Tag: fuel-efficiency

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 11

Written by | May 11th, 2011

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Open wide– it’s time for your five daily servings of green:

  1. Fuel-efficient vehicles could save $7.2 billion annually in California health costs. (Los Angeles Times)
  2. A new study says that natural gas “fracking” is polluting groundwater. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. A ghostly “winged” octopus is caught on camera. (Wired)
  4. Men are out-biking women and kids. (Treehugger)
  5. Capturing carbon dioxide out of the air is still just too expensive. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 6

Written by | May 6th, 2011

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It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get green news on Friday (sorry):

  1. Our president/CEO Mark Tercek writes about sharks, healthy marine ecosystems and the beautiful Palmyra Atoll. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Students at one university are using Twitter to monitor bird behavior. (DotEarth)
  3. A new study says that climate change is responsible for poor harvests, food shortages and high prices. (New York Times)
  4. Executive Order 13154 basically forces federal agencies to lease more fuel-efficient vehicles, ultimately saving taxpayers $9 million and 2.4 million gallons of gas per year. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Are “blimp-like hybrid airships” the alternative air travel of the future? (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: Tuesday, May 26

Written by | May 26th, 2009

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What better way to come back from a long weekend than with a news round-up ready-and-waiting for you? Take your time easing into the work week, knowing that at least you already have the day’s most important enviro news items at your fingertips…  Ecuador is trying to choose the high road with a carbon-credit plan that allows them […]

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