Tag: White House

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Hey, it’s Friday! Let’s celebrate the weekend — and the olinguito — with some green news.

  1. Have you met the cute olinguito, the newest member of the raccoon family yet? (Smithsonian)
  2. Better late than never. The White House goes solar — again. (350.org)
  3. Since 2007, 10 million beehives are gone. The common factor? Pesticides. (Discovery News)
  4. Badgers give archaeologists a hand in Germany. (Daily Mail)
  5. Feel good story of the day: 9 inspiring animals that use prosthetics. (MNN)

Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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When it comes to boosting the economy and fighting climate change, President Obama declares it’s not an “either/or.” It’s a “both/and” approach. Learn more about his roadmap for America’s leadership on climate change.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 6

Written by | April 6th, 2011

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The news!

  1. There’s no more radiation-tainted water leaking into the ocean, says the operator of a Japanese power plant. (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  2. The White House promises to veto a potential bill to bar the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Green)
  3. The good news: Leatherback turtles are making a comeback in Florida. The bad news: It may be because they’re running out of predators. (Treehugger)
  4. Americans only recycle two percent of the compact fluorescent light bulbs that they toss. (Grist)
  5. How’s this for alternative energy? The sewers of Paris will heat schools, and also the presidential palace. (Reuters Life, via Yahoo Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 13

Written by | September 13th, 2010

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It’s the start of another Cool Green Week:

  1. The White House says “no thanks” to solar, at least for now. (Dot Earth)
  2. The Prius gets more pedestrian-friendly. (EcoGeek)
  3. Wait a minute– is there crude oil in the multi-purpose superstar that is white vinegar? (Grist)
  4. If you enjoy packaged water, you might want to give boxed H20 a try. (Treehugger)
  5. The Philadelphia transit authority is getting creative and trying to harness energy from braking subway trains. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 10

Written by | September 10th, 2010

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There are green scams out there, but alien “killer’ shrimp is not one of them. Check out today’s cool green news:

  1. UK government told to cut 2020 biofuels target for environmental reasons. (Reuters)
  2. Before you buy, be aware of these 6 green scams. (The Daily Green)
  3. The president of Ford Canada says, “we need higher fuel prices.” (Treehugger)
  4. Can Bill McKibben get solar panels back on the White House? (Dot Earth)
  5. Alien “killer” shrimp have been found in a new location. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 3

Written by | April 3rd, 2009

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Last week Cool Green Morning brought you news of a performance art piece by the group BaaaStuds using sheep strapped with LED lights. We now have video of said art piece above…and don’t blame us if you spend the rest of the day watching and emailing it. But before you do that, check out some […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 27

Written by | March 27th, 2009

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Spring has finally arrived here in Arlington, Virginia…and a middle-aged blogger’s thoughts are turning toward golf. Eco-crime! you scream. Yes, it seems truly green golf has a difficult course ahead of it (although I might sneak out this weekend anyway)…check out that and the other green links you must click on this morning: Go for […]

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