Tag: DDT

The Green Buzz: Friday, October 25

Written by | October 25th, 2013

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A beautiful island loses its rats, chemical exposure may be making us fat.

  1. Arctic temperatures in the summer are now the highest in at least 44,000 years. (Live Science)
  2. There’s been an amazing transformation at a place that used to be called Rat Island. (Discovery News)
  3. Is DDT exposure from the 1950s making us, and many animals, fat today? (Grist)
  4. Dolphins are being illegally slaughtered and used for shark bait. (National Geographic)
  5. 60% of Britain’s most endangered species have declined in numbers over the past 40 years. (Telegraph)

An Environmental Scientist’s First Read of Silent Spring

Written by | September 24th, 2012

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Shocking, but true: freshwater ecologist Jeff Opperman hadn’t read Silent Spring, until now. So what’s his take on the book 50 years later?

Silent Spring: From ‘Hysteria’ to History

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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Silent Spring helped ignite the environmental movement. But when the book first came out, reviews of it were decidedly negative. The Conservancy’s Craig Leisher takes us back to 1962.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 4

Written by | September 4th, 2012

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A drought occurs in one area of the world and its effects are localized, right? Wrong…

  1. Food prices around the world are up 10% thanks to the U.S. drought. (Grist)
  2. Liberia’s forests are threatened by shady deals that have handed 25% of its landmass to logging companies. (Scientific American)
  3. Shell Oil gets the “OK” to begin drilling in sensitive waters off Alaska’s coast. (Washington Post)
  4. Inspiration for the day: U.S. kids start One More Generation, a campaign to save South Africa’s rhinos. (Mongabay)
  5. Fifty years ago this month, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring changed the way we viewed the chemical industry’s impact on natural systems. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 17

Written by | November 17th, 2010

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Images from space that will knock your socks off… what more could you ask for on this cool green morning?

  1. California condors face a new obstacle on the road to recovery. (The New York Times)
  2. Big bummer: the only national cap-and-trade exchange in the U.S. is shutting down. (Green)
  3. Want to eat well and be Earth-friendly on Thanksgiving? Try these vegetarian recipes. (Treehugger)
  4. Climate change is color blind, and the green movement should be too, says this blogger. (Green Biz)
  5. Believe it or not, these incredible images are of planet Earth–check them out! (Wired)

Watch the Bald Eagle Web Cam

Written by | March 10th, 2009

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Biologists have spotted two eggs in the bald eagle nest on Santa Cruz Island — and web users around the world can watch the nesting parents via a live camera! Bald eagles used to be a common sight at Santa Cruz and the rest of California’s Channel Islands, riding the thermals and fishing in the Pacific. […]

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