Tag: Australia

A Scientist’s Australian Reserve, for Nature and Family

Written by | August 28th, 2012

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Taking care of nature isn’t just a job for James Fitzsimons. In addition to directing conservation efforts for the Conservancy in Australia, he runs his own nature reserve that’s home to a wide range of interesting creatures. Take a look.

The Greenest Country on Earth?

Written by | August 23rd, 2012

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The answer might surprise you–and it all comes down to a little concept known as a counterfactual. Intrigued? Read on.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 30

Written by | July 30th, 2012

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Hopefully some great green news will make your Monday a little less painful:

  1. These American Olympians deserve gold medals in greenness. (Treehugger)
  2. A former climate skeptic changes his mind. (DotEarth)
  3. These green cowboys are taking care of the land and still making money. Yeehaw! (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. What should you do with “gray” water? (Grist)
  5. In Australia, waves are for hangin’ 10 and also for energy. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 18

Written by | July 18th, 2012

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Today we celebrate an important date that everyone in the United States will appreciate.

  1. Happy Birthday, Air Conditioner. (Grist)
  2. Another effect of the continually hot, hot weather: nuclear plant cooling ponds are not cooling down. (Green)
  3. Whoa. Dolphins may be math geniuses. (Discovery)
  4. Australian shark attacks: do they need to be taken off the protected list? (BBC)
  5. Summer Fun: Vegetarian-friendly ballparks! (Huffington Post)

A Significant Signing: Launching Australia’s Largest Protected Area

Written by | July 16th, 2012

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Learn how the Conservancy is helping manage Australia’s largest — and newest — protected area.

Rio+20: Confessions of a Turtle-Hugger

Written by | June 22nd, 2012

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Our self proclaimed “turtle hugger” reports from Rio de Janeiro and reflects on the commitments made that will benefit people, nature and of course, sea turtles.

Building a Model Future in Melanesia

Written by | April 20th, 2012

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Learn how building a 3D model is helping an island community in Papua New Guinea to plan for the impacts of climate change and ensure its survival.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 5

Written by | March 5th, 2012

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Thank you for saving the world… with one less car!

  1. An artist shows her appreciation for bicyclists with hand-written thank you notes. (TreeHugger)
  2. Will 2012 be the year of the tornado? (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Carbon emissions pave way for mass extinction in oceans. (Mongabay)
  4. Thousands of strands of spider silk spun into violin strings. (BBC)
  5. See 10 years of gorgeous images of Earth from space. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 6

Written by | February 6th, 2012

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a Giants or Patriots fan, we can all appreciate a few great green news stories.

  1. Our oceans got some love in this 30-second Super Bowl ad. (Care2)
  2. Puerto Rico adds non-native iguanas to their menus. (Washington Post)
  3. The Olympics bring Britain their biggest urban park. (Guardian)
  4. We heart TreeHugger’s new Valentine’s Day green gift guide. (TreeHugger)
  5. A warming ocean actually boasts some coral reef growth. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 2

Written by | February 2nd, 2012

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Attack of the blobs!

  1. Are jellyfish taking over our oceans? (Nature)
  2. Turning down the thermostat saves energy and helps you lose weight. (The Chic Ecologist)
  3. Atlantic sturgeon added to the endangered species list. (Huffington Post)
  4. How do you fight invasive species in Australia? Bring in Komodo dragons. (TreeHugger)
  5. Spider webs may hold the clue to better buildings. (Christian Science Monitor)
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