Tag: landfill

Hollywood Turns the Yellow Brick Road Green

Written by | February 28th, 2013

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The Nature Conservancy explored on the set of “Oz: The Great and Powerful” to find out how Hollywood incorporates environmentally friendly practices during production.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2013

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In today’s green news we learn that an apple a day keeps landfill waste at bay.

  1. As much as 30% of fresh produce doesn’t make it off the farm. One grocery store aims to change that. (Grist)
  2. Salt Lake City gives Beijing a run for its money when it comes to air pollution. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Fukushima radiation fears still haunt Japan… and us. (LiveScience)
  4. The good news: Greenland melting slows. The bad news: Antarctica doesn’t. (Nature)
  5. From the brink of extinction: elephant seals make a remarkable comeback. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 9

Written by | January 9th, 2012

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Alaskan pollock and Caribbean queen conch breathe a sigh of relief.

  1. The U.S. becomes the first country to impose catch limits for every species it manages. (Washington Post)
  2. In 2011, global media coverage on climate change was down a whopping 20%. (Mongabay)
  3. Where do pearlfish hide so they’re not eaten? A sea cucumber’s bottom, of course. (BBC)
  4. Mexico City closes one of the world’s largest landfills. (Grist)
  5. 5 million trees are cut down each year to produce white pages phone books. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 17

Written by | November 17th, 2011

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Can sports teams save the planet?

  1. The Green Sports Alliance encourages teams to clean up their acts. (Grist)
  2. Marines at Camp Smith, Hawaii, cut down on landfill by turning trash into ash. (Popular Science)
  3. How many mobile-phone apps does it take to change a light bulb? (Green)
  4. Time lapse video takes you on a glorious ride around Earth. (Mashable Tech)
  5. Done right, ‘sharrows’ can point the way to the future for a bicyclist. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 15

Written by | February 15th, 2011

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Got the post-Valentine’s Day blues? These 5 cool links will put you back in the green!

  1. Obama’s just-released budget focuses on alternative energy. (NY Times)
  2. Climate change is re-drawing the map of bird life in Africa. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  3. In India, vulture “restaurants” serve up fresh carcass in order to save these endangered birds. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. It’s a guilty verdict for Chevron for polluting the Amazon. (Mongabay)
  5. Landfills–once the scourge of the planet, now a source of green energy. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 30

Written by | March 30th, 2010

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We’re bringing you the latest– and most fragrant– green news, from cowpies to deodorant guns (that’s a thing?):

  1. China lessens the stench of its landfills with giant deodorant guns. (Grist)
  2. Scientist James Lovelock thinks the world is too dumb to stop climate change. (Treehugger)
  3. The future of biogas=cow poop. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Why are meteorologists more likely than climatologists to question climate science? (dotEarth)
  5. Hooray for Easter candy! This season’s packaging is more efficient than in years past, says a new report. (Greener Design)
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