Tag: feral cats

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 30

Written by | April 30th, 2010

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If it’s nice weather where you are — go outside today and say thank you to nature. But read your cool greens first….

  1. Controlling feral cats in ecologically sensitive areas: Is “trap, neuter, return” working? (Conservation Maven)
  2. Artists — what won’t they take on? Today, it’s the decline of honeybee populations. (Treehugger)
  3. Obvious Study of the Day: Ethanol production happens more in the states that subsidize it the most. (Solve Climate)
  4. Even Vladimir Putin is worried about climate change and polar bears. (Green/NY Times)
  5. Does climate change science’s credibility depend on being upfront about climate change science uncertainty? (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 3

Written by | June 3rd, 2009

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Cool Green Morning fearlessly wades into the cat vs. songbird controversy…not to mention penguin poop, wind power vs. solar power, and the evils of idling cars. Go explore in the links below — if you dare… Will trapping and neutering feral cats reduce cat predation on songbirds? The Humane Society of the United States is […]

When Invasives Go Bad. Really Bad.

Written by | January 16th, 2009

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This week, scientists at the Australian Antarctic Division published a paper in the Journal of Applied Ecology about invasive species, relating a story that boggles the mind. Start with Macquarie Island, located between New Zealand and Antarctica, and the property of Tasmania. Its surface area is only about 128 square kilometers, so you really have to […]

Invasive Species: Keeping It Real

Written by | December 17th, 2008

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Cowardly euphemisms annoy me. You know what I’m talking about — the politically correct but emotionally insincere phrases we use when discussing uncomfortable topics such as physical disabilities or losing a job. Cloying and irritating euphemisms often insinuate themselves into the language of conservation workers who are working on invasive species issues. And if the […]

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