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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 1

Written by | May 1st, 2013

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We’ve got an update on that poor, confused koala.

  1. Remember the little guy who returned to his forest to find it cut down? There’s a happy ending for our homeless koala. (Grist)
  2. A Queens public school is the first in NYC to adopt an all-veggie menu. (Huffington Post)
  3. The European Union is banning a pesticide blamed in bee deaths. (BBC News)
  4. Contrails that smell like french fries? NASA is exploring biofuel use in planes. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. If you protect oceans and coasts, sea turtles will come. (MNN)

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)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 9

Written by | March 9th, 2011

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It’s a new day over at nature.org, and a bird named Wisdom is a new mom.

  1. A new study says that self-described Republicans are less skeptical of “climate change” than they are of “global warming.” (Mongabay)
  2. A 60-year-old Laysan albatross named Wisdom is a new mom. (Green)
  3. This rooftop garden provides produce for the supermarket below. (Treehugger)
  4. Thanks to gas drilling, Wyoming out-smogs Los Angeles. (Green House)
  5. The European Union plans to cut emissions by 80% by 2050. (AP, via Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 11

Written by | March 11th, 2010

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Get the latest green (and all-black penguin) news in today’s installment of Cool Green Morning:

  1. A new report says that the UK loses at least two animal and/or plant species per year. (Guardian Eco)
  2. An all-black penguin is discovered near Antarctica; researchers call it a “”one in a zillion kind of mutation.” (Yahoo Green)
  3. The US and EU are on board with a ban on bluefin tuna trade– Japan, not so much. (Treehugger)
  4. The latest in corn-based biofuel: ethanol out, isobutanol in. (Green Inc.)
  5. Support slips a tiny bit for green building and LEED certification, but overall remains pretty strong. (GreenBiz)

The Latest from Copenhagen

Written by | December 20th, 2009

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Nature Conservancy policy analysts and scientists are at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen for the next two weeks — and are reporting the latest developments here on Cool Green Science. Click through and then scroll down to read these late-breaking reports and more: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 12:55 PM: Copenhagen Accord Results in a […]

Where Are We on the Road to Copenhagen?

Written by | November 9th, 2009

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It was a very busy week last week in the world of climate change, with lots of activity on both the domestic and international fronts. UN negotiators wrapped up talks in Barcelona, the last before the big event in December in Copenhagen. And climate and energy legislation moved in various ways in the U.S. Senate. […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 2

Written by | September 2nd, 2009

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A zoo brings condors back from the brink, greenhouse gases are wreaking havoc on Alaska’s seas, and solar power…FROM SPACE? There’s a little something for everyone in today’s Cool Green Morning: Europe bids adieu to incandescent light bulbs, says The Vine. Wish we’d adopt a similar ban stateside? You’re in luck: In 2012, incandescent bulbs […]

A Free Carbon-Trading Area for the Americas, Part 2: Running the Numbers

Written by | April 6th, 2009

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Last month I suggested a hemispheric dimension be added to the proposed U.S. cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions, to allow U.S. companies to offset some of their emissions through projects in Latin America. This idea was picked up by the environmental blogs of The New York Times and the Christian Science Monitor, while a report in The […]

Building a Climate Change House of Cards

Written by | April 3rd, 2009

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If you don’t know what Copenhagen and climate change have to do with each other, you’ve got some reading to do. If you do know, you may be hoping that we are finally on track for a new-and-improved global climate change agreement that will take care of the problems that the Kyoto Protocol failed to […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 2

Written by | March 2nd, 2009

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A carbon-neutral TV show? A fish that hops instead of swims (and hops rather badly, at that)? Accusations that soft toilet paper is a crime against nature? Only one web feature could container all that goodness…and we did it again in this edition of Cool Green Morning: I’d Rather Walk: 60-Second Science reports the discovery […]

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