Category: Dams

Thinking Internationally About National Parks

Written by | December 11th, 2012

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What can American national parks teach us about conservation work in Asia and the Pacific? Jack Hurd takes family to Olympic National Park to investigate.

No Power = Clean Water?

Written by | November 11th, 2012

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A healthy watershed is a prerequisite for clean water, and that’s one of the (admittedly few) things the characters in NBC’s Revolution have working in their favor.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 28

Written by | August 28th, 2012

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Today’s green news is out of this world.

  1. What’s that sound? Oh, just will.i.am’s new song blasting from Mars. (Huffington Post)
  2. The amount of sea ice in the Arctic hits an all-time low. (New York Times)
  3. A new species of fish has reproductive organs… in its head. (National Geographic)
  4. University of Nairobi students can now earn a masters in climate change. (Voice of America)
  5. 11 planned hydroelectric dams could cut vital fish populations in the Mekong River delta. (Mongabay)

Historic Dam Removal to Benefit Nature and People

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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Today’s dam removal along Maine’s Penobscot River proves that smart collaboration can lead to important benefits for both nature and people.

Weird Nature: Flexing Mussels

Written by | May 22nd, 2012

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No touch sex? A mouth full of juniors? Appendages that double as fishing lures? Welcome to the weird, weird world of freshwater mussels.

A Lock Holds the Key to Restoring Migratory Fish

Written by | May 15th, 2012

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Learn how a low cost, low risk and low tech solution is helping move millions of Alabama shad over dams for spawning.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 8

Written by | December 8th, 2011

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Today’s green news is music to our ears.

  1. With the click of your mouse, you can listen to the sounds of nature. (TreeHugger)
  2. GI Joe and Mr. Potato Head are going green! (GreenBiz)
  3. Plans to construct a dam on the Mekong River in Laos have been put on hold. (Wall Street Journal)
  4. An eye-popping fossil shows this ancient marine hunter had 20/20 vision. (Nature)
  5. You can tell a lot about a country from its lights. (Wired Science)

 

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 31

Written by | October 31st, 2011

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Boo! Here is your Halloween-inspired edition of Cool Green Morning.

  1. Now this would have made a great Halloween costume: a three-eyed wolf fish has been caught in Argentina. (Gizmodo)
  2. A new study confirms the long-suspected culprit for white-nose syndrome found in bats. (Washington Post)
  3. We know our readers love cute and cuddly animal photos but today we present Mongabay’s gallery of creepy critters! (Mongabay)
  4. The video of the Condit Dam removal in Washington State is worth a watch. Sure puts my neighbor’s Halloween smoke machine to shame… (National Geographic)
  5. Too much candy can cause a stomachache. And so can the Turkish pine nuts that have been recalled due to salmonella. (The Daily Green)

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)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 28

Written by | July 28th, 2011

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The latest and greatest in cool green news:

  1. Here’s a reason why you should stop eating frog legs. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Will geneticially engineered food crops be a necessity in the future? (Green Biz)
  3. A potential source of renewable fuel: the enzymes in a cow’s stomach. (GoodCleanTech)
  4. Removing non-power-generating dams in the Northeast could help save fisheries. (Grist)
  5. Jeopardy question: What U.S. state produces more grain than the entire country of Canada? (TreeHugger)
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