Category: Shellfish Restoration

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 29

Written by | April 29th, 2011

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Congrats to William and Kate! We know the couple tried their best to keep it green but …

  1. Mostly due to air travel, the carbon footprint of the royal wedding is huge. (Treehugger)
  2. With the advancement in precise digital tools, why are tornadoes still so hard to predict? (New York Times)
  3. New evidence, in the form of an anomaly, gives clues to how the Grand Canyon was formed. (HuffPostGreen)
  4. An experiment suggests that ecosystem collapses could be predicted. (BBC)
  5. Removing nearly 30,000 “ghost pots” is helping restore crab populations in the Chesapeake. (LA Times)

Nature Brains: 5 Questions for Jeff DeQuattro on the Gulf

Written by | April 22nd, 2011

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Jeff DeQuattro, our coastal projects manager in Alabama, talks about the health of the Gulf of Mexico today, the weirdest thing he saw wash up after the oil spill, and the nastiest part of restoring oyster reefs.

Oyster Reefs Are in Trouble…So Can We Still Eat Oysters?

Written by | March 8th, 2011

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Conservancy marine scientist Mike Beck sets the record straight in this Q&A. Hint: If you like oysters, you’ll like what he has to say!

I’ll Have the Oyster, But Hold the Shell

Written by | February 4th, 2011

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85% of the world’s oyster reefs are gone. Find out why that matters, and what we’re doing (with the help of hundreds of volunteers) to reverse the trend.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 3

Written by | February 3rd, 2011

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Don’t let a little tongue-twister keep you from reading our 5 cool green links today:

  1. Say this 5 times fast: Sea urchins eat invasive seaweed to save corals in Hawaii. (Exctinction Countdown)
  2. Your drinking water will get cleaner, thanks to new EPA guidelines on toxic chemicals. (NY Times)
  3. Does planting GMO crops on National Wildlife Refuge farmland make sense? (Red, Green & Blue)
  4. Richard Black explains why the Conservancy’s work to restore oyster reefs is so important. (Earth Watch)
  5. These 9 surf spots are under seige from pollution and development. (Treehugger)

Crazy, Muddy Fun in the Gulf of Mexico

Written by | January 25th, 2011

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They were cold, wet and happy to be helping restore the Gulf—500+ volunteers helped us build the beginning of a new oyster reef in Mobile Bay, Alabama.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2011

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Monday morning’s coolest and greenest:

  1. It’s the question that’s plagued humanity for generations: What’s eco-friendlier, pleather or leather? (Mother Jones)
  2. Couldn’t make it to Alabama this past weekend? Get a firsthand look at our oyster restoration project. (Yahoo News)
  3. A Russian company is using giant snails to monitor air pollution. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Cocaine, which is terrible for a plethora of reasons, is also associated with forest destruction in Colombia. (Mongabay)
  5. Some states aren’t waiting for Congress to tackle climate change– they’re slashing emissions on their own. (Green House)

Hope on the Half-Shell

Written by | January 19th, 2011

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Can the Gulf of Mexico truly be restored? Cindy Brown says it’s already happening, and another major step towards achieving that goal will be taken this weekend.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 29

Written by | November 29th, 2010

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Wait—there’s stuff happening today that’s not related to Green Gift Monday?

  1. Japan’s helping India build 24 green cities. Teamwork! (CleanTechnica)
  2. The next big thing to revolutionize the building industry– “clean construction.” (Greener Buildings)
  3. Ask Umbra has the scoop on potentially harmful (to you and the environment!) salon treatments. (Grist)
  4. Recycled shells are boosting oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay. (Treehugger)
  5. The daughter of the inventor of plastic bags invented a plastic-bag substitute. (Got that?) (Green House)

The Gulf Needs a Restoration Economy

Written by | November 5th, 2010

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Was the Gulf oil spill actually good for the region’s economy? Maybe in the short-term — but the Gulf needs a long-term restoration economy, says Conservancy scientist Jonathan Hoekstra.

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