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Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 25

Written by | June 24th, 2011

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Cool Green Friday!

  1. Solar and wind developers are making use of abandoned lands known as “brownfields.” (YaleE360)
  2. Play a video game and solve climate change. Really, it’s that simple. (Treehugger)
  3. One of the world’s oddest animals might have trouble adapting to climate change. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Victory in the Serengeti! The Tanzania government cancels plans to build a road through the park. (Mongabay)
  5. The Arizona wildfire hasn’t been kind to endangered wildlife. (HuffPostGreen)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 15

Written by | June 15th, 2011

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Today’s green news features American consumers, Australian scientists and Amazon farmers:

  1. A Pennsylvania school district saves $$ and cuts carbon by hiring sheep to mow their lawns. (Treehugger)
  2. Americans “don’t have a clue” about the top green brands on the market. (Green Biz)
  3. Solar employs more people than steel, which means green jobs are a reality. (Grist)
  4. Can sustainable palm oil plantations actually help preserve the Amazon? (YaleE360)
  5. A group of Australian scientists are trying to clarify the climate change conversation. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 8

Written by | February 8th, 2011

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We’re feeling just a tad silly today:

  1. These bike snow-plows will astound… as will the author’s simile comparing them to the Hindu pantheon. (Grist)
  2. Yes, rockhopper penguins are pretty cool, but photos of them taking a shower? Really cool! (Treehugger)
  3. A high school student in Albany, NY, uses camera traps to assess urban wildlife vs. ‘wild’ wildlife, with surprising results. (NY Times)
  4. How is a waffle iron like a low-cost solar panel? (Clean Technica)
  5. “Oobleck,” a sticky mixture named for a Dr. Seuss story, could have plugged the oil well in the Gulf. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 27

Written by | January 27th, 2011

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These 5 hot links will start you on the path to a cool green day:

  1. Thankfully, no one in Tucson will be eating lion meat tacos anytime soon. (Green)
  2. Sharks, on the other hand, aren’t so lucky: fishing countries have failed on a 10-year-old pledge to conserve shark species. (BBC)
  3. Are you swapping seeds this year in the name of biodiversity? (Treehugger)
  4. Here are 9 tips for buying your first electric car. (Huffington Post)
  5. Soccer+solar=a win for the Chinese. (Grist)

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, October 4

Written by | October 4th, 2010

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Guaranteed to get your week off to a cool green start:

  1. Boeing’s new solar-powered plane could circle the globe for five years without stopping. (CleanTechnica)
  2. What lies beneath the surface of the sea? Probably about 750,000 undiscovered species. (Treehugger)
  3. A new study links air pollution and adult diabetes. (Green)
  4. What’s the eco-friendly way of disposing of old socks? Recycle them, says Ask Umbra. (Grist)
  5. A much-needed dose of serious animal cuteness: interspecies friendships! (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 25

Written by | May 25th, 2010

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Get your Cool Green Morning on:

  1. Biodiversity on islands rebounding from centuries of invasive rat infestation might recover faster than previously thought, a new study says. (Conservation Maven)
  2. Montgomery County, Maryland just passed the nation’s first countywide carbon tax. (Solve Climate)
  3. A group claims that dolphins and whales deserve human rights. (YaleE360)
  4. Americans are spending more time outdoors these days, according to a new report. (Treehugger)
  5. Tax breaks for solar companies could create more than 200,000 jobs in the US by 2016. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, Feb. 19

Written by | February 19th, 2009

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NASA climatologist James Hansen has been one of the leading voices sounding the alarm against climate change. But have his protests (including his pledged participation in a March 2 Washington rally against coal-fired power plants — see video above) made him less of a scientist? Read on for analysis and all the day’s green news: […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, Feb. 11

Written by | February 11th, 2009

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What an amazing photo of an Australian firefighter offering an injured koala bear a drink on Monday after fighting wildfires in Australia. But are those fires being made worse by climate change? Read all the latest in online green below: We’re All Arsonists: Is climate change the cause of Australia’s horrific wildfires? Tim Flannery of […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, Jan. 26

Written by | January 26th, 2009

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The first full week of the Obama administration begins with some potential changes to auto-emissions standards. Read on for all the interesting green stuff online this morning: Car Talk: President Obama takes a big step toward tougher auto fuel-economy standards — by reconsidering a waiver requested by 14 states that would allow them to set […]

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