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Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 3

Written by | February 3rd, 2012

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These should get you through the weekend.

  1. States are requiring insurance companies to plan for climate change. (Grist)
  2. Nissan is shipping it’s electric cars on a low-emission, solar-diesel ship. (Clean Technica)
  3. A special powder will soon be able to turn your grass clippings into solar cells. (Future of Technology)
  4. The worst spate of stranded dolphins in a decade on Cape Cod baffle scientists. (Guardian)
  5. After 20 years, Russian drill nears 14-million-year-old Antarctic lake. (Wired)

Best and Worst Environmental Moments of 2010

Written by | December 13th, 2010

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You know about the oil spill, but what other stories made our lead scientist’s list of environmental issues that dominated the year?

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 24

Written by | November 24th, 2010

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Today: five servings of green news. Tomorrow: five servings of pumpkin pie (amirite?). Have a great Thanksgiving!*

  1. Al Gore isn’t making any friends in the ethanol industry– he says his earlier support for corn-based ethanol subsidies was “a mistake.” (Green)
  2. The electric Nissan LEAF gets some pretty serious “gas” (charge) mileage. (EcoGeek)
  3. Did the Copenhagen climate talks accomplish anything? A new report says yes, maybe a little bit. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. The Tea Party’s latest target: sustainable development. (Mother Jones, via Grist)
  5. Reusing vs. hoarding: why it’s sometimes good to actually get rid of stuff. (Treehugger)

*Programming note: We’re taking a break from CGM on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the holiday, and you should, too. See you on Monday!

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 23

Written by | June 23rd, 2009

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Yes, we have no shame. But when you make the front page of the New York Times’ national section, why not let the world know? Check out the video about how we’re breaching a 17-mile levee in Louisiana as part of the country’s largest floodplain restoration project, and then read on for the rest of today’s top Cool Green News links. […]

Where Can I Plug This Thing In?

Written by | December 19th, 2008

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Let’s start off by saying the electric car is coming – and it’s coming more quickly than you think.

In fact, if you have the means to drop over $100K on a roadster, or want to tool around the neighborhood at non-highway speeds, the electric car is here now, go on and get one.

For the rest of us, Chevy (with the Volt) and Nissan will compete for the first-to-market electric vehicle, which should be introduced sometime between 2010 and 2012.

That’s right, nearly a decade after General Motors pulled the first successful electric vehicle, the EV1, off the road, America will once again hear the hum of a big ol’ battery under the hood.

So don’t fret about the electric car. Instead, fret about the infrastructure that will be needed to support the electric car.

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