Tag: fossil fuels

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 24

Written by | August 24th, 2011

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Today’s green news: totally earthshaking.

  1. So, how about that earthquake yesterday, huh? (DotEarth)
  2. Over the past 250 years, scientists have identified over two million species–which is actually less than 15 percent of all the species in the world. (Mongabay)
  3. We’re one step (ha!) closer to powering our electronic devices by walking. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Does the president really have any control over gas prices? (The Daily Green)
  5. Our lead scientist Sanjayan wraps up his Thelon expedition. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 26

Written by | January 26th, 2011

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The weather outside is frightful, but these links are…somewhat less frightful than the weather.

  1. What we could probably all use about now: a volunteer eco-vacation in a nice, warm climate. (Treehugger)
  2. When it comes to climate change, birds have it exceptionally rough. (Green)
  3. Obama called for clean energy, high-speed rail in last night’s State of the Union address. (Grist)
  4. Four enviro documentaries are up for an Oscar this year. (The Daily Green)
  5. A new study says that natural gas might not be all that cleaner than other fossil fuels. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 1

Written by | December 1st, 2010

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Green news time!

  1. REDD: a new study says it’s about more than just reducing emissions– it could save some species from extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. So what can we actually expect to see come out of the COP 16 climate talks? (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Big trucks are shockingly fuel-inefficient– but existing and new technology could bring them up to nine miles per gallon, as opposed to the current six. (GreenBiz)
  4. How’s this for alternative energy? Researchers want to study the feasibility of turning astronaut poop into spaceship electricity. (Grist)
  5. A Chinese ban on plastic bags kept 100 billion of those bad boys out of the trash. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 8

Written by | October 8th, 2010

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Is it just me or is this a Cool Green Morning?

  1. A group of scientists has named the top green automaker, and it’s not Toyota. (Los Angeles Times)
  2. I’m not sure why, but here’s a solar-powered cockroach. (Treehugger)
  3. Genetically modified corn is helping all corn farmers make billions in profits. (NPR)
  4. Google is investing $1 million in a human-powered monorail. (Clean Technica)
  5. The U.S. military is now fighting to decrease its dependence on fossil fuels. (The New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 3

Written by | June 3rd, 2010

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Go forth and be green, cool and news-worthy:

  1. What if the Gulf oil spill happened where you live? This new map lets you visualize the impact. (Green Inc.)
  2. Stop the oil spill with a nuclear blast? Talk about fighting fire with fire. (New York Times)
  3. A new report on global sustainability offers a refreshing twist: choices. (Earth Watch)
  4. Are fish bothered by underwater noise pollution? (Wired Science)
  5. A change in E.U. tax policies could make renewables cheaper than fossil fuels. (Environmental Leader)
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