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Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 13

Written by | September 13th, 2012

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From valuing nature to public transportation in America to veterans, we’ve got your green news.

  1. Nature provides us important services, and companies should value these services more. (Huffington Post)
  2. Surprise! Americans want more public transportation, fewer new roads. (Treehugger)
  3. Pictures: the IUCN released the 100 most endangered species in the world. (National Geographic)
  4. Veterans can help restore rivers in California in a new program initiated by NOAA. (Discovery)
  5. How do we educate about climate change without alienating? Zoos are trying to figure that out. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 2

Written by | May 2nd, 2012

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Volcanoes, sardines and bees take the spotlight in today’s green news.

  1. Family disputes create rebel bees. (BBC)
  2. Which U.S. cities top the list for the best transit systems? (Clean Technica)
  3. Bookstores are sprouting with children’s books about the environment. (Washington Post)
  4. Should we stop eating sardines? (Grist)
  5. Yellowstone supervolcano eruptions may be more frequent than thought. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 27

Written by | December 27th, 2011

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Today we learn what to do with all that post-Christmas clutter.

  1. NRDC shares a few green ideas for putting holiday waste to good use. (NRDC)
  2. American youth have fallen out of love with automobiles. (Grist)
  3. If science looks to the past to understand the future, what happens when climate change gets in the way? (Time)
  4. Explore a coral reef Twilight Zone. (Green)
  5. China unveils a controversial 310-mph train. (Wall Street Journal)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 14

Written by | December 14th, 2011

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Get your green news on!

  1. When it comes to solar power, just how much solar do you really need? (CleanTechnica)
  2. For sparrows, exposure to spooky sounds leads to fewer babies. (Green)
  3. Do you commute by public transportation? In 2012, your tax benefit will be halved. (The Daily Green)
  4. You’ll find the two greenest restaurants in the United States in Chicago. (GreenBiz)
  5. Do away with disposables and break out the Tupperware. You can do it! (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 13

Written by | June 13th, 2011

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Start your week with a heaping helping of greens.

  1. Biodegradable plastics may not litter the ocean or land, but they do contribute to climate change. (EcoGeek)
  2. Batteries will convert formerly wasted energy into subway-moving power. (Green)
  3. Skipping showers: the green thing to do, or just plain gross? (Grist)
  4. Check out these animals‘ amazing acoustic feats. (Wired)
  5. Rocky Mountain snowpack is on the decline. (Treehugger)

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)

Washington as Symbol, Washington as City

Written by | April 9th, 2010

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A proposed dedicated bus land for Washington, DC’s infamous K Street is shot down — another example of the real city living in the shadow of its symbolism, says Rob McDonald.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 23

Written by | December 23rd, 2009

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These five links are guaranteed to get you in the green holiday spirit: The Pope’s Christmas wish:  For you to stop buying so much (Planet Green). The Conservancy’s very own Steve Long explores the eco-friendliness of Christmas trees (Marketwatch/WSJ). The world’s 20 largest postal services are teaming up to lower their carbon footprints, hopefully lessening […]

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