Category: Rainforests

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 10

Written by | February 10th, 2012

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Here are today’s top green news headlines. Happy Friday!

  1. Quiet oceans make for calmer right whales. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Regular contact with nature is part of a balanced diet for kids. (BBC)
  3. The world’s biggest conservation group (ahem) is making forays into urban areas. (Grist)
  4. Toilet paper production destroys Indonesian rainforests. (Mongabay)
  5. Woolly mammoth sighting or publicity hoax? (MSNBC)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2011

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The Amazon gets an A+ in today’s green news.

  1. Back to the basics: farmers are favoring horses over John Deeres. (Grist)
  2. Annual destruction of the Amazon rain forest fell to its lowest recorded level. (Washington Post)
  3. Bittersweet news from Afghanistan: Persian leopards — and poachers — caught on camera. (TreeHugger)
  4. Mr. President, parks bolster state economies. (Green)
  5. All we want for Christmas is to visit the newly discovered Christmas Planet! (Mashable)

Brazil’s Forest Code: Fact, Fiction and a Forecast

Written by | November 10th, 2011

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Brazil’s Forest Code and its rules on deforestation will soon be updated. David Cleary looks at both sides of the debate and makes a bold prediction about the most likely outcome.

The Board in Brazil: Misconceptions and Vital Lessons

Written by | September 16th, 2011

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A trip to the Amazon tested the knowledge of some of the Conservancy’s leaders but confirmed the importance of the work we’re doing there, in the U.S. and around the world.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2011

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Today’s green news round-up holds the secret to a long, healthy life.

  1. A new seabird was discovered in Hawaii…and it’s a 40-year-old stuffed specimen. (Mongabay)
  2. Coal shortages are speeding up China’s move toward clean energy. (CleanTechnica)
  3. A new study says deforestation rates are higher in protected forests. (YaleE360)
  4. Attention Labor Day travelers: Hurricane Irene might’ve shut down your favorite outdoor recreation spot. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. The world’s oldest person (nearly 121! wow!) credits her longevity to her healthy, all-natural Amazon Rainforest lifestyle. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 26

Written by | August 26th, 2011

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Cool Green Morning, Cool Green Afternoon…what’s the diff?

  1. Irene’s making her way up the East Coast. What does she have to do with climate change ? (The Daily Green)
  2. There’s a big secret underground river underneath the Amazon, scientists say. (Mongabay)
  3. In other Amazon news, scientists have also discovered a brand new species of monkeys. (Treehugger)
  4. Dolphins are so smart! Watch them use shells to catch fish. (Wired)
  5. What impact did the dispersants used to clean up the Gulf oil spill have underneath the surface? (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 22

Written by | August 22nd, 2011

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

  1. A solar panel parking lot is in the works. (EcoGeek)
  2. Amazon rainforest communities are being added to Google Street View. (Mongabay)
  3. Five African nations have joined together to create a giant conservation zone. (Timeslive.co.za)
  4. Why are urban areas growing so quickly? (Green)
  5. Pre-COP, South Africa’s foreign minister fears that “politics cannot deliver on what science requires.” (AP, via Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 10

Written by | August 10th, 2011

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Get your green news right here!

  1. The Gulf dead zone is like a zombie, and our scientist has some thoughts on how to kill it for good. (Grist)
  2. An aquaculture farm is planning to grow 500,000 pounds of shrimp… in shipping containers… in the Mojave Desert. (Treehugger)
  3. Ten new frog species were discovered in an Indian rainforest. (Mongabay)
  4. One of our scientists–and his whole family–are living off the grid for a whole year. (Green)
  5. Can Tokyo function without nuclear power? (CleanTechnica)

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: Tuesday, June 21

Written by | June 21st, 2011

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The longest day of the year means you shouldn’t have any trouble getting through all 5 of our cool green news links:

  1. West Palm Beach is drying up… the city says there’s only enough water in the reservoir to last a few weeks. (Treehugger)
  2. Hear what children in Ecuador have to say about growing up in the Amazon rainforest. (BBC)
  3. This headline says it all: “Ocean prognosis: mass extinction“. (Mongabay)
  4. Once you’ve started eating bugs (see yesterday’s news), why not eat weeds too? (The Daily Green)
  5. New LED-equipped fishing nets could cut down on the 7 million metric tons of bycatch (wasted fish). (Good Clean Tech)
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