Tag: MIT

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 14

Written by | January 14th, 2014

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Emperor penguins are climbing cliffs to avoid climate change and forest elephants are making it rain in today’s #greennews.

  1. Four colonies of iconic emperor penguins were spotted climbing cliffs to avoid increasingly rampant ice melt. (Mother Nature Network
  2. Tropical forests play a large role in precipitation around the world and in Congo, they’re bolstered by the eating & excreting of the forest elephant. (BBC)
  3. A recent MIT study projects that 52% of the world’s population in 2050 will live in water-stressed areas. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 20

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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Magnets that clean up oil, the dirtiest American cities and dancing birds? We’ve got that and more in your cool, green news.

  1. The geniuses at MIT are at it again: Magnets could help clean up offshore oil spills. (MNN)
  2. Planning a fall vacay? You might want to avoid these, the 20 dirtiest cities in America. (Travel & Leisure)
  3. These birds can dance — and scientists are watching. Watch the video. (Discovery)
  4. Guam’s spider population has exploded — thanks to the invasive brown tree snake. (NPR)
  5. There’s a lot of arsenic in rice — and here’s how it got there. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 25

Written by | November 25th, 2009

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There’s a lot to be thankful this morning, readers. The majority of Americans believe that climate change is happening, and want to do something about it.  Someday, your cell phone’s waste heat could actually make its battery last longer.  There’s hope for a rise in e-recycling. Something else we’re thankful for? A well-deserved long weekend. […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 6

Written by | October 6th, 2009

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Controversy abounds today: Ecuador institutes a new policy to limit the presence of certain people (poor locals) on the Galapagos, Apple leaves the Chamber of Commerce and concerns are raised about REDD becoming a vehicle for organized crime. Catch up on all the latest news here at Cool Green Morning. They look like shooting stars, but […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 21

Written by | July 21st, 2009

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What do green jobs, trash systems and shark attacks have to do with each other? They’re all part of today’s Cool Green Morning news round-up. Intrigued? Just read on… Green jobs skeptic Marc Gunther thinks a program modeled after Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps — which helped build state and national parks in the 1930s — could be the […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 22

Written by | June 22nd, 2009

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Ahhh, Monday. Grab your coffee and start the week off with the top five Cool Green News links of the day. You won’t be sorry. How much will the Waxman-Markey bill cost you? A new assessment from the Congressional Budget Office says $175 per household (not the $3,000 that Repbulican opponents have asserted). According to […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 21

Written by | May 21st, 2009

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Grab your coffee, spin the wheel and see where you land. No, this isn’t a game. The above illustration from MIT represents the planet’s warming potential given two scenarios: world leaders enact major policy changes, and world leaders don’t. Read on for this and more Cool Green news. MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, Feb. 13

Written by | February 13th, 2009

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Long weekend, and maybe you’ll hit the mall, and maybe that’s not such an eco-crime after all. Read below to learn more — and all the green online news that’s fit to print. (And could you pick up some socks for us while you’re there?) But the UPS Driver is So Cute: Which is greener: […]

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