Tag: Amazon deforestation

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 11

Written by | July 11th, 2013

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From ugly animals to a national park on the moon, we’ve got your green news!

  1. Lorax wanted. Because Amazon deforestation has dramatically increased in countries outside of Brazil. (Mongabay)
  2. Pictures: Newly formed Ugly Animal Protection Society says these guys need saving, too. (Discovery News)
  3. Do we have to save one species over another to protect America’s wilderness? (NPR)
  4. Far out: U.S. lawmakers propose a national lunar park to protect artifacts left on the moon by NASA astronauts. (MNN)
  5. China and the U.S. have agreed to work together to capture carbon dioxide spewing from their respective power plants. (Bloomberg)

The Amazon: It is a Marvel to Behold

Written by | January 24th, 2013

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Our blogger follows his grandfather’s advice and travels to the Amazon. But will it be there for his grandchildren to see?

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 21

Written by | August 21st, 2012

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From clouds that combat global warming, to turning coffee waste into plastic — we’ve got your green news covered.

  1. Could clouds have a silver lining for global warming? Some scientists think so. (Treehugger)
  2. Starbucks wants to turn your latte and scone (that you threw away) into plastic. Wait…what? (Grist)
  3. A mother giraffe stays by her dead newborn, reopening the debate: Do animals mourn the dead? (BBC Nature)
  4. After years of budget cuts, national parks are showing signs of strain. (Washington Post)
  5. An independent assessment confirms a decrease in Amazon deforestation last year. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 3

Written by | August 3rd, 2012

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It’s been a long week, so here’s some good green news to get you through the day.

  1. Despite extreme melt, signs of hope signs of hope emerge for Greenland ice. (Wired)
  2. Our planet’s carbon storing capacity is keeping pace with human emissions. (Yale e360)
  3. Amazon deforestation has fallen another 23% in the past 12 months. (Guardian)
  4. Find out how Great Lakes trout are a barometer for global pollution. (Scientific American)
  5. Bites from vampire bats might actually protect people from rabies. (NPR)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 30

Written by | March 30th, 2012

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I’m pretty sure that if you make it 63 years, you win the game of hide and seek.

  1. A long-fingered frog, last seen in 1949, has come out of hiding. (Huffington Post)
  2. New tool predicts Amazon deforestation a year before it happens. (Mongabay)
  3. A controversial pesticide has been linked to global bee decline. (Wired)
  4. Live, interactive wind energy map looks like a living van Gogh painting. (Clean Technica)
  5. New data from an historic sea level rise may help predict effects of climate change. (Scientific American)

Amazon Deforestation and the Great Forest Code Debate

Written by | August 15th, 2011

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Uncertainty over the new Forest Code rules is one factor leading to a bad year for deforestation. A new grant to The Nature Conservancy is one factor that should help combat it.

Amazon Deforestation: Crunch Time

Written by | September 3rd, 2010

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Is there really a link between the economy and levels of deforestation in the Amazon? David Cleary, our director of conservation strategies in South America, looks at that relationship and some interesting trends in Brazil.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 11

Written by | August 11th, 2010

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Dying to get the latest on fungus-based alternative packing materials, fire tracking from space and your endangered summer vacation? Read on, readers:

  1. See ya, Styrofoam– a new mushroom-based packing product uses 98% less energy than the familiar foamy white stuff. (Greener Design)
  2. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is down this year, officials say. (Mongabay)
  3. Arizona’s Luke Air Force Base is getting a giant 15 megawatt solar power installation– and the 550 green jobs that come with its construction. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Government agencies are monitoring the world’s fire trends…from space! (Dot Earth)
  5. A host of environmental issues could threaten your next vacation. (The Daily Green)

Stopping Deforestation on the Amazonian Frontier

Written by | May 18th, 2010

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How do you transform a Brazilian municipality from a lawless hotspot of deforestation into a leader in Amazon conservation? It’s complicated — but the Conservancy’s helped make it happen, says Jonathan Hoekstra.

Good News on Amazon Deforestation….Maybe

Written by | March 8th, 2010

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Deforestation rates in Brazil’s Amazon dropped 45% last year over 2008′s figures, continuing a five-year trend. But don’t celebrate just yet, says the Conservancy’s David Cleary.

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