Tag: Alaska

Pulling the Nets: More Salmon, Less Sleep in Bristol Bay

Written by | July 13th, 2010

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All work and no sleep makes for… your typical salmon fisherman in Bristol Bay. Our staffer Dustin Solberg continues pulling the nets for a commercial salmon fishing boat in Alaska.

Pulling the Nets: Salmon Fishing Season Begins

Written by | July 9th, 2010

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The commercial sockeye salmon fishing season in Alaska has begun! Our staffer Dustin Solberg reports from a one-month stint on a commercial salmon fishing boat in Bristol Bay.

Pulling the Nets: Late-Night Fishing on Bristol Bay

Written by | July 7th, 2010

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Midnight fishing alongside beluga whales…our blogger Dustin Solberg reports on what it’s like to spend a month on a commercial salmon fishing boat in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 31

Written by | March 31st, 2010

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Toads, dolphins and offshore drilling– oh my! You’ll find it all in today’s roundup of the morning’s coolest, greenest news:

  1. This just in: Obama OKs offshore drilling in large sections of the Alaskan, Atlantic and Gulf coasts. (Grist)
  2. A new study shows that the reproduction rate of dolphins in the Mississippi Sound spiked post-Hurricane Katrina. (Journal Watch Online)
  3. Europe could be totally powered by renewable energy by 2050. Jealous? (The Vine)
  4. The science of genomics is helping researchers figure out the biological effects of climate change and develop new biofuels. (Red, Green and Blue)
  5. Toads can predict earthquakes, says a new report. (Guardian)

A Quest at the Center of the Salmon Universe

Written by | February 18th, 2010

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Take a journey with the Conservancy’s Dustin Solberg to Alaska’s Bristol Bay, where a healthy ecosystem brims with wild salmon and rich tradition.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 27

Written by | January 27th, 2010

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Here you go– the five coolest, greenest links on the web. Dig in!:

  1. The people of a tiny Alaskan village claim that fuel and utility companies are responsible for their home’s rapid erosion, and they’re taking two dozen of said companies to court to sue for relocation expenses. (New York Times)
  2. A new study says that the health benefits and air-quality improvements that could result from cutting carbon emissions would offset the actual cost of cutting carbon emissions. (The Vine)
  3. A grassroots “gray water” movement is inspiring Los Angeles residents to recycle and reuse household waste water. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. The latest Green Confidence Index shows that consumers want to go/buy green, but the state of the economy is why they’re not really doing any of that. (GreenBiz)
  5. Senators Kerry and Graham: bringin’ energy reform back. (Red, Green and Blue)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 26

Written by | January 26th, 2010

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Today’s top 5 green news stories online:

  1. Can an energy-harvesting soccer ball reduce kerosene use in Africa? (Green Inc.)
  2. Wind power is on the rise… last year the industry grew 39 percent, despite the economic downturn. (NY Times)
  3. Just a 5 cent tax on plastic bags can make people bring their own to the grocery store. (The Vine)
  4. Twenty years later, the Exxon Valdez oil spill still lingers on Alaska’s beaches. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Could a ‘green’ industrial revolution — think electric cars and renewable energy — save Michigan? (The Daily Green)

Can Nature Be Restored Like Shakespeare’s Globe?

Written by | January 25th, 2010

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Dustin Solberg visits the restored Globe Theatre in London…and wonders if restoring nature can ever be as simple.

Nature Photo of the Week: Grizzly Match

Written by | January 22nd, 2010

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Lovers quarrel? Or maybe they’re just playing? This action shot of grizzly bears was taken by Flickr user pixilpame and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — at my.nature.org.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2009

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Electric cars, open ocean fish farms, REDD, Google. From California to Denmark and Brazil to Alaska. Yes, we’re covering all the hot issues in all the hot places around this little planet of ours. Check it all out in Cool Green Morning. Google and Arnold Schwarzenegger make a formidable team: yesterday the Gov of California unveiled a new […]

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