Tag: extinction

Q&A with Elizabeth Kolbert: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | February 25th, 2014

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What’s Elizabeth Kolbert’s favorite endangered species? Read her interview with Mark Tercek about her book The Sixth Extinction.

5 Fun Facts About Animals in ‘North America’

Written by | May 22nd, 2013

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The Discovery Channel’s new series “North America” will go inside the lives of grizzly bears, red foxes and other animals. Until the next episode, get your animal fix here.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Stewart Brand

Written by | April 24th, 2013

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From valuing nature to bringing back extinct species… read Mark Tercek’s wide-ranging interview with writer, environmentalist and futurist Stewart Brand now.

Cool Green Morning: November 27

Written by | November 27th, 2012

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Happy Giving Tuesday! Make plans to give back today (after reading your green news, of course!).

  1. Can the extinct Galapagos tortoise be revived? (Washington Post)
  2. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday craziness, Giving Tuesday is a breath of fresh air. (MNN)
  3. Smart idea of the day: self-filling water bottle mimics desert beetle’s wings. (Wired Science)
  4. Antarctic marine snails are being affected by ocean acidification. (BBC Nature)
  5. One man’s mission to capture climate change on film. (Grist)

Searching for Africa’s Most Endangered Antelope

Written by | November 9th, 2012

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In the late 1970s, the hirola population was estimated to be nearly 16,000. Today, fewer than 400 individual animals are believed to remain, making the hirola the world’s most endangered antelope.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 17

Written by | September 17th, 2012

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Surprise!

  1. A new baby panda! A new baby panda! (Washington Post)
  2. What can running teach us about sustainability? More than you’d probably think. (Grist)
  3. Some species at risk of extinction: zebras, giraffes, peacocks(?) and horses(??). (Treehugger)
  4. American voters! Please care more about freshwater issues. (Scientific American)
  5. In the market for a new-to-you bike? Here are some shopping tips. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2012

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A record-breaking python, Offshore drilling rules finalized, and creative ways to deal with the drought. We’ve got that and more in your green news this morning.

  1. Wait till you get a load of this record-breaking python, found in – where else? – Florida. (National Geographic)
  2. The U.S. government finalized offshore drilling rules, and enviro groups aren’t sure they are good enough to prevent another disaster. (Huffington Post)
  3. Low water levels out West because of the drought? Stop reservoirs from evaporating, says a scientist and inventor. (Green)
  4. American eels are making a comeback in a Virginia river after a dam goes down. (Discovery)
  5. Check out these pictures of the top 10 British and Irish species that are fighting extinction — thanks to zoos. (Guardian)

 

Nature Brains: Species Loss in the Age of Man

Written by | July 3rd, 2012

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Worried about the Anthropocene? A new Nature Conservancy study offers good news—Earth still has a few Edens left, and people can live there too.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 27

Written by | June 27th, 2012

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Helicopters, whales and aliens (yes, aliens) take the spotlight in today’s green news.

  1. Photos: meet the most at-risk species. (National Geographic)
  2. You snooze, you lose. The world’s slowest shark hunts by sneaking up on sleeping seals. (Wired)
  3. Do aliens exist? We don’t know, but now you can tweet them. (Mashable)
  4. Who needs AAA batteries when you have human power? (Scientific American)
  5. Speaking on human power, that’s a human! Powering a helicopter! (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 26

Written by | June 26th, 2012

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10 out of 10 doctors recommend starting your day with a strong dose of green news.

  1. Sea level rise is happening 3-4 times as quickly on the East Coast. (TreeHugger)
  2. “Macromaniacs” use dazzling close-up images to help us better understand insects. (BBC Nature)
  3. Animals take note: you don’t have to be a primate to be smart. (Washington Post)
  4. Lead poisoning is to blame for the almost-extinct California condor. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Wait, scientists are scared of math, too? (TG Daily)
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