Category: Amphibians

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 2

Written by | June 2nd, 2011

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What’s going on with frogs, penguins and clownfish these days? Funny you should ask…

  1. Can social networks save the world’s amphibians? (Wired)
  2. Less packaging could be coming to your favorite product soon. (Green)
  3. The mystery of how penguins stay warm when they huddle is revealed with this time-lapse video. (BBC)
  4. A controversial ‘mega dam’ has been approved for development in the Brazilian Amazon. (Mongabay)
  5. Say what? Scientists report clownfish are going deaf from ocean acidification. (Treehugger)

Nature Photo of the Week: Salamanders

Written by | April 22nd, 2011

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Spring is all about new life, and this photo of a mama black salamander and her hatchling captures that perfectly. Thanks to Flickr user JDShedd for sharing this wonderful shot with 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 […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 30

Written by | March 30th, 2011

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Bats and frogs and phone apps, oh my!

  1. The United States slips behind China and Germany on green energy. (Green House)
  2. What can be done to save bats from white-nose syndrome? (YaleE360)
  3. Being poisonous keeps frogs in shape. (Wired)
  4. For greens on the go: here are seven travel apps worth checking out. (Treehugger)
  5. National Telework Week nets nearly $3 million in savings. (Greener Computing)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 17

Written by | March 17th, 2011

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We love a day when everyone goes green. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  1. You can drink without guilt today. Irish scientists are helping Guinness go green. (Grist)
  2. A new population has been discovered of America’s mini snow leopard: the Andean cat. (Mongabay)
  3. Has California failed to identify thousands of buildings vulnerable to quakes? (LA Times)
  4. Meet a tortoise that lost a leg and learned to walk with a wheel. (Treehugger)
  5. See cool images of our strange agricultural landscapes seen from space. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 14

Written by | March 14th, 2011

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Replace your one lost hour with FIVE great green reads:

  1. The presence of this creepily well-endowed frog signals a comeback for California’s Garcia River Forest. (Treehugger)
  2. The crisis in Japan raises questions about the safety of nuclear energy. (New York Times)
  3. Samsung introduces a completely solar-powered (and transparent?) television. (EcoGeek)
  4. It turns out there are even fewer great white sharks in the Pacific than scientists thought. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Here’s how mining causes water pollution. (The Daily Green)

Naturally Endowed Frog Signals Nature’s Resilience in California Forest

Written by | March 11th, 2011

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There are roughly 5,000 species of frogs and toads, only two have this particular appendage. Find out why they do, and why their reappearance is so important for the Garcia River.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 17

Written by | February 17th, 2011

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We’re keepin’ it green, 5 links at a time:

  1. Only the Danes would come up with an all-in-one waste-to-energy plant/ski park. (Green)
  2. A bright spot in science’s “Search for Lost Frogs”–the Pescado stubfoot toad is rediscovered. (Mongabay)
  3. In case you need more proof that increased precipitation is caused by increased greenhouse gases, here it is. (NY Times)
  4. Japan’s whaling season is suspended–but does that mean much? (BBC)
  5. A new study form Harvard calculates the true cost of coal to the American economy. Wanna take a guess? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 18

Written by | January 18th, 2011

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Can you spot the theme in today’s 5 cool green news links?

  1. Wildfires, earthquakes and now the threat of a massive “superstorm“… really, who wants to live in California? (The New York Times)
  2. The oil spill commission says LA gov Jindal was a hindrance to the clean-up effort. (Green)
  3. In Haiti’s post-earthquake deforested hills, frog species are thriving. (BBC)
  4. Comparing the impacts of recent extreme floods in Brazil and Australia. (Dot Earth)
  5. Jellyfish are taking over our overfished, warm, polluted seas. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 12

Written by | January 12th, 2011

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It doesn’t get much cooler or greener than today’s five links…until tomorrow’s edition, anyway.

  1. A little bit of good news out of Haiti: Researchers have rediscovered six previously “lost” frog species there. (Mongabay)
  2. President Obama’s oil spill commission urges tougher rules for offshore drilling. (New York Times)
  3. According to the FTC, products certified as “Tested Green” weren’t necessarily green. (The Daily Green)
  4. Lucky China is about to get the world’s largest solar roof. (CleanTechnica)
  5. The hybrid electric Chevy Volt was just named “North American Car of the Year.” (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 6

Written by | January 6th, 2011

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“Trash Is Cash” in Kenya and frog vs. toad in Australia… around the globe in 5 cool green news:

  1. Today’s must-watch video: slum kids from Nairobi rap about recycling (scroll to bottom for video). (Huffington Post)
  2. The Empire State Building will now run on renewable energy. (Green)
  3. The Gulf oil spill was an avoidable accident, concludes panel. (The New York Times)
  4. Props to my home state: Massachusetts aims to get emissions below 1990 levels. (Ecogeek)
  5. In Australia, native frog polliwogs duke it out with invasive sugar cane toads. (Conservation Journal Watch)
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