Tag: Green New York Times

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 1

Written by | December 1st, 2011

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Masked maids clean the streets of India.

  1. Forget people. The first travelers that humans rocket to Mars could be worms. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. One dolphin survivor may hold the clue to animal die-off in the Gulf Coast. (Green)
  3. In India, sometimes all you need is a mop, buckets and anonymity to clean your streets. (Grist)
  4. Financing coal is controversial — yet 20 of the world’s biggest banks are coughing up cash. (Guardian)
  5. Sharks create twice as many jets of water as other fishes’ tails. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 14

Written by | June 14th, 2010

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Happy Flag Day to those of you in the United States — to those of you in the rest of the world, it means parades and little cups of vanilla ice cream for U.S. kids. I am still a kid at heart…

  1. Calls grow for an Arctic treaty out of fears of increased drilling there. (Yale Environment 360)
  2. EDF explains why environmentalists must work with big corporations. (GreenBiz)
  3. Senator Merkley has a plan to reduce oil consumption — and it matters to climate/energy legislation (Dave Roberts/Grist)
  4. A new book, a depressing look at how climate policy is made…or not. (Dot Earth)
  5. How environmental groups are using the Gulf oil spill as an opportunity. (Green/New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 25

Written by | June 1st, 2010

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Repeat after me: Out with the jive, in with the green (cool news, that is):

  1. Climate change and bacteria. Yes, something else to worry about. (Yale Environment 360)
  2. Wanna bike commute, but intimidated? Introducing…The Monster Bike. (Treehugger)
  3. Fake, posed “wildlife” photos: the continuing scandal. (Audubon Magazine; HT 10,000 Birds)
  4. Britain to Europe: Take our domestic waste fuel pellets, please. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Could a price on carbon spur nuclear power development? (Green/The New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 14

Written by | May 14th, 2010

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The mass of men lead lives of quiet, ungreen desperation. Don’t be one of them:

  1. A zero-carbon solar yacht is the talk of the super rich (we hear, not knowing any ourselves). (Treehugger)
  2. By 2300, half the planet will be uninhabitable by humans because of climate change, says a new study. (But which half?) (CleanTechnica)
  3. How do you ruin the habitat of the broad-headed snake? Move its favorite rock 30 centimeters. (Conservation Maven)
  4. BP is taking suggestions on how to cap the Deepwater Horizon well. So is Jimmy Kimmel. (Dot Earth)
  5. Climate change is snuffing out lizard species worldwide, right now. (Green/New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2010

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What we’re all reading while waiting for our next Gulf oil spill updates:

  1. Google Maps maps the Gulf oil spill over your neighborhood. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Why does image matter for climate change? (Dot Earth)
  3. What you should consider when choosing a flagship species for conservation (like, oh, just hypothetically, a panda). (Conservation Maven)
  4. China energy snapshot: Nuclear and hydropower down, coal, oil and wind up (Green)
  5. Here’s a new online mag “with a vision to redefine the modern environmentalist.” (Carbon Insights)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 7

Written by | May 7th, 2010

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A brief respite from the oil slick — 5 actually uplifting green stories, picked fresh from the Internet meadow:

  1. What’s it like to sail a boat made of recycled plastic bottles across the Pacific? (Green)
  2. Will the development of green tech obey Moore’s Law? (Green Tech)
  3. The UK elects its first Green Party member of Parliament. (Treehugger)
  4. Just 5 minutes of exercise in nature boosts your mood big time (podcast fr. 60-Second Science)
  5. The world’s biggest beaver dam — you can see it from space (The Telegraph; HT Blogfish)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 30

Written by | April 30th, 2010

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If it’s nice weather where you are — go outside today and say thank you to nature. But read your cool greens first….

  1. Controlling feral cats in ecologically sensitive areas: Is “trap, neuter, return” working? (Conservation Maven)
  2. Artists — what won’t they take on? Today, it’s the decline of honeybee populations. (Treehugger)
  3. Obvious Study of the Day: Ethanol production happens more in the states that subsidize it the most. (Solve Climate)
  4. Even Vladimir Putin is worried about climate change and polar bears. (Green/NY Times)
  5. Does climate change science’s credibility depend on being upfront about climate change science uncertainty? (Dot Earth)
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