Tag: Alaska

Heavy Lifting in a Salmon Stream: Alaska’s Tongass Forest Restores Habitat

Written by | August 27th, 2012

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This is the heart of the coastal temperate rainforest – a lush and green place known for giant trees, placid estuaries brimming with marine life and cascading salmon streams.

Nature Photo of the Week: Tern Lake, Alaska

Written by | August 17th, 2012

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The incredible reflection in this photograph of Tern Lake, Alaska makes it an easy pick for our Nature Photo of the Week. Simply gorgeous! Thanks to Flickr photographer doveoggi for submitting 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 […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 7

Written by | August 7th, 2012

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Having a bad day? Well, at least you’re not a shellfish.

  1. Acidifying seawater is making it harder for clams to grow their shells. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Droughts have farmers mastering the art of dry farming. (Grist)
  3. Mud poses no obstacle for coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef. (NY Times)
  4. Climate change washes away traditions in Alaskan Arctic villages. (Washington Post)
  5. Go deep sea diving for gold and copper. (Guardian)

An Alaska Salmon Stream Gets New Life in More Ways Than One

Written by | February 24th, 2012

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A salmon stream in Alaska was once so damaged it was thought to be beyond repair, and it had a name that reflected that feeling. Now the stream, and it’s new name, are beautiful examples of restoration.

Nature Photo of the Week: a Mother’s Love

Written by | December 16th, 2011

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This sweet photo from Alaska definitely evoked some “awwws” in our office. Flickr user Lejun4 did a wonderful job of capturing the love and pride that this mother harbor seal has for her pup. Thanks to Lejun40 for sharing this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily […]

Meet Team Nature: Running for Memories

Written by | August 26th, 2011

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Meet Loren, Stefanie and James. These three young professionals are so motivated to help the natural world, that they’re logging countless training miles to run the ING New York City Marathon for Team Nature. Find out how you can help!

Best and Worst Environmental Moments of 2010

Written by | December 13th, 2010

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You know about the oil spill, but what other stories made our lead scientist’s list of environmental issues that dominated the year?

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 10

Written by | December 10th, 2010

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Should you be having bugs for breakfast on this cool green morning?

  1. A bird once thought to be extinct has been found nesting in the U.S. (Treehugger)
  2. A TED talk explains why you should eat insects instead of meat? (Grist)
  3. Repeat photography from the USGS shows stark change in landscapes. (Wired)
  4. NOAA is restricting fishing off Alaska to protect sea lions. (Green)
  5. Walkable neighborhoods have happier people. (Greenhouse)

Black-Capped Crossbill? I Don’t Think So!

Written by | December 8th, 2010

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A mysterious disease is causing major bill deformities for birds, mostly in Alaska. Our avian expert looks at some of the worst effects and the potential causes.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 9

Written by | November 9th, 2010

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The latest and greatest in cool and green:

  1. Beak deformities are on the rise among birds in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, but no one knows why. (Dot Earth)
  2. Eating fish will save the rainforest, suggests one scientist. (Grist)
  3. Don’t recycle these things. (The Daily Green)
  4. The top five eco-video games (?!) are… (Treehugger)
  5. Do dimmer switches really save any energy? (Guardian Eco)
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