Tag: Ecuador

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 8

Written by | October 8th, 2013

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In the land of green news today: a strange-looking lizard and a solar power breakthrough.

  1. How many famous animal conservationists can you name? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. We aren’t lying — the Pinocchio lizard has been confirmed living in Ecuador. (Nature World News)
  3. So how exactly did the Hawaiian Islands form? Research offers a new theory. (Science World Report)
  4. An era of nighttime solar power is dawning in the U.S. (TG Daily)
  5. Bee colony cause of death: stress from pesticides. (Discovery News)

Nature’s Silent Currency

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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In a world of seven billion people – with three billion new consumers coming on stage by 2030 – finding a more effective model for water will require a suite of solutions. And nature is the common thread.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 3

Written by | January 3rd, 2012

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Happy New Year, greenies!

  1. World’s first hybrid shark found in Australia’s waters. (Discovery News)
  2. Hehe. Scientists are tickling animals to learn how laughter has evolved. (BBC)
  3. China’s city dwellers will be breathing unhealthy air for at least another 20 years. (Guardian)
  4. African elephant ivory trade sadly rises in 2011. (Green)
  5. Ecuador makes a deal and raises $116 million to not drill in the Amazon. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 21

Written by | June 21st, 2011

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The longest day of the year means you shouldn’t have any trouble getting through all 5 of our cool green news links:

  1. West Palm Beach is drying up… the city says there’s only enough water in the reservoir to last a few weeks. (Treehugger)
  2. Hear what children in Ecuador have to say about growing up in the Amazon rainforest. (BBC)
  3. This headline says it all: “Ocean prognosis: mass extinction“. (Mongabay)
  4. Once you’ve started eating bugs (see yesterday’s news), why not eat weeds too? (The Daily Green)
  5. New LED-equipped fishing nets could cut down on the 7 million metric tons of bycatch (wasted fish). (Good Clean Tech)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 21

Written by | January 21st, 2010

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Hot off the grill — your top 5 green news links of the day:

  1. Did the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts kill off any hope of tackling climate change? (The Vine)
  2. It’s time to ban the import of invasive snakes like Burmese pythons, says Ken Salazar. (Green Inc.)
  3. Biologists discover an Eden in Ecuador — sitting, ironically enough, on top of some major oil reserves. (Dot Earth)
  4. Grass lawns in city parks release more greenhouse gases than they store, says a new study. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. One issue from post-earthquake Haiti that hasn’t received much attention yet: the country’s deforestation problem. (Bright Green Blog)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 15

Written by | January 15th, 2010

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Happy Friday! Nothing gets you in the celebratory weekend spirit quite like five cool green links, right?

  1. Good news! International efforts to combat climate change helped us earn us an extra minute of pre-doom on the Doomsday Clock. (DotEarth)
  2. Scientists discover a wealth of new species, including “glass” frogs and snail-sucking snakes, in the threatened rainforests of Ecuador. (Guardian Eco)
  3. Pope Benedict XVI: climate advocate? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. An ice shelf the size of Rhode Island totally disintegrated in just 24 hours. (The Daily Green)
  5. Here are seven tasks that you probably think require paper towels, but actually don’t. (Planet Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 5

Written by | November 5th, 2009

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Things are looking up today — climate talks are reportedly going well, America beats the world in geothermal R&D, and great white sharks now have their very own singles bar. Ain’t life Cool? How are things in Barcelona (aside from the shocking underperformance of its namesake soccer team this year)? For the climate talks now […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 29

Written by | October 29th, 2009

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Does a “green” job make you an environmentalist? Will the world come forward and pay Ecuador not to drill for oil in the Amazon? And how do birds know where to migrate to anyway? We don’t promise all these questions will be answered, but we do guarantee you’ll get the hottest green news links around, or […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 6

Written by | October 6th, 2009

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Controversy abounds today: Ecuador institutes a new policy to limit the presence of certain people (poor locals) on the Galapagos, Apple leaves the Chamber of Commerce and concerns are raised about REDD becoming a vehicle for organized crime. Catch up on all the latest news here at Cool Green Morning. They look like shooting stars, but […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 26

Written by | May 26th, 2009

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What better way to come back from a long weekend than with a news round-up ready-and-waiting for you? Take your time easing into the work week, knowing that at least you already have the day’s most important enviro news items at your fingertips…  Ecuador is trying to choose the high road with a carbon-credit plan that allows them […]

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