Tag: Jane Lubchenco

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2009

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Orangutan-friendly palm oil sales are on the rise! Yah! Vandals are throwing the community bicycles of Paris into the Seine! Boo! Beware emotional whiplash in this roller-coaster edition of Cool Green Morning — just slip the buckle into the clasp and pull tight across your waist… Can long-range climate forecasting get good enough to help […]

Congressional Fork in the Trail: Lasting Regret or Shared Legacy?

Written by | September 18th, 2009

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The Nature Conservancy submitted written testimony this week to a hearing before the House Committee on Natural Resources on HR 3534, The Consolidated Land, Energy and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009.  The hearing was held in the committee room along one of the long corridors of the Longworth House Office building.  Secretary of Interior Ken […]

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, June 22

Written by | June 22nd, 2009

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Ahhh, Monday. Grab your coffee and start the week off with the top five Cool Green News links of the day. You won’t be sorry. How much will the Waxman-Markey bill cost you? A new assessment from the Congressional Budget Office says $175 per household (not the $3,000 that Repbulican opponents have asserted). According to […]

A Sea Change We Can Believe In

Written by | June 16th, 2009

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On December 21, 2008, President Obama said, “Science holds the key to our survival as a planet.” And then he backed that up by appointing Jane Lubchenco to head up NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Lubchenco is one of the most distinguished marine ecologists of this century, and I’m thrilled to see her take […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 23

Written by | March 23rd, 2009

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Science is amazing, isn’t it? New inventions every day, like the life-like robotic fish (see video above) that detects ocean pollution! Meanwhile, Congress apparently can only do one big thing a year, as you’ll find in this edition of Cool Green Morning. Hey — it’s your green world. We’re just linking to it: So Real, […]

World-Class Environmental Scientists Take Leadership Positions on Obama’s Team

Written by | January 16th, 2009

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I follow politics, and love to argue and discuss the subject with friends. But usually conservation science and scientists are on the outside looking in – external voices trying to influence federal policy. That situation, however, just changed. President-elect Barack Obama has appointed two of the United States’ most prominent environmental and conservation scientists to […]

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