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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 13

Written by | July 13th, 2010

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It’s the perfect summer day for some refreshing cool green news:

  1. Did you catch our Kansas state director on Sunday’s Good Morning America? If not, watch it now! (ABC News)
  2. IKEA goes incandescent-free starting next month. (CleanTechnica)
  3. The Obama administration issues another moratorium on deep-sea drilling. (AFP, via Grist)
  4. Recycling plastic: It’s complicated. (MSNBC.com)
  5. 2010 is, and will probably continue to be, a crazy smoking hot year. (The Vine)

Honoring America’s Great Outdoors in the Great Outdoors

Written by | June 8th, 2010

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The Conservancy’s Bob Bendick reports from the first public outreach session of the America’s Great Outdoors initiative…and reflects on the great Montana setting where it took place.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 18

Written by | February 18th, 2010

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Get ‘em while they’re hot (cool?)– the five green links you need to read today:

  1. Breaking: U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer resigns, will join consulting group KPMG. (New York Times)
  2. Quebec’s permafrost line has retreated 80 miles in just 50 years, according to a new study. (Yale e360)
  3. Fashion icon Prince Charles wants to see us all wearing eco-friendly wool this season. (Treehugger)
  4. The Obama administration will create a $130 million building efficiency research center. (GreenBiz)
  5. What isn’t there an app for? “What’s Green Nearby?” connects users to green people and places. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 14

Written by | January 14th, 2010

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Your daily dose of the 5 coolest and greenest news links online is ready and waiting:

  1. It’s a dream-world of magic… Obama’s green-energy revolution, that is. (Foreign Policy)
  2. Why does Apple keep resisting shareholder requests to report on emissions? (Environmental Leader)
  3. Endangered jaguars will now get habitat protection under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (NY Times)
  4. “Carbon tax” versus “carbon offset” — same policy, different name. So does using the “t-word” matter? (The Vine)
  5. Is that fish an ENFP or ISFJ? Personality testing of mosquito fish reveals clues about why they like to invade new territory. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2010

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Do you really want to face Monday morning without the top 5 green news links online? We didn’t think so.

  1. Meg Whitman’s first act as governor of California, if elected? Suspend the state’s climate change law. (LA Times)
  2. Researchers find that many new marine species originate in coral reefs. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  3. Looking at the Pliocene period gives scientists clues about our current warming planet. (Bright Green Blog)
  4. Clean energy projects are eligible for $2.3 billion in tax credits just announced by the Obama administration. (NY Times)
  5. Bee colony collapse might not have one primary cause, says bee scientist. (Wired Science)

The Inside Skinny on Copenhagen from Conservancy Experts

Written by | December 3rd, 2009

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Next week this time, The Nature Conservancy’s climate change team will be in Copenhagen for the long-awaited international climate negotiations. It’s been a long road, with many but not all milestones being passed. Last week, we saw an announcement that President Obama will go to Copenhagen, with proposed emissions reductions targets from the United States […]

Putting Conservation Pieces Back Together: The Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

Written by | October 9th, 2009

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I saw an old map recently that showed that parts of the National Mall here in Washington were once a tidal marsh attached to the Potomac River. I like to imagine places as they were before people plowed them up, filled them in, built cities on them. That marsh must have been beautiful, with great […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 10

Written by | September 10th, 2009

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From hair-powered solar panels and trees that produce electricity to species extinctions (Christmas Island bats) and species on the rebound (Mexican gray wolf), it’s a wacky wild world out there. Read on for today’s top Cool Green News links. Plug an electrode into a maple tree, and another into the ground, and what do you get? […]

In Washington, It’s Not All Climate All the Time

Written by | August 28th, 2009

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Believe it or not, there are environmental issues other than climate change on the minds — and agendas of — of lawmakers and regulators in Washington. As a commentator for the National Journal Energy and Environment Expert Blog, I was recently asked to weigh in on some of the “back burner issues” currently working through […]

A Sea Change We Can Believe In

Written by | June 16th, 2009

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On December 21, 2008, President Obama said, “Science holds the key to our survival as a planet.” And then he backed that up by appointing Jane Lubchenco to head up NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Lubchenco is one of the most distinguished marine ecologists of this century, and I’m thrilled to see her take […]

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