Tag: green energy

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 1

Written by | February 1st, 2013

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Just as cool and green as it’s always been… but now with added buzz.

  1. Get to know the rodent that holds the power to predict the weather in its tiny claws. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Thanks, England, for not selling your public forests. (Treehugger)
  3. What’s so great about grass-fed beef? (Grist)
  4. One person’s trash is another person’s potential energy source. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Are “urban” SUVs any greener than their country counterparts? (EcoGeek)

An Energy Diet: Cut Back on Water, Pay More Attention to Fish

Written by | November 22nd, 2012

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Do you know how much water it takes to turn on your lights? Or how many fish are imperiled when you power up your computer? A new study takes stock of how our energy choices impact water and fish.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 30

Written by | May 30th, 2012

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From moonbirds to green jobs, here’s your morning dose of green news.

  1. B95, or “Moonbird” — A famous red knot — is back in the Delaware Bay, located by the same biologist who banded it 19 years ago! (Green)
  2. The Prius is now the world’s third top-selling car. (Bloomberg)
  3. Give local residents a say on how forests are used, and you’ll reduce deforestation and climate change. (Washington Post)
  4. Looking for a new job? Here are five surprisingly green ones. (National Geographic)
  5. Waste not, want not: If you’re a Massachusetts business, much of your food waste will soon be composted for green energy. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 18

Written by | May 18th, 2012

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Be sure to watch the skies this weekend and never put rocks in your pockets.

  1. Don’t forget, a “ring of fire” solar eclipse will be visible in parts of the U.S. on Sunday. (National Geographic)
  2. Apple is making a major green change in the U.S. this year. (Scientific American)
  3. Photos: One of the largest male stars on the planet is helping one of the smallest primates. (Mongabay)
  4. The remains of a turtle the size of a car have been discovered in a coal mine. (Discovery News)
  5. Scientists can’t solve the mystery of the rocks that ignited in a woman’s pocket. (L.A. Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 23

Written by | February 23rd, 2012

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Today’s green news is music to our ears.

  1. Wind + wind chimes = power. (TreeHugger)
  2. Armchair suba divers are treated to 360-degree views of the Great Barrier Reef. (Guardian)
  3. Who needs eyes when you’re the world’s deepest land animal? (Discovery News)
  4. Polar bears in Manitoba are keeping the Polar Bear Alert Team busy. (YaleE360)
  5. When in doubt, schools of fish can just follow a robot. (Wired Science)

Green Gift Monday Partner Q&A: Sungevity

Written by | November 30th, 2011

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Green Gift Monday Partner Q&A: Sungevity Danny Kennedy is the Founder of Sungevity, a home solar energy company.  A long-time social entrepreneur, Danny has achieved global recognition as an environmental activist, spokesperson and opinion leader. Most recently, Danny was the Campaigns Manager for Greenpeace Australia Pacific. In 2001, he ran Greenpeace’s California Clean Energy Campaign, […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2011

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Where else will you find a giant armadillo and reverse lightning?

  1. See how camera traps are giving rare glimpses of species like the giant armadillo and the jaguarundi. (Mongabay)
  2. We’re learning how 50-mile-high jets of lightning shoot from Earth up to space. (Wired Science)
  3. Which states are the leaders in green energy and where does yours rank? Check the list. (Green House)
  4. The 2011 Atlantic hurricane forecast is out, and it doesn’t look good. (The Daily Green)
  5. Experts fear that a pod of 100 whales circling off Scotland is about to beach themselves. (Guardian Eco)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 30

Written by | March 30th, 2011

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Bats and frogs and phone apps, oh my!

  1. The United States slips behind China and Germany on green energy. (Green House)
  2. What can be done to save bats from white-nose syndrome? (YaleE360)
  3. Being poisonous keeps frogs in shape. (Wired)
  4. For greens on the go: here are seven travel apps worth checking out. (Treehugger)
  5. National Telework Week nets nearly $3 million in savings. (Greener Computing)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 23

Written by | February 23rd, 2011

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Can’t stop sneezing? Suffering from sinus pressure? Blame that changing climate.

  1. Which US state is the biggest power-plant polluter? (Huffington Post Green)
  2. A new report suggests that Californians might be shelling out too much green for green energy. (Grist)
  3. Climate change will probably make your allergies worse. Sorry! (The Daily Green)
  4. The UN and AAAS report that 50 million environmental refugees will flee their homes by 2020. (Treehugger)
  5. Sustainability doesn’t sell…or does it? (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 15

Written by | February 15th, 2011

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Got the post-Valentine’s Day blues? These 5 cool links will put you back in the green!

  1. Obama’s just-released budget focuses on alternative energy. (NY Times)
  2. Climate change is re-drawing the map of bird life in Africa. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  3. In India, vulture “restaurants” serve up fresh carcass in order to save these endangered birds. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. It’s a guilty verdict for Chevron for polluting the Amazon. (Mongabay)
  5. Landfills–once the scourge of the planet, now a source of green energy. (CleanTechnica)
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