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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 14

Written by | December 14th, 2010

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Being green isn’t always easy, but at least you have 5 cool news links to help you get there:

  1. Indoor skiing: Is it really that bad for the environment? (Treehugger)
  2. China, Europe and the U.S. black market on an ozone-depleting refrigerant gas…it’s a complicated, but frightening, tale. (YaleE360)
  3. We try to steer clear of loaded political questions, but Andy Revkin asks it: does science need more Republicans? (Dot Earth)
  4. The dark side of nature and wildlife TV shows comes to light. (Mongabay)
  5. This animal is considered the “quintessential example of megafaunal fortitude in the face of really bad weather.” Impressive, heh? (The New York Times)

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, July 9

Written by | July 9th, 2010

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It’s Friday… get cool and green with the top 5 eco-news links around!

  1. The Big Apple’s new slogan? I love tap water. (Green)
  2. Monsanto is fined for selling genetically modified cotton seeds in Texas. (The New York Times)
  3. More on the question of if it’s cheaper to just let climate change happen. (The Vine)
  4. Europe exceeds its sustainable fish quota — “fish debt day” starts July 9. (Earth Watch)
  5. For the third time, Climategate is found to be a non-issue. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 8

Written by | July 8th, 2010

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We journey around the world for today’s round-up of cool green news:

  1. From Russia, With Love: new nature reserves the size of Switzerland. (Treehugger)
  2. California: the first cage-free egg state. (The Daily Green)
  3. European News: banning the sale of illegaly logged wood. (Green)
  4. Gulf Update: the oil spill has some new online digs. (The New York Times)
  5. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: ocean acidification increases fish larvae death. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 23

Written by | June 23rd, 2010

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A little light(ish) reading to start your day:

  1. Here are some really terrible things that could happen in the Gulf of Mexico, thanks to the oil spill. (Treehugger)
  2. In as little as five years, Europe could be reaping the solar-power-benefits of the Saharan sun. (EcoGeek)
  3. An EPA official says that oil dispersant is helping to tame the Gulf oil spill. (Green)
  4. California’s climate law might be in trouble, and the Governator is none too pleased. (Grist)
  5. A Georgia representative thinks that clean energy legislation might actually kill people. Okay then. (Climate Progress)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 26

Written by | May 26th, 2010

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The day’s best green news. Read it:

  1. Researchers are already studying the long-term effects of the Gulf oil spill on marine life. (Mongabay)
  2. You can compost an awful lot of weird, unexpected stuff, it seems. (The Daily Green)
  3. If all goes as planned, Lake Erie will be home to the United States’ first freshwater wind farm in 2012. (Treehugger)
  4. Former U.S. President Bush (the second one) shares his thoughts on oil, wind and green home improvements. (Green)
  5. Europe just got its first commercial electric vehicle fast-charging station. Congrats! (Auto Blog Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 31

Written by | March 31st, 2010

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Toads, dolphins and offshore drilling– oh my! You’ll find it all in today’s roundup of the morning’s coolest, greenest news:

  1. This just in: Obama OKs offshore drilling in large sections of the Alaskan, Atlantic and Gulf coasts. (Grist)
  2. A new study shows that the reproduction rate of dolphins in the Mississippi Sound spiked post-Hurricane Katrina. (Journal Watch Online)
  3. Europe could be totally powered by renewable energy by 2050. Jealous? (The Vine)
  4. The science of genomics is helping researchers figure out the biological effects of climate change and develop new biofuels. (Red, Green and Blue)
  5. Toads can predict earthquakes, says a new report. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 12

Written by | March 12th, 2010

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Find yourself tongue-tied at those weekend ice cream socials? Here’s some talking points for you — fresh, cool and…oh, sing the last line with me:

  1. Deep sea creatures — what do they eat down there? Wood, heat and spinach…on a bed of whale carcass, natch. (Blogfish)
  2. Europeans love a new green toilet that separates #1 and #2. (CNET News)
  3. Just how tight are some U.S. Senate offices and the anti-climate action lobby? (Solve Climate)
  4. A new UN climate change group is (surprise!) all white, all male. (Dot Earth)
  5. A U.S. Congressman wants all federal buildings to become bird friendly. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 30

Written by | June 30th, 2009

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With our counterpart on week two of a European vacation, it’s no wonder that Cool Green Morning has Europe on the mind… or maybe it’s because those Europeans are so progressive when it comes to cap-and-trade and universal cell phone chargers? Read on for all the top news, from here and abroad. Universal cell phone […]

U.S. and International Climate Negotiations: The View from Europe

Written by | May 28th, 2009

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Sascha Müller-Kraenner, The Nature Conservancy’s senior policy advisor in Europe, always has a fresh perspective on conservation issues from across the pond. Below he discusses why it’s so important for the United States to be fully engaged in international climate change discussions and how Europeans view the latest developments on climate change legislation. By Sascha […]

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