Tag: population

Animal Extinction Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Written by | May 2nd, 2011

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New findings show that as more species become extinct, the human risk of infectious disease—such as Lyme—increases. Joe Kiesecker explains the science behind it.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 4

Written by | February 4th, 2010

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It’s cool, it’s green, it’s just what the doctor ordered: the top 5 green news links of the day:

  1. Is feeding 9 billion people by 2050 an impossible task, or one we — and planet Earth — are up to? (The Vine)
  2. Another story of how competition helps change human behavior: one company is reducing truck idling time by posting those hours in the staff breakroom. (Marc Gunther)
  3. Hawaii is on target to get 40 percent of its electric power from renewables by 2030… good news for the state most dependent on foreign oil. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. It’s not just about agricultural run-off… household pesticides are finding their way into rivers in California. (NY Times)
  5. HDTV (the U.S.), cars instead of bikes (China), fast-food proliferation (India)…six trends happening world-wide that are NOT good for the planet. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2009

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The top five stories we’re seeing on the web this morning: Obama visits a northern Virginia Home Depot to promote energy efficiency and weatherization, refers to insulation as “sexy” (Green Inc.). A new report says that the economic stimulus bill will create 900,000 green jobs (Treehugger). Do the most recent drafts of the international climate […]

Population Growth, the Personal and the Political

Written by | October 19th, 2009

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One of the difficulties writing for Cool Green Science is that our name necessarily constrains our subject matter. While we are all conservationists and hence prone to write on environmental topics most of the time, the occasional truly bizarre tangents into other issues that you’d get on a personal blog as the author meandered intellectually […]

Children and Their Carbon Legacy: A Way to be an Eco-Hero?

Written by | March 11th, 2009

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There are carbon calculators galore on the web — including The Nature Conservancy’s very own. These calculators allow you to figure out how your activities and lifestyle contribute to the carbon emissions that are responsible for the climate disruption the world now faces. Rarely, however, does one see any discussion of what population growth means […]

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