Tag: green jobs

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 27

Written by | April 27th, 2010

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It appears to be a good day to be a robot, but a bad day to be a climate bill. (To all the climate bills in the audience: I really hope things start looking up for you.)

  1. Good news if you’re an unemployed robot– a bunch of green jobs are coming your way. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Get the latest on the U.S. climate bill fiasco/drama/chaos. (Treehugger)
  3. Indonesia plans to harvest the power of volcanoes and turn it into hot, clean energy. (EcoGeek)
  4. On Sunday, 150,000 people hit the National Mall in DC in support of climate legislation. Were you there? (Mongabay)
  5. The big-deal schmoozefest that is the White House Correspondents’ Dinner can also add “low-carbon” to that list of descriptors. (just plain Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 3

Written by | February 3rd, 2010

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Start your day in the coolest, greenest way possible… no, seriously, put down the lime-flavored Jell-O and dive into these great stories:

  1. Missed out on Cash for Clunkers? Replace your home appliances with more energy-efficient models, and reap the benefits of “Cash for Refrigerators.” (Yahoo! Green)
  2. California steps up its greenhouse-gas-fighting game with the installation of monitoring devices that will measure local emissions. (New York Times)
  3. Is climate change responsible for larger, more extreme ocean waves in the Pacific Northwest? (Scientific American)
  4. Obama’s FY 2011 budget reserves a large chunk of green for green jobs. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Recycling office paper by turning it into…toilet paper? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 29

Written by | October 29th, 2009

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Does a “green” job make you an environmentalist? Will the world come forward and pay Ecuador not to drill for oil in the Amazon? And how do birds know where to migrate to anyway? We don’t promise all these questions will be answered, but we do guarantee you’ll get the hottest green news links around, or […]

Can We Solve Climate Change? Wrapup on Governors Global Climate Summit

Written by | October 6th, 2009

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Are practical solutions to climate change within reach? Based on what I saw at the Governors’ Global Climate Summit, yes we can. The Governors’ Global Climate Summit wrapped up last Friday with governors and other subnational leaders from around the world signing a declaration to work together toward effective climate solutions — including creation of […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 10

Written by | September 10th, 2009

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From hair-powered solar panels and trees that produce electricity to species extinctions (Christmas Island bats) and species on the rebound (Mexican gray wolf), it’s a wacky wild world out there. Read on for today’s top Cool Green News links. Plug an electrode into a maple tree, and another into the ground, and what do you get? […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 28

Written by | July 28th, 2009

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A methane mystery in Los Angeles, tiger discoveries in Nepal, and a question of roads… enjoy today’s edition of Cool Green Morning. If there’s one thing worse than being a CO2 emitter, it’s being a methane emitter. But that’s just what the city of Los Angeles has been charged with. Recent research shows the City […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 21

Written by | July 21st, 2009

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What do green jobs, trash systems and shark attacks have to do with each other? They’re all part of today’s Cool Green Morning news round-up. Intrigued? Just read on… Green jobs skeptic Marc Gunther thinks a program modeled after Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps — which helped build state and national parks in the 1930s — could be the […]

Unprecedented Investment in Restoring Our Battered Environment

Written by | February 14th, 2009

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On Friday, Congress approved a $787 billion Economic Stimulus Bill that will now be signed into law by President Obama. While the analysts are busy debating the politics of the bill and its likely impact on America’s battered economy, there is one aspect of this legislation that, thankfully, seems quite certain — it will provide […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, Feb. 10

Written by | February 10th, 2009

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An underwater eye on climate change, a computer program for monitoring home energy consumption and species relocation to help adapt to climate change… it’s all about new ideas and technologies today. How Much Does That Wind Cost? According to recent data, the price of transmitting wind energy from Midwest turbines to the Northeast could be […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, Feb. 9

Written by | February 9th, 2009

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Today in the green online world: nature words are disappearing in a leading dictionary for kids, one climate change scientist is dancing, and a lichen expert might have helped win World War II. And yes — that’s a big snake… The Snake Thermometer: Scientists are now using snake remains to measure prehistoric climate change. Written […]

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