Tag: reducing carbon emissions

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 3

Written by | February 3rd, 2010

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Start your day in the coolest, greenest way possible… no, seriously, put down the lime-flavored Jell-O and dive into these great stories:

  1. Missed out on Cash for Clunkers? Replace your home appliances with more energy-efficient models, and reap the benefits of “Cash for Refrigerators.” (Yahoo! Green)
  2. California steps up its greenhouse-gas-fighting game with the installation of monitoring devices that will measure local emissions. (New York Times)
  3. Is climate change responsible for larger, more extreme ocean waves in the Pacific Northwest? (Scientific American)
  4. Obama’s FY 2011 budget reserves a large chunk of green for green jobs. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Recycling office paper by turning it into…toilet paper? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 27

Written by | January 27th, 2010

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Here you go– the five coolest, greenest links on the web. Dig in!:

  1. The people of a tiny Alaskan village claim that fuel and utility companies are responsible for their home’s rapid erosion, and they’re taking two dozen of said companies to court to sue for relocation expenses. (New York Times)
  2. A new study says that the health benefits and air-quality improvements that could result from cutting carbon emissions would offset the actual cost of cutting carbon emissions. (The Vine)
  3. A grassroots “gray water” movement is inspiring Los Angeles residents to recycle and reuse household waste water. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. The latest Green Confidence Index shows that consumers want to go/buy green, but the state of the economy is why they’re not really doing any of that. (GreenBiz)
  5. Senators Kerry and Graham: bringin’ energy reform back. (Red, Green and Blue)

Can We Stick to a Carbon Budget?

Written by | May 5th, 2009

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If we want to contain global warming, then we need to constrain carbon dioxide emissions within an appropriate ecological budget. According to a new study published in NATURE, our cumulative carbon dioxide budget for 2000-2050 is 1000 gigatons.

Cap and Trade: ‘This Issue Cannot Wait’

Written by | February 25th, 2009

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Last night President Obama called on Congress to send him legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution — identifying the development of clean energy solutions as one of the three areas critical to our nation’s future. Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, has this response: “President Obama’s speech last night […]

Two Thoughts on New Energy

Written by | February 20th, 2009

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The $787 billion economic stimulus package passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama includes $45 billion for energy conservation and for developing new, less-polluting energy technologies — funding that far exceeds any previous single appropriation for these purposes. While this action will help reduce carbon emissions and start the United States on […]

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