Category: Australia

Rio+20: Confessions of a Turtle-Hugger

Written by | June 22nd, 2012

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Our self proclaimed “turtle hugger” reports from Rio de Janeiro and reflects on the commitments made that will benefit people, nature and of course, sea turtles.

Building a Model Future in Melanesia

Written by | April 20th, 2012

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Learn how building a 3D model is helping an island community in Papua New Guinea to plan for the impacts of climate change and ensure its survival.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 5

Written by | March 5th, 2012

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Thank you for saving the world… with one less car!

  1. An artist shows her appreciation for bicyclists with hand-written thank you notes. (TreeHugger)
  2. Will 2012 be the year of the tornado? (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Carbon emissions pave way for mass extinction in oceans. (Mongabay)
  4. Thousands of strands of spider silk spun into violin strings. (BBC)
  5. See 10 years of gorgeous images of Earth from space. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 6

Written by | February 6th, 2012

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a Giants or Patriots fan, we can all appreciate a few great green news stories.

  1. Our oceans got some love in this 30-second Super Bowl ad. (Care2)
  2. Puerto Rico adds non-native iguanas to their menus. (Washington Post)
  3. The Olympics bring Britain their biggest urban park. (Guardian)
  4. We heart TreeHugger’s new Valentine’s Day green gift guide. (TreeHugger)
  5. A warming ocean actually boasts some coral reef growth. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 2

Written by | February 2nd, 2012

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Attack of the blobs!

  1. Are jellyfish taking over our oceans? (Nature)
  2. Turning down the thermostat saves energy and helps you lose weight. (The Chic Ecologist)
  3. Atlantic sturgeon added to the endangered species list. (Huffington Post)
  4. How do you fight invasive species in Australia? Bring in Komodo dragons. (TreeHugger)
  5. Spider webs may hold the clue to better buildings. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 3

Written by | January 3rd, 2012

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Happy New Year, greenies!

  1. World’s first hybrid shark found in Australia’s waters. (Discovery News)
  2. Hehe. Scientists are tickling animals to learn how laughter has evolved. (BBC)
  3. China’s city dwellers will be breathing unhealthy air for at least another 20 years. (Guardian)
  4. African elephant ivory trade sadly rises in 2011. (Green)
  5. Ecuador makes a deal and raises $116 million to not drill in the Amazon. (Mongabay)

Wade Davis and the Language of Conservation

Written by | October 24th, 2011

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A National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence reminds us that losses of indigenous peoples, cultures, and languages lead directly to environmental damage.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 15

Written by | June 15th, 2011

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Today’s green news features American consumers, Australian scientists and Amazon farmers:

  1. A Pennsylvania school district saves $$ and cuts carbon by hiring sheep to mow their lawns. (Treehugger)
  2. Americans “don’t have a clue” about the top green brands on the market. (Green Biz)
  3. Solar employs more people than steel, which means green jobs are a reality. (Grist)
  4. Can sustainable palm oil plantations actually help preserve the Amazon? (YaleE360)
  5. A group of Australian scientists are trying to clarify the climate change conversation. (Dot Earth)

A Call for Conservation, From the Keepers of the Land

Written by | June 10th, 2011

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In the 1960s and 70s, Billy Frank Jr. was arrested some 50 times—all in the name of salmon. Now he’s 80 years old, and still fighting. Find out why.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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It’s a bright, shiny green morning here:

  1. Climate scientists say Chicago will get warmer and wetter—and urban planners are taking heed of the warning. (The New York Times)
  2. Meanwhile, the Australia Climate Commission projects global sea-level rise will be higher than previously thought. (BBC)
  3. Get the latest update on declining bats, penguins and lemurs. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. How could fewer people mean LESS biodiversity in Mexico? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Barcodes on trees could help save rainforests in war-torn Liberia. (YaleE360)
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