Tag: climategate

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 30

Written by | November 30th, 2011

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Caffeine? Check. Green news? Check. You may now proceed with your day.

  1. After 20 years, consumers are finally getting greener. (Maybe Green Gift Monday had something to do with that…?) (GreenBiz)
  2. COP17 just began, but is it doomed already? (Scientific American)
  3. Headline win of the day: “E. Coli: What doesn’t kill us, makes us biofuel.” (CleanTechnica)
  4. Climate change and crazy weather are driving up food prices. (Green House)
  5. Journalist Andy Revkin responds to critics questioning his role in the latest “Climategate” emails. (DotEarth)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 13

Written by | May 13th, 2011

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Legend has it that for each green news story you read, your chances of encountering bad luck decrease by 17%.

  1. Some people in Greenland are actually pretty psyched about the effects of climate change. (Washington Post)
  2. Don’t go, little guy! The North American bog turtle is on the decline. (Mongabay)
  3. Even though only 25% of Americans have heard of “Climate-Gate,” the event still had a significant effect on public opinion. (Treehugger)
  4. Though cell phone radiation may harm bees, there’s no proof that it kills them. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Here’s how Bill Gates would solve the climate crisis. (GreenBiz)

Can Scientists Communicate Better About Climate Change? Part II

Written by | August 26th, 2010

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Our debate on where communicating climate science went wrong continues with a look at what scientists need to do to regain the public’s trust…if anything.

Can Scientists Communicate Better About Climate Change? Part I

Written by | August 13th, 2010

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It’s been a bad year for climate science communication — but who’s to blame? Scientists? Politicians? Al Gore? Five leading scientists discuss — read and let us know what you think!

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 9

Written by | July 9th, 2010

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It’s Friday… get cool and green with the top 5 eco-news links around!

  1. The Big Apple’s new slogan? I love tap water. (Green)
  2. Monsanto is fined for selling genetically modified cotton seeds in Texas. (The New York Times)
  3. More on the question of if it’s cheaper to just let climate change happen. (The Vine)
  4. Europe exceeds its sustainable fish quota — “fish debt day” starts July 9. (Earth Watch)
  5. For the third time, Climategate is found to be a non-issue. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 16

Written by | April 16th, 2010

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How do you take this nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? Cool Green Morning — the Mary Tyler Moore of green news roundups!

  1. Raw pig manure → crude oil? Now possible. Thank your local hog. (CleanTechnica)
  2. A hyperlocal pattern emerges in the geopolitics of climate change — will the United States be left behind? (Solve Climate)
  3. Could huge solar-powered dirigibles be the new cargo ships? Oh, the humanity! (CleanTechnica)
  4. Lax zoo security = exploding new invasive species populations in Europe. (Conservation Maven)
  5. This just in: Climategate was overblown. (The Vine)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 1

Written by | April 1st, 2010

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Yeah, it’s April Fools’ Day, but these five links are no joke. Serious green news ahead:

  1. “Climategate” investigators say that the scientists behind the emails did not manipulate data or undermine the peer review process (YaleE360).
  2. This is a new one: How to recycle concrete. (GreenBiz)
  3. So why exactly is Obama giving a thumbs-up to offshore drilling? (The Vine)
  4. In just one month, Washington, DC’s five-cent plastic bag tax significantly reduced bag usage and raised $150,000 for Anacostia River cleanup. (Treehugger)
  5. A new report says that central African gorillas could be extinct in as little as 15 years. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 23

Written by | March 23rd, 2010

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Experience the unexpected, the amazing, the shocking and the horrifying! As in: Here’s another Cool Green Morning of 5 fresh green links:

  1. Are climate scientists ignoring the lessons of Climategate? (Climate Feedback)
  2. Why Arctic sea ice might get thicker before it gets thinner. (Dot Earth)
  3. From the Department of Cognitive Dissonance: Solar-powered oil fields are on the way (CleanTechnica)
  4. 7 things Glenn Beck doesn’t know about U.S. land policy. (Ecopolitology)
  5. The future of cargo hauling…via bicycle. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 9

Written by | March 9th, 2010

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Crack open a bottle of organic wine (no, it’s not too early) and dig into the day’s top green stories. Cool Green Morning is best paired with a full-bodied red (yes, this writer doesn’t know a thing about wine):

  1. How clean is “clean” coal, really? (Grist)
  2. A team of researchers says that consumers just aren’t interested in eco-friendly wine. (Journal Watch Online)
  3. This fall, Kentucky will become home to the greenest elementary school in all the land. (EcoGeek)
  4. In the wake of “ClimateGate,” science works on its defensive strategy. (dotEarth)
  5. New research indicates that extinctions are outpacing evolution. Here’s hoping we don’t eventually run out of species… (Mongabay)

Has ‘Climategate’ Damaged Science in the Public Eye? If So, What is to be Done?

Written by | February 23rd, 2010

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3 Nature Conservancy scientists respond — and say the road to restore science’s public reputation will require major shifts in focus.

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