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Q&A with Revolution’s Elizabeth Mitchell and Billy Burke

Written by | April 29th, 2013

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Why is protecting the planet important to you? We sit down with NBC Revolution’s Elizabeth Mitchell and Billy Burke, two actors who are no strangers to going green, about their appreciation for nature and how they’re leaving lighter footprints on our planet.

The Green Buzz: Friday, April 12

Written by | April 12th, 2013

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On our radar today: wine, solar flares and cars that run on methane.

  1. The secret is out: unknown population of orangutans found in Borneo (Live Science)
  2. Wine vs. wildlife: climate change may send vineyards into prime wildlife habitat. (National Geographic)
  3. Grab your sunglasses and see video of this morning’s incredible solar flare. (Space)
  4. Remember last year’s huge drought? Scientists confirm it was not due to climate change. (Bloomberg)
  5. Forget hybrids. Russia sees potential in natural gas cars. (NY Times)

Best and Worst Environmental Moments of 2010

Written by | December 13th, 2010

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You know about the oil spill, but what other stories made our lead scientist’s list of environmental issues that dominated the year?

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 2

Written by | December 2nd, 2009

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Happy Cool Green Wednesday, everyone!  Read on for the day’s top stories, like a cap-and-trade vid that’s making the wrong argument, good news for hybrid and electric vehicle drivers in Canada and Copenhagen’s teamwork-powered Christmas tree (see above).  Enjoy! David Roberts over at Grist explains why the new anti-cap-and-trade video from the maker of “The […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 1

Written by | September 1st, 2009

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If you could only recapture your car’s waste and use it for electricity…if you could only hoard all the Earth’s rare metals…if you could only keep Greenland from melting…then you wouldn’t need to read today’s Cool Green Morning. I bet you have to, though… From the Sounds Like a Perpetual Motion Machine Department: CleanTechnica reports […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 14

Written by | July 14th, 2009

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It’s Bastille Day and we don’t have a single post relating to France. But we’ve got revolutions — the green kind. From hybrid “tuk tuks” to storing excess energy, here’s all the enviro news you need this morning. Here in the USA, we have Whole Foods grocery stores that give priority parking to hybrid vehicles, […]

When the Feds Set the Standards for Green Behavior

Written by | April 7th, 2009

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Keith Johnson over at Environmental Capital has uncovered some of the critical details within the Waxman-Markey draft climate legislation. Commenting about some of the minutia addressed in the draft bill, he says: Reflecting perhaps California’s disproportionate influence in Congress these days — Henry Waxman is the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee — […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 18

Written by | March 18th, 2009

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Bad news for weird cars in today’s five green links you must click on — “weird” now including hybrids, which have fallen out of favor with the American public faster than Alex Rodriguez or stock index funds: Tricycles Need Not Apply: A three-wheeled all-electric vehicle that gets over 200 miles per gallon doesn’t qualify for […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 13

Written by | March 13th, 2009

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Lucky Friday the 13th for tree kangaroos! But not so much if you live in California and/or want to recycle that cheese-smeared pizza box. (And double bad luck if it were a California-style pizza…) Read on for the five green links you must click on — and watch those cracks in the sidewalk… Great Leap […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 3

Written by | March 3rd, 2009

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We love dirt, our dogs love dirt…and now there’s another reason to love dirt — it’s really good at soaking up atmospheric carbon. Except when you disturb it and get it angry…Check out this story and the five other green links you absolutely must click on today:  Down and Dirty: Soil — the hidden carbon […]

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