Tag: deforestation

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 18

Written by | March 18th, 2013

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In case you didn’t get your fill of all things green yesterday:

  1. In Madagascar, political instability may have led to increased rates of deforestation. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s the eco-friendliest way to dispose of clothing that’s reached the end of its life cycle? Ask Umbra has a few ideas. (Grist)
  3. Bees– the latest weapon in the fight against HIV? (Treehugger)
  4. Left-leaning households (politically, that is) tend to use less energy than their more conservative counterparts. (Conservation Magazine)
  5. China’s new premier says he isn’t going to mess around when it comes to reducing pollution. (Inhabitat)

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 8

Written by | March 8th, 2013

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Today we’re buzzing about everything from global warming to green fashion.

  1. It’s native frog vs. invasive toad in a head-to-head battle. Can the good guys win? (Scientist)
  2. Fashionistas can go green with “zero-deforestation” handbags. (Mongabay)
  3. It’s hot — as in, hasn’t-been-this-hot-since-the-Ice-Age hot. (NY Times)
  4. International ban on polar bear trade rejected. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. The average commute time in the U.S. is… (can you guess?) (TreeHugger)

The Amazon: It is a Marvel to Behold

Written by | January 24th, 2013

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Our blogger follows his grandfather’s advice and travels to the Amazon. But will it be there for his grandchildren to see?

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 26

Written by | December 26th, 2012

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Need a break from holiday family bonding? Catch up on the latest green news.

  1. We love a good top 10 list, especially this one: top environmental victories of 2012. (TreeHugger)
  2. Okay, okay, one more: this year’s top weirdest animal discoveries. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Antarctica is warming fast. Really fast. (NY Times)
  4. New house in Washington, DC proves that green doesn’t have to mean expensive. (Grist)
  5. Deforestation in the Amazon is bad news for plants, animals and now microbes. (TG Daily)

Illuminating the Water-Forests-Power Connection

Written by | November 19th, 2012

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Though NBC’s Revolution is a work of fiction, there are many — too many — people here in the real world that rely on firewood as a source of light and fuel.

Looking Up in Lao PDR

Written by | November 5th, 2012

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In Lao PDR, new options are making sustainable forest management the best choice for local people and businesses alike.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 17

Written by | October 17th, 2012

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From green etiquette to coffee to the debate, we’ve got your Cool Green News.

  1. Traveling for the holidays? Perhaps you’d like to brush up on etiquette for the green houseguest. (Earth 911)
  2. A photo tells 1000 words — especially when it shows just how close Shell’s offshore rig is to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (The Daily Climate)
  3. Disney — the largest publisher of children’s books — has dropped a paper supplier that is linked to deforestation. (Mongabay)
  4. Starbucks has opened a pre-fabricated, modular store in Denver — with locally sourced material and a very low carbon footprint. (National Geographic)
  5. Last night’s debate: Check out the facts on energy production on public lands, and find out which candidate was right. (Scientific American)

60 Seconds with Edenise Garcia

Written by | October 16th, 2012

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Amazon conservation is her area of expertise, Alaskan malamutes are her favorite dogs–meet a Conservancy scientist helping lower global deforestation and secure indigenous rights.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 1

Written by | October 1st, 2012

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It’s just another cool green Monday:

  1. Global demand for oil falls, and so do prices. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. A new study says climate change will make fish tinier. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. Here’s how to cook your veggies to retain the most nutrients. (Grist)
  4. Illegal logging is shockingly lucrative. (Mongabay)
  5. Melting Arctic ice could have serious impacts on the Inuit way of life. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 21

Written by | August 21st, 2012

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From clouds that combat global warming, to turning coffee waste into plastic — we’ve got your green news covered.

  1. Could clouds have a silver lining for global warming? Some scientists think so. (Treehugger)
  2. Starbucks wants to turn your latte and scone (that you threw away) into plastic. Wait…what? (Grist)
  3. A mother giraffe stays by her dead newborn, reopening the debate: Do animals mourn the dead? (BBC Nature)
  4. After years of budget cuts, national parks are showing signs of strain. (Washington Post)
  5. An independent assessment confirms a decrease in Amazon deforestation last year. (Mongabay)
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