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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2012

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Today’s green news is especially amazing/funny/weird. Enjoy!

  1. Have an island snake infestation? Parachuting mice are here to save the day! (Treehugger)
  2. Gills Onions is using — you guessed it — onion juice (and a huge battery) to help power its plant in California. (Green)
  3. Climate skeptics take note: a new study says rising CO2 levels were in play at the end of the Ice Age. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Need a refresher on the causes of the crazy weather lately? Enroll in El Nino and La Nina 101. (Scientific American)
  5. Is that battery in your iPhone letting you down? These new solar cells could soon do the trick. (Business Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 12

Written by | March 12th, 2012

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We may have lost an hour this weekend, but we’ve gained five new green news stories!

  1. Will Apple’s new iWallet app be good for the planet? (TreeHugger)
  2. Scooter version of Zipcar scoots into San Francisco. (Grist)
  3. What is the simplest way to cool a city? Paint rooftops white. (Green)
  4. Great Lakes ice coverage has decreased by 71% over the past 40 years. (The State Column)
  5. New catshark species discovered near the Galapagos Islands. (Care2)

10 Gifts From Etsy for the Green Geek Dad

Written by | November 21st, 2010

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He’s a geek. He’s a dad. And he’s found some cool (mostly) green gifts that he can’t live without, but he doesn’t really need, from his favorite online flea market/vintage store.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 22

Written by | September 22nd, 2010

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Your daily dose of green, served with a small side of cute:

  1. A baby snow leopard was caught on film for the very first time. Everybody say “awww…” (Treehugger)
  2. Want to figure out how much electricity a wind turbine in your backyard could produce? Naturally, there’s an app for that. (CleanTechnica)
  3. This cute little fish is actually an officer for the water-usage police. (Grist)
  4. A bipartisan bill on renewable energy hit the Senate floor yesterday. Does it have a shot of passing? (Green)
  5. Even deep, cool ocean waters are feeling the heat from climate change. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 18

Written by | February 18th, 2010

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Get ‘em while they’re hot (cool?)– the five green links you need to read today:

  1. Breaking: U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer resigns, will join consulting group KPMG. (New York Times)
  2. Quebec’s permafrost line has retreated 80 miles in just 50 years, according to a new study. (Yale e360)
  3. Fashion icon Prince Charles wants to see us all wearing eco-friendly wool this season. (Treehugger)
  4. The Obama administration will create a $130 million building efficiency research center. (GreenBiz)
  5. What isn’t there an app for? “What’s Green Nearby?” connects users to green people and places. (The Daily Green)

Apple and Google, Set to Bring the (e)Waste

Written by | January 18th, 2010

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Apple and Google are at war — and the environmental consequences could be devastating, says our green tech blogger Dave Connell.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, Feb. 19

Written by | February 19th, 2009

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NASA climatologist James Hansen has been one of the leading voices sounding the alarm against climate change. But have his protests (including his pledged participation in a March 2 Washington rally against coal-fired power plants — see video above) made him less of a scientist? Read on for analysis and all the day’s green news: […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, Jan. 23

Written by | January 23rd, 2009

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Some days, it’s all dewy and green on the Internet. But from black clouds to lost salmon to dying trees…read below to find out why today is not one of those days: A Moment of Silence, Please: Tree mortality has doubled in the Pacific Northwest of the United States — in just 17 years. Unbelievable: […]

Dear Apple: Are Green MacBooks All We Get?

Written by | December 5th, 2008

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Last night I saw one of those ubiquitous Apple ads touting the environmental benefits of the new MacBook computer, and listing the following green attributes of the latest Apple must-have: •    An aluminum and glass enclosure that is “completely recyclable”; •    The ability to “run on a quarter of the power of a single light […]

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