Tag: great lakes

The Great Lakes Deserve Some R&R

Written by | December 19th, 2012

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The results of a 3-year effort to map all the major stresses on the Great Lakes are now available. Explore the map and find out what the solutions are for this very stressed-out system.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 18

Written by | December 18th, 2012

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Every morning we round up the most interesting green news stories. Read, click and share!

  1. Can ski resorts afford to adapt to a changing climate? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. See this year’s best microscope views of biology — no microscope necessary. (Wired)
  3. Las Vegas: home to bright lights, casinos and the newly-discovered sabertooth cat. (Discovery News)
  4. Study reveals Eerie and Ontario are the most threatened of the Great Lakes. (Detroit Free Press)
  5. 4 out of 5 Americans believe climate change will be a serious problem if nothing is done. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 28

Written by | November 28th, 2012

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It’s an interesting day in the world of Cool Green news. Check it out!

  1. African Lions are moving close to U.S. Endangered Species Act protection. (Scientific American)
  2. Did you know there are drunken forests? And they’re related to a “permafrost problem” (and, of course, climate change)? (Green)
  3. And in other climate change news: could marine cloud machines cool the planet? (Mongabay)
  4. We can now add the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem to the list of places affected by plastic pollution. (Discovery News)
  5. Huge, new levees in New Orleans are almost finished — but they’ll require major funding for upkeep. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 18

Written by | September 18th, 2012

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Today we’re watching a remake of The Green Slime. But in real life (sadly).

  1. Despite good intentions, are wildlife trade bans affecting some species in a negative way? (Mongabay)
  2. Toxic green slime has taken over America’s lakes. Again. (Grist)
  3. Not happy with your job? Take a cue from honeybees and try a job swap! (Nature)
  4. Construction is underway at Europe’s largest man-made coastal reserve. (Guardian)
  5. One buzz-worthy topic takes over the conservation field: impact investing. (Huffington Post Green)

The Fish in the Ditch

Written by | August 1st, 2012

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Can a roadside ditch help conserve populations of fish? It may seem odd but those little channels may be vital in restoring northern pike populations.

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.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 12

Written by | March 12th, 2012

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We may have lost an hour this weekend, but we’ve gained five new green news stories!

  1. Will Apple’s new iWallet app be good for the planet? (TreeHugger)
  2. Scooter version of Zipcar scoots into San Francisco. (Grist)
  3. What is the simplest way to cool a city? Paint rooftops white. (Green)
  4. Great Lakes ice coverage has decreased by 71% over the past 40 years. (The State Column)
  5. New catshark species discovered near the Galapagos Islands. (Care2)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 13

Written by | February 13th, 2012

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This gorilla could be the next Picasso.

  1. Art by Animals exhibit features artwork from gorillas, elephants and more. (Wired Science)
  2. Study finds nature is missing from children’s books. (TreeHugger)
  3. Asian carp: if you can’t beat ‘em, shoot ‘em. (The Columbus Dispatch)
  4. Finally, fuel removal begins at the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck. (Washington Post)
  5. Urban farming goes vertical. (CleanTechnica)

The Budget Control Process and America’s Environment

Written by | November 3rd, 2011

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This past year of budget cutting has revealed that America’s natural resource funding is a target for deep cuts. Will these programs be cut even more in the Budget Control Act process?

Defending Conservation in the Federal Budget

Written by | July 19th, 2011

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Conservation in America is facing a major crisis which has forced the Conservancy to take unprecedented action. Bob Bendick explains what we’ve done and why.

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