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Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 30

Written by | July 30th, 2010

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Starting your weekend early? Don’t forget to pack your cool green news!

  1. Another oil spill,this time in the Michigan’s Kalamazoo River — but what’s worse for the water, the oil or Asian carp? (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. And just how common are “smaller” spills like the one in Michigan? (The Vine)
  3. Go beyond a carbon footprint and start tackling your “nitrogen footprint”! (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Cargill and Unilever announce efforts to provide sustainably-certified palm oil. (Mongabay)
  5. A new satellite map of tree height is helping scientists better estimate carbon storage in Earth’s forests. (GoodCleanTech)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 5

Written by | February 5th, 2010

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The best eco-news that springeth green — every weekday morning right here. Like this:

  1. Palm oil plantations are forests — who could think that? Try a big European government thingy. (Mongabay)
  2. Wind power capacity grew 31 percent worldwide in 2009 — but guess where it doubled? (CleanTechnica)
  3. Why are fungi the answer to nearly everything…including safe disposal of BPA-containing plastic? (EcoGeek)
  4. Eco cabins for Boy Scouts? (Jetson Green)
  5. Why did the bird grow pointier wings to avoid deforestation? (Journal Watch Online)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 8

Written by | December 8th, 2009

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Copenhagen, EPA, Copenhagen, EPA… sound like a broken record? Don’t worry, we’ve got more news than just those two biggies for you today: palm oil and orangutans, the green movement and a few photos from COP 15 thrown in for good measure. Enjoy your daily dose of Cool Green Morning! Yesterday’s ruling by the EPA […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2009

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Orangutan-friendly palm oil sales are on the rise! Yah! Vandals are throwing the community bicycles of Paris into the Seine! Boo! Beware emotional whiplash in this roller-coaster edition of Cool Green Morning — just slip the buckle into the clasp and pull tight across your waist… Can long-range climate forecasting get good enough to help […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 5

Written by | October 5th, 2009

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From hopeful signs for the orangutan to an ATM that recycles your cellphones — we’ve got our arms around the whole wide green world here at Cool Green Morning: What are the must-read climate books to get you ready for the UN conference in Copenhagen in December? Climate Feedback surveys some leading climate experts. More […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 7

Written by | July 7th, 2009

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It’s a wildlife-friendly day here at Cool Green Morning. We’ve got baby animals (orangutans and lynx), strange animals (swimming mouse-deer), high-profile animals (polar bears) and underwater animals (coral). The news isn’t all good, but it’ll get you going. Could deer provide clues to the evolution of whales? It seems so. Scientists recently discovered two species […]

The Peruvian Amazon Explodes…But Is Anyone Watching?

Written by | June 23rd, 2009

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The death of at least 45 people in rioting between police and indigenous demonstrators in the town of Bagua in the Peruvian Amazon on June 5th was, among other things, a neat demonstration of what doesn’t count as news in the global village. (See video above of the clash from Enlace Nacional, a Peruvian news […]

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