Tag: holiday

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 22

Written by | November 22nd, 2011

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Drought takes a bite out of your pumpkin pie.

  1. See how your Thanksgiving dinner battled extreme weather this year. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Truck brands are being forced to tout their efficiency in ads. (Time Science)
  3. Crooked teeth? Blame early farmers. (Wired Science)
  4. 25 million seahorses are sold each year. How much is too much? (Mongabay)
  5. Scotland has an ambitious and admirable goal: 100% renewable energy. (CleanTechnica)

Seven Tips for a “Greener” Holiday

Written by | November 1st, 2011

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Seven Tips for a “Greener” Holiday By Margaret Southern The holidays always conjure up a variety of sensory images. For glass-half-full people, maybe you think about the warmth of a crackling fire, the sounds of carolers singing in harmony or the smells of fresh pine. But if you have as much eco-guilt as I do, […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 13

Written by | December 13th, 2010

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Catch up on all the great green news you missed over the weekend!

  1. COP16 is over! Here’s what was pretty great about it. (Grist)
  2. 2010 was hot. Like “the hottest year ever on record” hot. (Green)
  3. Starbucks is saving millions simply by switching to LED lighting. (EcoGeek)
  4. The best holiday movies are about more than just heartwarming moments and spreading cheer; watch closely and you’ll pick up on some subtle green messaging. (Treehugger)
  5. Our friends over at WWF have created a file format that is literally impossible to print. (Greener Computing)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2010

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Almost everything you need for a perfectly cool green morning… just add caffeine.

  1. Among wealthy nations, the U.S. is the most vulnerable to economic fallout from the effects of climate change. (Mongabay)
  2. Google’s “shiny new tool,” Google Earth Engine, will help scientists track and analyze changes in the environment– and monitor and hopefully slow deforestation. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. New research suggests that bioplastics are not for sure eco-friendlier than petroleum-based plastics. (EcoGeek)
  4. Ask Umbra weighs in on the Christmas tree debate. (Here’s our side.) (Grist)
  5. Is the end in sight for the world’s coral reefs? One scientist predicts they’ll be gone within a generation. (YaleE360)
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