Tag: plastic bottles

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2013

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In: cash for snakes. Out: plastic bottles. Yep, just another quirky green news roundup.

  1. Killing pythons for cash? Florida puts a bounty on the Burmese python. (Bloomberg)
  2. From dreadful heat in Brazil to flooding in Pakistan, an in-depth look at 2012′s extreme weather. (NY Times)
  3. Cheers! Concord, Mass becomes the first US city to ban plastic bottles. (TreeHugger)
  4. Innovative and eco-friendly: Dutch “smart highway” glows in the dark. (LiveScience)
  5. The Pacific bluefin tuna population has declined by 96%. (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 8

Written by | January 8th, 2013

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What’s huge, mysterious, and lives in the deep, dark sea?

  1. A team in Japan has filmed a giant squid in its natural habitat for the first time ever. (Huffington Post)
  2. Concord, Massachusetts, has become the first city in the U.S. to ban plastic bottles! (Treehugger)
  3. A study of ants has deepened concerns about the toxicity of plastic additives. (Green)
  4. We humans don’t have a monopoly on morality: Bonobos share bananas and do it, seemingly, altruistically. (MNN)
  5. A proposed copper mine to be built in the Lower Zambezi National Park has been rejected (thank goodness). (Mongabay)

20 Days of H2O

Written by | March 2nd, 2012

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We’re raising awareness of just how much water we really use in our daily lives through our 20 Days of H2O campaign, culminating in a celebration on World Water Day on March 22.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 27

Written by | July 27th, 2010

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Doctor’s orders–10 minutes of cool green news a day:

  1. The “Plastiki”–a boat made of plastic bottles–finishes its 8,000 mile journey to highlight the problem of plastic garbage in our oceans. (Green)
  2. Why did climate change become such a partisian issue? (Environmental and Urban Economics)
  3. Re-connecting bamboo forests is essential to saving the endangered giant panda. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. New EPA proposals for coal plants could help reduce carbon emissions substantially. (The Vine)
  5. Do smaller cows have a smaller impact on greenhouse gas emissions? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 14

Written by | April 14th, 2010

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What’s cool and green and read all over? Well, duh:

  1. Is this real life? A three-story building made of recycled plastic bottles was just unveiled in Taiwan. (Treehugger)
  2. Just how green are Obama’s rumored picks for the Supreme Court? (Grist)
  3. A new study finds that Canada’s Devon Island ice cap is melting way, way too fast. (LA Times Greenspace)
  4. Apparently, going paperless might not always be the greenest option. (GreenBiz)
  5. Bikes are just as important as cars, says US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. (Ensue backlash.) (Huffington Post Green)
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