Tag: Greenpeace

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)

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)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 15th

Written by | May 15th, 2012

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From endangered rivers to clean energy, we’ve got your green news.

  1. Bummer: The list of the top 10 endangered rivers in America is out, and #1 isn’t far from our headquarters. (Discovery News)
  2. It turns out that the unpopular and controversial catch limits on fish are working — 6 populations have rebounded. (Green)
  3. Yet another reason to love wildlife, especially elephants: They may hold vigil at your funeral. (Grist)
  4. A Greenpeace study has found that some American car manufacturers are linked to Amazon deforestation. (Mongabay)
  5. 76 percent of Americans want clean energy instead of coal, nuclear and natural gas. (Clean Technica)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 4

Written by | May 4th, 2012

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Who’s ready for a supermoon?!

  1. Saturday’s full moon will be the biggest of 2012. (Space)
  2. Greenpeace releases new seafood retailer scorecard. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Just how far can a polar bear swim? (Mongabay)
  4. Sea level rise may be less severe than feared. (TG Daily)
  5. Chicago turns empty store fronts into gardens. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 19

Written by | December 19th, 2011

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It’s Monday. [Scuba] dive in and read some green news!

  1. The world’s coral reefs are in danger, but there is one anomaly: the Gardens of the Queen. (CBS News)
  2. The wine industry feels the effects of climate change. (Yale Environment 360)
  3. Should media companies that film the natural world re-invest their profits in conservation? (Scientific American)
  4. Some environmental groups use pressure tactics to get their point across. (Green)
  5. Boston attempts to filter diesel construction equipment. (Boston Globe)

Amazon Deforestation and the Great Forest Code Debate

Written by | August 15th, 2011

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Uncertainty over the new Forest Code rules is one factor leading to a bad year for deforestation. A new grant to The Nature Conservancy is one factor that should help combat it.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 26

Written by | April 26th, 2011

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If the Clean Air Act helps us live longer, just think what a climate change policy could do:

  1. A new federal report paints a grim picture of water resources in the 21st century. (Green)
  2. Australia’s 2009 wildfires may have helped save the rare Buxton silver gum tree. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Three dogs helped sniff out the habitat of an endangeredVietnamese turtle. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Have you thought about the energy footprint of your web surfing habit? Greenpeace has. (Grist)
  5. In case you doubted the benefits of the Clean Air Act, a new study says it helps you live 4-8 months longer. (Treehugger)

The Noel Kempff Climate Action Project: The Conservancy Responds to a Greenpeace Report

Written by | October 15th, 2009

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Thirteen years ago, The Nature Conservancy teamed up with Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza, American Electric Power Company, BP America and Pacificorp to buy out four logging concessions adjacent to Bolivia’s Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. In addition to protecting almost 832,000 hectares of forest habitat and doubling the size of the national park, this […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 24

Written by | September 24th, 2009

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“Coywolves” in the neighborhood? Death panels for pandas? Monarchs in need of a women’s lib movement? It’s all in a day’s news here at Cool Green Morning. BBC wildlife expert Chris Packham makes a statement that could send shivers down your spine: Giant pandas should be allowed to die out. His argument? The money put […]

What Should We Do About Beef From The Amazon?

Written by | July 20th, 2009

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I spent a day a few weeks ago in São Paulo at the headquarters of a major Brazilian beef company — or, to put it another way, the cutting edge of tropical conservation. The image people have of conservationists in the tropics is often drawn from Indiana Jones films: intrepid biologists in the jungle swatting away mosquitoes […]

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