Category: Australia

Wielding Words to Protect Australia

Written by | May 6th, 2011

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For our inaugural Nature Writing Prize in Australia, we solicited essays that celebrate both nature writing and the country’s magnificent landscapes. Meet the winner and read her essay.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 26

Written by | April 26th, 2011

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If the Clean Air Act helps us live longer, just think what a climate change policy could do:

  1. A new federal report paints a grim picture of water resources in the 21st century. (Green)
  2. Australia’s 2009 wildfires may have helped save the rare Buxton silver gum tree. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Three dogs helped sniff out the habitat of an endangeredVietnamese turtle. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Have you thought about the energy footprint of your web surfing habit? Greenpeace has. (Grist)
  5. In case you doubted the benefits of the Clean Air Act, a new study says it helps you live 4-8 months longer. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 15

Written by | April 15th, 2011

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Reading 5 green news links isn’t taxing at all.

  1. Which state is the greenest? Check the list and see where yours is ranked. (Green House)
  2. Australian mathematicians say some endangered species are “not worth saving.” (Extinction Countdown)
  3. The Grand Canyon and Mt. Rushmore are among national parks threatened by uranium mining. (LA Times)
  4. A bizarre ecosystem has been found hiding in an Antarctic lake. (Discovery News)
  5. You won’t believe what’s used to make this new, sustainable golf ball. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 12

Written by | April 12th, 2011

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The world gets a little greener every day:

  1. Tree enthusiasts want to clone redwoods to help fight climate change. (The New York Times)
  2. Good news for one of the last intact rainforests in Cambodia: the gov’t has cancelled plans for a titanium mine there. (YaleE360)
  3. Abandonded dumps can serve as refuges for native species, as this study shows.(Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. What’s worse for the climate, coal or natural gas? A new study has the surprising answer. (Grist)
  5. In the wake of disaster, Australia sees an opportunity: rebuild green. (Huffington Post)

Australia Floods: The Human and Marine Toll

Written by | February 4th, 2011

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Our marine scientist in Brisbane, Ali Green, explains how her house was saved and why the Great Barrier Reef might not be so lucky.

The Nature Conservancy in 2010: A Big, Bold Year

Written by | January 31st, 2011

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Our 2010 highlights video showcases some incredible work—but what does it all mean? Conservancy senior scientist Jon Hoekstra digs deeper and finds what he thinks is the heart and soul of conservation.

In Australia, Conserving Land and Tradition

Written by | January 24th, 2011

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A new partnership promises to conserve habitat for wildlife, provide sustainable livelihoods for people and return 450,000 acres to its traditional owners.

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: Tuesday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2011

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These 5 cool green links will turn your dial up to 11:

  1. The question is: what do we do about glacier melt? (Earth Watch)
  2. Commuters passing through Stockholm’s Central Station heat a nearby building. (BBC)
  3. Scientists are racing to protect the world’s 10 most endangered coral species. (Mongabay)
  4. Australia’s “inland tsunami” hits 11 on the flood dial. (Treehugger)
  5. This blog post offers “‘the solution’ to global warming.” Read on. (Climate Progress)

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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