Tag: Amazon

Por Favor, Brasil: Keep Debating, and You Can Change the World

Written by | January 30th, 2014

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Food. Water. Energy. All this situated within some of the most beautiful, productive and diverse ecosystems on the planet. That’s Brazil. And who can make the decisions to integrate all these needs and make wise decisions to shape the world? Brazilians, of course.

The Green Buzz: Monday, October 21

Written by | October 21st, 2013

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Another mysterious fish washes ashore in today’s green news.

  1. How many tree species do you think reside in the Amazon? A new report estimates just how diverse the rainforest is. (Pentagon Post)
  2. Another rare oarfish has washed ashore in California, and scientists are stumped as to why. (Reuters)
  3. This report has us wondering what our oceans are going to look like by 2100. (Environment News Service)
  4. The end of an oil era is 2070, says a major oil company. (MNN)
  5. Giant Asian tiger shrimp — we’re talking the length of a forearm — have invaded U.S. waters. (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 20

Written by | August 20th, 2013

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Lots of climate news in today’s Green Buzz. Depressing climate news. Sigh.

  1. Climate report leaked and shows we’re officially screwing up our planet. (Grist)
  2. Desert plants move to higher ground: is climate change to blame? (Discovery News)
  3. Why Prince William wants his son to embrace conservation issues in Africa. (MNN)
  4. Can a heightened police force end deforestation in the Amazon? (Mongabay)
  5. Scientists spoil all the fun! How “Finding Nemo” isn’t scientifically accurate. (CNN)

World Indigenous Day: Harnessing the Power of the Five Percent

Written by | August 8th, 2013

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World Indigenous Day is August 9 and our Global Director for Indigenous and Communal Conservation takes a closer look at how conservation can support Indigenous peoples’ rights.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 13

Written by | June 13th, 2013

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Today’s green news is filled with tidbits on big cats, disease outbreaks and new discoveries.

  1. Domesticated dogs + Sumatran tigers = a new threat to these endangered cats. (National Geographic)
  2. Say it ain’t so: “Coffee rust” threatening good coffee by attacking Arabica coffee plants. (Wired)
  3. The days of cheap food are over, thanks to climate change. (Grist)
  4. We know they’re fast, but it’s something else that makes cheetahs the successful hunters they are. (NPR)
  5. It seems as though we are still learning new things about this thick forest everyday: 15 new bird species discovered in the Amazon! (Mongabay)

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 17

Written by | May 17th, 2013

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Happy National Bike to Work Day! After you lock up your wheels, read today’s green news:

  1. If climate scientists overwhelmingly agree on global warming, why doesn’t the public? (NY Times)
  2. Want healthier tomatoes? Grow them with LEDs. (TreeHugger)
  3. Jaguars are large, beautiful and thankfully thriving in the Peruvian Amazon. (Mongabay)
  4. It’s Earth’s most iconic summit. And it’s melting. Fast. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Vehicles in the U.S. hit an estimated 1-2 million animals every year. (Scientific American)

ABC: This Valentine’s Day, Consider the Cacao Bean

Written by | February 12th, 2013

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, Jack Hurd examines the history of the cacao bean and explains how you can make sure your chocolate is responsibly harvested.

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: Wednesday, December 26

Written by | December 26th, 2012

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Need a break from holiday family bonding? Catch up on the latest green news.

  1. We love a good top 10 list, especially this one: top environmental victories of 2012. (TreeHugger)
  2. Okay, okay, one more: this year’s top weirdest animal discoveries. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Antarctica is warming fast. Really fast. (NY Times)
  4. New house in Washington, DC proves that green doesn’t have to mean expensive. (Grist)
  5. Deforestation in the Amazon is bad news for plants, animals and now microbes. (TG Daily)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 14

Written by | December 14th, 2012

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Brush up on today’s top green news stories (you’ll be the hit of any holiday party this weekend!).

  1. This just in: Amazon trees will likely survive man-made climate change. (RedOrbit)
  2. Do you know where the mercury in your fish comes from? (Grist)
  3. To make a safer bicycle helmet, just look to a woodpecker. (TreeHugger)
  4. New species of slow loris already in jeopardy due to illegal pet trade. Grumble, grumble… (Guardian)
  5. Cook Islands goes for gold and creates world’s largest shark sanctuary. (BBC)
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