Tag: Christmas trees

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 2

Written by | December 2nd, 2013

 (0)

A threat to Christmas trees, cube-friendly plants and protecting NYC from storms all in today’s green news.

  1. There’s something lurking in the soil, and it’s creating a “national problem” for the Christmas tree market. (NBC News)
  2. An urban school alliance is using its purchasing power to get suppliers to create and sell healthier and more sustainable products. (The New York Times)
  3. A surefire way to combat the winter blues? One of these 10 plants will brighten your day and clean the air around you! (MNN)
  4. The NZ government announced a plant to protect the world’s rarest dolphin, but conservationists say it’s not nearly enough. (BBC News)
  5. There’s a new plan to protect the Bronx and Howard Beach from storm surge — much of which will include natural infrastructure. (LongIsland.com)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 28

Written by | December 28th, 2012

 (0)

It’s Friday (hurray!). Sit back, relax and read today’s top green news stories.

  1. Surveillance drones may combat rhino poaching. Radical? Yes. Effective? Let’s hope so. (Guardian)
  2. EPA chief Lisa Jackson steps down. (Huffington Post)
  3. Eek/ugh. Experiment shows drivers deliberately run over turtles. (Forbes)
  4. Maybe there really is a Santa Claus! Christmas trees absorb methane from the air. (Grist)
  5. Daring drilling project in Antarctic lake called off. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 20

Written by | December 20th, 2012

 (0)

Sea monsters, crafty spiders and a new planet?! We have a lot of rad discoveries for you in today’s green news.

  1. Meet the creepy-crawlies that are rocking inside your Christmas tree. (TreeHugger)
  2. Won’t you be my neighbor? Habitable planet found 12 light years away. (The Space Reporter)
  3. Discovered: first freshwater “sea monster.” (National Geographic)
  4. Coal likely to rival oil as the world’s biggest source of energy in the next 5 years. (Guardian)
  5. In cool insect news: spiders confuse predators by building fake decoy spiders. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 13

Written by | December 13th, 2012

 (0)

It’s a diverse–and sometimes strange–Cool Green Morning.

  1. Amazing, or just plain scary? Scientists are engineering trees that can produce their own light. Frankentrees, anyone? (Treehugger)
  2. Looking to widen your natural knowledge in 2013? Check out 10 of the best college environmental programs in the U.S. (MNN)
  3. White-nose syndrome in bats has been likened to AIDS in humans. (The Daily Green)
  4. Enter your address into the new online Flood Tool and see if you’re at risk for future flooding. (Green)
  5. Why, why, why? Elephant poaching surged to record levels in 2011, and shows no sign of slowing. (Huffington Post)

Green Holiday Tips from Our Facebook Fans

Written by | November 1st, 2011

 (5)

Green Holiday Tips from Our Facebook Fans By Amy Ganderson In the spirit of Green Gift Monday, we asked The Nature Conservancy’s Facebook fans to complete the following statement, “I’d like to make the holidays green for my family by _________.” Here are a few of our favorites from our Facebook page. Special thanks to […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 7

Written by | January 7th, 2011

 (0)

Today’s Cool Green Morning is brought to you by the number 10:

  1. Worms, fractals and Mars. See the top 10 science image galleries of 2010. (Wired)
  2. Watch Isaac Asimov explaining climate change in 1977. (Treehugger)
  3. Find out the easiest way to save 10% on your energy bills. (The Daily Green)
  4. A new report names the top 10 places to save for endangered species. (Green House)
  5. Old Christmas trees are getting a second life underwater. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 20

Written by | December 20th, 2010

 (0)

What could be cooler than starting your day with five great green links?

  1. Depending on whom you ask, there either is or isn’t still oil deep in the Gulf. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. The U.N. adopts resolutions on coral reef and marine biodiversity protection. (Deep Sea News)
  3. Warming up your car in cold weather is probably totally unnecessary. (The Daily Green)
  4. If the climate keeps changing, what’s going to happen to polar bears? (Dot Earth)
  5. Here’s yet another take on the real vs. fake Christmas tree debate. Sounds like Team Real Tree is still in the lead. (New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2010

 (0)

Almost everything you need for a perfectly cool green morning… just add caffeine.

  1. Among wealthy nations, the U.S. is the most vulnerable to economic fallout from the effects of climate change. (Mongabay)
  2. Google’s “shiny new tool,” Google Earth Engine, will help scientists track and analyze changes in the environment– and monitor and hopefully slow deforestation. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. New research suggests that bioplastics are not for sure eco-friendlier than petroleum-based plastics. (EcoGeek)
  4. Ask Umbra weighs in on the Christmas tree debate. (Here’s our side.) (Grist)
  5. Is the end in sight for the world’s coral reefs? One scientist predicts they’ll be gone within a generation. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 23

Written by | December 23rd, 2009

 (0)

These five links are guaranteed to get you in the green holiday spirit: The Pope’s Christmas wish:  For you to stop buying so much (Planet Green). The Conservancy’s very own Steve Long explores the eco-friendliness of Christmas trees (Marketwatch/WSJ). The world’s 20 largest postal services are teaming up to lower their carbon footprints, hopefully lessening […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...



About Conservancy Talk

We're green. We're nature-lovers. We are Conservancy Talk. Hear Nature Conservancy staff and invited experts share their voices on today’s conservation issues — in our uniquely rigorous, science-based way. Learn more