Tag: Australia

A Bower Bird’s Lessons of Courtship

Written by | February 13th, 2013

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re taking a closer look at the bizarre mating habits of bower birds.

Considering Climate Change from a Country on Fire

Written by | February 7th, 2013

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Three recent events have made Australia a flashpoint for the global discussion around severe weather, and Michael Looker, the Conservancy’s Australia program director, offers three solutions to coping with a changing climate.

Farming Carbon with Fire: Helping Northern Australia Restore Natural Burn Patterns

Written by | January 17th, 2013

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Dr. Michael Looker shares some big news from Fish River Station and what it could mean for Indigenous Australians and traditional fire regimes across the north.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 4

Written by | January 4th, 2013

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We’re “shaking our tail feathers” reading today’s green news. Hey, it’s just that kind of Cool Green Morning!

  1. Do you own a plug-in vehicle yet? U.S. sales tripled in 2012. (TreeHugger)
  2. More than 70 bird hotspots need to be restored as a result of Hurricane Sandy. (Green)
  3. Dinosaurs might have shaken their tail feathers to court mates. (Wired)
  4. Chilling effect: Warmer winters could ruin fruit. (Grist)
  5. Australia is home to some wacky animals: kangaroos, wombats and now the western long-beaked echidna. (Mongabay)

Thinking Internationally About National Parks

Written by | December 11th, 2012

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What can American national parks teach us about conservation work in Asia and the Pacific? Jack Hurd takes family to Olympic National Park to investigate.

Championing Conservation in Australia

Written by | November 30th, 2012

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As The Nature Conservancy in Australia embarks on a new chapter, its director, Dr. Michael Looker, reflects on the past and future of a life in conservation.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 13

Written by | November 13th, 2012

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I’ve got “Total Eclipse of the Heart” stuck in my head this morning. I blame today’s green news.

  1. You may not live in Australia but you can still catch today’s total solar eclipse online. (PC Mag)
  2. Caught! Remote camera traps catch poachers in action. (Mongabay)
  3. Corals in the Great Barrier Reef have made a new enemy: starfish. (The Telegraph)
  4. A world without bamboo means a world without pandas. Thanks, climate change. (Discovery News)
  5. Haiti faces hunger catastrophe after Hurricane Sandy. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 26

Written by | October 26th, 2012

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We have good news for corals!… but bad news for squirrels.

  1. Tempting squirrels with contraception-laced snacks may slow down population spikes. (National Geographic)
  2. Coral reefs found to be thriving in the deep waters of the Great Barrier Reef. (CNN)
  3. 67% of cows in Denmark never feel the sun or chew a blade of grass. (TreeHugger)
  4. Fukushima fish ‘may be inedible for a decade’. (Guardian)
  5. The land of Cherry Garcia strives to be greener. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 25

Written by | October 25th, 2012

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The buzz in the cool green news this morning is…

  1. Bees and pesticides don’t mix, and now there’s more evidence that the latter is decimating the former. (Mongabay)
  2. This British police officer stole hundreds of rare bird eggs from their nests — while on duty! (BBC News)
  3. Great (and surprising) news: The U.S. is going to come close to meeting its 2020 greenhouse gas emission target. (Scientific American)
  4. But the U.S. is also poised to become the world’s top oil producer, thanks (or no thanks?) to fracking. (Huffington Post)
  5. This rescued echidna might be the cutest/strangest mammal we’ve ever seen — and the orphan has a new home. (Huffington Post)

People Power Stops Super Trawler in Australia

Written by | September 17th, 2012

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The recent ban on a “super trawler” in Australia comes down not to scientific evidence but to public opinion on how fish should be caught. Eddie Game dives into the issue.

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