Tag: desert tortoise

The Green Buzz: Monday, August 26

Written by | August 26th, 2013

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Cooking in your dishwasher? Disappearing beaches? It’s all in today’s green news.

  1. No more federal funds means endangered desert tortoises at a nature center must be euthanized. (Spokesman-Review)
  2. Air-tight food containers or canning jars + food + dishwasher = eco-friendly, efficient dishwasher cuisine. (NPR)
  3. Scientists have found the source of mercury in Pacific Ocean fish — and they say levels will only get higher. (US News and World Report)
  4. Yosemite’s Rim Fire is moving closer and a history of natural fire suppression isn’t helping. (National Geographic)
  5. As Florida beaches erode, sand is getting harder and harder to find. (The New York Times)

The Tortoise and the Raven: An Energy Story

Written by | July 10th, 2012

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Lesson from the Mojave energy boom: Give a raven a power line and he’ll be that much better at preying upon baby desert tortoises.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 18

Written by | November 18th, 2010

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Sharks, parrotfish, desert tortoise…it’s an animal medley here at cool green morning!

  1. A shark sanctuary larger than Denmark has been declared in the Coral Triangle. Yay! (Mongabay)
  2. Best way to sleep if you’re a parrotfish? Tucked in to your safe little cocoon….made of mucus. (BBC)
  3. Do conservation easements work? A TNC study in Wyoming takes a look. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Hikers rejoice: 200 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail have been fixed up, thanks to the federal government. (Greenspace)
  5. Is there a silver lining for the desert tortoise as solar power plants invade its territory? (Green)
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