Tag: COP16

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 15

Written by | December 15th, 2010

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Brrrrr…it’s a straight-up COLD green morning in these parts.

  1. According to this account, COP16=win! Get the skinny on the Cancun Agreements. (Grist)
  2. Chevy Volts are finally hitting the road. (Scientific American)
  3. So, most states’ transportation policies do zero to curb carbon emissions– and some even make them worse, says a new report. (Green House)
  4. If you’re looking for a green job, you might want to consider relocating to Indiana. (CleanTechnica)
  5. A new study says that the American southwest’s existing water systems just aren’t sustainable. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 13

Written by | December 13th, 2010

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Catch up on all the great green news you missed over the weekend!

  1. COP16 is over! Here’s what was pretty great about it. (Grist)
  2. 2010 was hot. Like “the hottest year ever on record” hot. (Green)
  3. Starbucks is saving millions simply by switching to LED lighting. (EcoGeek)
  4. The best holiday movies are about more than just heartwarming moments and spreading cheer; watch closely and you’ll pick up on some subtle green messaging. (Treehugger)
  5. Our friends over at WWF have created a file format that is literally impossible to print. (Greener Computing)

Top Ten Reasons Why Forests Matter

Written by | December 4th, 2010

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Heading into Sunday’s “Forest Day” at COP 16, two of our leading forest experts provide “top 10 reasons why forests matter” (in no particular order).

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 1

Written by | December 1st, 2010

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Green news time!

  1. REDD: a new study says it’s about more than just reducing emissions– it could save some species from extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. So what can we actually expect to see come out of the COP 16 climate talks? (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Big trucks are shockingly fuel-inefficient– but existing and new technology could bring them up to nine miles per gallon, as opposed to the current six. (GreenBiz)
  4. How’s this for alternative energy? Researchers want to study the feasibility of turning astronaut poop into spaceship electricity. (Grist)
  5. A Chinese ban on plastic bags kept 100 billion of those bad boys out of the trash. (Treehugger)

5 Things the World Needs From Cancun

Written by | November 29th, 2010

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Last year’s climate change talks in Copenhagen left many disillusioned. How can they succeed this time? Our policy expert says to forget a comprehensive agreement and get these simpler things done.

Translating How Climate Change Will Impact Your Backyard

Written by | February 18th, 2010

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Climate change is going to impact everybody’s backyard — but so many people don’t understand that. Time to get the data out to them, says Conservancy scientist Evan Girvetz.

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