Tag: Energy

Illuminating the Water-Forests-Power Connection

Written by | November 19th, 2012

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Though NBC’s Revolution is a work of fiction, there are many — too many — people here in the real world that rely on firewood as a source of light and fuel.

Water and Power

Written by | November 5th, 2012

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We’re working with our friends on NBC’s new drama Revolution to incorporate green elements — or “winks” — in every upcoming episode.

The Tortoise and the Raven: An Energy Story

Written by | July 10th, 2012

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Lesson from the Mojave energy boom: Give a raven a power line and he’ll be that much better at preying upon baby desert tortoises.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 22

Written by | June 22nd, 2012

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More like “hot green morning,” am I right, East-Coasters?

  1. Our marine scientist Stephanie Wear says Rio+20 is “a time to make bold commitments.” (Care2)
  2. A new study argues that tropical deforestation accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions, which is actually less than previously thought. (Mongabay)
  3. Why did President Obama–and so many other world leaders– skip Rio+20? (DotEarth)
  4. Almost two-thirds of Americans don’t know what fracking is. (Treehugger)
  5. This is what climate change looks like. (Huffington Post Green)

Message from the Mojave: Shaping the Desert Energy Boom

Written by | June 12th, 2012

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Wind and solar offer the promise of a clean energy future. But can these renewables be developed without threatening wildlife and native habitats?

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 28

Written by | February 28th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. What shapes American attitudes toward climate change? (Spoiler alert: not climate scientists.) (ArsTechnica, via Wired)
  2. A new industry standard may keep more cell phones out of landfills. (GreenBiz)
  3. In Michigan, renewables are now cheaper than coal. (CleanTechnica)
  4. What’s “left” and what’s “right” when it comes to climate change? (Grist)
  5. With its numbers dropping 99 percent (!) in some areas, sturgeon could be in some pretty serious trouble. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 2

Written by | February 2nd, 2012

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Attack of the blobs!

  1. Are jellyfish taking over our oceans? (Nature)
  2. Turning down the thermostat saves energy and helps you lose weight. (The Chic Ecologist)
  3. Atlantic sturgeon added to the endangered species list. (Huffington Post)
  4. How do you fight invasive species in Australia? Bring in Komodo dragons. (TreeHugger)
  5. Spider webs may hold the clue to better buildings. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 18

Written by | January 18th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. An Indonesian rock band highlights the plight of the orangutan in song. (Mongabay)
  2. Save energy (and money!): tint your windows. (CleanTechnica)
  3. The Interior Department has banned the import of four nonnative snakes. (Green)
  4. White nose syndrome has killed an estimated seven million bats. (Washington Post)
  5. The new science classroom battle: climate change. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 14

Written by | December 14th, 2011

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Get your green news on!

  1. When it comes to solar power, just how much solar do you really need? (CleanTechnica)
  2. For sparrows, exposure to spooky sounds leads to fewer babies. (Green)
  3. Do you commute by public transportation? In 2012, your tax benefit will be halved. (The Daily Green)
  4. You’ll find the two greenest restaurants in the United States in Chicago. (GreenBiz)
  5. Do away with disposables and break out the Tupperware. You can do it! (Grist)

The Green Conundrum: Can Small Actions Add Up to Collective Change?

Written by | December 5th, 2011

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Does it matter if you recycle if other people don’t? Or if the United States refuses to build an oil pipeline that other nations might? Conservancy scientist Rob McDonald says yes — and tells you why.

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