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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 17

Written by | October 17th, 2012

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From green etiquette to coffee to the debate, we’ve got your Cool Green News.

  1. Traveling for the holidays? Perhaps you’d like to brush up on etiquette for the green houseguest. (Earth 911)
  2. A photo tells 1000 words — especially when it shows just how close Shell’s offshore rig is to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (The Daily Climate)
  3. Disney — the largest publisher of children’s books — has dropped a paper supplier that is linked to deforestation. (Mongabay)
  4. Starbucks has opened a pre-fabricated, modular store in Denver — with locally sourced material and a very low carbon footprint. (National Geographic)
  5. Last night’s debate: Check out the facts on energy production on public lands, and find out which candidate was right. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 21

Written by | August 21st, 2012

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From clouds that combat global warming, to turning coffee waste into plastic — we’ve got your green news covered.

  1. Could clouds have a silver lining for global warming? Some scientists think so. (Treehugger)
  2. Starbucks wants to turn your latte and scone (that you threw away) into plastic. Wait…what? (Grist)
  3. A mother giraffe stays by her dead newborn, reopening the debate: Do animals mourn the dead? (BBC Nature)
  4. After years of budget cuts, national parks are showing signs of strain. (Washington Post)
  5. An independent assessment confirms a decrease in Amazon deforestation last year. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 22

Written by | March 22nd, 2012

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Happy World Water Day!

  1. We’re loving these 5 easy tips for conserving water. (The Daily Green)
  2. Spring is in the air. Spring clean the DIY way. (Grist)
  3. Are coyotes in NYC a good thing? (Green)
  4. Stare in awe at seven lovely animal photographs. Warning: you may smile. (BBC)
  5. 86% of Starbucks coffee is “ethically sourced.” (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 21

Written by | March 21st, 2012

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Green news and comic book heroes aren’t mutually exclusive:

  1. Here are the top five countries using renewable energy. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Spiderman is many things (for instance: awesome), but he is not a tarantula. (Wired)
  3. Starbucks offers lessons in greening supply chains. (GreenBiz)
  4. What helps prevent overfishing? Local fisheries management. (YaleE360)
  5. Meet Los Angeles’ super-green mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 13

Written by | December 13th, 2010

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Catch up on all the great green news you missed over the weekend!

  1. COP16 is over! Here’s what was pretty great about it. (Grist)
  2. 2010 was hot. Like “the hottest year ever on record” hot. (Green)
  3. Starbucks is saving millions simply by switching to LED lighting. (EcoGeek)
  4. The best holiday movies are about more than just heartwarming moments and spreading cheer; watch closely and you’ll pick up on some subtle green messaging. (Treehugger)
  5. Our friends over at WWF have created a file format that is literally impossible to print. (Greener Computing)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 30

Written by | November 30th, 2010

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The last day of the month: time to reflect on your green priorities?

  1. Surprising ways your Thanksgiving turkey was tied to Gulf of Mexico fisheries. (Alabama Press-Register)
  2. The economy vs. the environment–can we move beyond the “either/or” argument? (Green Biz)
  3. A new report says the European economy is at risk from high demand on natural resources. (BBC)
  4. How sustainable palm oil could determine the future of forests in Asia and Africa. (YaleE360)
  5. Q: What becomes of disposable coffee cups? A: TBD, following this Starbucks pilot project. (Green)
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