Category: Birds

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 15

Written by | March 15th, 2013

 (0)

We’re ending this week on a Big Bang. Here’s your green news round-up.

  1. Eureka! After a half-century quest, physicists discover the long-sought “God particle.” (Washington Post)
  2. Will Pope Francis address climate change? He does ride the bus to work… (Mother Nature Network)
  3. If we have the ability, should we bring back extinct species? (National Geographic)
  4. In super cool bird news: birds once flew with four wings. (NY Times)
  5. First time climate change is to blame for a humanitarian disaster. (Huffington Post Green)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 12

Written by | March 12th, 2013

 (0)

Serving up today’s green news stories with a side of GMO.

  1. Could the next Fukushima be in your own backyard? (Grist)
  2. Whole Foods paves the way: becomes first grocer to label GMO foods. (The Daily Green)
  3. Huh? What? Songbirds can’t hear each other over the roar of traffic. (BBC Nature)
  4. White-nose syndrome invades South Carolina, the 21st state to be infected. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Mussels could lose grip on rocks in acidified oceans. (Conservation Magazine)

Close Encounter: Stuck in the Mud

Written by | March 11th, 2013

 (0)

On a routine bird count, this Floridian finds himself stuck knee deep in “quick mud.” Can quick thinking get him unstuck?

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 15

Written by | February 15th, 2013

 (0)

Here’s some green news to help you pass the time until the asteroid hits.

  1. One fifth of the world’s reptile species are threatened with extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. Young at heart? World’s oldest wild bird hatches chick at age 62. (TreeHugger)
  3. Traces of anti-anxiety drugs that end up in our rivers may affect fish behavior. (NY Times)
  4. You won’t believe what happens to a sea slug after mating. (National Geographic)
  5. Can collaborative fashion change the way we approach clothing? (Grist)

A Bower Bird’s Lessons of Courtship

Written by | February 13th, 2013

 (2)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re taking a closer look at the bizarre mating habits of bower birds.

Nature Photo of the Week: Who Are You?

Written by | January 24th, 2013

 (0)

Talk about seeing double! This gorgeous bald eagle was certainly in for a treat when he sneaked a peek into the waters at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Pennsylvania. Kudos to Flickr photographer snooker2009 for getting this great reflective shot and for sharing this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 23

Written by | January 23rd, 2013

 (0)

Green news time. Go!

  1. At the World Economic Forum, our president/CEO Mark Tercek talks about investing in nature. (Hub Culture)
  2. What do Chicago’s bird casualties tell us about climate change? Their feathers are full of secrets. (Grist)
  3. A new study suggests American cities are maybe less vulnerable to water scarcity than previously thought. (Conservation Magazine)
  4. A program in the UK will plant some trees in exchange for that old hoopty you’ve been driving around. (Treehugger)
  5. Willy’s free. Now Lolita needs help, says one filmmaker. (Mongabay)

Nature Photo of the Week: Grace of Flight

Written by | January 11th, 2013

 (1)

Oh, to have wings like that! Flickr photographer gseloff captured the grace and beauty of this great blue heron in flight on Horsepen Bayou in Pasadena, Texas. Many thanks for sharing this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 7

Written by | January 7th, 2013

 (0)

May all your Mondays in 2013 be as cool and green as this one:

  1. If LEDs just aren’t doing it for you, FIPELs might be the solution. (EcoGeek)
  2. Birds: our “canary in a coal mine” re: mercury? (Mongabay)
  3. Discarded dolls=sustainable art. Really, really creepy sustainable art. (Treehugger)
  4. This ancient bird had some killer teeth. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. From Ask Umbra: Eat a baby orange, kill a baby seal? (Grist)

Nature Photo of the Week: Gray Jay

Written by | December 14th, 2012

 (0)

Today we’re going behind the lens to hear what it takes to make a great photograph, even in frigid conditions. Flickr photographer ~1ladybug~ writes, “It was so cold today: -20C or -4F. I went to feed the birds but didn’t stay long as my fingers were freezing through my gloves. I was happy to get this […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...



About Conservancy Talk

We're green. We're nature-lovers. We are Conservancy Talk. Hear Nature Conservancy staff and invited experts share their voices on today’s conservation issues — in our uniquely rigorous, science-based way. Learn more

Latest Tweets from @nature_org