Tag: Prius

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 14

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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From GM crops to alien mother ships (really!), we’ve got your green news.

  1. Lose power in your home? Have a plug-in Prius? Well, then, plug that baby in and power your home! (Gizmag)
  2. Can’t afford to outfit your home in solar panels? That’s what you think, says Solar Mosaic. (Grist)
  3. Could genetically modified crops actually be good for the environment? (Guardian)
  4. North American wildfires have been bad — and unfortunately a new study says to expect more. (Discovery News)
  5. Remember the tsunami dock that landed on a Oregon beach last week? It’s an alien mother ship of species. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 30

Written by | May 30th, 2012

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From moonbirds to green jobs, here’s your morning dose of green news.

  1. B95, or “Moonbird” — A famous red knot — is back in the Delaware Bay, located by the same biologist who banded it 19 years ago! (Green)
  2. The Prius is now the world’s third top-selling car. (Bloomberg)
  3. Give local residents a say on how forests are used, and you’ll reduce deforestation and climate change. (Washington Post)
  4. Looking for a new job? Here are five surprisingly green ones. (National Geographic)
  5. Waste not, want not: If you’re a Massachusetts business, much of your food waste will soon be composted for green energy. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 7

Written by | November 7th, 2011

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And on our left, ladies and gentlemen, we have the bustling area known as Minegolia.

  1. Once known as the “last frontier,” Mongolia’s Gobi Desert is now home to a mega mine. (Guardian)
  2. Talk about star-cross lovers: the Toronto Zoo plans to split up a same-sex African penguin couple. (TreeHugger)
  3. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s an… upside down black rhino on it’s way to safety?! (MSNBC)
  4. According to new poll, older folks (ages 66-83) are the least likely generation to support clean energy and environmental protection. (Grist)
  5. A Boeing 737 and a Prius have more in common than you may think. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 4

Written by | October 4th, 2011

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Gadget addiction, is that really a thing? I’ll check my phone for Tweets about it.

  1. A rumored compact Prius could get 94 MPH, but the biggest surprise is the price. (Clean Technica)
  2. Marshall Islands creates a shark park so big that Mexico could fit inside. (Mongabay)
  3. Energy bills and emissions are still rising due to our gadget addiction. (Guardian)
  4. The city of Austin’s facilities are now fully powered by renewables. (EcoGeek)
  5. A severe water shortage causes a second island in the South Pacific to declare a state of emergency. (BBC)

 

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 13

Written by | September 13th, 2010

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It’s the start of another Cool Green Week:

  1. The White House says “no thanks” to solar, at least for now. (Dot Earth)
  2. The Prius gets more pedestrian-friendly. (EcoGeek)
  3. Wait a minute– is there crude oil in the multi-purpose superstar that is white vinegar? (Grist)
  4. If you enjoy packaged water, you might want to give boxed H20 a try. (Treehugger)
  5. The Philadelphia transit authority is getting creative and trying to harness energy from braking subway trains. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 22

Written by | April 22nd, 2010

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Happy Earth Day, earthlings! Celebrate with a fresh roundup of the greenest, coolest, earthiest links on the web:

  1. Read a review of our Atlas of Global Conservation, which comes out today! (National Geographic)
  2. Is Earth Day due for a name change? (Treehugger)
  3. Three percent of the world’s carbon emissions stem from milk production, says a new report. (Mongabay)
  4. An unusual way to go green this Earth Day: give up the cigs. (Grist)
  5. Good news for eco-conscious soccer moms: a Prius minivan may make its debut next year. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 21

Written by | December 21st, 2009

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The darkest day of the year — here are five hot green links from this morning to light the way: A Christmas tree made from 1,000 beer bottles in Shanghai (Inhabitat) Interesting map of Northern Hemisphere CO2 emissions trends and national pledges to cut those emissions (AP Climate Pool; hat tip: Clean Technica). Is the […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 18

Written by | November 18th, 2009

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Coke’s introducing the “PlantBottle.”  Houston’s taking a modest step toward a greener image.  Enviros are teaming up with the religious right to encourage climate action on the Hill.  Today’s news is exceptionally cool AND green.  Read on for more: What’s more important than reaching a global agreement in Copenhagen?  Scientific American thinks a U.S.-China deal […]

When the Feds Set the Standards for Green Behavior

Written by | April 7th, 2009

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Keith Johnson over at Environmental Capital has uncovered some of the critical details within the Waxman-Markey draft climate legislation. Commenting about some of the minutia addressed in the draft bill, he says: Reflecting perhaps California’s disproportionate influence in Congress these days — Henry Waxman is the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee — […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 27

Written by | March 27th, 2009

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Spring has finally arrived here in Arlington, Virginia…and a middle-aged blogger’s thoughts are turning toward golf. Eco-crime! you scream. Yes, it seems truly green golf has a difficult course ahead of it (although I might sneak out this weekend anyway)…check out that and the other green links you must click on this morning: Go for […]

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