Tag: renewable energy

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 3

Written by | June 3rd, 2010

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Go forth and be green, cool and news-worthy:

  1. What if the Gulf oil spill happened where you live? This new map lets you visualize the impact. (Green Inc.)
  2. Stop the oil spill with a nuclear blast? Talk about fighting fire with fire. (New York Times)
  3. A new report on global sustainability offers a refreshing twist: choices. (Earth Watch)
  4. Are fish bothered by underwater noise pollution? (Wired Science)
  5. A change in E.U. tax policies could make renewables cheaper than fossil fuels. (Environmental Leader)

An Historic Coalition on Climate Change Legislation

Written by | May 19th, 2010

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What’s the American Power Act? A bill that could kick-start a new clean energy industry — and make the United States a global leader against climate change, says the Conservancy’s Bob Bendick.

The Risks of Moving to the Frontier for Hydrocarbons

Written by | May 10th, 2010

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The Gulf oil spill is a consequence of the world’s push to extract hydrocarbons from increasingly more difficult and expensive places — and a sign we should be diversifying our energy supplies.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 31

Written by | March 31st, 2010

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Toads, dolphins and offshore drilling– oh my! You’ll find it all in today’s roundup of the morning’s coolest, greenest news:

  1. This just in: Obama OKs offshore drilling in large sections of the Alaskan, Atlantic and Gulf coasts. (Grist)
  2. A new study shows that the reproduction rate of dolphins in the Mississippi Sound spiked post-Hurricane Katrina. (Journal Watch Online)
  3. Europe could be totally powered by renewable energy by 2050. Jealous? (The Vine)
  4. The science of genomics is helping researchers figure out the biological effects of climate change and develop new biofuels. (Red, Green and Blue)
  5. Toads can predict earthquakes, says a new report. (Guardian)

Fighting Climate Change is a Business Model

Written by | February 8th, 2010

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As governments struggle to solve the climate change crisis, who’s stepping up? Businesses like Google and Bell Labs, writes our green tech blogger Dave Connell.

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: Tuesday, January 26

Written by | January 26th, 2010

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Today’s top 5 green news stories online:

  1. Can an energy-harvesting soccer ball reduce kerosene use in Africa? (Green Inc.)
  2. Wind power is on the rise… last year the industry grew 39 percent, despite the economic downturn. (NY Times)
  3. Just a 5 cent tax on plastic bags can make people bring their own to the grocery store. (The Vine)
  4. Twenty years later, the Exxon Valdez oil spill still lingers on Alaska’s beaches. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Could a ‘green’ industrial revolution — think electric cars and renewable energy — save Michigan? (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 1

Written by | December 1st, 2009

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Would a smiley face on your energy bill inspire you to save energy? You may say “no,” but a real-world example found that smiley faces and frowny faces actually make a big difference in energy use. It’s all good, cheerful news in today’s Cool Green Morning, so what’s stopping you? Read on. Photovoltaics that work underground… huh? […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 29

Written by | October 29th, 2009

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Does a “green” job make you an environmentalist? Will the world come forward and pay Ecuador not to drill for oil in the Amazon? And how do birds know where to migrate to anyway? We don’t promise all these questions will be answered, but we do guarantee you’ll get the hottest green news links around, or […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 7

Written by | October 7th, 2009

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Lots of good news today, readers!  The fate of tuna:  not necessarily hopeless!  Global carbon emissions are down!  Drinking wine from a barrel is a totally green thing to do!  Who doesn’t love kicking off their Cool Green Morning on a positive note?: Every cloud has a silver lining, right?  Yale Environment 360 reports that […]

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