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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 5

Written by | October 5th, 2010

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Leave it to the Brits to bring us “Splattergate” on this fine cool green morning:

  1. An irreverant video featuring exploding schoolchildren causes an uproar for British climate group 10:10. (DotEarth)
  2. And more funny business from across the pond: a UK town uses human waste to heat homes. (BBC)
  3. Are compostable chip bags really that noisy? (GreenBiz)
  4. The U.S. military goes green. (The New York Times)
  5. Who’s to blame for killing the climate bill? (The Vine)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 14

Written by | September 14th, 2010

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Some days, all you need are 5 cool green links. Everything else will be just fine.

  1. A fanged frog? How about a frog with an inflatable nose? See this cool slideshow of 10 strange new frog species. (Treehugger)
  2. This week in Congress: will the EPA be thwarted in its bid to regulate greenhouse gas emissions? (The Vine)
  3. A Climate Corps comes up with $350 million in energy efficiency savings. (Green Biz)
  4. Have Gulf habitats escaped worst-case scenario predictions from the spill? (The New York Times)
  5. Get the skinny on the World Bank’s first clean-energy czar. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 9

Written by | September 9th, 2010

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What’s a water footprint? How can talking reduce deforestation? All this and more in today’s cool green news:

  1. The world’s smallest seahorse could become a casualty of the BP oil spill. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Water footprinting may be more complex than carbon, but The Nature Conservancy and Coca Cola are showing how it can be done. (GreenBiz)
  3. Only in California can Republican candidates face fury for opposing climate change laws. (The Vine)
  4. Waterbirds don’t seem to care if their wetland habitat was built to filter sewage. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Satellite data+in-person interviews with locals=less deforestation? (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 12

Written by | August 12th, 2010

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Need updates on oil, climate change, extinct frogs and green style? You came to the right place!

  1. The tricks of a good magician: smoke, lights and…biochar? If you’re a climate change magician, that is. (The Vine)
  2. Conservationists are on a global hunt for frogs believed to be extinct. (BBC)
  3. Oil spill dispersants and corals don’t mix. (New Scientist)
  4. Want more access to climate change data? It’s on the way. (The Great Beyond)
  5. The latest in green style: reusable water bottles made of bamboo. (GoodCleanTech)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 6

Written by | August 6th, 2010

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This morning’s links are cool and green and ready before you can say “TGIF!”

  1. Do dispersants pose a risk in seafood? (Green)
  2. Climate change: good or bad for Russia? (The Vine)
  3. The latest outlook for bats hit by white nose syndrome is grim. (Dot Earth)
  4. The world’s largest sanctuary for tigers is in… Myanmar. (Treehugger)
  5. Finally: a solar-powered bike that charges while you ride. (GoodCleanTech)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 5

Written by | August 5th, 2010

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Secret plots, controversy and oil oil oil…it’s time to get the low-down on today’s cool green news:

  1. Bike-riding and other environmental initiatives — a secret plot in Colorado? (Green)
  2. A Harvard prof’s controversial view: dams and genetically engineered food are good for poor countries. (Green Biz)
  3. Dare we say it? It looks like the static kill worked. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. But, where did all the oil go? See this NOAA chart for the answer. (The Vine)
  5. Warming oceans are leading to more and bigger dead zones. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 3

Written by | August 3rd, 2010

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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: Thursday, July 29

Written by | July 29th, 2010

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Reporting cool green news to you from the Hottest Decade on Record:

  1. All evidence points to global warming in NOAA’s State of the Climate report released yesterday (Green).
  2. The West will lead us forward… to cap-and-trade, at least. (The Vine)
  3. What do warming oceans mean for plankton? (Treehugger)
  4. Ecologists need to start thinking about the end of cheap oil now, says a new report. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. In the wreckage of the climate bill, what next? (Yale 360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 27

Written by | July 27th, 2010

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Doctor’s orders–10 minutes of cool green news a day:

  1. The “Plastiki”–a boat made of plastic bottles–finishes its 8,000 mile journey to highlight the problem of plastic garbage in our oceans. (Green)
  2. Why did climate change become such a partisian issue? (Environmental and Urban Economics)
  3. Re-connecting bamboo forests is essential to saving the endangered giant panda. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. New EPA proposals for coal plants could help reduce carbon emissions substantially. (The Vine)
  5. Do smaller cows have a smaller impact on greenhouse gas emissions? (Treehugger)
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