Tag: elephants

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 15th

Written by | May 15th, 2012

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From endangered rivers to clean energy, we’ve got your green news.

  1. Bummer: The list of the top 10 endangered rivers in America is out, and #1 isn’t far from our headquarters. (Discovery News)
  2. It turns out that the unpopular and controversial catch limits on fish are working — 6 populations have rebounded. (Green)
  3. Yet another reason to love wildlife, especially elephants: They may hold vigil at your funeral. (Grist)
  4. A Greenpeace study has found that some American car manufacturers are linked to Amazon deforestation. (Mongabay)
  5. 76 percent of Americans want clean energy instead of coal, nuclear and natural gas. (Clean Technica)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2012

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Wow, you can buy anything on the internet these days.

  1. Demand for pangolin meat in Asia shows up online. (Mongabay)
  2. Sumatran elephants could be extinct in less than 30 years. (WWF)
  3. Mercury pollution isn’t just for fish eaters in the Northeast anymore, a new study finds. (New York Times)
  4. What are the most threatening invasive species in the North America? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Groundbreaking magnetic soap may help clean up oil spills. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 13

Written by | July 13th, 2011

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If it gets much hotter out, we’re changing this to Sizzling Green Morning.

  1. Fairly unexpected victim of the heat wave: poultry. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  2. Lizards, don’t let anyone tell you you’re not as smart as birds. (Mongabay)
  3. Tiny trash cans=less trash. (Green)
  4. Beehive fences keep Kenyan farmers happy, and elephants safely out of farmers’ crops. (Wired)
  5. Here’s how to go plastic-free and still clean up after your dog. (Grist)

Africa: A New Era for People and Wildlife

Written by | March 11th, 2011

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Chairman of the Board Roger Milliken, Jr. journeys to Africa and gets an up close look at bull elephants, Samburu warriors and the future of The Nature Conservancy.

Nature Photo of the Week: Elephants at Water Hole

Written by | April 16th, 2010

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It’s dinner time at the watering hole hotspot!  Flickr user buddy4344 snapped this group of elephants at Chobe National Park in Botswana and shared the photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — at […]

Should We Be Reintroducing Species?

Written by | February 10th, 2009

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It’s a much-debated question: Should we be reintroducing species to their former habitats? After all, most modern-day species extinctions came about because of human interference, from poaching to habitat destruction. And once those species are gone from their native habitats, the ecosystems change in response. But should we restore the balance? Bring back, say, elephants to South […]

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