Category: Fire

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 1

Written by | June 1st, 2012

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Here are some green news stories to get you to the weekend. Seriously, it’s Friday!

  1. Greenhouse gasses are at record-high levels, pass a symbolic milestone. (Guardian)
  2. Are the disease-related deaths of bees, bats and frogs linked? (Discovery News)
  3. Horseshoe crab blood is blue and does some amazing things. (NPR)
  4. The largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history is expected to keep burning for weeks. (Huffington Post)
  5. The Honduran president watches as hundreds of illegal shark fins are burned. (Washington Post)

Reflections on 50 Years of Burning in The Nature Conservancy

Written by | April 26th, 2012

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In 1962, Dr. Don Lawrence set out to do what never had been done before at the Conservancy: he was going to burn nature to save it.

America’s Forest: Now with 20% More Love

Written by | February 10th, 2012

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Forests in North America are getting some love: the U.S. Forest Service announces it will be increasing the pace of forest conservation over the next three years.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 20

Written by | January 20th, 2012

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Don’t worry, particles from the massive solar flare won’t hit our atmosphere till tomorrow.

  1. NASA spacecraft sees massive solar blast, how will effect your weekend? (msnbc)
  2. Roughly 10,000 people have been evacuated as Reno wildfire burns homes. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. A nearly extinct species of monkey has been rediscovered in Borneo. (Wired)
  4. Exxon Mobil will pay Montana $1.6M in penalties over the Yellowstone oil spill. (AP via Washington Post)
  5. The endangered Catalina Island fox has made an astounding comeback. (LA Times)

Was 2011 the Year of Mega-Fire?

Written by | December 28th, 2011

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If you lived in the American Southwest, 2011 indeed was the year of fire for you. Why? And more importantly, what can be done?

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 23

Written by | November 23rd, 2011

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Great green news: something to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Have a cruelty-free holiday and adopt a (live) turkey. (Green)
  2. After burning for three+ months, the Great Dismal Swamp wildfire has finally been extinguished. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. A bathtub-sized sea sponge has been rediscovered after a century of extinction. Wonder where it was hiding… (Mongabay)
  4. This Friday isn’t just Black Friday, it’s also Buy Nothing Day. (And don’t forget to celebrate Green Gift Monday next week!) (Grist)
  5. Who takes the longest showers? Twelve-year-old boys, says a new survey. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 7

Written by | October 7th, 2011

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Toast to the upcoming long weekend with a yummy Faithfull Ale from Dogfish Head.

  1. Dogfish Head Brewery is honoring Pearl Jam with a new beer. And they’re honoring The Nature Conservancy too! (Dogfish.com)
  2. A stubborn swamp fire in the Great Dismal Swamp, a damp Virginia bog, has been burning for more than two months. (Washington Post)
  3. Emergency drills are a sign Turkey is doing its part to protect the Mediterranean Sea. (Treehugger)
  4. Are women and adolescent girls in poor countries fundamental in feeding the world? (Guardian).
  5. Attention gardeners: keep your plants alive. Just add batteries. (Treehugger).

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 26

Written by | July 26th, 2011

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Fires, art and lions… surely one of our green news stories will pique your interest:

  1. Scientists learn more about a rare animal called “the ghost of the mountains.” (The New York Times)
  2. Research shows big wildfires could hit Yellowstone by 2050. (Mongabay)
  3. A new study identifies 3 common characteristics of climate change deniers. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Guess who doesn’t like the University of Wyoming’s new anti-coal art project? (Grist)
  5. If one of your worst fears is getting attacked by a lion, this study explains when you should be most afraid. (HuffPostGreen)

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.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 25

Written by | June 24th, 2011

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Cool Green Friday!

  1. Solar and wind developers are making use of abandoned lands known as “brownfields.” (YaleE360)
  2. Play a video game and solve climate change. Really, it’s that simple. (Treehugger)
  3. One of the world’s oddest animals might have trouble adapting to climate change. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Victory in the Serengeti! The Tanzania government cancels plans to build a road through the park. (Mongabay)
  5. The Arizona wildfire hasn’t been kind to endangered wildlife. (HuffPostGreen)
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