Tag: technology

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 19

Written by | October 19th, 2011

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A video of a mischievous penguin is the perfect way to start your day.

  1. Criminal stone-stealing penguin caught red-handed! (BBC)
  2. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… German satellite hurtling towards Earth? (Guardian)
  3. If you’re sick of changing dirty diapers, here’s an intriguing idea: let oyster mushrooms clean them up. (Conservation Magazine)
  4. Charge your electric vehicle in 10 minutes! Unfortunately, we may have to wait 10 years for this technology to go mainstream. (EcoGeek)
  5. New report reveals only 4 in 10 people are aware energy efficiency rebates exist. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 11

Written by | October 11th, 2011

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Wake up and climb Mount Everest… in your pajamas!

  1. A new solar-powered webcam on Mount Everest monitors climate change at 18-thousand feet. (TreeHugger)
  2. Popular Mechanics magazine unveils their seventh-annual Breakthrough Award recipients. And the winners are… (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Electric-vehicle drivers unite this Sunday, October 16, for the first National Plug-In Day. (Green Car Reports)
  4. Fact or fiction? Yeti conference reveals with 95 percent certainty that Bigfoot exists. (Mongabay)
  5. Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, hope to find their likeness on sustainable merchandise at the London 2012 games. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 22

Written by | September 22nd, 2011

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This morning’s green news round-up is no joke.

  1. When it comes to technology vs. nature, “the kids are all right,” writes our lead scientist Sanjayan. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. A professor survives two days in an airtight container just by breathing the oxygen released by 150 houseplants. (Green)
  3. Bill Clinton on U.S. climate change deniers: “We look like a joke.” (Grist)
  4. Find yourself a green job. Here’s how. (The Daily Green)
  5. A new study says pollution from cars can trigger a heart attack. (Treehugger)

How to Tech Responsibly

Written by | May 8th, 2009

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Twitter user K_M_Anderson asked the nature_org Twitter account recently: “Love new tech but worry that servers and bandwidth are coal-powered? taking open space? any info re enviro impact? how to tech responsibly?” Thanks for the tweet, K_M. As you now, the answers to your questions are not so simple. The fact is, it’s hard to […]

Google Earth Earns Its Capital “E”

Written by | February 3rd, 2009

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(Video: CBS Evening News Feb. 2, 2009 piece on Google Earth, featuring the Conservancy’s Stephanie Wear on its utility for marine conservation.) When Google released its popular — and free — satellite imaging and mapping tool Google Earth in 2006, it enabled users to travel virtually from New York to Papau New Guinea via the […]

Innovation From Crisis Will Save the World

Written by | January 13th, 2009

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It’s sometimes hard to see it, but these are good times in the course of human history. The economic crisis, climate change and the most rapid technological advancement since the Industrial Revolution are converging — and with that convergence comes the paradoxical potential of saving the world from itself and boosting the economic prospects of […]

Apple Does It Again (and That’s Not a Good Thing)

Written by | January 9th, 2009

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First, a bit of full disclosure: I work exclusively on two Apple laptops (an iBook G4 at home and a MacBook Pro here at the office); I carry an iPod with me virtually everywhere I go; and My wife gave me an iPhone for Christmas – a device that is far and away the best […]

Dear Apple: Are Green MacBooks All We Get?

Written by | December 5th, 2008

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Last night I saw one of those ubiquitous Apple ads touting the environmental benefits of the new MacBook computer, and listing the following green attributes of the latest Apple must-have: •    An aluminum and glass enclosure that is “completely recyclable”; •    The ability to “run on a quarter of the power of a single light […]

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