Tag: greenhouse gas emissions

Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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When it comes to boosting the economy and fighting climate change, President Obama declares it’s not an “either/or.” It’s a “both/and” approach. Learn more about his roadmap for America’s leadership on climate change.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 25

Written by | October 25th, 2012

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The buzz in the cool green news this morning is…

  1. Bees and pesticides don’t mix, and now there’s more evidence that the latter is decimating the former. (Mongabay)
  2. This British police officer stole hundreds of rare bird eggs from their nests — while on duty! (BBC News)
  3. Great (and surprising) news: The U.S. is going to come close to meeting its 2020 greenhouse gas emission target. (Scientific American)
  4. But the U.S. is also poised to become the world’s top oil producer, thanks (or no thanks?) to fracking. (Huffington Post)
  5. This rescued echidna might be the cutest/strangest mammal we’ve ever seen — and the orphan has a new home. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 22

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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The Grinch visits Canada this Christmas.

  1. Most years, 85% of Canada has a white Christmas. This isn’t one of those years. (The National Post)
  2. New rules will limit mercury and other toxic pollutants in our air, water and food. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. The world’s first solar powered menorah lights up Woodstock, NY. (Grist)
  4. The biblical Christmas story may need a rewriting: Frankincense tree headed for extinction. (CBS News)
  5. The European Union will begin charging airlines for their greenhouse gas emissions. (NY Times)

The Green Conundrum: Can Small Actions Add Up to Collective Change?

Written by | December 5th, 2011

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Does it matter if you recycle if other people don’t? Or if the United States refuses to build an oil pipeline that other nations might? Conservancy scientist Rob McDonald says yes — and tells you why.

China Offers Important Lessons on Greening the Economy

Written by | June 17th, 2011

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China’s environmental record is far from perfect. But Mark Tercek says the government has a new plan, and lessons that we in the United States should consider very carefully.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 31

Written by | May 31st, 2011

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Today’s green news is rather gloomy, but a rainbow is waiting for you at the end:

  1. Coal is literally killing China–lung cancer is now the #1 cause of death there. (Treehugger)
  2. Scientists can see the world’s groundwater depletion from space. (The New York Times)
  3. In the Brazilian Amazon, 3 activists were assassinated in the past week–and murders due to land disputes continue to grow. (Mongabay)
  4. As the economy starts to recover, greenhouse gas emissions are rising again. (BBC)
  5. A leech with gigantic teeth, a raspy cricket and a duiker are among the top 10 most notable species discovered in 2010. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 14

Written by | December 14th, 2010

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Being green isn’t always easy, but at least you have 5 cool news links to help you get there:

  1. Indoor skiing: Is it really that bad for the environment? (Treehugger)
  2. China, Europe and the U.S. black market on an ozone-depleting refrigerant gas…it’s a complicated, but frightening, tale. (YaleE360)
  3. We try to steer clear of loaded political questions, but Andy Revkin asks it: does science need more Republicans? (Dot Earth)
  4. The dark side of nature and wildlife TV shows comes to light. (Mongabay)
  5. This animal is considered the “quintessential example of megafaunal fortitude in the face of really bad weather.” Impressive, heh? (The New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2010

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Some simple solultions that make a cool green difference:

  1. The perils of wildlife tourism. [Warning, this video could make you seasick.] (Dot Earth)
  2. A technology that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving health for women and girls? What are we waiting for? (Greenversations)
  3. Well, if global climate change talks disintegrate, at least a lot of good is happening along the way. (Earth Watch)
  4. Why not get more synthetic fuel from oil sands? Hmmm… (Green)
  5. If wearing a neon-orange vest will help save wildlife (in New Zealand!), I volunteer. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 27

Written by | July 27th, 2010

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Doctor’s orders–10 minutes of cool green news a day:

  1. The “Plastiki”–a boat made of plastic bottles–finishes its 8,000 mile journey to highlight the problem of plastic garbage in our oceans. (Green)
  2. Why did climate change become such a partisian issue? (Environmental and Urban Economics)
  3. Re-connecting bamboo forests is essential to saving the endangered giant panda. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. New EPA proposals for coal plants could help reduce carbon emissions substantially. (The Vine)
  5. Do smaller cows have a smaller impact on greenhouse gas emissions? (Treehugger)

Climate Change: Risks to U.S. Water Supplies Will Increase

Written by | July 20th, 2010

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A new report projects that climate change will endanger water supplies across much of the United States — but there’s still time to prevent the worst, says Conservancy scientist Evan Girvetz.

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