Tag: renewable energy

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 22

Written by | November 22nd, 2011

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Drought takes a bite out of your pumpkin pie.

  1. See how your Thanksgiving dinner battled extreme weather this year. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Truck brands are being forced to tout their efficiency in ads. (Time Science)
  3. Crooked teeth? Blame early farmers. (Wired Science)
  4. 25 million seahorses are sold each year. How much is too much? (Mongabay)
  5. Scotland has an ambitious and admirable goal: 100% renewable energy. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 15

Written by | November 15th, 2011

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Happy America Recycles Day!

  1. The average family throws away 6 trees worth of paper a year. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. The new map reveals the spread of contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns. (CNN)
  3. Can algae serve as the fuel and food of the future? (Scientific American)
  4. A former Nazi bunker is set to become Europe’s largest renewable energy plant. (TreeHugger)
  5. This Thanksgiving, skip the side of BPA by omitting certain canned ingredients. (Consumer Reports)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 6

Written by | September 6th, 2011

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Remind me never to go swimming in the Philippines. Thanks.

  1. A 21-foot, 2,370-pound seawater crocodile has been captured. (Washington Post)
  2. Watch a baby jaguar trying to learn how to roar. (Huffington Post)
  3. Check out this plant that has a perch for pollinating birds. (BBC)
  4. A major nation has reached a huge milestone in the use of renewable energy. (Mongabay)
  5. A rescue mission is underway to save a stranded whale calf. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 19

Written by | May 19th, 2011

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Deforestation, species extinction, primate wars… being green is serious business:

  1. It’s chimpanzee vs. red colobus monkey in Uganda, and it may be a battle to the death. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Speaking of: scientists disagree over a new study that says species extinction rates from habitat loss are always overestimated. (Dot Earth)
  3. Could the extra CO2 we’re spewing into the atmosphere be converted to fuel? (YaleE360)
  4. Meet a 10-year-old eco-activist who’s battling a fast food chain to save U.S. forests. (Mongabay)
  5. The Yangtze is low, the Mississippi high… what can these rivers tell us about the future of green development? (Green Biz)

Eight Myths and Challenges of Renewable Energy

Written by | March 21st, 2011

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Nature Conservancy lead scientist Joe Kiesecker takes a hard look at what it really means to produce green energy.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 28

Written by | February 28th, 2011

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It’s just another cool green Monday…

  1. Is fracking to blame for three earthquakes in Arkansas? (Huffington Post Green)
  2. The U.S. military is transforming landfill gas into renewable energy. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Can scientists learn from science journalists? (Dot Earth)
  4. The first step to protecting water supplies: protecting forests. (GreenBiz)
  5. Wait a minute– plastic bags might not be that bad? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 6

Written by | January 6th, 2011

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“Trash Is Cash” in Kenya and frog vs. toad in Australia… around the globe in 5 cool green news:

  1. Today’s must-watch video: slum kids from Nairobi rap about recycling (scroll to bottom for video). (Huffington Post)
  2. The Empire State Building will now run on renewable energy. (Green)
  3. The Gulf oil spill was an avoidable accident, concludes panel. (The New York Times)
  4. Props to my home state: Massachusetts aims to get emissions below 1990 levels. (Ecogeek)
  5. In Australia, native frog polliwogs duke it out with invasive sugar cane toads. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 22

Written by | September 22nd, 2010

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Your daily dose of green, served with a small side of cute:

  1. A baby snow leopard was caught on film for the very first time. Everybody say “awww…” (Treehugger)
  2. Want to figure out how much electricity a wind turbine in your backyard could produce? Naturally, there’s an app for that. (CleanTechnica)
  3. This cute little fish is actually an officer for the water-usage police. (Grist)
  4. A bipartisan bill on renewable energy hit the Senate floor yesterday. Does it have a shot of passing? (Green)
  5. Even deep, cool ocean waters are feeling the heat from climate change. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 2

Written by | September 2nd, 2010

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Get your fresh air right here–only 25 cents a bottle and comes in a variety of flavors.

  1. Hong Kong’s hottest new commodity? Bottles of fresh air. (Green)
  2. Bill Gates answers Andy Revkin’s questions on energy R&D and more. (Dot Earth)
  3. Instead of asking how much cap-and-trade costs, why not ask how much it saves? (Green Biz)
  4. The future does not look bright for freshwater eels. Nor the present. (YaleE360)
  5. Saving rhinos with cyanide? The owner of a nature preserve in South Africa goes to desperate measures to stop poaching. (Extinction Countdown)

‘Powering the Future’: What’s It Going to Take?

Written by | July 15th, 2010

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Solar paint, photovoltaics clothes, and why the world’s wrong about China going green — learn about a Discovery Channel series on renewable energy debuting this Saturday and hosted by our lead scientist Sanjayan.

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