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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 17

Written by | October 17th, 2012

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From green etiquette to coffee to the debate, we’ve got your Cool Green News.

  1. Traveling for the holidays? Perhaps you’d like to brush up on etiquette for the green houseguest. (Earth 911)
  2. A photo tells 1000 words — especially when it shows just how close Shell’s offshore rig is to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (The Daily Climate)
  3. Disney — the largest publisher of children’s books — has dropped a paper supplier that is linked to deforestation. (Mongabay)
  4. Starbucks has opened a pre-fabricated, modular store in Denver — with locally sourced material and a very low carbon footprint. (National Geographic)
  5. Last night’s debate: Check out the facts on energy production on public lands, and find out which candidate was right. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 28

Written by | March 28th, 2012

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Do you like luxury?

  1. Apparently, there’s a Ferrari hybrid in the works. (Gas2)
  2. This map will show you just how dirty your air is. (Treehugger)
  3. The US Army gives up on LEED, but not on green building in general. (EcoGeek)
  4. Here’s how to make solar even more sustainable. (GreenBiz)
  5. Even with a changing climate, we can still fight food insecurity. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 23

Written by | January 23rd, 2012

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Worried about the H5N1 flu? You have 60 days to get a mask.

  1. Controversial bird flu research put on hold. (Wired Science)
  2. Climate change may claim another victim: California’s cattle rangelands. (Green)
  3. Do the feathers in your down comforter come from live or dead birds? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. An arctic ribbon seal flops up to a Seattle resident’s dock. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Washington, DC takes the prize for the most LEED-certified buildings. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 13

Written by | October 13th, 2011

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LEED standards have been raised several times over the years. Now, it’s time to do that again.

  1. In response to criticisms, the U.S Green Building Council will implement major upgrades in LEED certification standards in 2012. (Matter Network)
  2. Protesting and tweeting — see how Occupy Wall Street is raising the social media bar. (Clean Technica)
  3. Sustainable products will be mainstream by 2020, says new report. (TreeHugger)
  4. The Himalayas and Antarctic could supply enough energy to become the ‘Saudi Arabias of solar power’. (TG Daily)
  5. Despite a nasty reputation, piranhas seem to bark more often than bite. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 17

Written by | August 17th, 2010

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The week keeps getting cooler and greener:

  1. On the decline: water levels in the Lake Mead reservoir, a source of water for some 30 million people in the West. (Green)
  2. Also on the decline: global CO2 levels fell in 2009, due to the econmic crisis and rise in renewables. (Reuters)
  3. Having a house on the beach is a luxury, right? For shorebirds, it could be a matter of survival. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. How effective are LEED standards in protecting human health? (YaleE360)
  5. Around the world in 80 days in… solar-powered electric vehicles. (Green Tech)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 11

Written by | March 11th, 2010

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Get the latest green (and all-black penguin) news in today’s installment of Cool Green Morning:

  1. A new report says that the UK loses at least two animal and/or plant species per year. (Guardian Eco)
  2. An all-black penguin is discovered near Antarctica; researchers call it a “”one in a zillion kind of mutation.” (Yahoo Green)
  3. The US and EU are on board with a ban on bluefin tuna trade– Japan, not so much. (Treehugger)
  4. The latest in corn-based biofuel: ethanol out, isobutanol in. (Green Inc.)
  5. Support slips a tiny bit for green building and LEED certification, but overall remains pretty strong. (GreenBiz)

Window Glass: Silent Bird Killer?

Written by | February 2nd, 2010

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Windows take a toll on birds — killing up to 1 billion a year in North America. Conservancy bird expert Dave Mehlman gives tips on how you can help stop this deadly problem.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2009

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Cool Green Morning, defined: 1) We find the most interesting 5 green links every weekday morning. 2) You look at them. What could be easier? Begin your half of the bargain below… Adapting to climate change will cost the world at least $100 billion per year by 2030, according to a new estimate by former […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2009

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If you’re in a green building, are you happier? But first — can you even hear the question? Find out why green buildings are noisier — and all the other day’s hot green news — in this edition of Coolness: President Obama proposed tougher auto emissions and gas mileage standards for American-made autos yesterday. But […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 2

Written by | April 2nd, 2009

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Don’t be fooled by this beautiful prize-winning photo of a cane toad – the critters are such terrible pests that Australian’s destroy them with glee. Read on for all the green news from around the world in our daily round-up. How Do You Say “Plug It In” in Mandarin? China is aiming to become the world […]

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