Category: South America

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: Thursday, January 19

Written by | January 19th, 2012

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Sit back and enjoy a bowl of prehistoric popcorn.

  1. Climate change gets a $18 million boost. Thank you, Prince Charles. (TreeHugger)
  2. 6,700 year-old popcorn found in Peru. Yum! (Daily Mail)
  3. Wind farm threatens to blow Donald Trump’s golf course dreams. (Guardian)
  4. White-nose syndrome affects six times more bats than previously thought. (TIME)
  5. Here’s an interesting recycling story: butter sculpture becomes biofuel. (Green)

Traveling the Magdalena River: Last Stop, Dique Canal

Written by | December 23rd, 2011

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For our final stop along the Magdalena River, we sail along the Dique Canal, which connects Colombia’s interior with one of its most important ports: Cartagena.

Nature Photo of the Week: South American Tanager

Written by | December 23rd, 2011

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Birds can be tricky to photograph, but Flickr user Techuser makes it look easy with this breathtaking photo of a Magpie Tanager (Cissopis leveriana). Thanks for sharing this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you—at my.nature.org. And […]

Greening Latin America: Investing in Nature for a Sustainable Future

Written by | December 13th, 2011

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New allies in Latin America are showing businesses that improving sustainability has a positive impact on their bottom line, local communities and the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Traveling the Magdalena: Day 3, Zapatoza

Written by | December 12th, 2011

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The team explores Zapatoza, the biggest freshwater marsh in Colombia, and spends a day talking to local fishermen about the loss of fish.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2011

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Santa Claus may be jolly, but he is certainly not green.

  1. Festive infographic calculates Santa’s carbon footprint. (TreeHugger)
  2. The proof is in the photos: Chilean glacier shrinks half a mile in 12 months. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Warming temperatures drive polar bears to cannibalism. (BBC)
  4. Half of all vehicles will be hybrids by 2040. (Green Tech)
  5. Deforestation rates in Africa are accelerating. (Environmental News Service)

Traveling the Magdalena River: Day 2, Illegal Mining

Written by | December 8th, 2011

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Colombia wants to be a top mining country, but is this country really prepared to assume such challenge? We travel to an illegal mine to learn more.

Traveling the Magdalena River: Day 1, the Llanito Lake

Written by | December 5th, 2011

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The team goes fishing with a group of local fishermen at the Magdalena River’s Llanito Lake, where fishermen still practice the “corral” fishing technique, a more sustainable and collective way of fishing.

Traveling the Magdalena River

Written by | December 2nd, 2011

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Join a team of Nature Conservancy staff and scientists as they navigate Colombia’s Magdalena River and bring to life its rich communities and culture through this series of blog posts.

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