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Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 11

Written by | July 11th, 2011

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Happy Cool Green Monday!

  1. Conservancy marine scientist Laura Geselbracht explains why sea level rise is such a big deal for Florida’s Gulf Coast. (Grist)
  2. A new study revealed that today’s polar bears started out brown and Irish. (Scientific American)
  3. Love solar power, but not so crazy about solar panels? Meet solar ivy. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Brand-new South Sudan is home to some increasingly rare African megafauna. (Mongabay)
  5. In defense of “personal liberty,” Republicans in Congress move to stop the adoption of energy-efficient light bulbs. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 25

Written by | March 25th, 2011

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Which do you want first, the good green news or the bad green news?

  1. Thousands of endangered rockhopper penguins are coated in oil after spill. (Green)
  2. A rare leopard was burned alive by an angry mob in India. (Treehugger)
  3. A newly discovered saber-toothed beast was vicious looking, a vegetarian. (National Geographic)
  4. How much should Japan worry about nuclear food? (Grist)
  5. A builder is making solar panels a standard feature in new homes. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 11

Written by | February 11th, 2011

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I’m heading to the store for eggs, milk and some solar panels:

  1. To fight the worst drought in 60 years China approves $1 billion in emergency water aid. (Guardian)
  2. A bizarre mammal is filmed using its quills to communicate. (BBC)
  3. A supermarket chain in England will start selling solar panels. (Treehugger)
  4. Tiny LED holiday bulbs contain arsenic, lead and a dozen other potentially hazardous substances. (Green House)
  5. See an image showing thousands of new stars emerging in glowing nebula. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2011

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We know there’s fresh powder out there, but be sure to read all 5 before you hit the slopes:

  1. Students, parents are protesting planned solar panels at a California middle school. (LA Times)
  2. Primitive tools suggest humans left Africa earlier, and in a different direction. (NPR)
  3. See amazing pictures of the damage invasive boas inflict on native birds in Aruba. (Dot Earth)
  4. A controversial Brazilian mega-dam on the Amazon clears another major hurdle. (Green)
  5. Your ski and snowboard wax could be seriously harmful to you and wildlife. (Treehugger)

Best and Worst Environmental Moments of 2010

Written by | December 13th, 2010

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You know about the oil spill, but what other stories made our lead scientist’s list of environmental issues that dominated the year?

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 6

Written by | October 6th, 2010

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From solar panels in the White House to poop gas (teehee!) in your kitchen, today’s round-up presents a high-brow/low-brow mix of great green news:

  1. Researchers discovered 200 new species in Papua New Guinea…and you HAVE to see the pictures. (Mongabay)
  2. In case you missed yesterday’s announcement: Obama gives a thumbs-up to White House solar panels. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Obama must be all about solar these days, because his administration just approved the first big solar projects to be built on federal lands. (Grist)
  4. Here’s everything you’ll ever need to know about energy-efficient light bulbs. (The Daily Green)
  5. The grossest headline of the day: “Cooking on poop gas takes off.” (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)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 10

Written by | September 10th, 2010

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There are green scams out there, but alien “killer’ shrimp is not one of them. Check out today’s cool green news:

  1. UK government told to cut 2020 biofuels target for environmental reasons. (Reuters)
  2. Before you buy, be aware of these 6 green scams. (The Daily Green)
  3. The president of Ford Canada says, “we need higher fuel prices.” (Treehugger)
  4. Can Bill McKibben get solar panels back on the White House? (Dot Earth)
  5. Alien “killer” shrimp have been found in a new location. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 23

Written by | August 23rd, 2010

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It’s just another cool green Monday…

  1. Heading back to school? Ask Umbra offers tips for eco-friendly school fundraisers and green college experiences, respectively. (Grist)
  2. Algae blooms as viewed from space=beautiful! (Wired)
  3. Self-cleaning technology used in missions to Mars may now keep solar panels sparkly clean. (CleanTechnica)
  4. This rotating solar home (?!) generates five times more energy than it uses. (EcoGeek)
  5. In not super-surprising news, bike- and pedestrian-friendly cities have lower rates of obesity, researchers say. What benefits the health of the environment often benefits us, too! (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 28

Written by | April 28th, 2010

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Read on for the latest in awesomely cool and awesomely green news:

  1. Congratulations, Los Angeles! You’re still the country’s smoggiest city. (LA Times)
  2. A recent earthquake might help the tiny, endangered Devils Hope pupfish make a comeback. (Green)
  3. Immigration or climate change? Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate can handle both. (AFP/Grist)
  4. Certain solar panel designs might negatively affect insect reproduction, a new report claims. (Journal Watch Online)
  5. Sea level rise is going to seriously impact East Coast beaches, so why does it seem like no one cares? (Wired)
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