Tag: green tech

Creating the Next Conservation Movement…Or Do We Even Need One?

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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Saving Mother Earth requires people power, right? Really? Five smart people (including the Conservancy’s Sanjayan and Hazel Wong) debate if we actually *need* a mass conservation movement.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2011

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Santa Claus may be jolly, but he is certainly not green.

  1. Festive infographic calculates Santa’s carbon footprint. (TreeHugger)
  2. The proof is in the photos: Chilean glacier shrinks half a mile in 12 months. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Warming temperatures drive polar bears to cannibalism. (BBC)
  4. Half of all vehicles will be hybrids by 2040. (Green Tech)
  5. Deforestation rates in Africa are accelerating. (Environmental News Service)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 24

Written by | March 24th, 2011

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Bird vomit and fish poop… need we say more?

  1. The mystery behind Knut’s death is solved. (Treehugger)
  2. Elizabeth Kolbert treks into the Conservancy’s Aeolus Cave in search of bats. (YaleE360)
  3. Fossilized bird vomit holds clues to a 37,000 year-old colony of snow petrels. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. The excrement of a fruit-eating fish is helping re-forest the Amazon. (Wired)
  5. In 2010 the solar market in the U.S. grew by leaps and bounds. (Green Tech)

Eight Myths and Challenges of Renewable Energy

Written by | March 21st, 2011

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Nature Conservancy lead scientist Joe Kiesecker takes a hard look at what it really means to produce green energy.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 19

Written by | November 19th, 2010

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Greening your news, 5 links at a time:

  1. The EPA has an idea for how to address ocean acidification at the policy level. (Green)
  2. The latest trend in professional sports: green stadiums. (Green Biz)
  3. Behavioral research shows people just can’t handle the most dire predictions of climate change. (Dot Earth)
  4. The U.S. climate bill may have failed, but that won’t stop green tech. (Yale E360)
  5. To make room for more cars, NYC drops some bike lanes. Huh? (Treehugger)

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)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 7

Written by | May 7th, 2010

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A brief respite from the oil slick — 5 actually uplifting green stories, picked fresh from the Internet meadow:

  1. What’s it like to sail a boat made of recycled plastic bottles across the Pacific? (Green)
  2. Will the development of green tech obey Moore’s Law? (Green Tech)
  3. The UK elects its first Green Party member of Parliament. (Treehugger)
  4. Just 5 minutes of exercise in nature boosts your mood big time (podcast fr. 60-Second Science)
  5. The world’s biggest beaver dam — you can see it from space (The Telegraph; HT Blogfish)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 8

Written by | February 8th, 2010

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Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2010

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Your daily cup of the coolest green news online is brewed and piping hot:

  1. DNA testing could help cut down on the smuggling of chimpanzees. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Solar-powered bibles are the latest green-tech contribution to Haiti. (Good Clean Tech)
  3. Will biodiversity soon be as hotly debated as climate change? (Earth Watch)
  4. David Roberts admits to major cynicism over Obama’s State of the Union address on the topics of energy and climate change. (Grist)
  5. Thoreau wasn’t just hanging out in the woods writing… his observations of plants are proving useful to scientists studying climate change today. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 7

Written by | August 7th, 2009

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What’s the best song about climate change? Grist’s Dave Roberts has his picks (see below), and we have ours (see video above), which we’re sure will get your weekend off to a silently rolling (if not flying) start. It’s all in another edition of Coolness: Jobs, jobs, jobs — that’s what it’s down to for […]

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