Category: Invasive species

A Significant Signing: Launching Australia’s Largest Protected Area

Written by | July 16th, 2012

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Learn how the Conservancy is helping manage Australia’s largest — and newest — protected area.

Eating Invasives: Delicious or Dangerous?

Written by | May 29th, 2012

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Could campaigns to eat kudzu or camels or iguanas actually have the reverse effect? Our blogger weighs the risks and benefits of eating invasives.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 27

Written by | April 27th, 2012

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Happy Arbor Day! Save a tree and get some green news online.

  1. Celebrate Arbor Day by reading a history of the movement and a look at the current threats. (Huffington Post)
  2. An prominent activist exposing illegal logging was murdered by a Cambodian police officer. (Guardian)
  3. Tiny sharks, about the size of your hand, glow in the dark for camouflage. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. You won’t believe what animal is being blamed for captive killer whale deaths. (TreeHugger)
  5. Is there a new invasive species to worry about in the Gulf and Southeast US? (Washington Post)

 

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 13

Written by | February 13th, 2012

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This gorilla could be the next Picasso.

  1. Art by Animals exhibit features artwork from gorillas, elephants and more. (Wired Science)
  2. Study finds nature is missing from children’s books. (TreeHugger)
  3. Asian carp: if you can’t beat ‘em, shoot ‘em. (The Columbus Dispatch)
  4. Finally, fuel removal begins at the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck. (Washington Post)
  5. Urban farming goes vertical. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 2

Written by | February 2nd, 2012

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Attack of the blobs!

  1. Are jellyfish taking over our oceans? (Nature)
  2. Turning down the thermostat saves energy and helps you lose weight. (The Chic Ecologist)
  3. Atlantic sturgeon added to the endangered species list. (Huffington Post)
  4. How do you fight invasive species in Australia? Bring in Komodo dragons. (TreeHugger)
  5. Spider webs may hold the clue to better buildings. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 31

Written by | January 31st, 2012

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Extra, extra! Read today’s top green news stories.

  1. Invasive Burmese pythons eat their way through Florida’s Everglades. (National Geographic)
  2. If you’re looking for a new car, consider a folding microcar! (TreeHugger)
  3. Umm… is that a UFO at the bottom of the Baltic Sea? (Huffington Post)
  4. Egypt remains one of Africa’s largest markets for illegal ivory items. (WWF)
  5. Pop quiz: what caused the mysterious Little Ice Age? (Mother Nature Network)

 

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2012

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Wow, you can buy anything on the internet these days.

  1. Demand for pangolin meat in Asia shows up online. (Mongabay)
  2. Sumatran elephants could be extinct in less than 30 years. (WWF)
  3. Mercury pollution isn’t just for fish eaters in the Northeast anymore, a new study finds. (New York Times)
  4. What are the most threatening invasive species in the North America? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Groundbreaking magnetic soap may help clean up oil spills. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 12

Written by | October 12th, 2011

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Giant catfish and invasive species terrorists– this is the stuff nightmares are made of.

  1. Cool or terrifying? Scientists have found humongous (like, 100-lb+) catfish swimming in a French river. (Conservation Magazine)
  2. Banning hybrid vehicles from carpool lanes slows everyone down, says a new report. (Green)
  3. The state of Vermont plans to get 90% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. (EcoGeek)
  4. But! If the entire country started seriously deploying wind and solar to scale right now, the whole place could run on clean energy by 2026. (Treehugger)
  5. The “War on Terror” may have helped keep terrorists out of the US, but it for sure welcomed invasive species right on in. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 2

Written by | August 2nd, 2011

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Your green news updates are ready-and-waiting:

  1. Recent measurements show the Gulf dead zone is smaller than expected–so why aren’t researchers rejoicing? (Green)
  2. Endangered leatherback turtles range wider than previously thought. (YaleE360)
  3. Does conservation make a difference in saving biodiversity? (BBC)
  4. Officials head out on a 4-day expedition in search of Asian carp. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  5. What will Glacier National Park be like without the glaciers? By 2020 we’ll know the answer. (Grist)

Peter Kareiva: ‘Conservation in the Real World’

Written by | July 13th, 2011

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From “bad GMOs” to “fragile nature,” from the dark sides of conservation’s heroes to the positive effects of technology…watch Nature Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva puncture some of your cherished myths about nature and conservation in this video.

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