Tag: green

New Chief Operating Officer Lois Quam Chats with Mark Tercek

Written by | June 10th, 2014

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The Nature Conservancy’s new Chief Operating Officer, Lois Quam, chats with CEO Mark Tercek about “making the impossible possible in conservation.” Read more as Lois discusses innovation, global health, leadership, and growing up on the Great Plains.

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2013

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Less green news makes us dull, that’s what happened recently at the New York Times.

  1. Shocking decline of countryside bird in the UK. (Guardian)
  2. Save the whales! Right now!! More whales die in the Florida Everglades & scientists don’t know why? (Guardian)
  3. Real vs fake Christmas trees? Which is better for the environment? (Wunderground)
  4. Wind energy advocates discuss why wind energy works. (Guardian)
  5. Post Hurricane Sandy, some New Jersey residents want a “greener” post Sandy recovery plan. (NJ.com)

Winter Biking Tips: What You Need to Know

Written by | October 15th, 2013

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The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping and that can only mean one thing: more people getting off their bikes and into their cars. Here are 5 tips to keep you biking and warm, all winter-long.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 19

Written by | September 19th, 2013

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Are you ready for some football in this morning’s green news?

  1. Can we get an “O-H!” That’s right, you may not love their football, but the Buckeyes are calling a new play, and it’s decidedly green. (Washington Post)
  2. Those towering, somewhat fantastical baobab trees? They’re another casualty of climate change. (Scientific American)
  3. It doesn’t make headlines like elephants or rhinos do, but the pangolin is being poached to death. (Environment 360)
  4. The creation of a science laureate seemed like a good idea, you know, to help encourage future scientists. Until it was derailed by politics… (NPR)
  5. Russian Coast Guard fired on a Greenpeace ship and arrested four; the activists were trying to draw attention to Arctic drilling. (Environmental News Service)

The Green Buzz: Friday, July 26 2013

Written by | July 26th, 2013

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Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of the morning is sipping on coffee and reading green news stories of the day! Grab a cup of joe and check these out!

  1. There’s no place like home! After years of improper captivity, this dolphin found its way back home after being released back into the ocean! (HuffPo)
  2. The week that has mesmerized and even terrified viewers is almost here! Meet the man legend behind shark week! (MNN)
  3. Remember that old phone in the junk cabinet that you can’t bring yourself to throw away? Why not recycle it! (TreeHugger)
  4. If only utopias really did exist… Oh wait… (TreeHugger)
  5. Fill in the blank: The best place for solar power is _______________. I bet you didn’t guess New Jersey! (MNN

     

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 28

Written by | June 28th, 2013

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We’re up bright and early bringing you another radiant edition of Green Buzz! So put on your sunscreen, grab a coffee and lets buzz!

  1. University of Michigan students are burning up the competition with their solar creation. (HuffPo)
  2. It’s the customers of this Virginia utility company that are getting paid from Dominion’s new solar program. (NBC)
  3. The Sun is not too hot for these fourth graders… (TreeHugger)
  4. Hiding in the shadows in Cambodia, a new species of bird has been found! (Guardian)
  5. Like we really needed a reason to post a picture of a cute duck! Thanks to Buttercup’s adopted father, this duck is walking like a new woman! (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 31

Written by | May 31st, 2013

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Green Buzz News Time!

  1. What happens when you ask 14-18 year olds how to debate science? (Guardian)
  2. This bird gives a whole new meaning to the term, “early bird”. (Guardian)
  3. Ok, did you really wanna see that new Will Smith movie? Or just know why humans are on the menu? (Forbes)
  4. George Michael was right (the singer, not the character from Arrested Development), sometimes the clothes do not make the man or in this case, mice. (TreeHugger)
  5. Oakland has a new landmark, a natural science museum for the public. (NPR)

Hollywood Turns the Yellow Brick Road Green

Written by | February 28th, 2013

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The Nature Conservancy explored on the set of “Oz: The Great and Powerful” to find out how Hollywood incorporates environmentally friendly practices during production.

Our Greenest Presidents

Written by | February 15th, 2013

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To celebrate President’s Day, we’re taking a look at a few of our nation’s greenest presidents — from Teddy Roosevelt to some surprising picks.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, February 13

Written by | February 13th, 2013

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The Green Buzz this morning is fuel, fuel and more fuel.

  1. The Sierra Club’s board of directors has approved civil disobedience for the first time in its 120-year history to help oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline. (Huffington Post)
  2. This small New York town banned all public discussions on fracking, and now they’re being sued for it. (Green)
  3. And while we’re on that topic, some New York breweries are concerned that fracking will dry them up. (Times Union)
  4. So you’ve heard that the USPS will end Saturday delivery, but how much fuel will they save? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. In the SOTU last night, President Obama pledged action on climate change, with or without Congress. (National Geographic)
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