Tag: Amazon

How I Fell in Love With Nature

Written by | May 13th, 2011

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Why did a city kid that thought a half-acre park with azaleas was “wild” end up dedicating his life to nature? New York state director Bill Ulfelder shares his story.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 24

Written by | March 24th, 2011

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Bird vomit and fish poop… need we say more?

  1. The mystery behind Knut’s death is solved. (Treehugger)
  2. Elizabeth Kolbert treks into the Conservancy’s Aeolus Cave in search of bats. (YaleE360)
  3. Fossilized bird vomit holds clues to a 37,000 year-old colony of snow petrels. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. The excrement of a fruit-eating fish is helping re-forest the Amazon. (Wired)
  5. In 2010 the solar market in the U.S. grew by leaps and bounds. (Green Tech)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 16

Written by | February 16th, 2011

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Green news time!

  1. From our very own lead scientist Sanjayan: Lewis and Clark would have totally approved of this big conservation win for the Crown of the Continent. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Climate change is a “chief contributor” to civil unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, says one UN official. (Green)
  3. Are drugs destroying the Amazon? (Treehugger)
  4. A new study illustrates just how bad sea level rise could be by 2100. (How bad? Pretty bad.) (YaleE360)
  5. The greenest cars aren’t necessarily electric or hybrid. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 15

Written by | February 15th, 2011

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Got the post-Valentine’s Day blues? These 5 cool links will put you back in the green!

  1. Obama’s just-released budget focuses on alternative energy. (NY Times)
  2. Climate change is re-drawing the map of bird life in Africa. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  3. In India, vulture “restaurants” serve up fresh carcass in order to save these endangered birds. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. It’s a guilty verdict for Chevron for polluting the Amazon. (Mongabay)
  5. Landfills–once the scourge of the planet, now a source of green energy. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 7

Written by | February 7th, 2011

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Recover from the Super Bowl with these super green links:

  1. A new study warns that climate change will lead to mass migration. (Green)
  2. Using sunlight and spinach, researchers have developed a Popeye-approved sustainable hydrogen fuel. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Really bad droughts in the Amazon are a growing concern for scientists. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. It’s National Green Week! But how green is too green for elementary school-aged kids? (Green House)
  5. Fast toll collection lanes reduce not just congestion and frustration, but also pollution. (The Daily Green)

What the Green Breakthrough in Brazil Means

Written by | October 8th, 2010

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The loser in Brazil’s recent presidential election scores a win for the environment— our director of conservation strategies in South America explains.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 1

Written by | September 1st, 2010

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It’s still pretty warm outside, but these five links are as cool as can be.

  1. New images and data from NASA reveal a surge in Amazon wildfires. (Mongabay)
  2. A famous climate skeptic does an about-face– and suggests a global tax on carbon emissions. (Green)
  3. Is “dry water” our next great hope for stopping climate change? (GreenBiz)
  4. A push toward sustainability is helping some companies not just survive tough economic times, but thrive. (Grist)
  5. Back-to-school time already? Here’s how to kick off your year, eco-style. (The Daily Green)

Do You Know Where Your Açaí Comes From?

Written by | August 30th, 2010

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Chances are, a small boy scaled a tall palm tree in order to harvest your açaí. But that’s just part of the story. Our green living blogger Margaret Southern tells the rest from her recent trip to an indigenous village in the Amazon.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 5

Written by | May 5th, 2010

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! They may not be as tasty as tacos, margaritas and all that good stuff, but why not celebrate with these cinco great green links?

  1. Wait a minute– could the Gulf oil spill make an energy bill less likely to happen? (The Vine)
  2. Since we humans heated up this here planet, can our geoengineering technologies cool it down? (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. A new study says that half of the Amazon could be gone by 2050. (Treehugger)
  4. Learn more about the oil containment strategies– like domes and relief wells– about to be deployed to the Gulf. (Green)
  5. Chocolate, styrofoam and human body fat are three of the weirdest potential alternative energy sources ever…but hey, whatever works. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 16

Written by | March 16th, 2010

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Desperate to get your Cool Green Morning on? Don’t worry– we’ve got you covered:

  1. A Welsh company is turning old plastic into brand-new, affordable housing. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Renters get the opportunity to buy into solar power– no landlord permission necessary. (Green Inc.)
  3. Did a drought make the Amazon greener? According to a new study, probably not. (Journal Watch Online)
  4. Here are ten reasons to get on the recycled-paper-products bandwagon already. (The Daily Green)
  5. Is Ian McEwan’s new book the first good climate change novel ever? (Treehugger)
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