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Close Encounter: Stuck in the Mud

Written by | March 11th, 2013

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On a routine bird count, this Floridian finds himself stuck knee deep in “quick mud.” Can quick thinking get him unstuck?

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, February 20

Written by | February 20th, 2013

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Plastic, pythons, and green news – Oh My!

  1. He’s one green mayor: Bloomberg pushes for more recycling, composting and a styrofoam ban in his State of the City address. (Bloomberg)
  2. Florida’s Burmese Python Challenge is over — have you heard how many were caught? (National Geographic)
  3. A new film is showcasing plastic‘s shocking — and sad — legacy in nature. (MNN)
  4. What’s the most eco-friendly gift, according to Umbra? Why, time, of course. (Grist)
  5. It seems elephants can’t catch a break these days. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 22

Written by | January 22nd, 2013

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It’s back to the grind after a weekend of Inaugural Ball hopping (done via Instagram, of course). Here’s your green news!

  1. Obama utters those two bold words — climate change — in his inaugural speech. (TIME)
  2. There’s no other way to say it: air quality sucks across the Middle East and Asia. (TreeHugger)
  3. It may be controversial but it’s working. 21 Burmese pythons caught in Florida’s “Python Challenge.” (LA Times)
  4. Costa Rica joins Botswana and Zambia in banning wildlife hunting. (Mongabay)
  5. Penguin cam! Need we say more? (Guardian)

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)

 

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 19

Written by | July 19th, 2012

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Birds that eat plastic? Gorillas that dismantle traps? An elaborate Shell website hoax? Get your green news here!

  1. It seems as though North American birds ingest the most plastic of all the birds in the world. (Treehugger)
  2. Check out Arctic Ready. It’s a Shell website…er, an elaborate hoax by Greenpeace — and it’s good. (Huffington Post)
  3. What would you choose: Dengue fever, or GMO mosquitoes? Residents of Florida have to decide. (Grist)
  4. It’s true! You can smell oncoming summer rain. (Scientific American)
  5. Juvenile gorillas found and dismantled poachers’ traps in Rwanda! (National Geographic)

Is Your Water Garden Wreaking Havoc on Nature?

Written by | July 17th, 2012

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Water gardening is a growing trend in the United States, but it comes with a price: $110 million/year in management of invasive aquatic plants. The solution lies in early detection.

$80 Million for Wetlands and Working Ranches in the Everglades

Written by | July 13th, 2012

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Our president and CEO Mark Tercek travels to the Florida Everglades for an important announcement of new funding to protect and restore wetland habitat on working ranches in the Everglades.

Shocking Conservation: How Scientists Fish

Written by | June 28th, 2012

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Electrofishing is one of the best tools for fisheries biologists and conservationists studying anything fishy — the success of freshwater habitat restoration, migration routes, invasive species and more.

Richard Weinstein: A Conservancy Hero

Written by | May 21st, 2012

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Today’s politicians could learn much about how to leave a meaningful legacy for future generations of Americans by studying Dick Weinstein’s approach to getting things done.

A Lock Holds the Key to Restoring Migratory Fish

Written by | May 15th, 2012

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Learn how a low cost, low risk and low tech solution is helping move millions of Alabama shad over dams for spawning.

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