Tag: plastic bags

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 16

Written by | July 16th, 2012

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Monday already? That was quick.

  1. A new report says cars are killer, and also make us fat. (Treehugger)
  2. A New York river has been reborn! (The Daily Green)
  3. Plastic bags: to ban or tax? (GreenBiz)
  4. Apple has rejoined the green certification program it just quit. (EcoGeek)
  5. Newsflash: Protecting coral reefs actually protects coral reefs. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 25

Written by | May 25th, 2012

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This Memorial Day weekend, impress your fellow beach-goers and BBQers with your knowledge of all things green.

  1. Climate change in US cities: it’s gonna be killer (in the literal sense). (Treehugger)
  2. On the other hand, this once-rare butterfly is thriving, thanks to the warming planet. (Scientific American)
  3. In Japan, a “fugitive” penguin is back in captivity nearly three months after its escape. (Guardian)
  4. Are we at risk for another Dust Bowl? (Care2)
  5. Los Angeles is now the largest American city to ban plastic bags. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2012

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The news this morning strongly hints that if you haven’t already, it’s time to jump on the reusable bag bandwagon…

  1. L.A. is now the largest city in the U.S. to ban plastic bags! (Treehugger)
  2. They have it rough enough, so the last thing baby sea turtles need are hot nests due to climate change. (Green)
  3. Northwestern University scientists have developed a more efficient and enviro-friendly solar cell. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Because we know you’ve been dying to learn: How whales open their huge mouths. (BBC Nature)
  5. The WHO says radiation levels from Fukushima not as high as previously thought — but infants at risk. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 1

Written by | February 1st, 2012

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Climate change: the atmosphere’s way of putting us all on low-carb diets.

  1. Get an update on a Conservancy partnership that’s helping one company tie nature into its bottom line. (Triple Pundit)
  2. That crazy Texas heat wave? This scientist says it was climate change’s fault. (Inside Climate)
  3. London restaurants, bars and hotels are campaigning to make plastic straws the new plastic bag. (Guardian)
  4. Bad news if you love carbs: warmer temperatures mess with wheat yields. (New Scientist)
  5. The National Mall goes LED. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 28

Written by | February 28th, 2011

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It’s just another cool green Monday…

  1. Is fracking to blame for three earthquakes in Arkansas? (Huffington Post Green)
  2. The U.S. military is transforming landfill gas into renewable energy. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Can scientists learn from science journalists? (Dot Earth)
  4. The first step to protecting water supplies: protecting forests. (GreenBiz)
  5. Wait a minute– plastic bags might not be that bad? (Treehugger)

Vote: Your Favorite Green Resolutions for 2011

Written by | December 26th, 2010

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Here are 5 of our best ideas to make a 2011 a little greener. Check them out, let us know which one is your favorite and share your green resolutions.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 1

Written by | December 1st, 2010

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Green news time!

  1. REDD: a new study says it’s about more than just reducing emissions– it could save some species from extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. So what can we actually expect to see come out of the COP 16 climate talks? (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Big trucks are shockingly fuel-inefficient– but existing and new technology could bring them up to nine miles per gallon, as opposed to the current six. (GreenBiz)
  4. How’s this for alternative energy? Researchers want to study the feasibility of turning astronaut poop into spaceship electricity. (Grist)
  5. A Chinese ban on plastic bags kept 100 billion of those bad boys out of the trash. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 29

Written by | November 29th, 2010

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Wait—there’s stuff happening today that’s not related to Green Gift Monday?

  1. Japan’s helping India build 24 green cities. Teamwork! (CleanTechnica)
  2. The next big thing to revolutionize the building industry– “clean construction.” (Greener Buildings)
  3. Ask Umbra has the scoop on potentially harmful (to you and the environment!) salon treatments. (Grist)
  4. Recycled shells are boosting oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay. (Treehugger)
  5. The daughter of the inventor of plastic bags invented a plastic-bag substitute. (Got that?) (Green House)

Attention: Dog Owners

Written by | October 18th, 2010

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A simple trip to the pet store turned completely frustrating for our writer. Find out what was missing, and the alarming impact it could have.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 27

Written by | September 27th, 2010

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Your cure for the Monday blues– the cool greens:

  1. Is Abu Dhabi’s “zero carbon city” really zero carbon, sustainable… or even a city? (Grist)
  2. Plastic grocery bags may never actually decompose, researchers say. (The Daily Green)
  3. Wood: maybe not such a sustainable, sensible option for heating your home. (Treehugger)
  4. What’s biodiversity worth? (YaleE360)
  5. Man and beast collide in California. (Los Angeles Times)
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