Tag: Plastiki

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: Friday, May 7

Written by | May 7th, 2010

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A brief respite from the oil slick — 5 actually uplifting green stories, picked fresh from the Internet meadow:

  1. What’s it like to sail a boat made of recycled plastic bottles across the Pacific? (Green)
  2. Will the development of green tech obey Moore’s Law? (Green Tech)
  3. The UK elects its first Green Party member of Parliament. (Treehugger)
  4. Just 5 minutes of exercise in nature boosts your mood big time (podcast fr. 60-Second Science)
  5. The world’s biggest beaver dam — you can see it from space (The Telegraph; HT Blogfish)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 29

Written by | March 29th, 2010

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You’re cool, we’re green, it’s morning…let’s get this eco-news party started:

  1. A boat made of 12,000 recyclable plastic bottles is sailing for 3 months…right through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Oh, the irony… (EcoGeek)
  2. Why was a 3rd runway nixed for Heathrow Airport? Hint: Two words, both beginning with “c.” (Ecopolitology)
  3. Clean diesel: Get excited! (The Vine)
  4. You can’t count on anything: Even the federal Energy Star program is “highly vulnerable to fraud.” (GoodCleanTech)
  5. CO2 emissions from the soil are increasing because of…those two words that both begin with “c.” (Journal Watch Online)
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