Tag: EPA

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 22

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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The Grinch visits Canada this Christmas.

  1. Most years, 85% of Canada has a white Christmas. This isn’t one of those years. (The National Post)
  2. New rules will limit mercury and other toxic pollutants in our air, water and food. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. The world’s first solar powered menorah lights up Woodstock, NY. (Grist)
  4. The biblical Christmas story may need a rewriting: Frankincense tree headed for extinction. (CBS News)
  5. The European Union will begin charging airlines for their greenhouse gas emissions. (NY Times)

Earth Day & Faith: Why Should Christians Care?

Written by | April 21st, 2011

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Author and pastor Jonathan Merritt examines why “environmentalist” is still a dirty word among some Christians and how that can be changed.

Conservation Movement Must Become More Diverse

Written by | April 7th, 2011

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A new study by EPA officials and others challenges the conservation movement to become more racially diverse. Mark Tercek explains why it’s so important and how the Conservancy is proactively accepting the challenge.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 6

Written by | April 6th, 2011

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The news!

  1. There’s no more radiation-tainted water leaking into the ocean, says the operator of a Japanese power plant. (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  2. The White House promises to veto a potential bill to bar the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Green)
  3. The good news: Leatherback turtles are making a comeback in Florida. The bad news: It may be because they’re running out of predators. (Treehugger)
  4. Americans only recycle two percent of the compact fluorescent light bulbs that they toss. (Grist)
  5. How’s this for alternative energy? The sewers of Paris will heat schools, and also the presidential palace. (Reuters Life, via Yahoo Green)

Heeding Teddy Roosevelt’s Words: Investing in Nature Is Investing in America

Written by | March 11th, 2011

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Our president and CEO Mark Tercek urges Congress and the White House to remember what Roosevelt called “our duty” to steward the country’s natural resources.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 2

Written by | February 2nd, 2011

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Punxsutawney Phil may say winter’s over, but keep a sweater on hand for these cool green links:

  1. The NFL plans to offset the 15,000 megawatt hours of energy it’ll expend during the Super Bowl. (Treehugger)
  2. The EPA is going to limit the amount of toxic rocket fuel chemicals in your drinking water, which sounds like a good idea. (AP via Washington Post)
  3. A California woman has turned her home into a sanctuary for rare, threatened birds. (Mongabay)
  4. The Yellow Pages is making it easy to opt out of receiving the paper-heavy phone book. (Green House)
  5. Is Jon Huntsman the greenest GOP presidential hopeful? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 12

Written by | January 12th, 2011

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It doesn’t get much cooler or greener than today’s five links…until tomorrow’s edition, anyway.

  1. A little bit of good news out of Haiti: Researchers have rediscovered six previously “lost” frog species there. (Mongabay)
  2. President Obama’s oil spill commission urges tougher rules for offshore drilling. (New York Times)
  3. According to the FTC, products certified as “Tested Green” weren’t necessarily green. (The Daily Green)
  4. Lucky China is about to get the world’s largest solar roof. (CleanTechnica)
  5. The hybrid electric Chevy Volt was just named “North American Car of the Year.” (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 5

Written by | January 5th, 2011

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Cool Green Morning: The “But What Does It All Mean??” edition.

  1. Dead birds are now falling out of the sky in Sweden, and dead fish are washing up on Maryland, Brazil and New Zealand shores. (Huffington Post)
  2. The Atlantic Ocean is warming. Just ask its corals. (Mongabay)
  3. This crazy hornet creates its own solar power…with its skin. (National Geographic)
  4. It’s not just honeybees on the decline. A new report says a number of bee species are in peril. (Grist)
  5. The EPA released updated guidelines for cleaning up broken CFLs. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2010

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And you thought your Friday couldn’t get any cooler or greener:

  1. Happy birthday to the EPA–40 years old! What will the next 40 bring? (Green Biz)
  2. Cancun needs a conflict resolution expert, thinks Andy Revkin. (DotEarth)
  3. Cyclists always knew it was true, but now a new study proves it: in the city, bikes are faster than cars. (Treehugger)
  4. Europe decides to keep on trawling. (Green)
  5. Wait, this doesn’t sound right: oil exploration threatens the Seaflower Marine Protected Area in Japan? (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 19

Written by | November 19th, 2010

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Greening your news, 5 links at a time:

  1. The EPA has an idea for how to address ocean acidification at the policy level. (Green)
  2. The latest trend in professional sports: green stadiums. (Green Biz)
  3. Behavioral research shows people just can’t handle the most dire predictions of climate change. (Dot Earth)
  4. The U.S. climate bill may have failed, but that won’t stop green tech. (Yale E360)
  5. To make room for more cars, NYC drops some bike lanes. Huh? (Treehugger)
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