Category: Policy

Rebuild, but Stronger

Written by | January 18th, 2013

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The impacts of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt up and down the eastern seaboard. We must look to create a new and alternative future for the coast.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 14

Written by | January 14th, 2013

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. In case you missed it: Last week, the New York Times announced that it’s shuttering its environmental desk. (DotEarth)
  2. No matter where you were living, 2012 was a pretty hot year. (EcoGeek)
  3. This meat-lover takes a vegetarian challenge. Think you could handle it? (Grist)
  4. A scary fungus that’s killer for caterpillars could be a life-saver for humans. (Mongabay)
  5. The USDA just invested $25 million into biofuel research and development. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 10

Written by | December 10th, 2012

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Start your week with a heaping helping of greens:

  1. Get the scoop on what happened at the climate summit in Doha. (Mongabay)
  2. Offshore wind may actually be good for some undersea creatures. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Yellowstone lost its most famous wolf, an alpha female called 832F. (Green)
  4. The cost of gas is on the decline. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Vampire electronics” not only waste energy– they can cost businesses a pretty penny as well. (GreenBiz)

Vote for Nature in Your State

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

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Are you voting on Tuesday? We’ve gathered the top 10 conservation measures from around the country — take a look and do your part to vote for nature!

Creative Conservation

Written by | October 16th, 2012

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No place, not even Yellowstone in winter, is unaffected by human impacts. This means every place requires some form of management, even if only to protect what remains of its “natural” condition.

Its History of Conservation Success Makes America Exceptional

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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While conservation in America has changed over the years, one this is clear: the conservation of our natural resources is a foundation for the American way of life.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 17

Written by | September 17th, 2012

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Surprise!

  1. A new baby panda! A new baby panda! (Washington Post)
  2. What can running teach us about sustainability? More than you’d probably think. (Grist)
  3. Some species at risk of extinction: zebras, giraffes, peacocks(?) and horses(??). (Treehugger)
  4. American voters! Please care more about freshwater issues. (Scientific American)
  5. In the market for a new-to-you bike? Here are some shopping tips. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 30

Written by | August 30th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. Our freshwater scientist and his kids spearheaded a “great steelhead rescue.” (Outside)
  2. It’s called a poodle moth. That’s all you need to know. (Mongabay)
  3. Is Hurricane Isaac stirring up remnants of oil from the Gulf oil spill? (Yahoo)
  4. Get the skinny on the carbon tax. (Grist)
  5. “Free” water comes at a price. (National Geographic)

Saving Sharks from the Banquet Table

Written by | August 14th, 2012

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On June 18, 2012, China’s State Council announced the ban on consuming shark fins at official government related banquets – a very important step in the face of plummeting shark population numbers.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 26

Written by | July 26th, 2012

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Caffeine? Check. Green news? Check. You may now proceed with your day.

  1. Our president and CEO, Mark Tercek, makes his voice heard in the New York Times’ Room for Debate. (NYTimes.com)
  2. Keep your produce fresh– without plastic. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Camera traps have led to the discovery of two additional populations of almost-extinct (and really cute) short-tailed chinchillas. (Mongabay)
  4. If droughts persist, these foods will cost you more. (Grist)
  5. Crazy heat=more rabies? (Wired)
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