Category: Amphibians

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 4

Written by | November 4th, 2011

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SGF (single green frog) likes jumping, flies, seeks same to possibly make us less endangered.

  1. Greenhouse gases rise by record amount, exceed worst-case scenario. (Guardian)
  2. A new site will be an online matchmaker for endangered frogs. (Mongabay)
  3. Find out how those leftover Halloween pumpkins can be turned into power. (GreenHouse)
  4. A saber-toothed squirrel from the age of dinosaurs has been discovered. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, but why? Get all the facts. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2011

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Fish and amphibians and ospreys, oh my!

  1. The state of Iowa now gets 20 percent of its electricity from wind. (EcoGeek)
  2. The secret to rebuilding over-harvested fish populations is no secret: stop fishing. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Golf courses are pretty perfect habitats for amphibians. (Conservation Magazine)
  4. Recent deaths at Yosemite National Park point out a conundrum: for many, the danger in nature is part of the appeal. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Treetop cameras caught this baby osprey’s first flight. (Treehugger)

Nature Photo of the Week: Young Green Tree Frog

Written by | August 12th, 2011

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Talk about going green. Flickr user mllehmann found this young frog making a leaf look humongous by comparison. 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 you—at my.nature.org. And get inspired to take your own […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 10

Written by | August 10th, 2011

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Get your green news right here!

  1. The Gulf dead zone is like a zombie, and our scientist has some thoughts on how to kill it for good. (Grist)
  2. An aquaculture farm is planning to grow 500,000 pounds of shrimp… in shipping containers… in the Mojave Desert. (Treehugger)
  3. Ten new frog species were discovered in an Indian rainforest. (Mongabay)
  4. One of our scientists–and his whole family–are living off the grid for a whole year. (Green)
  5. Can Tokyo function without nuclear power? (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 5

Written by | August 5th, 2011

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Hurricanes, dams, droughts, singing frogs and cartoons…

  1. This year’s hurricane season has an 85% chance of being worse than average. (Green)
  2. Do dams add to or help reduce climate change? A new study tips the scales toward … (Conservation Journal Watch)
  3. This cool animation shows the widening drought across the southern U.S. (The Daily Green)
  4. Trying to hold a conversation at a cocktail party isn’t easy… now frogs provide clues to why. (Mongabay)
  5. SpongeBob Squarepants talks climate change, and some people aren’t happy about that. (HuffPost Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 28

Written by | 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)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 15

Written by | July 15th, 2011

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It’s animal Friday on Cool Green Morning! We hope you find one of your favorites.

  1. The “rainbow toad,” last seen in 1924, has been rediscovered in Borneo and you have to see the picture. (Guardian)
  2. Watch as a humpback whale puts on a show for the men who saved her. (AP via Huffington Post Green)
  3. Endangered snow leopards are caught on camera in Afghanistan. (Wired)
  4. A walkout has soured the global whaling conference. (Green)
  5. Here’s a serious problem for breeding, male and female giant pandas prefer different habitats. (BBC)

Nature Photo of the Week: Costa

Written by | July 15th, 2011

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Amazing colors! From the shades of green, to the hint of blue on the legs, to the red in the eyes. Flickr user Hannamations captured the image of this frog in Costa Rica. 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 […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 14

Written by | 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)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 3

Written by | June 3rd, 2011

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Today we have proof that you’re never too old to live your dream, assuming your dream is to be a first-time nonagenarian mom.

  1. An endangered tortoise has her first baby, AT AGE 90! (Treehugger)
  2. A desktop Big Bang shows that time travel may be possible after all. (Wired)
  3. As Europe reels from E. Coli, a look at food safety problems in the U.S. (Ecocentric)
  4. See how conservationists are trying to save one of the world’s rarest birds from extinction. (BBC Nature)
  5. Watch video of some of the 44 red pandas moved to their new home in China. (Huffington Post)
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