Category: Rainforests

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 11

Written by | March 11th, 2013

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Use that extra daylight to catch up on your green news:

  1. In his latest column, Tom Friedman gives Mark Tercek‘s new book, Nature’s Fortune, a shout-out. (New York Times)
  2. Rainforests could be more resilient to climate change than previously thought– but only if we leave them alone. (Mongabay)
  3. Three “lucky” species of endangered sharks are now protected by a new global agreement. (Associated Press/Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Ask Umbra takes on a tough question: Is there hope for us on this planet? (Grist)
  5. Nothing brightens up a dreary Monday morning more than interspecies friendship. (Treehugger)

ABC: This Valentine’s Day, Consider the Cacao Bean

Written by | February 12th, 2013

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, Jack Hurd examines the history of the cacao bean and explains how you can make sure your chocolate is responsibly harvested.

The Amazon: It is a Marvel to Behold

Written by | January 24th, 2013

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Our blogger follows his grandfather’s advice and travels to the Amazon. But will it be there for his grandchildren to see?

‘You Help Everybody’: In Alaska, Giving Wild Salmon Is Tradition

Written by | December 21st, 2012

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In Alaska, the holidays are not the only time of year people give back. Catching salmon – and sharing it with others – is at the center of everyday life.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 3

Written by | May 3rd, 2012

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We’ve got a great mix of green news headline for you today.

  1. The best rainforest destinations you haven’t visited — yet. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Controversial study shows how dangerous forms of avian influenza could evolve in the wild. (Nature)
  3. Climate change is causing plants to flower faster than scientists predicted. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. New species discovery: “rebel” coelacanth stalked ancient seas. (National Geographic)
  5. Find your green momma a gift in TreeHugger’s Mother’s Day gift guide. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 11

Written by | April 11th, 2012

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Isn’t technology grand?

  1. An electric DeLorean is in the works (time travel not included). (EcoGeek)
  2. Here’s more on the connection between climate change and wacky weather. (DotEarth)
  3. A new study says shrinking numbers of large predators wreak havoc on forest ecosystems. (YaleE360)
  4. Might want to double-check– are you buying illegally harvested wood? (Mongabay)
  5. Research links pesticides to declining bee populations. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 2

Written by | April 2nd, 2012

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I’ll bet this guy in Indonesia turned off the lights for Earth Hour.

  1. Check out some cool pictures of Earth Hour celebrations around the globe. (Guardian)
  2. An Indonesian man has planted a 1,360 acre forest, see how long it took him. (TreeHugger)
  3. Scientists have cloned elm trees that survived epidemics of Dutch elm disease. (Yale e360)
  4. Do you live near any of America’s top 10 most polluted waterways? (Mother Jones)
  5. One country’s youth have a “startling” demand for low carbon goods. Find out where. (BusinessGreen)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 30

Written by | March 30th, 2012

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I’m pretty sure that if you make it 63 years, you win the game of hide and seek.

  1. A long-fingered frog, last seen in 1949, has come out of hiding. (Huffington Post)
  2. New tool predicts Amazon deforestation a year before it happens. (Mongabay)
  3. A controversial pesticide has been linked to global bee decline. (Wired)
  4. Live, interactive wind energy map looks like a living van Gogh painting. (Clean Technica)
  5. New data from an historic sea level rise may help predict effects of climate change. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 14

Written by | March 14th, 2012

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The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the news is green.

  1. Sounds like climate change really has it out for rainforests. (Mongabay)
  2. Say goodbye to Greenland’s giant ice sheet. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Not a drop of beer– or its waste grain– will go to waste if this big-time brewer gets its way. (Grist)
  4. Philadelphia makes a play for the country’s greenest football stadium. Fly, Eagles, fly! (Treehugger)
  5. Starling flocks in flight behave like magnets(?), says a new study. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 17

Written by | February 17th, 2012

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With President’s Day right around the corner, let’s talk about green presidents.

  1. Which 10 presidents left the best environmental legacies? (The Daily Green)
  2. The Republic of the Congo expands park to protect fearless chimps. (Mongabay)
  3. The Dutch develop a kid-powered school bus. (Grist)
  4. Prepare to pay for power at your local coffee shop. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. To kill their parasites, fruit flies get drunk. (NY Times)
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