Tag: garden

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 31

Written by | May 31st, 2012

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Check out the green news we’ve found for your reading pleasure this Thursday morning.

  1. Researchers say they can spot income inequality from space – by looking for trees. (Treehugger)
  2. These animals will likely benefit from climate change – see their photos. (Discovery News)
  3. And these U.S.-based companies are shelling out to block action on climate change. (Guardian)
  4. A new invasive – a “kudzu bug” – is eating the “vine that ate the South.” But is that all it will chomp? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Want some fresh, local veggies this summer? Try growing a garden from your grocery store. (Mother Nature Network)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 7

Written by | October 7th, 2011

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Toast to the upcoming long weekend with a yummy Faithfull Ale from Dogfish Head.

  1. Dogfish Head Brewery is honoring Pearl Jam with a new beer. And they’re honoring The Nature Conservancy too! (Dogfish.com)
  2. A stubborn swamp fire in the Great Dismal Swamp, a damp Virginia bog, has been burning for more than two months. (Washington Post)
  3. Emergency drills are a sign Turkey is doing its part to protect the Mediterranean Sea. (Treehugger)
  4. Are women and adolescent girls in poor countries fundamental in feeding the world? (Guardian).
  5. Attention gardeners: keep your plants alive. Just add batteries. (Treehugger).

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 27

Written by | June 27th, 2011

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The sun is shining, the birds are chirping… it’s the greenest Monday around:

  1. Sharks now have a safe haven in the waters of Honduras. (Green)
  2. “Super sand” is a new low-cost way to purify contaminated drinking water in developing nations. (BBC)
  3. A highway system for bicyclists? In the U.S.? Sounds like a dream come true! (EcoGeek)
  4. Old, used hotel soap is helping save lives, thanks to this ingenious project. (Treehugger)
  5. The latest message on climate change? It will affect your garden. (The Daily Green)

Eating Local, Part 2: Grow Your Own

Written by | March 24th, 2011

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In the second of her series on eating locally-produced food, Sarene Marshall demystifies gardening and shows how simple it can be to get great food from your home.

Eating Local, Part 1: Waiting for Asparagus

Written by | March 16th, 2011

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In the first of her four-part series on local food Sarene Marshall says while the health and environmental benefits are great, the biggest reason to switch may be the best-kept secret.

Nature Photo of the Week: Ladybird on a Snowdrop

Written by | April 2nd, 2010

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A welcome sight in the garden!  This ladybug (or ladybird, as they are called in the UK) was snapped by Flickr user nutmeg66 and shared 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 my.nature.org. […]

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