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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 25

Written by | August 25th, 2010

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Hey! It’s Cool Green Morning time:

  1. The next wave of oil spill clean-up technology: robots. (Green)
  2. Edible green curtains are showing up on one company’s buildings, and also on plates in corporate cafeterias. (GreenBiz)
  3. A new survey shows that in 2009, Americans used more wind and solar power– and less coal and gas. (YaleE360)
  4. Climate change denial seems to be spreading among one particular political party. (CleanTechnica)
  5. As of last week, there is no such thing as a free plastic bag in Mexico. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 28

Written by | July 28th, 2010

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Get your Cool Green Morning on:

  1. Portland, Oregon is the solar-y-est city the northwest United States. (CleanTechnica)
  2. What does our relatively recent super-snowy winter really say about climate change and weather patterns? (Dot Earth)
  3. The nation’s largest wind farm is currently under construction in California. (EcoGeek)
  4. Oil in the Gulf may be dissipating, but the effects of the spill will probably still be felt for decades. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Seriously– who doesn’t want (legally protected) clean air? (Grist)

‘Powering the Future’: What’s It Going to Take?

Written by | July 15th, 2010

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Solar paint, photovoltaics clothes, and why the world’s wrong about China going green — learn about a Discovery Channel series on renewable energy debuting this Saturday and hosted by our lead scientist Sanjayan.

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, January 26

Written by | January 26th, 2010

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Today’s top 5 green news stories online:

  1. Can an energy-harvesting soccer ball reduce kerosene use in Africa? (Green Inc.)
  2. Wind power is on the rise… last year the industry grew 39 percent, despite the economic downturn. (NY Times)
  3. Just a 5 cent tax on plastic bags can make people bring their own to the grocery store. (The Vine)
  4. Twenty years later, the Exxon Valdez oil spill still lingers on Alaska’s beaches. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Could a ‘green’ industrial revolution — think electric cars and renewable energy — save Michigan? (The Daily Green)

What’s the Role of Science for Advocacy?

Written by | November 5th, 2009

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As the “energy sprawl” idea has been discussed and debated in the media, I (one of the paper’s co-authors) have  grown a thick skin against criticism. Perhaps the harshest piece of invective, however, still bothers me: the criticism by Matt Wasson in the Huffington Post. The factual criticisms Matt makes aren’t that troublesome to me, […]

Cool Green Morning; Thursday, October 22

Written by | October 22nd, 2009

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You won’t see it in any headlines today, but let’s just give a quick shout-out to The Nature Conservancy for turning 58 today! Yep, that’s right, today is the day we were incorporated back in 1951. Times certainly have changed – greenhouse gas emissions, iPhone apps and wind farms are the topics du jour – but conservation is still as […]

New Energy Production and Nature: What Will the Impacts Be?

Written by | August 26th, 2009

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Renewable energy is poised to be the wave of the future, but what impact will it have on landscapes and wildlife? In the United States, at least 67 million acres will be developed for new energy projects by 2030. While these projects — including wind, solar and biofuels — will help reduce carbon emissions and […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 19

Written by | August 19th, 2009

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Seaweed gas that kills horses. Oil company employees rallying against climate change legislation. Wind turbines and their annoying hum. It’s not all bad news in Cool Green Morning this morning — it just looks like it (but at least we’ll always have Scotland): Want another reason to go green with your energy? The renewable energy […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 28

Written by | July 28th, 2009

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A methane mystery in Los Angeles, tiger discoveries in Nepal, and a question of roads… enjoy today’s edition of Cool Green Morning. If there’s one thing worse than being a CO2 emitter, it’s being a methane emitter. But that’s just what the city of Los Angeles has been charged with. Recent research shows the City […]

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