Category: Fire

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 14

Written by | May 14th, 2013

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Sharing today’s top green news headlines… with a side of bugs!

  1. How can you fight this summer’s wildfires without firefighters? (Washington Post)
  2. The eagle death toll at wind farms shows renewable energy comes with consequences. (AP)
  3. Half of common plants and a third of animals could lose habitat. We’ll let you guess the cause… (BBC Nature)
  4. How would you spend $50 million for the planet? (Grist)
  5. Let them eat bugs! Fighting world hunger with… insects. (Telegraph)

The Green Buzz: Monday, May 6

Written by | May 6th, 2013

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Bikes shares, sea turtles and wildfires are a part of this Monday’s green news.

  1. Want to help fight climate change? Then don’t mention it. At all. (MNN)
  2. The largest bike share is about to begin in the Big Apple! (Huffington Post)
  3. The US won’t jump on the EU’s bandwagon to ban pesticides it blames for honeybee deaths. (The Guardian)
  4. Wildfires are off to an early start in California, and north of LA has been evacuated. (Bloomberg)
  5. Is there a bright future for the Loggerhead sea turtles that are hatching on east coast beaches? (Science World Report)

Does Snow Burn?

Written by | March 29th, 2013

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From the classroom to nature — college students battle a blizzard to learn about the restorative power of fire along Nebraska’s Niobrara River.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 20

Written by | March 20th, 2013

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On our radar this morning: more bad news for elephants.

  1. 89 elephants have been slaughtered in Chad (and ivory passed $2000 a kilogram on Asia’s black market). (Aljazeera)
  2. John Kerry pushes for an Antarctic Ocean Reserve in what he calls a “living laboratory.” (National Geographic)
  3. Ethanol’s promise and production is fading in rural America. (The New York Times)
  4. Wildfires already? Colorado braces itself for an early start to the season. (Grist)
  5. Some like it hot — really hot. Especially this man who braved 2,000 degree lava flows to take some amazing photos. (Treehugger)

Considering Climate Change from a Country on Fire

Written by | February 7th, 2013

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Three recent events have made Australia a flashpoint for the global discussion around severe weather, and Michael Looker, the Conservancy’s Australia program director, offers three solutions to coping with a changing climate.

Farming Carbon with Fire: Helping Northern Australia Restore Natural Burn Patterns

Written by | January 17th, 2013

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Dr. Michael Looker shares some big news from Fish River Station and what it could mean for Indigenous Australians and traditional fire regimes across the north.

A Good Thing for Our Forests

Written by | October 10th, 2012

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When it comes to fire, there is good fire and bad fire. Good fire restores health to a dying forest, prevents megafires from consuming life and protects our water.

Prescribed Burning Helps Save the Family Ranch

Written by | September 27th, 2012

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A new study from the Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve in Nebraska shows that prescribed burning of grasslands could be the key to sustainable family ranching.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 20

Written by | July 20th, 2012

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TGICGM:

  1. What’s killing dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico? (Green)
  2. These palatial Vegas digs? Built out of 500,000 beer bottles. (Treehugger)
  3. Generally, affordable housing=not so energy efficient. (GreenBiz)
  4. Our lead scientist, Sanjayan, reports on the “megafires of the West.” (CBS News)
  5. Research indicates that a new method of trapping CO2 deep in the ocean maybe could possibly help ease our climate woes someday? (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 29

Written by | June 29th, 2012

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This is your assigned summer reading list. Don’t worry it’s only 5 stories.

  1. The Colorado wildfires have been declared a disaster. Get answers to the 5 biggest questions about the fires. (Mother Jones)
  2. The Supreme Court made another big decision yesterday, this one about MPG standards. (TreeHugger)
  3. Why are tomatoes so tasteless these days? Geneticists have found a surprising answer. (New York Times)
  4. PHOTOS: 25 new reef fish have been discovered. See the candy striper, “tripod,” more. (National Geographic)
  5. Is this “living rock” the weirdest creature you’ve ever seen? (Grist)
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