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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 12

Written by | December 12th, 2012

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This morning, we’ve got muddy waters on our radar.

  1. Did you know that farms were largely exempt from the 1972 Clean Water Act’s policies to limit agricultural runoff? Neither did we. (Green)
  2. Costa Rica has banned hunting as a sport. (Guardian)
  3. A new robot in Japan is ready to clean up Fukushima–and you can watch it perform its tasks. (Treehugger)
  4. Fish Fraud: Don’t be so sure that the sushi toro you ordered is, in fact, tuna. (NPR)
  5. The city of Indianapolis plans to replace its entire city car fleet with electric, plug-in hybrids by 2025. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 19

Written by | November 19th, 2012

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Happy World Toilet Day! How are you celebrating? Just kidding; we probably don’t want to know.

  1. On World Toilet Day, companies address the global sanitation crisis. (Triple Pundit)
  2. We can’t fight poverty if we don’t fight climate change, says the World Bank. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Americans waste a whole lot of turkey each year (like, in the hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth). (Treehugger)
  4. This new plug-in electric vehicle can charge up to 80% in just 20 minutes. (Inhabitat)
  5. What does the world need for water security? A global treaty on rivers might be a start. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 11

Written by | July 11th, 2012

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Here’s what’s on our radar this morning in the world of green news.

  1. Knock, knock. It’s Naturebox — delivering healthy snacks right to your door! (Treehugger)
  2. Not too surprising: preventable errors led to the 2010 pipeline oil spill in the Kalamazoo River in Michigan. (Green)
  3. Thousands of leatherback turtle eggs and hatchlings were crushed on the island of Trinidad. (Huffington Post)
  4. San Francisco isn’t happy with Apple’s green credentials, and is planning to ban officials from using their computers. (Guardian)
  5. The electric car market in the U.S. is full of spark. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 11

Written by | April 11th, 2012

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Isn’t technology grand?

  1. An electric DeLorean is in the works (time travel not included). (EcoGeek)
  2. Here’s more on the connection between climate change and wacky weather. (DotEarth)
  3. A new study says shrinking numbers of large predators wreak havoc on forest ecosystems. (YaleE360)
  4. Might want to double-check– are you buying illegally harvested wood? (Mongabay)
  5. Research links pesticides to declining bee populations. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 3

Written by | February 3rd, 2012

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These should get you through the weekend.

  1. States are requiring insurance companies to plan for climate change. (Grist)
  2. Nissan is shipping it’s electric cars on a low-emission, solar-diesel ship. (Clean Technica)
  3. A special powder will soon be able to turn your grass clippings into solar cells. (Future of Technology)
  4. The worst spate of stranded dolphins in a decade on Cape Cod baffle scientists. (Guardian)
  5. After 20 years, Russian drill nears 14-million-year-old Antarctic lake. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 15

Written by | December 15th, 2011

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Be prepared to be extremely bugged out.

  1. Scientists have discovered a jumping cockroach — and there’s video! (Huffington Post)
  2. At IKEA, you can shop for furniture, eat Swedish meatballs and now charge your electric vehicle. (Market Watch)
  3. Chicago’s Uncommon Ground is the greenest restaurant in the country. (TreeHugger)
  4. Have you signed up for Audobon’s annual Christmas Bird Count? (Audubon)
  5. Black hole to eat a cloud of gas. Nom nom nom. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 14

Written by | July 14th, 2011

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Still hot? Our 5 news links will cool you off!

  1. Will you watch the new Al Gore reality show about climate change? (Green)
  2. You always knew it was true: less really is more, and greener. (Green Biz)
  3. A positive outcome of Fukushima: an increased emphasis on electric cars. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Seeing is believing: scientists rediscover the long-lost Bornean rainbow toad & snap pics to prove it. (Mongabay)
  5. These 7 photographers are saving the planet through their images. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 25

Written by | February 25th, 2011

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Here’s the green news of the day. We really like that last one:

  1. The world’s largest mud volcano will continue erupting for 26 years. (BBC)
  2. A California company is using solar power to extract oil from an old oil field. (Green)
  3. The navigational “magic” of sea turtles has finally been explained. (Wired Science)
  4. Electric Rolls Royce will let blue-bloods go green. (Grist)
  5. We just purchased more than 3,000 acres along Clearwater River in Washington to replant trees and restore the watershed. (Seattle Times)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 5

Written by | November 5th, 2010

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Finally, we give you a reason to really love worms:

  1. There are new close-up images of NASA’s comet fly-by! (Wired)
  2. Worms are becoming big business and helping you get more wine! (Treehugger)
  3. A notorious wildlife trafficker is going to prison for a few years. (Mongabay)
  4. How do electric cars work without starters, alternators or spark plugs? (Planet Green)
  5. A new transparent film may help turn windows into solar power generators. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 3

Written by | September 3rd, 2010

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The best way to start a 3-day weekend is with 5 cool links.

  1. Wild chimps in Africa are outwitting hunters by deactivating their traps. (Earth News)
  2. Detroit has a new way to encourage the use of electric cars. (Green Tech)
  3. BP is touting the innovations arising from the Gulf oil spill. (Washington Post)
  4. It wasn’t new smart meters that caused utility bills to rise, it was the heat. (Green)
  5. Are organic strawberries really healthier, tastier and better for the soil? (Grist)
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