Tag: Caribbean

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 23

Written by | October 23rd, 2013

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We’ve got promising green news on how we move forward with energy needs in a world of climate change threats.

  1. The experience of seeing a California condor in the wild has been more rare than the bird itself…until now. (San Jose Mercury News)
  2. The nation’s largest labor unions are gathering to talk about how to create green energy jobs and fight global warming. (NBC 10 Pittsburgh)
  3. What’s hungry, aggressive and is destroying Caribbean reefs? The invasive lionfish, of course. (CNN)
  4. Pandas might be more resilient to environmental change than previously thought. (CBS News)
  5. A teenager has made a startling dinosaur discovery. (Fox News)

Haiti Declares Its First Marine Protected Area

Written by | August 29th, 2013

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Once known as the Pearl of the Antilles, Haiti celebrates its first marine protected area, opening a new chapter for a country after many years of degradation.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 1

Written by | August 1st, 2013

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It’s a new day and a new month, so let’s start it off right with some green news.

  1. Want to get closer to nature? Try following a toddler, for whom “…the dried worm as tragic as a starving polar bear; the walnut shell as mysterious as the queen conch.” (Grist)
  2. Iraq has declared its first national park in the southern marshlands that many call the cradle of civilization. (National Geographic)
  3. Amazon Prime sure is convenient… but is it eco-friendly? (MNN)
  4. The Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act has many asking if it’s really time for space environmentalism. (Wired)
  5. The Caribbean has lost 80 percent — that’s right, 80 — of its coral reef cover in recent years. (The Guardian)

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Sir Richard Branson

Written by | May 28th, 2013

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Conservancy CEO Mark Tercek sits down with Sir Richard Branson to discuss climate change, the Caribbean and why business as usual must change.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 21

Written by | May 21st, 2013

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Sea turtles, bees and tigers: it’s an animal-centric green news day!

  1. Did your most loved animal make the list of the world’s favorite species? (ARKive)
  2. A Florida man captures the largest (think: 18-feet) Burmese python ever. (Huffington Post)
  3. They’re back! Leatherback sea turtles are making a comeback in the Caribbean. (Science World Report)
  4. Honeybees have many hidden talents, including finding unexploded mines in Croatia. (Businessweek)
  5. Why did penguins stop flying? (National Geographic)

The Caribbean Summit: Leaders Valuing Nature

Written by | May 9th, 2013

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An upcoming summit will focus on protecting the Caribbean’s rich coastal and marine environment for its people, its natural diversity and its economies.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 12

Written by | September 12th, 2012

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Sometimes it’s not just about what’s organic, but what is good for you and the environment.

  1. Here’s a list of foods that are generally clean, nutritious and affordable. (The Daily Green)
  2. Check out these WWII-era posters about not wasting food, from a time when we cared about not wasting food. (Treehugger)
  3. The Caribbean’s coral reefs are on life support. (Mongabay)
  4. Construction of a highway in San Antonio was stopped indefinitely by a teeny, tiny, very rare spider. (Houston Chronicle)
  5. An innovative program is making birds and farmers happy in New Jersey. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: July 17

Written by | July 17th, 2012

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Today we learn where Navassa Island is located — and why it’s so important.

  1. A small, uninhabited Caribbean island may be a refuge for endangered coral. (Mongabay)
  2. With amazing views like this, it’s good to be an astronaut. (Wired)
  3. Fukushima beaches open for the first time since the March 2011 tsunami. (Guardian)
  4. Trading in trash has never been tastier with “Delicious Recycling” program. (TreeHugger)
  5. Thanks to North Dakota, U.S. waste of natural gas grows rapidly. (Christian Science Monitor)

What a Waste: Why Human Sewage Is Laying Waste to Coral Reefs Globally

Written by | September 16th, 2011

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A new study says pathogens from human sewage are killing a coral species off Florida’s coast. But is people poop a worldwide issue for coral? Find out from Conservancy scientist Stephanie Wear.

The Golden Shadow Expedition: All in a Day’s Work

Written by | June 10th, 2011

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Dive expert and coral researcher James Byrne reports from 45 feet under the water in St. Kitts.

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