Tag: greenhouse gases

After the Kyoto Protocol, What’s Next for Climate Change?

Written by | November 28th, 2011

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Delegates are meeting in Durban, South Africa to negotiate a global agreement on climate change. Are they asking the right question? Glenn Prickett may have a better idea.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 4

Written by | November 4th, 2011

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SGF (single green frog) likes jumping, flies, seeks same to possibly make us less endangered.

  1. Greenhouse gases rise by record amount, exceed worst-case scenario. (Guardian)
  2. A new site will be an online matchmaker for endangered frogs. (Mongabay)
  3. Find out how those leftover Halloween pumpkins can be turned into power. (GreenHouse)
  4. A saber-toothed squirrel from the age of dinosaurs has been discovered. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, but why? Get all the facts. (National Geographic)

Using the Outback for Carbon Cutbacks

Written by | October 21st, 2010

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The director of The Nature Conservancy’s Australia program explains why that country is a major player in fighting climate change, and how some simple changes could make it even more effective.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 17

Written by | March 17th, 2010

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It’s the greenest of all Cool Green Mornings– the St. Patrick’s Day edition. Grab a handful of Irish potatoes and dive into the day’s must-read news. Sláinte!:

  1. Make today’s green beer greener by using gentle, eco-friendly dyes. (Planet Green)
  2. Some greenhouse gases contributing to ice sheet melt might actually originate from underneath ice sheets. (Wired)
  3. If everyone adopts it in their homes and businesses, LED lighting could save Americans $120 billion over the next 20 years. (EcoGeek)
  4. Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld: the official climate skeptic of Paris Fashion Week. (Fast Company)
  5. A new study indicates that not all CO2 emissions are created equal. (The Vine)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 21

Written by | January 21st, 2010

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Hot off the grill — your top 5 green news links of the day:

  1. Did the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts kill off any hope of tackling climate change? (The Vine)
  2. It’s time to ban the import of invasive snakes like Burmese pythons, says Ken Salazar. (Green Inc.)
  3. Biologists discover an Eden in Ecuador — sitting, ironically enough, on top of some major oil reserves. (Dot Earth)
  4. Grass lawns in city parks release more greenhouse gases than they store, says a new study. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. One issue from post-earthquake Haiti that hasn’t received much attention yet: the country’s deforestation problem. (Bright Green Blog)

From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Stakes at Copenhagen

Written by | December 5th, 2009

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For much of the latter half of the 20th century, the world was locked in a cold war. Two superpowers amassed nuclear arsenals capable of destroying the world many times over.The world took sides and watched as the superpowers stared one another down, fingers poised over red buttons that could only lead to mutually assured […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 9

Written by | November 9th, 2009

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That’s not lice causing that scratching on your head (at least, we hope not) — it’s just a lot of head scratchers in today’s hot green news roundup. Stop the itch of curiosity right here! Now here’s a question that’s been keeping millions up at night! Which is greener: Going into the refrigerator for a […]

Worry About Air Pollution, Not Just Climate Change

Written by | October 29th, 2009

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Yes, global warming is a big deal and a big challenge. But sometimes I get so frustrated by conservation and environmental NGO’s for not being able to chew gum and walk at the same time — in other words, for failing to appreciate the real lesson of greenhouse gas emissions. The real lesson is there […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 23

Written by | April 23rd, 2009

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Another Earth Day has come and gone, and whether you’re an Earth Day cynic or you can’t help but look on the bright side, one thing is still true: you’ve gotta stay informed. So read on for our round-up of the day’s top stories from the enviro-blogosphere. Guardians of Forest Carbon: Indigenous people and conservation […]

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