Category: China

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 2

Written by | December 2nd, 2011

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Smelly frogs may save lives but stink bugs are still just annoying, right?

  1. A census of giant pandas in China is expected to confirm some encouraging news. (Guardian)
  2. Investigating how animals sense earthquakes and whether it can help us predict them. (BBC)
  3. Smelly frogs may save lives thanks to the world’s greatest variety of antibacterial substances. (Mongabay)
  4. Find out why a new flu strain is making health experts very nervous. (Scientific American)
  5. There’s a new ray of hope for the giant manta ray. (Green)

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: Wednesday, October 5

Written by | October 5th, 2011

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They are seriously called “hairy crazy ants” and they’re invading the U.S.

  1. SXSW Eco continues today with a keynote by our president and CEO, Mark Tercek. Get live updates from @nature_org and Cool Green Science. (The Nature Conservancy)
  2. A dust storm in Arizona caused multiple pileups on Interstate 10. (CNN)
  3. Hairy crazy ants are invading the southern U.S. And there’s video! (TreeHugger)
  4. Public opposition has compelled the government Myanmar to suspend construction of a giant Chinese dam. (Mongabay)
  5. A mountain lion in California was killed and mutilated by poachers. (Los Angeles Times)

Summer Love: China, Africa and a New Partnership for Conservation

Written by | September 20th, 2011

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Charles Bedford takes you inside an interesting trip and a burgeoning relationship where he finds reasons to be hopeful for the future of conservation on two continents.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2011

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Today’s green news round-up holds the secret to a long, healthy life.

  1. A new seabird was discovered in Hawaii…and it’s a 40-year-old stuffed specimen. (Mongabay)
  2. Coal shortages are speeding up China’s move toward clean energy. (CleanTechnica)
  3. A new study says deforestation rates are higher in protected forests. (YaleE360)
  4. Attention Labor Day travelers: Hurricane Irene might’ve shut down your favorite outdoor recreation spot. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. The world’s oldest person (nearly 121! wow!) credits her longevity to her healthy, all-natural Amazon Rainforest lifestyle. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 15

Written by | August 15th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Britain’s rarest spider is set for a comeback. (Wired)
  2. By going organic, poultry farms can cut the amount of “super-bug” bacteria in a single generation by nearly five times. (Scientific American)
  3. Want to go car-free? Step 1: Get rid of your car. (Grist)
  4. China has reopened the legal wild-cat-skin trade. (Mongabay)
  5. You’re probably familiar with carbon and maybe water footprints, but have you ever heard of a plastic footprint? (New York Times)

Striking a Balance for Forests, from the Boreal to Borneo

Written by | July 20th, 2011

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Saving the world’s forests, and the species that depend on them, is very much like having relatives over for Thanksgiving dinner. The Conservancy’s Jack Hurd explains.

Dammed If We Don’t

Written by | July 7th, 2011

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Roughly 400 million people live along the Yangtze. A massive dam was one factor leading to major fish die off, but now the dam’s operators are taking steps to benefit nature.

China Offers Important Lessons on Greening the Economy

Written by | June 17th, 2011

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China’s environmental record is far from perfect. But Mark Tercek says the government has a new plan, and lessons that we in the United States should consider very carefully.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 3

Written by | June 3rd, 2011

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Today we have proof that you’re never too old to live your dream, assuming your dream is to be a first-time nonagenarian mom.

  1. An endangered tortoise has her first baby, AT AGE 90! (Treehugger)
  2. A desktop Big Bang shows that time travel may be possible after all. (Wired)
  3. As Europe reels from E. Coli, a look at food safety problems in the U.S. (Ecocentric)
  4. See how conservationists are trying to save one of the world’s rarest birds from extinction. (BBC Nature)
  5. Watch video of some of the 44 red pandas moved to their new home in China. (Huffington Post)
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