Tag: California

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 12

Written by | July 12th, 2012

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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood of green news.

  1. These beautiful bridges are just for animals. (Grist)
  2. Grab a beer at one of the first s0lar-powered breweries in Michigan. (Green)
  3. Finally: High speed rail is coming to California! (Treehugger)
  4. Need a vacation destination? Why not try one of the 10 most pristine places on Earth. (MNN)
  5. Not so beautiful: BPA is making fish mate with other species. (Scientific American)

Message from the Mojave: Shaping the Desert Energy Boom

Written by | June 12th, 2012

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Wind and solar offer the promise of a clean energy future. But can these renewables be developed without threatening wildlife and native habitats?

Growing Healthy Food on Healthy Farms

Written by | May 8th, 2012

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The consequences of foodborne illness can be devastating, and we need to deal with the problem. A smart, science-based approach can help us make sure our response actually addresses the sources of risk.

Wild Success for Channel Islands Bald Eagle Restoration Program

Written by | April 30th, 2012

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Wildlife biologist Peter Sharpe shares why the 2012 bald eagle nesting season on California’s Channel Islands has already exceeded expectations.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 18

Written by | April 18th, 2012

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Get your green news right here:

  1. A new report says electric vehicles are good for the environment and also for your wallet. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Vote for your favorite of these clever and hilarious Earth Day haikus. (Grist)
  3. Bad news: deadly “citrus greening” has been found in California. (Green)
  4. A new poll reveals that many Americans are finally connecting the dots between climate change and wacky weather. (New York Times)
  5. How green/not green is “the cloud”? (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 29

Written by | March 29th, 2012

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Maybe we should hire Peter the elephant to help with Cool Green Morning?

  1. Discovery of a new hammerhead shark causes confusion. (Discovery News)
  2. Cuteness overload: Peter the elephant uses a tablet computer. (CBC News)
  3. Does science have a clue what is going with our weird weather? (NY Times)
  4. Coastal California’s fog may be toxic. (Green)
  5. Denver zoo uses animal waste to fuel a tuk-tuk. (CleanTechnica)

Nature Photo of the Week: Lenticular Cloud

Written by | March 16th, 2012

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“Is this for real?” writes one Flickr user on photographer jsutton8′s Flickr page. The answer is yes, although we have to agree: this is one magical photograph! Thanks, jsutton8, for sharing this image 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 by […]

Nature Photo of the Week: 3 Levels of Color

Written by | March 9th, 2012

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Flickr user Tony Traub captured this crisp and colorful photograph in Santa Monica, California. Thanks for sharing this image 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 by people like you—at my.nature.org. And get inspired to take your own great nature shots—check […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 29

Written by | February 29th, 2012

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Today is Leap Day, which means you get extra day of green news!

  1. Seattle, Washington welcomes a public food forest. (TreeHugger)
  2. A dolphin’s unique whistle says “Hey! Come play!” (MSNBC)
  3. Lone gray wolf brings hope to California. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. One unexpected spot for a sunny park: a NYC subway tunnel. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Trust us – a look at the extinct giant penguin was worth the 26 million-year wait. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 8

Written by | February 8th, 2012

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If it can snow in one of the world’s hottest places, why can’t we get a few flurries here in DC?

  1. How’s this for wacky weather? It snowed in Libya. (Green)
  2. Ratu, one of the last remaining Sumatran rhinos, is in her 11th month of pregnancy. Only five more months to go! (Mongabay)
  3. Yesterday, one of the world’s most climate-conscious leaders was forced to resign in a coup d’état. (Grist)
  4. At least in California, green jobs weathered the recession much better than conventional jobs. (GreenBiz)
  5. What are the greenest cars on the market today? (CleanTechnica)
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