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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 20

Written by | October 20th, 2010

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You overslept this morning? Tell your boss you were just doing your part to fight climate change.

  1. Researchers discover three new species of cute little forest frogs in Tanzania. (Mongabay)
  2. Floating wind turbines sound kind of cool, don’t they? (CleanTechnica)
  3. Invasives like Asian carp and lionfish are bad for the environment, so let’s eat them. (DotEarth)
  4. The entire world has fallen way short on ocean protection goals. (YaleE360)
  5. Get more sleep! It’s better for you, and also the climate. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 14

Written by | October 14th, 2010

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So, what are YOUR plans for 2030?

  1. A new report says that we are sucking the life out of the planet so bad that by 2030, we’ll need two. (Mongabay)
  2. Better news for 2030: by then, the United States could be getting 20 percent of its energy from offshore wind. (EcoGeek)
  3. No more phone book litter for the city of Seattle! (Treehugger)
  4. Small businesses really should care about sustainability– and here’s why. (GreenBiz)
  5. Italy’s fighting prostitution by cutting down trees. Um, what? (Guardian.co.uk)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 29

Written by | September 29th, 2010

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The day’s best green news…CGM FTW!

  1. Congrats to the United Kingdom, which is now home to the world’s largest offshore wind farm. (CleanTechnica)
  2. On the other side of the pond, the United States and Mexico are teaming up to try to keep methane gas out of the atmosphere. (Green)
  3. Green=green. Here’s why it’s a good idea for businesses to adopt eco-innovations. (GreenBiz)
  4. Tiny little phytoplankton could be like the puppetmasters of hurricanes, suggests new research. (Wired)
  5. Another sad effect of the Gulf oil spill: soaring depression rates among Gulf residents. (AFP via Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 22

Written by | September 22nd, 2010

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Your daily dose of green, served with a small side of cute:

  1. A baby snow leopard was caught on film for the very first time. Everybody say “awww…” (Treehugger)
  2. Want to figure out how much electricity a wind turbine in your backyard could produce? Naturally, there’s an app for that. (CleanTechnica)
  3. This cute little fish is actually an officer for the water-usage police. (Grist)
  4. A bipartisan bill on renewable energy hit the Senate floor yesterday. Does it have a shot of passing? (Green)
  5. Even deep, cool ocean waters are feeling the heat from climate change. (YaleE360)

The U.S. West’s Energy Future and Development by Design

Written by | August 25th, 2010

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Can we develop America’s energy resources in a smarter way that has less impact on biodiversity? Conservancy scientist Holly Copeland explains one way it might just happen.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 21

Written by | July 21st, 2010

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Another day, another delightful collection of great green links:

  1. Will “static kill” end the oil spill once and for all? (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. The Department of Energy goes green by going white…on the roofs of its offices. (Green)
  3. 304: The number of months– in a row– that global temperatures have been above average. (Mongabay)
  4. There may be a simple solution for storing wind energy: compressed air. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Are dissolvable eco-gowns the future of green weddings? (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 2

Written by | June 2nd, 2010

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Scratch that green news itch:

  1. Books about rainforests are destroying rainforests, says a new report. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s the oil spill going to do to the Gulf’s food chain? (Guardian)
  3. If they want to, five western U.S. states could get 30 percent of their energy from wind and five percent from solar without the construction of extensive new infrastructure. (Green)
  4. What mud can tell us about climate change. (Grist)
  5. Fight bugs with bugs: Use insects, not pesticides, in your garden this year. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 12

Written by | May 12th, 2010

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Get your Cool Green Morning on:

  1. Here it is: the long-awaited Senate climate/energy bill! (Huffington Post Green)
  2. The Nature Conservancy (hey, that’s us!) just announced its purchase of California’s Independence Lake, a popular hiking and angling destination as well as an important water source. (AP/Bloomberg BusinessWeek)
  3. We’re already pretty familiar with the damage an oil spill can do to the environment, but what about the effects on human health? (The Daily Green)
  4. The key to jaguars’ survival? Let them roam. (New York Times)
  5. The “next oil”: wind, solar, waves, trash…or something we haven’t even thought of yet? (Yahoo Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 23

Written by | July 23rd, 2009

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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Steven Chu www.thedailyshow.com   First, we hear Steven Chu has a Facebook page. Now he’s appearing on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. What next? Read on for all the latest Cool Green News on this fine Cool Green Morning. Will farmers do […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 19

Written by | June 19th, 2009

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Darn! We came so close to a positive five-for-five green links in today’s Coolness — but we saved the downer for last. So considerate of us! Have a great weekend, everybody! The world’s first real-time carbon counter is now live in Manhattan (see video above) — claiming to tally the metric tons of greenhouse gases […]

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