Category: Central America

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 25

Written by | September 25th, 2013

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On this Hump Day, we’ve got strange animal attacks and more in your green news.

  1. We don’t know what to think of this picture (and are glad the bat got away). (NBC News)
  2. The mystery of how a deer died is answered, thanks to this amazing photo. (National Post)
  3. Those 100-year climate disasters? Yeah, make them 100-day climate disasters, thanks to climate change. (Market Watch)
  4. The number of rhinos poached this year has already broken last year’s gruesome record. (MNN)
  5. The love affair we have with bananas has an unintended victim: Costa Rica’s crocodiles. (NPR)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 12

Written by | December 12th, 2012

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This morning, we’ve got muddy waters on our radar.

  1. Did you know that farms were largely exempt from the 1972 Clean Water Act’s policies to limit agricultural runoff? Neither did we. (Green)
  2. Costa Rica has banned hunting as a sport. (Guardian)
  3. A new robot in Japan is ready to clean up Fukushima–and you can watch it perform its tasks. (Treehugger)
  4. Fish Fraud: Don’t be so sure that the sushi toro you ordered is, in fact, tuna. (NPR)
  5. The city of Indianapolis plans to replace its entire city car fleet with electric, plug-in hybrids by 2025. (Washington Post)

Greening Latin America: Investing in Nature for a Sustainable Future

Written by | December 13th, 2011

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New allies in Latin America are showing businesses that improving sustainability has a positive impact on their bottom line, local communities and the lands and waters on which all life depends.

ChinAfricAmericAsia: Conservation Beyond Borders

Written by | October 19th, 2011

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Charles Bedford looks at how we’re planning on advancing conservation in China with an ambitious new initiative called Conservation Beyond Borders.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 27

Written by | June 27th, 2011

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The sun is shining, the birds are chirping… it’s the greenest Monday around:

  1. Sharks now have a safe haven in the waters of Honduras. (Green)
  2. “Super sand” is a new low-cost way to purify contaminated drinking water in developing nations. (BBC)
  3. A highway system for bicyclists? In the U.S.? Sounds like a dream come true! (EcoGeek)
  4. Old, used hotel soap is helping save lives, thanks to this ingenious project. (Treehugger)
  5. The latest message on climate change? It will affect your garden. (The Daily Green)

Dólares y Dolores Along the Rio Patuca

Written by | February 7th, 2011

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Find out why a workshop about a proposed dam led to the sad and beautiful poetry—“to them always the dollars, to us always the pain.”

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2010

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And you thought your Friday couldn’t get any cooler or greener:

  1. Happy birthday to the EPA–40 years old! What will the next 40 bring? (Green Biz)
  2. Cancun needs a conflict resolution expert, thinks Andy Revkin. (DotEarth)
  3. Cyclists always knew it was true, but now a new study proves it: in the city, bikes are faster than cars. (Treehugger)
  4. Europe decides to keep on trawling. (Green)
  5. Wait, this doesn’t sound right: oil exploration threatens the Seaflower Marine Protected Area in Japan? (Mongabay)

Has the Curse of Copenhagen Been Dispelled?

Written by | November 5th, 2010

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Last year’s drama seemed a world away as the Climate Change convention’s COP10 led to a series of big wins for nature. Our director of international relations explains.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 12

Written by | May 12th, 2010

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Get your Cool Green Morning on:

  1. Here it is: the long-awaited Senate climate/energy bill! (Huffington Post Green)
  2. The Nature Conservancy (hey, that’s us!) just announced its purchase of California’s Independence Lake, a popular hiking and angling destination as well as an important water source. (AP/Bloomberg BusinessWeek)
  3. We’re already pretty familiar with the damage an oil spill can do to the environment, but what about the effects on human health? (The Daily Green)
  4. The key to jaguars’ survival? Let them roam. (New York Times)
  5. The “next oil”: wind, solar, waves, trash…or something we haven’t even thought of yet? (Yahoo Green)

Eat Lionfish and Stop These Caribbean Reef Invaders

Written by | November 2nd, 2009

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My husband returns to the same reefs every year in the Bahamas, where he has been teaching a coral reef ecology class for the last 14 years. On his 2008 trip, he noticed that the reef fish were missing. The culprits were quickly identified — and during his 2009 course, he and his students were […]

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