Tag: Costa Rica

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 7

Written by | August 7th, 2013

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New information in todays green news shows that elephants don’t have the longest memories of the animal kingdom. So who does?

  1. NOAA’s report card on 2012′s climate is out — and it’s not pretty. (CBS News)
  2. It’s dolphins — not elephants — who appear to have the longest memories in the animal kingdom. (The Register)
  3. Now that Costa Rica has decided to close its zoos, where will the animals go? (National Geographic)
  4. More proof that keystone species are important: return of wolves in Yellowstone appears to be helping bear populations, too. (BBC News)
  5. And the dwindling of another keystone species — sharks — is affecting the ocean ecosystem worldwide. (Fox News)

The Green Buzz: Monday, August 5

Written by | August 5th, 2013

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There’s news on another unexpected consequence of climate change in today’s green news.

  1. Costa Rica is closing its zoos and setting the animals free. (International Business Times)
  2. Is climate change connected to a global rise in violence? A new study in Science says yes. (BBC News)
  3. Moonbird has been spotted in Canada! (Philly.com)
  4. A world without lions, elephants and rhinos? We’re on the way to that reality. (National Geographic)
  5. Could planned grazing revive the world’s grasslands? (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 17

Written by | June 17th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and catch up on what’s going on in the world of green news.

  1. BP is leaving the Gulf, as the oil spill cleanup has ended. (Huffington Post)
  2. Watch: Baby fox walks up to people, asks for help – and they give it. (MNN)
  3. Refineries are pumping out more toxins than they’re allowed by government regulations. (NPR)
  4. The secret behind why marine mammals can hold their breath for so long is revealed. (BBC News)
  5. The murder of a sea turtle conservationist highlights the nexus of poaching and drugs. (National Geographic)

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Gretchen Daily

Written by | April 17th, 2013

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The idea of natural capital — that Earth’s lands, waters and biodiversity are vital assets — has spread like fire. CEO Mark Tercek interviews Gretchen Daily about how we can now channel this awareness and energy into real-world action.

Nature Photo of the Week: Just Hanging Out

Written by | March 14th, 2013

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Happy Friday! We encourage you to take inspiration from our Nature Photo of the Week this weekend: head outside, hang around and just enjoy the view.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 12

Written by | December 12th, 2012

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This morning, we’ve got muddy waters on our radar.

  1. Did you know that farms were largely exempt from the 1972 Clean Water Act’s policies to limit agricultural runoff? Neither did we. (Green)
  2. Costa Rica has banned hunting as a sport. (Guardian)
  3. A new robot in Japan is ready to clean up Fukushima–and you can watch it perform its tasks. (Treehugger)
  4. Fish Fraud: Don’t be so sure that the sushi toro you ordered is, in fact, tuna. (NPR)
  5. The city of Indianapolis plans to replace its entire city car fleet with electric, plug-in hybrids by 2025. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 9

Written by | March 9th, 2012

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Ready for some green news?

  1. Oh, no big deal, it’s just a live penguin cam! (Grist)
  2. Shipping containers mimics Costa Rican rainforest for endangered frogs. (BBC)
  3. Underwater video cameras prove marine protected areas benefit sharks. (Washington Post)
  4. James Cameron could watch Titanic twice! on his journey to the ocean’s deepest point. (National Geographic)
  5. Urban farms provide sources of healthy food to underserved communities. (Care2)

How I Fell in Love With Nature

Written by | May 13th, 2011

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Why did a city kid that thought a half-acre park with azaleas was “wild” end up dedicating his life to nature? New York state director Bill Ulfelder shares his story.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 12

Written by | May 12th, 2010

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Get your Cool Green Morning on:

  1. Here it is: the long-awaited Senate climate/energy bill! (Huffington Post Green)
  2. The Nature Conservancy (hey, that’s us!) just announced its purchase of California’s Independence Lake, a popular hiking and angling destination as well as an important water source. (AP/Bloomberg BusinessWeek)
  3. We’re already pretty familiar with the damage an oil spill can do to the environment, but what about the effects on human health? (The Daily Green)
  4. The key to jaguars’ survival? Let them roam. (New York Times)
  5. The “next oil”: wind, solar, waves, trash…or something we haven’t even thought of yet? (Yahoo Green)

Are Organic Foods Really About Better Nutrition?

Written by | September 1st, 2009

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A few weeks ago, word got out that a review being published in September’s American Journal of Clinical Nutrition had concluded that organic foods are not healthier or more nutritious than conventional food. Organic advocates were outraged. Mildly engaged consumers began to wonder if organics were really worth the higher price tag. Momentarily leaving aside […]

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