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Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 2

Written by | December 2nd, 2010

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Finally, a cure for what ails you! And it’s cool, green and all-natural:

  1. How biodiversity can help protect you from icky diseases like West Nile and Lyme. (BBC)
  2. Would you help pay for a nature reserve in your neighborhood? (The Guardian)
  3. Overwhelmed by invasive species, Hawaii looks to a ‘hybrid ecosystem.’ (Extinction Countdown)
  4. Message to Obama: U.S. needs to triple spending on energy R&D. (Green)
  5. Green roofs are on the rise in American cities–have you seen one lately? (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 12

Written by | October 12th, 2010

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Evapotranspiration, the Global Work Party and old cartoons… it’s just another cool green morning:

  1. The Southern Hemisphere is drying up fast, indicating the planet’s water cycle is at capacity. (YaleE360)
  2. Photos from 10/10/10 around the world. (Grist)
  3. China and the United States on climate change …reminiscent of a vintage cartoon? (Dot Earth)
  4. Population shifts will substantially influence future emissions, says a new study. (BBC)
  5. It’s a Digital Age, but is digital really better for the environment? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 7

Written by | October 7th, 2010

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Clues to a bee mystery and the meaning of “eco-friendly,” courtesy of your morning cool green news.

  1. Two new suspects revealed in the case of honeybee colony collapse. (The New York Times)
  2. Finally, a guide to what “green” really means when it comes to your favorite products. (GreenBiz)
  3. The Atlantic sturgeon gets a little help from friends. (DotEarth)
  4. How much does environmental destruction cost the global economy? Hint: there are a lot of zeros. (Mongabay)
  5. Climate forecasting could get less predictable as the need for action becomes more urgent. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 2

Written by | September 2nd, 2010

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Get your fresh air right here–only 25 cents a bottle and comes in a variety of flavors.

  1. Hong Kong’s hottest new commodity? Bottles of fresh air. (Green)
  2. Bill Gates answers Andy Revkin’s questions on energy R&D and more. (Dot Earth)
  3. Instead of asking how much cap-and-trade costs, why not ask how much it saves? (Green Biz)
  4. The future does not look bright for freshwater eels. Nor the present. (YaleE360)
  5. Saving rhinos with cyanide? The owner of a nature preserve in South Africa goes to desperate measures to stop poaching. (Extinction Countdown)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 25

Written by | August 25th, 2010

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Hey! It’s Cool Green Morning time:

  1. The next wave of oil spill clean-up technology: robots. (Green)
  2. Edible green curtains are showing up on one company’s buildings, and also on plates in corporate cafeterias. (GreenBiz)
  3. A new survey shows that in 2009, Americans used more wind and solar power– and less coal and gas. (YaleE360)
  4. Climate change denial seems to be spreading among one particular political party. (CleanTechnica)
  5. As of last week, there is no such thing as a free plastic bag in Mexico. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 19

Written by | August 19th, 2010

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Today we’re cool, green and smart. So let’s get on with it:

  1. 23 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles have been returned to their home in the Gulf. (Green)
  2. Can tracking the ecological impacts of consumerism make the world a greener place? (YaleE360)
  3. Get some smart home energy tips from a smart prof. (Dot Earth)
  4. And the smart folks at MIT are going to help us move beyond fossil fuels. (The New York Times)
  5. Climate change could benefit poor farmers, says a new study. Huh? (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 17

Written by | August 17th, 2010

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The week keeps getting cooler and greener:

  1. On the decline: water levels in the Lake Mead reservoir, a source of water for some 30 million people in the West. (Green)
  2. Also on the decline: global CO2 levels fell in 2009, due to the econmic crisis and rise in renewables. (Reuters)
  3. Having a house on the beach is a luxury, right? For shorebirds, it could be a matter of survival. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. How effective are LEED standards in protecting human health? (YaleE360)
  5. Around the world in 80 days in… solar-powered electric vehicles. (Green Tech)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 9

Written by | August 9th, 2010

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Cheers to a cool, green Monday morning:

  1. When a tree falls in a storm, is anyone there to recycle the wood into furniture? Now there is. (The New York Times)
  2. How does your diet affect the Gulf’s dead zone? (GreenBiz)
  3. An iceberg 4 times the size of Manhattan broke off a Greenland glacier last week. (DotEarth)
  4. Just what makes a hotel green these days? (Treehugger)
  5. The 1979 Ixtoc oil spill offers lessons in the Gulf’s ability to recover from environmental assault. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 5

Written by | August 5th, 2010

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Secret plots, controversy and oil oil oil…it’s time to get the low-down on today’s cool green news:

  1. Bike-riding and other environmental initiatives — a secret plot in Colorado? (Green)
  2. A Harvard prof’s controversial view: dams and genetically engineered food are good for poor countries. (Green Biz)
  3. Dare we say it? It looks like the static kill worked. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. But, where did all the oil go? See this NOAA chart for the answer. (The Vine)
  5. Warming oceans are leading to more and bigger dead zones. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 29

Written by | July 29th, 2010

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Reporting cool green news to you from the Hottest Decade on Record:

  1. All evidence points to global warming in NOAA’s State of the Climate report released yesterday (Green).
  2. The West will lead us forward… to cap-and-trade, at least. (The Vine)
  3. What do warming oceans mean for plankton? (Treehugger)
  4. Ecologists need to start thinking about the end of cheap oil now, says a new report. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. In the wreckage of the climate bill, what next? (Yale 360)
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