Category: Dams

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.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 16

Written by | June 16th, 2011

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Whales and foxes and monkeys, oh my!

  1. Two very dedicated New Yorkers have mapped every one of Central Park’s 19,000+ trees. (Treehugger)
  2. You might have a climate crisis if… (NRDC, via Grist)
  3. Want to have fun like a whale, fox or monkey? Here’s how. (Wired)
  4. After years of community opposition, Peru cancels a massive dam project in the Madre de Dios River. (Mongabay)
  5. NOAA predicts that the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone will be bigger than ever this year. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 2

Written by | June 2nd, 2011

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What’s going on with frogs, penguins and clownfish these days? Funny you should ask…

  1. Can social networks save the world’s amphibians? (Wired)
  2. Less packaging could be coming to your favorite product soon. (Green)
  3. The mystery of how penguins stay warm when they huddle is revealed with this time-lapse video. (BBC)
  4. A controversial ‘mega dam’ has been approved for development in the Brazilian Amazon. (Mongabay)
  5. Say what? Scientists report clownfish are going deaf from ocean acidification. (Treehugger)

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: Tuesday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2011

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You’ll find helpful beavers, sustainable tuna and more in today’s 5 cool green news links:

  1. Sea-level rise is finally catching up to the Golden State. (Green)
  2. How are beavers helping reduce the recent massive oil spill in Canada? (Mongabay)
  3. A 2-month ocean expedition hopes to find ways to catch tuna without harming other species. (BBC)
  4. Are you a budding botanist? A new iPhone app helps you identify trees from a photo of a leaf. (Wired)
  5. Despite opposition, a new dam is planned for Chile’s Patagonia region. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 13

Written by | April 13th, 2011

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Squids, octopuses and…robot farmers? Oh my!

  1. Squids and octopuses (octopi?) could suffer life-threatening injuries from ocean noise pollution. (Scientific American)
  2. We all know flying’s not exactly green, but this new airport terminal attempts to green up the wait. (Green)
  3. A new study finds that the process of fracking is worse than coal over a 20-year period (but it’s about equal over a century). (Mongabay)
  4. Robot farmers might be feeding us in the future. (Discovery News)
  5. The US could collect a million megawatt hours of electricity annually by adding hydropower capacity at 70 of its existing dams and other water control structures, says a new report. (EcoGeek)

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, 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)

Blog Action Day: Healthy Water Comes From Healthy Nature

Written by | October 15th, 2010

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Water’s the theme for this year’s Blog Action Day — and Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman reminds us healthy water comes from healthy nature…a connection that water infrastructure planners need to heed.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 2

Written by | September 2nd, 2010

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Get your fresh air right here–only 25 cents a bottle and comes in a variety of flavors.

  1. Hong Kong’s hottest new commodity? Bottles of fresh air. (Green)
  2. Bill Gates answers Andy Revkin’s questions on energy R&D and more. (Dot Earth)
  3. Instead of asking how much cap-and-trade costs, why not ask how much it saves? (Green Biz)
  4. The future does not look bright for freshwater eels. Nor the present. (YaleE360)
  5. Saving rhinos with cyanide? The owner of a nature preserve in South Africa goes to desperate measures to stop poaching. (Extinction Countdown)
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