Tag: overpopulation

The Greenest Country on Earth?

Written by | August 23rd, 2012

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The answer might surprise you–and it all comes down to a little concept known as a counterfactual. Intrigued? Read on.

A Conversation with Peter Kareiva: Rescaling Civilization

Written by | June 6th, 2012

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We sat down with Dr. Kareiva to discuss his new paper published in the journal Nature, and the hope he sees in the daunting task of “rescaling civilization.”

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 12

Written by | July 12th, 2010

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Maybe if we give each polar bear a security blanket, everything will work out?

  1. A giant thermal blanket could help slow the rate of a melting glacier in Italy. (Treehugger)
  2. Scientists say polar bears in Hudson Bay have just 25-30 years left, matching the rate of decline of Arctic sea ice. (Yale 360)
  3. Australia plans to get 30 percent of its drinking water from the ocean. (The New York Times)
  4. The controversial tactic of burning oil resumes in the Gulf. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Fred Pearce celebrates World Population Day by debunking the overpopulation myth. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 10

Written by | June 10th, 2010

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Take 5 minutes to get cool and green this morning — you won’t regret it:

  1. Interesting finding in the Gulf: some of the oil is not from Deepwater Horizon. (Green, Inc.)
  2. Is the Selmunett lizard extinct or not? Depends on who you ask. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. New legislation — aka “Larry’s Law” — attempts to tackle gender equity in science. (The New York Times)
  4. Does having kids break the 8th commandment “thou shalt not steal?” Yes, if you live Down Under. (Treehugger)
  5. Borrowing your friend’s car takes on a whole new meaning in California. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 29

Written by | September 29th, 2009

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It’s a doozy of a morning here at Cool Green Morning — we’ve got overpopulation vs. overconsumption, tropical rainforests, green brands and more. It’s all in a day’s news. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s opposition to climate change has cost it another member – power company Exelon is the third major utility to pull out of the […]

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