Daily Green

June 2009 - Posts

 Dolphins may need to resort to wearing bullet proof vests if they know what's good for them. Anglers have started packing heat to keep opportunistic dolphins from stealing their catch.  Boat captains are claiming that dolphins are getting increasingly Read More...
Posted on June 30,2009

In an op-ed column entitled "Betraying the Planet," economist Paul Krugman has called out climate change deniers, including those who hold political office at the highest levels and who have voted to reject laws that would limit greenhouse gas emissions. Read More...
Posted on June 29,2009

The term "greenwashing" is defined as companies intentionally misrepresenting their products as environmentally friendly when, in fact, they aren't. They do it to cash in on the growing consumer concern with environmental matters. There are many ways Read More...
Posted on June 26,2009

San Francisco area residents are no stranger to earthquakes. Built near fault lines, the city is susceptible to the earth's natural shifts. A new energy project, however, has sparked worry that the city and surrounding area may soon fall prey to a Read More...
Posted on June 26,2009

Scientists are finding that cancer is threatening more and more animals, and a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society suggests that there is a strong link between animal cancers and man-made pollutants. "Cancer is one of the leading health Read More...
Posted on June 25,2009

In his documentary Food Inc., award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner exposes the seedy underbelly of the nation's food supply chain and the conglomerates that put profit ahead of health and environmental safety. The sometimes revolting and often Read More...
Posted on June 24,2009

A British company has announced plans to introduce a potentially revolutionary washing machine it's been developing to the North American market. The machine has been in testing for three years and the company promises that it can wash a load of laundry Read More...
Posted on June 23,2009

In a shocking ruling, the US Supreme Court has given a mining company the green (or antigreen) light to dump 4.5 million tons of toxic waste into an Alaskan lake. The court's decision will allow gold mining company Coeur Alaska Inc. to dump 4.5 million Read More...
Posted on June 23,2009

A couple of UK scientists have gone on record in book form to denounce popular "scare stories" about the environment and human health. A new book Global Warming And Other Bollocks: The Truth About All Those Science Scare Stories, by professor of Read More...
Posted on June 22,2009

Lake Titicaca, known as the world's highest navigable lake (and most snicker-worthy place name) is, apparently, full of "caca". Peru's Environment Ministry reports that over 12 million cubic meters of raw sewage are dumped into Lake Titicaca every year. Read More...
Posted on June 19,2009

The multi-agency US Global Change Research Program has released a comprehensive report outlining the impact that climate change will have across the United States. "This is the most thorough and up-to-date review ever assembled of climate-change impacts Read More...
Posted on June 19,2009

The United States Senate has officially passed a $1 billion program that's being called "Cash for Clunkers." The program gives owners of cars that get less than 18 miles per gallon (in other words, terrible gas mileage) the opportunity to turn in their Read More...
Posted on June 19,2009

It required nearly half a decade of production time and legal negotiations, but the Austin (Texas) Water Utility has finally given its approval to a green toilet that could revolutionize how we deal with human waste. The toilet in question is a Read More...
Posted on June 18,2009

Earth shading? What are these crazy climate scientists going to do, create an earth-sized parasol? No, not quite, but the concept is the same. Much is being debated in climate engineering circles these days; from carbon scrubbers and seed bombing to Read More...
Posted on June 17,2009

Consider for a moment that the very best ground-based wind generators we have are capable of producing about 1 kilowatt of electrical energy per square meter of area swept. And that's when wind conditions are at their peak.Now, consider that Read More...
Posted on June 17,2009

Father's Day is fast approaching and I'm willing to bet you're busted for decent dad's day gift ideas, never mind eco-friendly gift ideas. Fear not – we've put together a sweet list of Father's Day gifts that are easy on the wallet and on the earth. If Read More...
Posted on June 16,2009

Canadians can feel a little better about their morning coffee at Tim Hortons – the largest quick-service restaurant chain in the country. As part of the company's ongoing waste reduction efforts they're encouraging customers to use a travel mug rather Read More...
Posted on June 12,2009

First bats, now sharks...how do I end up with these assignments? A four foot prickly shark was captured recently off the coast of California. It was held captive for the enjoyment of visitors at the Monteray Bay Aquarium. The spectacle only lasted for a Read More...
Posted on June 11,2009

The largest automaker in India is set to revolutionize the way we travel…maybe. If Tata Motors delivers on its promise, the world's first commercial air-powered automobile will be a reality, in the words of company spokespeople, "sooner rather than Read More...
Posted on June 10,2009

The second annual World Science Festival opens today in NYC for four days of unadulterated science fun. The goal of the festival? To bring science out of the lab and into the streets, museums and theaters of New York City. Stars like Harrison Ford, Alan Read More...
Posted on June 10,2009

A new study from the United Nations University, Columbia University and CARE International reveals that millions of people will be forced to leave their homes in the next decades to escape rising seas, drought and natural disasters. "Environmentally Read More...
Posted on June 10,2009

When's the last time you heard of a hearing test that had the potential of saving thousands of lives? After puzzling for decades over why so many manatees are killed or seriously injured by boat propellers, Dr. Edmund Gerstein decided to test a theory Read More...
Posted on June 9,2009

Ever wonder why your dryer sheets have such aromatic names as "Ocean Breeze," "Summer Orchard," and "Spring Garden"? It's not just a marketing ploy -- it's a necessity. Dryer sheets and fabric softeners are heavily scented because they contain extremely Read More...
Posted on June 8,2009

Whether you live near the ocean, or thousands of miles away from any coastline, there is no disputing the fact that the world's oceans are a life-giving force whose health affects us all. The world's five oceans are essential to the survival of all life Read More...
Posted on June 8,2009

It's a scenario almost too farfetched to fathom, yet it's a very real possibility. Scientists say that the oceans, the cradle of life on this planet, could run out of fish within the next few decades. A new documentary film called The End of the Line Read More...
Posted on June 5,2009

If you were told that bats are dying across the United States in record numbers due to a mysterious fungus dubbed "white-nose syndrome"- would you even care?I mean most people find bats to be ugly, creepy or even down-right terrifying. Let's face it, Read More...
Posted on June 5,2009

While we'll all ultimately benefit from ridding the world of petroleum-based plastic bags, a new study shows that reusable shopping bags could pose another kind of health risk. The study commissioned by the Environment and Plastics Industry Council Read More...
Posted on June 4,2009

Cameron Diaz opened up about the passion for the environment in last month's issue of Vogue and she recently revealed even more details about what she's doing to help the earth. This month's issue of Marie Claire features an in-depth interview with the Read More...
Posted on June 3,2009

A new report, prepared by the Global Humanitarian Forum, offers some eye-opening numbers on the economic and humanitarian toll of climate change. The group, led by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, says that global warming contributes, directly Read More...
Posted on June 3,2009

Think global warming is all a big conspiracy? You're in good company. An intellectual think tank comprised of the smartest, most informed people in the word agrees with you. Wait, that's not true. Actually, it's Burger King, the famous fast food chain, Read More...
Posted on June 2,2009

Atmospheric carbon dioxide is responsible for climate change, anyone can tell you that, but the effect of CO2 on the oceans to date has been downplayed. The acidification of the world's oceans will finally be addressed this December if a recently Read More...
Posted on June 2,2009

Amit Chatterjee doesn't have a crystal ball, but he didn't need one to figure out that "the next set of regulations for which businesses would need compliance software...[would be for] greenhouse gas emissions." So, the founder and CEO of Hara, a Read More...
Posted on June 1,2009

Data compiled in recent studies suggests that the United States could reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by sources of lighting by 50 percent, simply by swapping traditional bulb-powered lights for LEDs.Besides being far more cost-effective, Read More...
Posted on June 1,2009