Tag: Brazil

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 3

Written by | November 3rd, 2011

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Today’s green news gives us the shakes.

  1. Oklahoma Geological Survey has found that hydraulic fracturing may have triggered small earthquakes in Oklahoma. (Climate Progress)
  2. Could an artificial cave in Tennessee help protect bats from white-nose syndrome? (Scientific American)
  3. No longer just a mirage in the desert: Morocco to host the first solar and windfarm across North Africa and the Middle East. (Guardian)
  4. More than 50 tons of plastic went into making this first recycled bridge in Europe. (Grist)
  5. A $2 million florist bill OR 2 million trees planted in the Brazil rainforest? We think this is an easy decision, Kim Kardashian! (MTV Act)

The Board in Brazil: Misconceptions and Vital Lessons

Written by | September 16th, 2011

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A trip to the Amazon tested the knowledge of some of the Conservancy’s leaders but confirmed the importance of the work we’re doing there, in the U.S. and around the world.

Amazon Deforestation and the Great Forest Code Debate

Written by | August 15th, 2011

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Uncertainty over the new Forest Code rules is one factor leading to a bad year for deforestation. A new grant to The Nature Conservancy is one factor that should help combat it.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 20

Written by | July 20th, 2011

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Green news time– go!

  1. Want to save tigers? Here’s how. (Mongabay)
  2. Investment in clean technology is on the decline, but there’s still hope for the future. (CleanTechnica)
  3. You already knew that melting sea ice is forcing polar bears to swim longer distances, but just how far they’re swimming may come as a surprise. (Green)
  4. Gangs of monkeys looking for snacks are wreaking havoc in Rio de Janeiro. (Treehugger)
  5. The whitebark pine faces extinction, thanks to pests and climate change. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 22

Written by | June 22nd, 2011

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Do penguins ever pull over and ask for directions?

  1. A new, uncontacted Amazon tribe has been discovered in Brazil. (Treehugger)
  2. An emperor penguin took a wrong turn, is the first in 44 years to visit New Zealand. (Guardian)
  3. Mercedes is making a hybrid popemobile for an upcoming trip to Germany. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. A proposed badger cull has been put on hold in Wales pending scientific review. (BBC)
  5. Does this picture provide evidence of ancient oceans on Mars? (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 1

Written by | June 1st, 2011

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. Water released by a Washington dam is killing 100,000 fish a day. (Treehugger)
  2. Climate change has been linked to social collapses in Greenland since 800 BC. (Scientific American)
  3. Brazil vows to halt Amazon violence. (Green)
  4. A new report says food prices will double, thanks to climate change. (Green House)
  5. Basically, ocean acidification is still bad news. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 25

Written by | May 25th, 2011

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This is probably the only place on the web you’ll find news about both diapers and glacier melt:

  1. Oyster mushrooms can break down disposable diapers in four months. (EcoGeek)
  2. A new report reveals that Brazil’s protected areas could be more protected. (Mongabay)
  3. Obama tells federal agencies to start buying electric and hybrid vehicles. (Green House)
  4. Planning a trip this summer? Check out these green destinations. (Treehugger)
  5. Greenland’s glaciers have lost enough ice to fill a Great Lake, says a new study. (YaleE360)

Nature Photo of the Week: Rainbow Falls

Written by | May 20th, 2011

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Blue sky, a tremendous waterfall and a brilliant rainbow… what more could a person ask for? Flickr user gdcall14 captured this incredible shot at Iguazu Falls in Brazil—thanks for sharing it with The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you—at my.nature.org. And get inspired […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 5

Written by | May 5th, 2011

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate in green style:

  1. San Francisco teenagers are suing the government for failure to protect the Earth for future generations. (NY Times)
  2. Speaking of which: the latest predictions for world population growth could amount to serious environmental challenges. (Green)
  3. Forest protection takes one step forward in Indonesia, two steps back in Brazil. (EarthWatch)
  4. Take your lawn to a whole new level this year: go organic! (The Daily Green)
  5. Electronic medical records could cut 1.7 million tons of carbon emissions. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2011

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We know there’s fresh powder out there, but be sure to read all 5 before you hit the slopes:

  1. Students, parents are protesting planned solar panels at a California middle school. (LA Times)
  2. Primitive tools suggest humans left Africa earlier, and in a different direction. (NPR)
  3. See amazing pictures of the damage invasive boas inflict on native birds in Aruba. (Dot Earth)
  4. A controversial Brazilian mega-dam on the Amazon clears another major hurdle. (Green)
  5. Your ski and snowboard wax could be seriously harmful to you and wildlife. (Treehugger)
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