Tag: pollution

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 23

Written by | February 23rd, 2011

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Can’t stop sneezing? Suffering from sinus pressure? Blame that changing climate.

  1. Which US state is the biggest power-plant polluter? (Huffington Post Green)
  2. A new report suggests that Californians might be shelling out too much green for green energy. (Grist)
  3. Climate change will probably make your allergies worse. Sorry! (The Daily Green)
  4. The UN and AAAS report that 50 million environmental refugees will flee their homes by 2020. (Treehugger)
  5. Sustainability doesn’t sell…or does it? (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 9

Written by | February 9th, 2011

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Pollution– it’s out of this world. That, and so much more, in today’s Cool Green Morning:

  1. The Pacific walrus is on the endangered species waiting list. (DotEarth)
  2. Take a look at the world’s 10 most threatened forests. (Guardian Eco)
  3. Turns out pollution isn’t just a problem here on Earth, because countries are developing methods for cleaning up space trash. (Grist)
  4. Does love make you greener? (Treehugger)
  5. Don’t hoard incandescent light bulbs! CFLs are pretty great, and are getting even better. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 7

Written by | February 7th, 2011

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Recover from the Super Bowl with these super green links:

  1. A new study warns that climate change will lead to mass migration. (Green)
  2. Using sunlight and spinach, researchers have developed a Popeye-approved sustainable hydrogen fuel. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Really bad droughts in the Amazon are a growing concern for scientists. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. It’s National Green Week! But how green is too green for elementary school-aged kids? (Green House)
  5. Fast toll collection lanes reduce not just congestion and frustration, but also pollution. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 10

Written by | February 10th, 2010

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We’re experiencing whiteout conditions here in Cool Green Morning land, so let’s break it up with a nice chunk of green:

  1. Unexpected effect of climate change: more fragrant roses, which is actually not good for anyone, not just people with allergies. (Treehugger)
  2. China released its first pollution census, an effort that took two years and a whole lot of manpower. (AP, via Yahoo! Green)
  3. Too much of a good thing? Aggressive recycling and composting in Berkeley, CA has left the city with a $4 million budget deficit. (SFGate)
  4. Your favorite green companies might not be as green as you think they are, according to a new report. (GreenBiz)
  5. Introduced to Congress last week: a bill that would install 10 million solar roofs and 200,000 solar water heaters in American homes over the next 10 years (if it’s passed, of course). (EcoGeek)

Taking Energy Production to the Woodshed

Written by | March 13th, 2009

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When discussing renewable energy, you’re likely to hear a lot about wind, solar, geothermal and even hydropower. Heck, you’re likely to see the conversation turn to nuclear power (not renewable, by the way) before anyone mentions one of our oldest and humblest renewable sources of energy – wood. But the good old American log – […]

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