Darci Palmquist

Darci Palmquist

Darci Palmquist is a senior science writer for The Nature Conservancy. Previously she served as editorial manager for nature.org, the website of The Nature Conservancy, as well as for the Conservancy's e-newsletter. She is based in Amherst, Massachusetts.



Darci's Posts

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 2

August 2nd, 2011
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Your green news updates are ready-and-waiting:

  1. Recent measurements show the Gulf dead zone is smaller than expected--so why aren't researchers rejoicing? (Green)
  2. Endangered leatherback turtles range wider than previously thought. (YaleE360)
  3. Does conservation make a difference in saving biodiversity? (BBC)
  4. Officials head out on a 4-day expedition in search of Asian carp. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  5. What will Glacier National Park be like without the glaciers? By 2020 we'll know the answer. (Grist)
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Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 28

July 28th, 2011
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The latest and greatest in cool green news:

  1. Here's a reason why you should stop eating frog legs. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Will geneticially engineered food crops be a necessity in the future? (Green Biz)
  3. A potential source of renewable fuel: the enzymes in a cow's stomach. (GoodCleanTech)
  4. Removing non-power-generating dams in the Northeast could help save fisheries. (Grist)
  5. Jeopardy question: What U.S. state produces more grain than the entire country of Canada? (TreeHugger)
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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 26

July 26th, 2011
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Fires, art and lions... surely one of our green news stories will pique your interest:

  1. Scientists learn more about a rare animal called "the ghost of the mountains." (The New York Times)
  2. Research shows big wildfires could hit Yellowstone by 2050. (Mongabay)
  3. A new study identifies 3 common characteristics of climate change deniers. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Guess who doesn't like the University of Wyoming's new anti-coal art project? (Grist)
  5. If one of your worst fears is getting attacked by a lion, this study explains when you should be most afraid. (HuffPostGreen)
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Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 22

July 22nd, 2011
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Two pieces of advice: avoid mass-market tomatoes and zombie creatures from the sea.

  1. The blue iguana is back from the brink of extinction, thanks to captive breeding programs. (Green)
  2. A new book exposes the reality behind tomato production in the U.S. (GreenBiz)
  3. Signs of advanced intelligence: this mandrill monkey giving itself a pedicure [video]. (BBC)
  4. A heat wave in the Arctic is melting sea ice at an alarming pace. (Mongabay)
  5. The hagfish secretes buckets of slime and feeds off dying ocean creatures on the bottom of the sea--what's not to love? (Conservation Journal Watch)
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Nature Photo of the Week: Sneezeweed Blooms

July 22nd, 2011
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As one commenter said, there’s something magical about lone trees in a field. Flickr user KelvinfromKS took this wonderful photo of sneezeweed blooms on a short grass prairie in southwest Kansas in May. Thanks for sharing it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like […] More

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 21

July 21st, 2011
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Sea turtles and cleantech divas... what more could you ask for in a green news round-up?

  1. Visit a green sea turtle hatchery in Indonesia. (TreeHugger)
  2. Climate change is a major threat to peace and security, says UN official. (BBC)
  3. Is another oil spill like the one in Yellowstone imminent? (HuffPostGreen)
  4. China tries to beat back massive algae blooms in it's 3rd largest freshwater lake. (YaleE360)
  5. Meet 12 women leading the cleantech revolution. (Grist)
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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 19

July 19th, 2011
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Eco-enlightenment awaits you:

  1. This handy chart shows the climate impact of your food choices (eating a cheeseburger=driving 10 miles!). (Green)
  2. Help save bats from your phone with the latest in citizen science apps. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Scientists find a stand of trees in California untouched by sudden oak death--can it help save other forests? (The New York Times)
  4. A new study shows forests absorb more CO2 than previously thought. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  5. One writer says organic farming isn't all it's cracked up to be. (Grist)
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Adventure, Harry Potter Style

July 15th, 2011
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The final Harry Potter movie is out this weekend. Our Sherry Crawley has learned a valuable lesson from the books and movies, hopefully you will as well. More

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 14

July 14th, 2011
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Still hot? Our 5 news links will cool you off!

  1. Will you watch the new Al Gore reality show about climate change? (Green)
  2. You always knew it was true: less really is more, and greener. (Green Biz)
  3. A positive outcome of Fukushima: an increased emphasis on electric cars. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Seeing is believing: scientists rediscover the long-lost Bornean rainbow toad & snap pics to prove it. (Mongabay)
  5. These 7 photographers are saving the planet through their images. (Treehugger)
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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 12

July 12th, 2011
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5 cool green questions to kick-start your day:

  1. Is the U.S. South in for the next great Dust Bowl? (The New York Times)
  2. Can social media turn us all into environmentalists? (YaleE360)
  3. How are cities like forests when it comes to CO2? (Yahoo! Green)
  4. Why is planting a vegetable garden in your front yard against the law? (Grist)
  5. What's to blame for the West's record wildfires? (Christian Science Monitor)
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