Tag: Army Corps of Engineers

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 28

Written by | November 28th, 2012

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It’s an interesting day in the world of Cool Green news. Check it out!

  1. African Lions are moving close to U.S. Endangered Species Act protection. (Scientific American)
  2. Did you know there are drunken forests? And they’re related to a “permafrost problem” (and, of course, climate change)? (Green)
  3. And in other climate change news: could marine cloud machines cool the planet? (Mongabay)
  4. We can now add the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem to the list of places affected by plastic pollution. (Discovery News)
  5. Huge, new levees in New Orleans are almost finished — but they’ll require major funding for upkeep. (Huffington Post)

Cutting Conservation Cannot Fix the Deficit

Written by | July 15th, 2011

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A hundred years ago Theodore Roosevelt said, “There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country.” Mark Tercek explains why this is still true.

Floods of Insight: Learning From the 1927 and 2011 Mississippi River Floods

Written by | May 25th, 2011

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Record water levels forced tough decisions along the Mississippi this month. What did we learn in 1927 to help make those decisions? And what can we learn from these floods?

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 16

Written by | May 16th, 2011

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Looks like someone’s got a case of the cool green Mondays…

  1. Australian products are destroying Australian forests. (Mongabay)
  2. A swollen Mississippi River floods Louisiana’s Cajun country as the Army Corps of Engineers tries to protect New Orleans. (Guardian)
  3. Endangered-salmon-eating sea lions are being sentenced to death. (Green)
  4. Staples of the American diet, such as blue box mac & cheese, Oreos and Jell-O, are getting greener. (GreenBiz)
  5. The Italian city of Naples calls in the army to take out its trash. (Treehugger)

Rising Floodwaters Compel Hard Decisions

Written by | April 29th, 2011

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A controversial decision to blow up a levee on the Mississippi and cause an intentional flood pits one state against another. Our Jeff Opperman looks at the science behind the battle.

Cool Green Budget: What’s Good for Nature in FY2011

Written by | February 24th, 2010

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President Obama’s proposed federal budget has some very good things for nature — and people who depend on nature, says the Conservancy’s Bob Bendick.

Making the Mississippi Sustainable in the 21st Century

Written by | January 28th, 2010

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Managing the Mississippi River for people and nature presents enormous challenges — and smarter conservation can play a huge role, says the Conservancy’s Michael Reuter.

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