Tag: green tech

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 24

Written by | July 24th, 2009

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A bird beak that’s an HVAC system (see infrared time-lapse video above)? A whole country pledges to go waste-free? The Colorado River to go completely dry? All part of the five best green links this and every morning in Cool Green Morning. (Aren’t you glad we do this?) The toucan bird uses its beak to […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 17

Written by | July 17th, 2009

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Have you seen these “night-shining” clouds everyone is talking about this week? And could they be an index of (what else) global warming? Read on for that and a lot of cool green tech news (including electricity from onions) in this edition of Coolness: Renewables now make up 13 percent of all electricity generated in […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 15

Written by | July 15th, 2009

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OK, so Hans Rosling — geek Internet and TED conference superstar who explains statistics in incredibly compelling videos on Gapminder.org — has been around for a while, although he’s news to us. Still, he’s great fun to listen to — and imitate: Check out his explanation of the role of coal in CO2 global emissions […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 10

Written by | July 10th, 2009

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A town bans plastic water bottles (see video above)? A robot picks up your garbage? A hamburger that fights climate change? Such surprises (see below) keep us coming back every Cool Green Morning — enjoy, and enjoy your weekend! An Australian town has banned plastic water bottles there — the first such restriction on Earth, […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 6

Written by | July 6th, 2009

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Today’s links: Climate change, climate change, climate change, and…climate change. Along with an electric motorcycle that costs in the five figures, which also probably has something to do with climate change. Enjoy! Why climate change is bad for you, Chapter 10,456: Oxfam warns that rising temperatures will degrade worker productivity by up to 30 percent […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 3

Written by | June 3rd, 2009

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Cool Green Morning fearlessly wades into the cat vs. songbird controversy…not to mention penguin poop, wind power vs. solar power, and the evils of idling cars. Go explore in the links below — if you dare… Will trapping and neutering feral cats reduce cat predation on songbirds? The Humane Society of the United States is […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 8

Written by | May 8th, 2009

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Disappearance is everywhere this morning — disappearing seaweed, carbon emissions credits, legitimate carbon offsets, and rhinos. All going poof in the daily roundup of the five best stories out there every morning. Beam me up, Scottie… Check out this disappearing seaweed at the bottom of Egypt’s Red Sea (see video above, courtesy of Meignorant.com). It’s […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 4

Written by | March 4th, 2009

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You can now volunteer to monitor the effects of climate change on plants in your backyard. Or you can also cut down forests illegally in Sumatra and get eaten by a tiger. Your call. Find out more about your choices for today — and other weird and interesting green news in (as always) Cool Green […]

Everybody Stop Googling!

Written by | January 12th, 2009

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The big news around the green-tech blogosphere today are the results of a new study by Harvard physicist Alex Wissner-Gross, which finds that two searches on Google produces about as much CO2 as boiling a kettle of tea. Shock and dismay! Wait, what the heck does that actually mean? What it means is that, if […]

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