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Nurturing the Next Generation of Green Leaders

Written by | May 11th, 2011

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Brian McPeek looks at a program that gives inner-city youths a chance to work in nature and the measurable impacts it’s had for 17 years.

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: Friday, October 8

Written by | October 8th, 2010

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Is it just me or is this a Cool Green Morning?

  1. A group of scientists has named the top green automaker, and it’s not Toyota. (Los Angeles Times)
  2. I’m not sure why, but here’s a solar-powered cockroach. (Treehugger)
  3. Genetically modified corn is helping all corn farmers make billions in profits. (NPR)
  4. Google is investing $1 million in a human-powered monorail. (Clean Technica)
  5. The U.S. military is now fighting to decrease its dependence on fossil fuels. (The New York Times)

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)

When the Feds Set the Standards for Green Behavior

Written by | April 7th, 2009

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Keith Johnson over at Environmental Capital has uncovered some of the critical details within the Waxman-Markey draft climate legislation. Commenting about some of the minutia addressed in the draft bill, he says: Reflecting perhaps California’s disproportionate influence in Congress these days — Henry Waxman is the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee — […]

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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