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The Green Buzz: Monday, November 4

Written by | November 4th, 2013

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In today’s green news: Some say it’s time to go nuclear.

  1. Top environmental scientists say going nuclear is the only way to save us from climate change. (CNN)
  2. Stereotypes about “environmentalists” can hamper green progress. (Grist)
  3. An environmental superpower? We like the sound of that. (TreeHugger)
  4. This poor guy was stuck under an escalator at Chicago’s O’Hare. Wonder where he came from? (Huffington Post)
  5. They say elephants never forget, and here’s more proof to that fact. (BBC News)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 4

Written by | June 4th, 2012

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Catch a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. “We spent the 20th century protecting nature from people, and we will spend the 21st century protecting nature for people,”chief external affairs officer Glenn Prickett tells Thomas Friedman. (New York Times)
  2. Warm weather is turning the Arctic tundra into forests. (DotEarth)
  3. Human life is leaving a big impact on Earth– is the rest of outer space up next? (Grist)
  4. In one southern state, a new bill could bar the use of climate change models in projecting sea level rise. (The Daily Green)
  5. Without nuclear power, Japan will have to reassess its ability to reduce carbon emissions. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 10

Written by | August 10th, 2011

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Get your green news right here!

  1. The Gulf dead zone is like a zombie, and our scientist has some thoughts on how to kill it for good. (Grist)
  2. An aquaculture farm is planning to grow 500,000 pounds of shrimp… in shipping containers… in the Mojave Desert. (Treehugger)
  3. Ten new frog species were discovered in an Indian rainforest. (Mongabay)
  4. One of our scientists–and his whole family–are living off the grid for a whole year. (Green)
  5. Can Tokyo function without nuclear power? (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 11

Written by | April 11th, 2011

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Cure your case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Scientists discovered a new species of rhino…and it’s already close to extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. The operators of a Japanese nuclear plant say now it will really stop pumping radioactive water into the ocean. (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. Is goat meat a “more ethical” alternative to beef? (Treehugger)
  4. Don’t toss or recharge batteries– wear them. (Green House)
  5. Crops for animal feed are destroying Brazilian savanna, says a new report. (Guardian Eco)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 21

Written by | March 21st, 2011

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We’ve got a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Do you like water? Then protect forests. (Mongabay)
  2. Should the U.S. stop building nuclear plants, or just start building safer nuclear plants? (Grist)
  3. This new skyscraper design concept purifies air, grows food and generates energy. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Why do birds fly into large, clearly visible structures? (YaleE360)
  5. These clothes, created from discarded materials, give new meaning to the phrase “looking trashy.” (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 3

Written by | August 3rd, 2010

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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 19

Written by | January 19th, 2010

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The top 5 green news links you’ll want to read today:

  1. The latest issue therapists are hearing about from bickering couples? Green disputes. (NY Times)
  2. A critic of nuclear power finds reason to argue in its favor: France. (Green Inc.)
  3. New insights into why birds migrate such long distances. (Bright Green Blog)
  4. Who needs casinos? The new source of wealth for Indian tribes could be solar power. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Just how fast are the Himalayan glaciers melting? (NY Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 8

Written by | October 8th, 2009

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Solar roads, “artificial trees” that pull CO2 from the air, and using dead people to run the air conditioning unit… it’s just another round-up of Cool Green News. Driving on glass sounds kind of sketchy, but an Idaho-based engineer has invented solar panels that you can indeed drive on. The next step is lots and lots of testing. U.S. […]

The Lessons I’ve Learned From ‘Energy Sprawl’

Written by | September 17th, 2009

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Scientists want their research to inspire serious discussion of critical issues. So I’ve been encouraged by all the discussion in the press about the recent PLoS One paper I wrote with colleagues entitled “Energy Sprawl or Energy Efficiency: Climate Policy Impacts on Natural Habitat for the United States of America.” Still, it’s unsettling sometimes to […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 12

Written by | March 12th, 2009

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Bees, Buckingham Palace and brazen battles-at-sea are on the agenda for this morning’s enviro-news roundup. Check it out…   Underground Beekeeping:  A state law classifing bees as “wild animals” — and therefore illegal to own — hasn’t stopped local-honey-loving New Yorkers from their beekeeping operations. Power Switch: Could cap-and-trade inadvertantly give more power to the nuclear argument? Saving […]

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