Tag: Africa

Walking for Water

Written by | May 8th, 2013

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An Earth Day 6K walk aims to raise awareness of the average distance women and children must walk every single day in Africa and Asia to collect water. The time to address global water challenges is now.

Earth Day 2013 Recap: Picnic Superlatives

Written by | April 27th, 2013

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A huge Earth Day thank you to everyone who participated and made Picnic for Earth a worldwide celebration. From D.C. to Afghanistan, over 12,000 nature-lovers celebrated Earth Day outdoors with good food and great company.

A Q&A With Daniella Alonso of Revolution

Written by | April 8th, 2013

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When the power goes out, you live a little closer to nature — whether you want to or not. Read this Q&A with Revolution cast member Daniella Alonso, featuring her favorite tips, tricks and nature encounters.

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 29

Written by | March 29th, 2013

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Before you start your weekend, here are 5 must-read green news stories.

  1. Africa fairy circles explained… and all circles point towards termites. (NY Times)
  2. Hope comes in the form of a footprint: Sumatran rhino may be alive on Indonesia’s Borneo island. (Washington Post)
  3. A new poll reveals 82% of U.S. adults believe climate change is already occurring. (Nature)
  4. In cool animal news, check out the sticky way a sea hare fools predators. (BBC Nature)
  5. A robot jellyfish could be the future of Navy underwater surveillance. (Wired)

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 22

Written by | March 22nd, 2013

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Happy World Water Day! We’re bringing you some green news with a splash of water news, too.

  1. Research reveals a giant squid is a giant squid is a giant squid. (Wired)
  2. How the water crisis is a women’s, kids’ and hunger issue. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Are Africa “land grabs” really “water grabs”? (CNN)
  4. 5 ways we can lessen our water use this World Water Day. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. You know those mass extinctions 135 million years ago? Blame the volcanoes. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 20

Written by | March 20th, 2013

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On our radar this morning: more bad news for elephants.

  1. 89 elephants have been slaughtered in Chad (and ivory passed $2000 a kilogram on Asia’s black market). (Aljazeera)
  2. John Kerry pushes for an Antarctic Ocean Reserve in what he calls a “living laboratory.” (National Geographic)
  3. Ethanol’s promise and production is fading in rural America. (The New York Times)
  4. Wildfires already? Colorado braces itself for an early start to the season. (Grist)
  5. Some like it hot — really hot. Especially this man who braved 2,000 degree lava flows to take some amazing photos. (Treehugger)

Water Funds Help Quench Kenya’s Thirst

Written by | March 15th, 2013

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It’s not going to be easy to solve all the current and future difficulties facing water users of Kenya’s Upper Tana River Basin, but a new water fund will provide a solid start in the right direction.

Nature Photo of the Week: Giraffe Love

Written by | January 18th, 2013

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We are certainly feeling the love with today’s Nature Photo of the Week. These two nuzzling giraffes are well, lovely. Flickr photographer nhpanda (still trying to catch up….) captured this amazing photo in the Serengeti — and even earned herself an Honorable Mention in our 2012 Digital Photo Contest! Thanks for sharing this photo through The […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 11

Written by | December 11th, 2012

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What’s cool, green and read with your morning coffee? That’s right, it’s Cool Green Morning time.

  1. Take a closer look at the amazing (and hilarious!) courtship rituals of birds-of-paradise. (Wired Science)
  2. Two young activists set out out to save rhinos, one letter at a time. (MNN)
  3. “Archaeology dog” sniffs out the past and locates 100-year-old bones. (National Geographic)
  4. Should doctors warn pregnant women about environmental risks? (Scientific American)
  5. Hurricane Sandy reveals New Jersey’s conspicuously lenient land-use regulations. (Huffington Post Green)

 

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 7

Written by | December 7th, 2012

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It’s Friday. You deserve some particularly nifty green news. We’ve got lions, puns and a bird-eating fish!

  1. Attention “steakholders”: Event aims to bolster the sustainable meat sector. (Green)
  2. Only 32,000 lions remain out of 100,000 roaming Africa in the 1960s. (National Geographic)
  3. Well, you don’t see this everyday. Catfish hunt down… pigeons? (Discover)
  4. Mexico shows us you have to start somewhere — plans to build wave power farms. (TreeHugger)
  5. Do severe weather events and disasters enhance people’s level of belief in climate change? (Grist)
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