Tag: Olympics

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 20

Written by | August 20th, 2012

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Exciting toilet news below!

  1. Did July feel extra-hot to you? It should have. (Mongabay)
  2. What will climate change mean for Asia’s “live-giving” monsoons? (YaleE360)
  3. This headline cannot be improved upon: “Bill and Melinda [Gates] Reinvent the Toilet, Solar Power Wins.” (CleanTechnica)
  4. Johnson & Johnson agrees to remove “suspect” chemicals from its personal care products. (The Daily Green)
  5. What happens to a host city when the Olympics are over? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 6

Written by | August 6th, 2012

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It’s just another cool green Monday:

  1. The organizers of the London Olympics plan to leave behind a green legacy. (GreenBiz)
  2. Another heat wave? You can probably blame climate change, a new analysis reveals. (Mongabay)
  3. You can also blame climate change for a surge in certain diseases. (Grist)
  4. A swarm of honeybees delayed a flight in Pittsburgh. (Treehugger)
  5. Air pollution=probably not so good for exercising. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 30

Written by | July 30th, 2012

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Hopefully some great green news will make your Monday a little less painful:

  1. These American Olympians deserve gold medals in greenness. (Treehugger)
  2. A former climate skeptic changes his mind. (DotEarth)
  3. These green cowboys are taking care of the land and still making money. Yeehaw! (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. What should you do with “gray” water? (Grist)
  5. In Australia, waves are for hangin’ 10 and also for energy. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 26

Written by | July 27th, 2012

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These cool green stories are the Opening Ceremony for your weekend.

  1. Olympic athletes and public warned of London’s high “summer smog” levels. (Guardian)
  2. London is striving for a green games. Which venues succeeded and which failed to meet the goal? (National Geographic)
  3. How would the world’s best athletes measure up against the animal world? (nature.org)
  4. London’s hydrogen buses have been shut down for security reasons. Is it a farce? (TreeHugger)
  5. Science explains what separates a world class athlete from an Olympic champion. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: July 24

Written by | July 24th, 2012

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Extra, extra, get your green news here!

  1. Climate change drives polar bears and brown bears to interbred. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. What does space smell like? Seared steak. Yum. (Space)
  3. A coral sperm bank may help restore and rebuild damaged reefs. (NY Times)
  4. These Olympians are going for the gold AND going green. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. An artificial jellyfish with heart cells of a rat may help scientists develop new hearts. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 6

Written by | February 6th, 2012

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a Giants or Patriots fan, we can all appreciate a few great green news stories.

  1. Our oceans got some love in this 30-second Super Bowl ad. (Care2)
  2. Puerto Rico adds non-native iguanas to their menus. (Washington Post)
  3. The Olympics bring Britain their biggest urban park. (Guardian)
  4. We heart TreeHugger’s new Valentine’s Day green gift guide. (TreeHugger)
  5. A warming ocean actually boasts some coral reef growth. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 11

Written by | October 11th, 2011

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Wake up and climb Mount Everest… in your pajamas!

  1. A new solar-powered webcam on Mount Everest monitors climate change at 18-thousand feet. (TreeHugger)
  2. Popular Mechanics magazine unveils their seventh-annual Breakthrough Award recipients. And the winners are… (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Electric-vehicle drivers unite this Sunday, October 16, for the first National Plug-In Day. (Green Car Reports)
  4. Fact or fiction? Yeti conference reveals with 95 percent certainty that Bigfoot exists. (Mongabay)
  5. Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, hope to find their likeness on sustainable merchandise at the London 2012 games. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 2

Written by | March 2nd, 2010

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Get ‘em while they’re cool– the day’s best green links in one tasty little package:

  1. Google gets into the solar thermal energy game. (EcoGeek)
  2. A common pesticide is turning male frogs into females, which could devastate frog populations for obvious reasons. (Mongabay)
  3. Green jobs in brownfields? The EPA thinks it’s possible. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Brooks introduces the greenest running shoe on the market. (GreenBiz)
  5. The Premier of British Columbia blames Vancouver’s spring-like Olympic weather on climate change. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 17

Written by | February 17th, 2010

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Time for your daily dose of the day’s coolest, greenest news. Open wide:

  1. One way to make the Olympics greener: Hold them in the same place. (Grist)
  2. Riding in coach is generally less comfortable than business class, but it turns out the carbon footprint is way smaller. (Guardian)
  3. How much is nature worth in real, actual dollars? (GreenBiz)
  4. A 12-year-old American boy is working to save the okapi, one of Africa’s most elusive and unusual animals. (Mongabay)
  5. A research team is figuring out how we can abandon batteries– but will the substitute more be sustainable? (Spoiler alert: We don’t know yet.) (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 24

Written by | June 24th, 2009

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Biodiesel, coal mining, Waxman-Markey, air pollution, whale-watching… there’s sure to be a topic that interests you in this morning’s round-up of Cool Green News. So have no fear, just dive on in!  The country’s largest biodiesel plant — established just a year ago — is going under already. Lack of demand, trade barriers and government stalling on […]

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