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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: Wednesday, February 8

Written by | February 8th, 2012

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If it can snow in one of the world’s hottest places, why can’t we get a few flurries here in DC?

  1. How’s this for wacky weather? It snowed in Libya. (Green)
  2. Ratu, one of the last remaining Sumatran rhinos, is in her 11th month of pregnancy. Only five more months to go! (Mongabay)
  3. Yesterday, one of the world’s most climate-conscious leaders was forced to resign in a coup d’état. (Grist)
  4. At least in California, green jobs weathered the recession much better than conventional jobs. (GreenBiz)
  5. What are the greenest cars on the market today? (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 7

Written by | December 7th, 2011

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. Bet you didn’t know our president/CEO Mark Tercek is an amateur singer-songwriter (we sure didn’t!). (The Atlantic)
  2. What’s the deal with “green jobs“? This infographic breaks it down. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Grizzly bears are the new polar bears. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Microplastic threads in your fleece jacket are causing big problems for oceans. (Grist)
  5. A two-degree global warming limit is still a “prescription for disaster.” (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 22

Written by | September 22nd, 2011

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This morning’s green news round-up is no joke.

  1. When it comes to technology vs. nature, “the kids are all right,” writes our lead scientist Sanjayan. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. A professor survives two days in an airtight container just by breathing the oxygen released by 150 houseplants. (Green)
  3. Bill Clinton on U.S. climate change deniers: “We look like a joke.” (Grist)
  4. Find yourself a green job. Here’s how. (The Daily Green)
  5. A new study says pollution from cars can trigger a heart attack. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 21

Written by | September 21st, 2011

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The “when animals attack!” edition.

  1. A new report says that climate change is weaving its way into corporate strategy. (Green)
  2. The Nile crocodile is actually the Nile crocodileS. (Mongabay)
  3. Yellowstone released a report on this summer’s grizzly attack. (Los Angeles Times)
  4. Energy efficiency not only saves a bunch of cash–it also created more than 330,000 jobs in two decades. (CleanTechnica)
  5. A former trainer believes captivity is what makes orcas attack. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 15

Written by | June 15th, 2011

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Today’s green news features American consumers, Australian scientists and Amazon farmers:

  1. A Pennsylvania school district saves $$ and cuts carbon by hiring sheep to mow their lawns. (Treehugger)
  2. Americans “don’t have a clue” about the top green brands on the market. (Green Biz)
  3. Solar employs more people than steel, which means green jobs are a reality. (Grist)
  4. Can sustainable palm oil plantations actually help preserve the Amazon? (YaleE360)
  5. A group of Australian scientists are trying to clarify the climate change conversation. (Dot Earth)

Hot in Cleveland? A Ranking of Cities’ Vulnerability to Climate Change

Written by | June 6th, 2011

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Jeff Opperman finds that his hometown is ranked the most miserable city in America. But as a conservation scientist he finds a silver lining.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 15

Written by | December 15th, 2010

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Brrrrr…it’s a straight-up COLD green morning in these parts.

  1. According to this account, COP16=win! Get the skinny on the Cancun Agreements. (Grist)
  2. Chevy Volts are finally hitting the road. (Scientific American)
  3. So, most states’ transportation policies do zero to curb carbon emissions– and some even make them worse, says a new report. (Green House)
  4. If you’re looking for a green job, you might want to consider relocating to Indiana. (CleanTechnica)
  5. A new study says that the American southwest’s existing water systems just aren’t sustainable. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 20

Written by | September 20th, 2010

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The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the news is green:

  1. Gibbons– they’re fast, acrobatic, pretty darn cute… and on the verge of extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. Not everyone is on board with so-called greener cleaning products. (Green)
  3. The Department of Energy coughed up an additional $20 million toward geothermal projects and green jobs. (CleanTechnica)
  4. In the market for new furniture? Antiques are your eco-friendliest choice. (Treehugger)
  5. Here’s a creative way to recycle old oil rigs. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 11

Written by | August 11th, 2010

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Dying to get the latest on fungus-based alternative packing materials, fire tracking from space and your endangered summer vacation? Read on, readers:

  1. See ya, Styrofoam– a new mushroom-based packing product uses 98% less energy than the familiar foamy white stuff. (Greener Design)
  2. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is down this year, officials say. (Mongabay)
  3. Arizona’s Luke Air Force Base is getting a giant 15 megawatt solar power installation– and the 550 green jobs that come with its construction. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Government agencies are monitoring the world’s fire trends…from space! (Dot Earth)
  5. A host of environmental issues could threaten your next vacation. (The Daily Green)
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