t fool-proof. But that doesn’t mean you should buy any old appliance, says our green tech blogger Dave Connell.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2009

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Those hammering out a climate deal in chilly Copenhagen may not be literally feeling the heat, but the rest of the world sure is, whether it’s from rising global temperatures or from cutting off that excessively powerful AC with self-controlled vents.  Turn down that thermostat and dive into today’s top green stories: A new study […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 1

Written by | December 1st, 2009

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Would a smiley face on your energy bill inspire you to save energy? You may say “no,” but a real-world example found that smiley faces and frowny faces actually make a big difference in energy use. It’s all good, cheerful news in today’s Cool Green Morning, so what’s stopping you? Read on. Photovoltaics that work underground… huh? […]

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