Category: Brazil

Amazon Deforestation and the Great Forest Code Debate

Written by | August 15th, 2011

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Uncertainty over the new Forest Code rules is one factor leading to a bad year for deforestation. A new grant to The Nature Conservancy is one factor that should help combat it.

Nature Photo of the Week: Brazilian Porcupine

Written by | July 29th, 2011

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You’ve seen porcupines, but have you seen a Brazilian porcupine? Flickr user Lívio Soares de Medeiros gives you a nice, up close look in this cool image. 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 […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 20

Written by | July 20th, 2011

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Green news time– go!

  1. Want to save tigers? Here’s how. (Mongabay)
  2. Investment in clean technology is on the decline, but there’s still hope for the future. (CleanTechnica)
  3. You already knew that melting sea ice is forcing polar bears to swim longer distances, but just how far they’re swimming may come as a surprise. (Green)
  4. Gangs of monkeys looking for snacks are wreaking havoc in Rio de Janeiro. (Treehugger)
  5. The whitebark pine faces extinction, thanks to pests and climate change. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 22

Written by | June 22nd, 2011

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Do penguins ever pull over and ask for directions?

  1. A new, uncontacted Amazon tribe has been discovered in Brazil. (Treehugger)
  2. An emperor penguin took a wrong turn, is the first in 44 years to visit New Zealand. (Guardian)
  3. Mercedes is making a hybrid popemobile for an upcoming trip to Germany. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. A proposed badger cull has been put on hold in Wales pending scientific review. (BBC)
  5. Does this picture provide evidence of ancient oceans on Mars? (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 1

Written by | June 1st, 2011

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. Water released by a Washington dam is killing 100,000 fish a day. (Treehugger)
  2. Climate change has been linked to social collapses in Greenland since 800 BC. (Scientific American)
  3. Brazil vows to halt Amazon violence. (Green)
  4. A new report says food prices will double, thanks to climate change. (Green House)
  5. Basically, ocean acidification is still bad news. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 25

Written by | May 25th, 2011

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This is probably the only place on the web you’ll find news about both diapers and glacier melt:

  1. Oyster mushrooms can break down disposable diapers in four months. (EcoGeek)
  2. A new report reveals that Brazil’s protected areas could be more protected. (Mongabay)
  3. Obama tells federal agencies to start buying electric and hybrid vehicles. (Green House)
  4. Planning a trip this summer? Check out these green destinations. (Treehugger)
  5. Greenland’s glaciers have lost enough ice to fill a Great Lake, says a new study. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 11

Written by | April 11th, 2011

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Cure your case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Scientists discovered a new species of rhino…and it’s already close to extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. The operators of a Japanese nuclear plant say now it will really stop pumping radioactive water into the ocean. (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. Is goat meat a “more ethical” alternative to beef? (Treehugger)
  4. Don’t toss or recharge batteries– wear them. (Green House)
  5. Crops for animal feed are destroying Brazilian savanna, says a new report. (Guardian Eco)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 16

Written by | February 16th, 2011

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Green news time!

  1. From our very own lead scientist Sanjayan: Lewis and Clark would have totally approved of this big conservation win for the Crown of the Continent. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Climate change is a “chief contributor” to civil unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, says one UN official. (Green)
  3. Are drugs destroying the Amazon? (Treehugger)
  4. A new study illustrates just how bad sea level rise could be by 2100. (How bad? Pretty bad.) (YaleE360)
  5. The greenest cars aren’t necessarily electric or hybrid. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2011

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We know there’s fresh powder out there, but be sure to read all 5 before you hit the slopes:

  1. Students, parents are protesting planned solar panels at a California middle school. (LA Times)
  2. Primitive tools suggest humans left Africa earlier, and in a different direction. (NPR)
  3. See amazing pictures of the damage invasive boas inflict on native birds in Aruba. (Dot Earth)
  4. A controversial Brazilian mega-dam on the Amazon clears another major hurdle. (Green)
  5. Your ski and snowboard wax could be seriously harmful to you and wildlife. (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)
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