Tag: Journal Watch Online

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 19

Written by | May 19th, 2010

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Green, green, green, with a side of green and topped with a green maraschino cherry. Dig in!

  1. Good news: South Florida’s invasive Burmese pythons unlikely to spread past…south Florida. Bad news: So you live in south Florida… (Conservation Maven)
  2. Kudzu and ozone: No, it’s not the name of a new cosmopolitan. (Journal Watch Online)
  3. What’s it going to take to fix the world’s fisheries? Not that much money, says UNEP. (Blogfish)
  4. Now here’s a really bad oil spill — that’s been going on for 50 years. (The Vine)
  5. Living wall tiles — you know you’ve always wanted some. (Jetson Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 18

Written by | May 18th, 2010

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We scoured the internet for the day’s best green news so you don’t have to… but you still can, if you want.

  1. The world is getting hotter and hotter everywhere except Chicago. (dotEarth)
  2. Obama wants to get to the bottom of the oil spill, but not literally– he’s setting up a presidential commission to figure out what the heck happened. (Grist)
  3. Look at all the cool new species researchers just discovered in Indonesia’s Foja Mountains! (Mongabay)
  4. So this is kind of weird, but also awesome: scientists have devised a way to recycle cigarette butts. (Journal Watch Online)
  5. Dancing baby corals are real, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 6

Written by | May 6th, 2010

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What pairs best with your morning cup of coffee? The coolest, greenest and also most awesome links on the interwebs, of course:

  1. Invasives aren’t as tough as we think they are, a new study says. (Journal Watch Online)
  2. A toxic oil dispersant is being used in the Gulf, even though there may be a better, safer alternative. (Wired)
  3. How much energy do your home appliances suck up? This cool infographic breaks it all down. (GE, via Treehugger)
  4. Could this be the end of the phrase “drill, baby, drill”? (The Hill)
  5. Here are ten ways to reduce your oil footprint. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 28

Written by | April 28th, 2010

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Read on for the latest in awesomely cool and awesomely green news:

  1. Congratulations, Los Angeles! You’re still the country’s smoggiest city. (LA Times)
  2. A recent earthquake might help the tiny, endangered Devils Hope pupfish make a comeback. (Green)
  3. Immigration or climate change? Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate can handle both. (AFP/Grist)
  4. Certain solar panel designs might negatively affect insect reproduction, a new report claims. (Journal Watch Online)
  5. Sea level rise is going to seriously impact East Coast beaches, so why does it seem like no one cares? (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 23

Written by | April 23rd, 2010

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Worms that are caffeine freaks. Shrinking polar bears. An Australian war on cane toads. It’s your green news — we just bring it to you every weekday:

  1. Billions of California red worms are now helping convert one coffee producer’s waste pulp into fertilizer. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Decreasing sea ice is causing reduced polar bear size and the numbers of cubs that make adulthood. (Conservation Maven)
  3. While we talk about green energy, demand for coal just keeps increasing worldwide (sigh, cough). (Dot Earth)
  4. The CO2 reduction pledges made at Copenhagen in December? New study says they’ll lead to a global temperature jump of at least 3°C by 2100. (Yale Environment 360)
  5. Australians are so murderously rageful at invasive cane toads, they might be killing native frogs, too. (Journal Watch Online)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 21

Written by | April 21st, 2010

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Get your cool green news consumption on:

  1. If Congress and the president fail to act on climate change, the judicial system might be able to take over. (Wired)
  2. Inquiring minds and hippies want to know: How carbon-neutral is Dave Matthews’ offset provider? (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. The Princeton Review and the US Green Building Council just released a free online guide to the country’s greenest colleges. (Greener Buildings)
  4. In the magical land of the United Kingdom, every political party has a clean energy plan. (Grist)
  5. Australia’s “war” on invasive toads accidentally leads to the vehicular homicide of native toads. Oops. (Journal Watch Online)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 8

Written by | April 8th, 2010

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Read on for the day’s coolest and greenest news:

  1. Hey, did you hear? The Nature Conservancy’s releasing The Atlas of Global Conservation on Earth Day. (YaleE360)
  2. In less than 40 years, forests in the eastern U.S. declined by 4.1 percent, says a new study. (Mongabay)
  3. Measuring a company’s water footprint isn’t as easy as it probably should be. (Green Inc.)
  4. Since 1990, fishing gear’s been responsible for the accidental deaths of around 8 million sea turtles. (Journal Watch Online)
  5. A coal-carrying ship traveling through a marine protected area (!) runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef, and the crew thinks it’s no big deal. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 31

Written by | March 31st, 2010

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Toads, dolphins and offshore drilling– oh my! You’ll find it all in today’s roundup of the morning’s coolest, greenest news:

  1. This just in: Obama OKs offshore drilling in large sections of the Alaskan, Atlantic and Gulf coasts. (Grist)
  2. A new study shows that the reproduction rate of dolphins in the Mississippi Sound spiked post-Hurricane Katrina. (Journal Watch Online)
  3. Europe could be totally powered by renewable energy by 2050. Jealous? (The Vine)
  4. The science of genomics is helping researchers figure out the biological effects of climate change and develop new biofuels. (Red, Green and Blue)
  5. Toads can predict earthquakes, says a new report. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 29

Written by | March 29th, 2010

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You’re cool, we’re green, it’s morning…let’s get this eco-news party started:

  1. A boat made of 12,000 recyclable plastic bottles is sailing for 3 months…right through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Oh, the irony… (EcoGeek)
  2. Why was a 3rd runway nixed for Heathrow Airport? Hint: Two words, both beginning with “c.” (Ecopolitology)
  3. Clean diesel: Get excited! (The Vine)
  4. You can’t count on anything: Even the federal Energy Star program is “highly vulnerable to fraud.” (GoodCleanTech)
  5. CO2 emissions from the soil are increasing because of…those two words that both begin with “c.” (Journal Watch Online)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 24

Written by | March 24th, 2010

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The best green news the interwebs have to offer– always delivered fresh every Cool Green Morning:

  1. We all might just drown in e-waste, a new study indicates. (Journal Watch Online)
  2. Hanes considers giving its famous cotton undies an eco-makeover. (GreenBiz)
  3. Climate change could make spring less awesome by robbing flowers of their scents. (Good.is)
  4. Will the passage of the health care bill affect a climate bill‘s chances of survival? (The Vine)
  5. The EPA ranked cities on building efficiency– where does your hometown fall on the list? (Green Inc.)
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