Tag: Burmese Python

A Hippo in…Australia?

Written by | January 18th, 2010

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A pygmy hippo — a native of Africa — shot in Australia? The Nature Conservancy’s Matt Miller says it’s true — and an example of a brave new world.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 14

Written by | October 14th, 2009

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If you’re anything like me, you can’t get your day started without your daily serving of Cool Green Morning.  (Also, caffeine.  Lots and lots of caffeine.)  Read on to get your fix: Big snakes are becoming a big problem, says the United States Geological Survey.  The group just issued a report concluding that, should the […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 20

Written by | July 20th, 2009

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Great — just how I like to start my Monday morning: With a miles-long blob of black goo. See video of this strange phenomenon above, and look below for more info (and some other and decidedly greener links) in this edition of Coolness: A 12-15 mile long mass of heretofore unknown black algae has been […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 31

Written by | March 31st, 2009

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We know there’s a lot of news out there to stay on top of every day. That’s why we’ve done the work for you — and condensed it into the top five green news stories of the day: Feel the Squeeze: Check out this video of CNN reporter John Zarrrella learning how to catch a […]

Nature Conservancy on The Daily Show

Written by | March 19th, 2009

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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart M – Th 11p / 10c Florida Pythons on the Loose comedycentral.com Daily Show Full Episodes Important Things w/ Demetri Martin Political Humor Hilarious clip above of Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, pretending to find out that the descendants of escaped pet Burmese pythons are […]

Is Conservation…Unnatural?

Written by | March 16th, 2009

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I wrote about the Church Bird of Borneo a few weeks ago, and asked the question how species could be evolutionary winners and conservation disasters at the same time. The issue is about exotic and invasive species that are ecologically much better adapted to their new environments than indigenous species, which are often fine-tuned with […]

Stopping the Burmese Python Invasion in Florida

Written by | February 18th, 2009

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Invasive Burmese pythons are swimming to the Florida Keys, and The Nature Conservancy is trying to stop them. Why, you might ask? And how do you stop a 13-foot-long former pet with a voracious appetite?  Luckily, the snakes haven’t been known to attack humans. But they will try to eat just about anything in their path: “We already […]

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