Tag: Coral Reefs

Tapping the Benefits of Nature: Ocean and Coastal Partnerships

Written by | May 5th, 2014

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The potential risk-reducing benefits of nature’s assets are not hypothetical. Salt marsh vegetation, oyster reefs and corals have a significant positive effect on wave attenuation and shoreline stabilization. Yet there is no one-size-fits-all approach to harnessing nature’s value.

Behind the Scenes: Photographing and Filming in Palau

Written by | October 23rd, 2013

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Conservation photographer Ian Shive travels to Palau and takes us underwater and in the air — and reveals what it’s like to photograph this magical and irreplaceable world.

The Green Buzz: Monday, October 21

Written by | October 21st, 2013

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Another mysterious fish washes ashore in today’s green news.

  1. How many tree species do you think reside in the Amazon? A new report estimates just how diverse the rainforest is. (Pentagon Post)
  2. Another rare oarfish has washed ashore in California, and scientists are stumped as to why. (Reuters)
  3. This report has us wondering what our oceans are going to look like by 2100. (Environment News Service)
  4. The end of an oil era is 2070, says a major oil company. (MNN)
  5. Giant Asian tiger shrimp — we’re talking the length of a forearm — have invaded U.S. waters. (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Monday, October 7

Written by | October 7th, 2013

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Another compelling reason for why not to cut down the world’s rain forests is in today’s green news.

  1. An expedition to some of the planet’s most remote and unexplored rain forests has found 60 new species! (National Geographic)
  2. Stink bugs are coming, but workers who count this invasive insect are furloughed. (Consumer Reports)
  3. When the ocean is a desert, this creature helps coral reefs thrive. (BBC News)
  4. These 14 inventions were inspired by the greatest and most successful “machine” in the universe: Nature. (Bloomberg)
  5. Let’s meet the man who made sea-level rise disappear in North Carolina. (MNN)

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: Friday, July 26 2013

Written by | July 26th, 2013

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Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of the morning is sipping on coffee and reading green news stories of the day! Grab a cup of joe and check these out!

  1. There’s no place like home! After years of improper captivity, this dolphin found its way back home after being released back into the ocean! (HuffPo)
  2. The week that has mesmerized and even terrified viewers is almost here! Meet the man legend behind shark week! (MNN)
  3. Remember that old phone in the junk cabinet that you can’t bring yourself to throw away? Why not recycle it! (TreeHugger)
  4. If only utopias really did exist… Oh wait… (TreeHugger)
  5. Fill in the blank: The best place for solar power is _______________. I bet you didn’t guess New Jersey! (MNN

     

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 22

Written by | July 22nd, 2013

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Let’s launch into Monday’s green news.

  1. Video: The giant corpse flower has bloomed at the U.S. Botanical Garden. (Science World Report)
  2. A clingy sea turtle that didn’t seem to want to be released has found a new home. (CNN)
  3. Watch how it’s done: a video on the removal of an Oregon dam. (MNN)
  4. June 2013 broke global heat records; 5th hottest month on record. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Bombs dropped on the Great Barrier Reef are insult to an already injured reef. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 16

Written by | July 16th, 2013

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A world without monarch butterflies is a very sad and colorless world.

  1. How sand dunes and coral reefs are standing up to coastal storms. (National Geographic)
  2. Monarch butterfly populations down to lowest numbers in 20 years. (Mongabay)
  3. To create or not create marine reserves in Antarctica, that is the question. (BBC Nature)
  4. What’s hiding in the ocean’s deep waters? Lionfish, unfortunately. (Washington Post)
  5. Solar parks as bee havens — killing two birds with one stone. (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 2

Written by | July 2nd, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn of a unique way save coral reefs. Mind. Blown.

  1. El Niño and climate change. Is there a connection? (BusinessWeek)
  2. How a giant tree’s death sparked the conservation movement 160 years ago. (Guardian)
  3. After you die, your remains can help save a coral reef. (Grist)
  4. Can a $7 billion pledge power Africa? (CNN)
  5. If you live in the south, beware: crazy ants are on the loose. (USA Today)

Restoration Week: Celebrating Marine Science in Action

Written by | June 3rd, 2013

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See how The Nature Conservancy is putting science in action to restore coastal habitat, adding natural defenses to storms and helping give coastal economies a boost.

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