Tag: Yvo de Boer

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 24

Written by | June 24th, 2010

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Step right up for the top 5 coolest, greenest links around:

  1. If you’ve already conquered the 100-mile diet, now try the 150-mile wardrobe. (Treehugger)
  2. Monsanto versus alfalfa farmers – who won? (Grist)
  3. Concord, MA: home to Walden Pond and the country’s first ban on the sale of bottled water. (The New York Times)
  4. The departing UN chief climate negotiator says he’s still optimistic. (Yale Environment 360)
  5. Will removing a ban on commercial fishing spell doomsday for abalone in South Africa? (Extinction Countdown)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 22

Written by | February 22nd, 2010

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Printing your own recyclable shoes. Melting ice caps that make you colder. Cat food that fights invasives. Are you ready for yet another crazy Cool Green Morning?

  1. Is printing a new pair of recyclable shoes on a 3D plastics printer the latest in green, or just crazy talk? (Treehugger)
  2. Unexpected: Why melting ice caps might make your city colder. (The Daily Green)
  3. Yet another use for cat food: Controlling an Australian invasive species. (Short Sharp Science)
  4. The mystery remains: Why did Yvo de Boer leave as head of the UN’s climate convention? (Richard Black/BBC Earth Watch)
  5. Wanna counter climate skepticism? Soon there’ll be an app for that. (The Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 18

Written by | February 18th, 2010

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Get ‘em while they’re hot (cool?)– the five green links you need to read today:

  1. Breaking: U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer resigns, will join consulting group KPMG. (New York Times)
  2. Quebec’s permafrost line has retreated 80 miles in just 50 years, according to a new study. (Yale e360)
  3. Fashion icon Prince Charles wants to see us all wearing eco-friendly wool this season. (Treehugger)
  4. The Obama administration will create a $130 million building efficiency research center. (GreenBiz)
  5. What isn’t there an app for? “What’s Green Nearby?” connects users to green people and places. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 20

Written by | November 20th, 2009

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This really should have been last week’s (Friday the 13th’s) Cool Green Morning — filled with The Worst Nightmares of whales, wasteful companies, and people who like to paint their cars a lot. (Are they going to take car painting away from us, too?) Prepare yourself — real scary stuff in today’s best green news […]

Report from Bonn: Climate Adaptation and Wrangling ’200 Pages of Nonsense’

Written by | August 14th, 2009

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Here’s a guest post from Suzy Menazza, a senior policy advisor for The Nature Conservancy for the Asia-Pacific region, from the international climate negotiations just concluded in Bonn: Suzy Menazza: “What we have is 200 pages of incomprehensible nonsense” — that’s how UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo De Boer commented on the status of the negotiations […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 30

Written by | March 30th, 2009

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It’s Up-In-The-Air Day at Cool Green Morning — with unsolved questions such as: Is airborne dust the cause of global warming? Are energy-efficient light bulbs backfiring? And doesn’t anyone in the U.S. Defense Department remember the Hindenburg? All the rising green news follows: More Than Just Hot Air: The Pentagon will spend $400 million to […]

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