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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 16

Written by | March 16th, 2010

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Desperate to get your Cool Green Morning on? Don’t worry– we’ve got you covered:

  1. A Welsh company is turning old plastic into brand-new, affordable housing. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Renters get the opportunity to buy into solar power– no landlord permission necessary. (Green Inc.)
  3. Did a drought make the Amazon greener? According to a new study, probably not. (Journal Watch Online)
  4. Here are ten reasons to get on the recycled-paper-products bandwagon already. (The Daily Green)
  5. Is Ian McEwan’s new book the first good climate change novel ever? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 9

Written by | March 9th, 2010

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Crack open a bottle of organic wine (no, it’s not too early) and dig into the day’s top green stories. Cool Green Morning is best paired with a full-bodied red (yes, this writer doesn’t know a thing about wine):

  1. How clean is “clean” coal, really? (Grist)
  2. A team of researchers says that consumers just aren’t interested in eco-friendly wine. (Journal Watch Online)
  3. This fall, Kentucky will become home to the greenest elementary school in all the land. (EcoGeek)
  4. In the wake of “ClimateGate,” science works on its defensive strategy. (dotEarth)
  5. New research indicates that extinctions are outpacing evolution. Here’s hoping we don’t eventually run out of species… (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 8

Written by | February 8th, 2010

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Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 5

Written by | February 5th, 2010

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The best eco-news that springeth green — every weekday morning right here. Like this:

  1. Palm oil plantations are forests — who could think that? Try a big European government thingy. (Mongabay)
  2. Wind power capacity grew 31 percent worldwide in 2009 — but guess where it doubled? (CleanTechnica)
  3. Why are fungi the answer to nearly everything…including safe disposal of BPA-containing plastic? (EcoGeek)
  4. Eco cabins for Boy Scouts? (Jetson Green)
  5. Why did the bird grow pointier wings to avoid deforestation? (Journal Watch Online)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 22

Written by | January 22nd, 2010

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5 smokin’ hot green links to kick off your weekend — enjoy!

  1. Want your martini shaken, stirred and green? There’s a new book guide to organic cocktails. (The Chic Ecologist)
  2. The UN drops its January 31 deadline for countries to submit their CO2-emission-reduction proposals. (CleanTechnica)
  3. What are the real gaps in climate science (no, we’re not talking climategate)? (NatureNews)
  4. The leading GOP pollster tells us all how to pass a climate bill. (The Vine)
  5. Conservation biologists are really slow at submitting journal articles (Journal Watch Online).

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 29

Written by | December 29th, 2009

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5 fascinating and fresh green stories…from the Internet, no less! Will rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere lead to louder oceans? (EcoGeek) Climate change is causing plants and animals to shift their habitat ranges — but will it be fast enough? (EcoWorldly) Carbon prices are falling on European markets — should governments set a price […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 18

Written by | December 18th, 2009

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Five great green stories to distract you while you wait anxiously for the latest news from Copenhagen: Weird Solar Device of the Day goes to…this solar-powered, Joseph Cornell-like live insect theater box (Treehugger). Buy an electric car for less than $900? You can in Oklahoma through New Year’s Eve…although it tops out at 25 mph […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 14

Written by | December 14th, 2009

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We’re Twitterizing Cool Green Morning as an experiment — shorter links, so you can get the 5 best green links of the day even faster. (Maybe shorter intros, too.) Let us know what you think! 130 developing nations have just walked out of Copenhagen (Environmental Capital). Oops, now they’re back (Washington Post). Grist’s Dave Roberts […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 6

Written by | November 6th, 2009

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U.S. fish stocks defecting to Canada? We can just see it now on Lou Dobbs Tonight…but remember where you heard it first — Cool, Green, Morning. Have a great weekend! Seems fishy, but overall U.S. water consumption has declined in the past 25 years — despite a growing population and increasing water use. Huh? Tina […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 5

Written by | November 5th, 2009

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Things are looking up today — climate talks are reportedly going well, America beats the world in geothermal R&D, and great white sharks now have their very own singles bar. Ain’t life Cool? How are things in Barcelona (aside from the shocking underperformance of its namesake soccer team this year)? For the climate talks now […]

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