Tag: California

The Green Buzz: Monday, May 6

Written by | May 6th, 2013

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Bikes shares, sea turtles and wildfires are a part of this Monday’s green news.

  1. Want to help fight climate change? Then don’t mention it. At all. (MNN)
  2. The largest bike share is about to begin in the Big Apple! (Huffington Post)
  3. The US won’t jump on the EU’s bandwagon to ban pesticides it blames for honeybee deaths. (The Guardian)
  4. Wildfires are off to an early start in California, and north of LA has been evacuated. (Bloomberg)
  5. Is there a bright future for the Loggerhead sea turtles that are hatching on east coast beaches? (Science World Report)

LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Written by | April 23rd, 2013

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Almost unnoticed in Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and, with that investment, the hope that this successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

Nature’s Playground: Thinking Outside the Gym

Written by | April 22nd, 2013

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Did you know that running and biking outdoors burns more calories than the indoor gym equivalent? Actor Kyle Howard shares how he escapes the stress of Hollywood by incorporating nature into his workout routine.

Nature Photo of the Week: Peaceful Redwoods

Written by | February 15th, 2013

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This peaceful photo reminds me of a John Muir quote: “Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”

The Green Buzz: Thursday, February 7

Written by | February 7th, 2013

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Here’s looking at you, kid…frontwards and backwards and every which way in between…

  1. Owls can rotate their heads 270 degrees without breaking blood vessels or tearing tendons…and here’s why. (National Geographic)
  2. Want to see who is polluting what, and how much, in your state? Look no further. (Environmental Protection Agency)
  3. New York City officials are considering a ban on styrofoam. (Huffington Post)
  4. Nano-powdered donuts? As in nano-particles on our powdered donuts? Should we worry? (Scientific American)
  5. California great white sharks are now an endangered species. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 21

Written by | December 21st, 2012

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While we wait for the world to come to an apocalyptic end, read some cool green news.

  1. Details revealed about California meteorite, thanks to crowdsourcing. (Huffington Post)
  2. Want to eat sustainably? Then eat bugs — mealworms, in fact. (NPR)
  3. Obama doubles size of California marine sanctuary, adorable otters rejoice. (Grist)
  4. Breathing a sign of relief: Hong Kong bans high-polluting vehicles. (Businessweek)
  5. Bye bye batteries. Hello peel and stick solar panels. (CleanTechnica)

Nature Photo of the Week: Stealthy Fox

Written by | October 19th, 2012

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Wildlife photography has a wonderful ability of taking a viewer up close and personal to an animal. Flickr photographer Annette Herz captured the lovely detail and expression of this stealthy gray fox in Palo Alto Baylands, California. Thank you for submitting your photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured […]

Nature Photo of the Week: Western Grebes Courting

Written by | September 28th, 2012

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Love is in the air! Flickr user Leslie Scopes Anderson did a wonderful job capturing this pair of Western grebes performing their mating dance at Clear Lake, CA. Thanks for submitting this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 13

Written by | September 13th, 2012

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From valuing nature to public transportation in America to veterans, we’ve got your green news.

  1. Nature provides us important services, and companies should value these services more. (Huffington Post)
  2. Surprise! Americans want more public transportation, fewer new roads. (Treehugger)
  3. Pictures: the IUCN released the 100 most endangered species in the world. (National Geographic)
  4. Veterans can help restore rivers in California in a new program initiated by NOAA. (Discovery)
  5. How do we educate about climate change without alienating? Zoos are trying to figure that out. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 17

Written by | August 17th, 2012

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We’ve got a touching animal reunion for you in today’s green news.

  1. Gorillas reunite after 3 years apart. Hugs! Photos! (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Perhaps Shark Week will star this new shark species next year? (TreeHugger)
  3. Not a record to be proud of: Greenland suffers record melt. (Mongabay)
  4. A surfing robot tracks great white sharks off the coast of California. (BBC)
  5. Noisy ships makes it hard for right whales to communicate. (NOAA)
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