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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 12

Written by | July 12th, 2011

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5 cool green questions to kick-start your day:

  1. Is the U.S. South in for the next great Dust Bowl? (The New York Times)
  2. Can social media turn us all into environmentalists? (YaleE360)
  3. How are cities like forests when it comes to CO2? (Yahoo! Green)
  4. Why is planting a vegetable garden in your front yard against the law? (Grist)
  5. What’s to blame for the West’s record wildfires? (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 22

Written by | April 22nd, 2011

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Happy Earth Day! Before you head out for your Picnic for the Planet, here’s Earth Day in 5 easy links:

  1. Here’s a quick look at the history of Earth Day. (Yahoo Green)
  2. Are you saving the planet or just showing off? Take the quiz. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Celebrate by getting free stuff. See the best Earth Day giveaways. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Feeling a little guilty? Now you can confess your sins against Earth. (Grist)
  5. Are Americans recycling more electronic waste this Earth Day? (Greenspace)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 21

Written by | April 21st, 2011

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Your cool green news, in 5 easy links:

  1. Here’s a cool thing to do for the planet this year: turn your yard into wildlife habitat. (Yahoo Green)
  2. One year later, the question is still unanswered: where did the oil go? (The Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Scientists are on the verge of creating malaria-resistent wild mosquitoes. (BBC)
  4. This compilation takes you through the best writing on the Gulf oil spill. (Treehugger)
  5. Extinction rates of the American pika have skyrocketed in the last decade. Potential cause? Take a wild guess. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 6

Written by | April 6th, 2011

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The news!

  1. There’s no more radiation-tainted water leaking into the ocean, says the operator of a Japanese power plant. (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  2. The White House promises to veto a potential bill to bar the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Green)
  3. The good news: Leatherback turtles are making a comeback in Florida. The bad news: It may be because they’re running out of predators. (Treehugger)
  4. Americans only recycle two percent of the compact fluorescent light bulbs that they toss. (Grist)
  5. How’s this for alternative energy? The sewers of Paris will heat schools, and also the presidential palace. (Reuters Life, via Yahoo Green)

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, March 11

Written by | March 11th, 2010

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Get the latest green (and all-black penguin) news in today’s installment of Cool Green Morning:

  1. A new report says that the UK loses at least two animal and/or plant species per year. (Guardian Eco)
  2. An all-black penguin is discovered near Antarctica; researchers call it a “”one in a zillion kind of mutation.” (Yahoo Green)
  3. The US and EU are on board with a ban on bluefin tuna trade– Japan, not so much. (Treehugger)
  4. The latest in corn-based biofuel: ethanol out, isobutanol in. (Green Inc.)
  5. Support slips a tiny bit for green building and LEED certification, but overall remains pretty strong. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 3

Written by | March 3rd, 2010

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Your daily round-up of the day’s top green news– unlike some of your favorite fruits and veggies, it’s always in season:

  1. At least 15 state legislatures are attempting to pass resolutions to block limits on greenhouse gas emissions. Is your state one of them? (Grist)
  2. Now’s the perfect time to make your home more energy-efficient– Obama just announced the “Cash for Caulkers” program. (EcoGeek)
  3. A new report says that globally, the effects of climate change hit women the hardest. (Treehugger)
  4. Of course no one wants to hear it, but according to Harvard researchers, we’re going to have to pay a lot more for fuel in order to significantly cut carbon emissions. (dotEarth)
  5. Eating in-season produce keeps your meal’s carbon footprint low (and your belly happy). Chefs recommend avoiding these foods until the spring or summer. (Yahoo Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 24

Written by | February 24th, 2010

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Read on for the day’s top cool green news:

  1. Gone and…completely forgotten? Just four years after the Yangtze River dolphin was declared extinct, a new study shows that many people don’t remember that it ever existed. (Mongabay)
  2. The number-one climate culprit: your car, says NASA. (CleanTechnica)
  3. What you need to know about the EPA’s not-actually-scary-or-all-that-personally-invasive plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (Treehugger)
  4. Wait a minute– is Glenn Beck “a secret treehugger”? (Mother Jones)
  5. A new device ejects chargeable electronics from energy sources once they’re fully juiced. (EcoGeek, via Yahoo Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 10

Written by | February 10th, 2010

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We’re experiencing whiteout conditions here in Cool Green Morning land, so let’s break it up with a nice chunk of green:

  1. Unexpected effect of climate change: more fragrant roses, which is actually not good for anyone, not just people with allergies. (Treehugger)
  2. China released its first pollution census, an effort that took two years and a whole lot of manpower. (AP, via Yahoo! Green)
  3. Too much of a good thing? Aggressive recycling and composting in Berkeley, CA has left the city with a $4 million budget deficit. (SFGate)
  4. Your favorite green companies might not be as green as you think they are, according to a new report. (GreenBiz)
  5. Introduced to Congress last week: a bill that would install 10 million solar roofs and 200,000 solar water heaters in American homes over the next 10 years (if it’s passed, of course). (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 3

Written by | February 3rd, 2010

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Start your day in the coolest, greenest way possible… no, seriously, put down the lime-flavored Jell-O and dive into these great stories:

  1. Missed out on Cash for Clunkers? Replace your home appliances with more energy-efficient models, and reap the benefits of “Cash for Refrigerators.” (Yahoo! Green)
  2. California steps up its greenhouse-gas-fighting game with the installation of monitoring devices that will measure local emissions. (New York Times)
  3. Is climate change responsible for larger, more extreme ocean waves in the Pacific Northwest? (Scientific American)
  4. Obama’s FY 2011 budget reserves a large chunk of green for green jobs. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Recycling office paper by turning it into…toilet paper? (Treehugger)
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