Tag: gulf coast

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 17

Written by | June 17th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and catch up on what’s going on in the world of green news.

  1. BP is leaving the Gulf, as the oil spill cleanup has ended. (Huffington Post)
  2. Watch: Baby fox walks up to people, asks for help – and they give it. (MNN)
  3. Refineries are pumping out more toxins than they’re allowed by government regulations. (NPR)
  4. The secret behind why marine mammals can hold their breath for so long is revealed. (BBC News)
  5. The murder of a sea turtle conservationist highlights the nexus of poaching and drugs. (National Geographic)

Hurricane Isaac Is a Wake Up Call for Coastal Restoration

Written by | September 7th, 2012

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Hurricane Isaac is a reminder of our vulnerability and a wake-up call that we need to use this amazing opportunity to reverse the fate of the Gulf Coast by investing in coastal restoration.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 5

Written by | September 5th, 2012

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On this Hump Day, we’ve got green news updates on the BP Oil Spill, the shark fin trade and canine conservationists!

  1. The U.S. Department of Justice accuses BP of ‘gross negligence and willful misconduct.’ (Huffington Post)
  2. Cathay Pacific (based in Hong Kong) just sent a loud and clear message regarding the shark fin trade: ‘No more fins on our planes.’ (Treehugger)
  3. Wildlife conservationists are saving dogs from the pound and saving nature at the same time — by training the dogs to find threatened species! (Green)
  4. Thousands of dead rats — invasive species, no less — have piled up on Mississippi beaches after Isaac. Gross. (NBC News)
  5. Endangered species protection for the gray wolf was lifted on Friday — what does it mean for this apex predator? (Christian Science Monitor)

Nature Photo of the Week: Walking on Gold

Written by | July 27th, 2012

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Flickr user Ron Wooten took this lovely sun-drenched photo along Texas’ gulf coast. Many thanks for submitting this golden gem through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — at my.nature.org. And get inspired to take your […]

Two Years Later: New Partnership for People and Nature in the Gulf

Written by | April 20th, 2012

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We’re excited to announce an important partnership to protect the gulf’s ecosystems for people and nature.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 1

Written by | December 1st, 2011

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Masked maids clean the streets of India.

  1. Forget people. The first travelers that humans rocket to Mars could be worms. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. One dolphin survivor may hold the clue to animal die-off in the Gulf Coast. (Green)
  3. In India, sometimes all you need is a mop, buckets and anonymity to clean your streets. (Grist)
  4. Financing coal is controversial — yet 20 of the world’s biggest banks are coughing up cash. (Guardian)
  5. Sharks create twice as many jets of water as other fishes’ tails. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 11

Written by | July 11th, 2011

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Happy Cool Green Monday!

  1. Conservancy marine scientist Laura Geselbracht explains why sea level rise is such a big deal for Florida’s Gulf Coast. (Grist)
  2. A new study revealed that today’s polar bears started out brown and Irish. (Scientific American)
  3. Love solar power, but not so crazy about solar panels? Meet solar ivy. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Brand-new South Sudan is home to some increasingly rare African megafauna. (Mongabay)
  5. In defense of “personal liberty,” Republicans in Congress move to stop the adoption of energy-efficient light bulbs. (Guardian)

Boots in the Water: Moving Forward in the Gulf

Written by | August 30th, 2010

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Conservancy projects interrupted by the spill are starting up again—take a tour of what’s happening and find out what’s next from our Gulf Coast program director Cindy Brown.

Funding Our Conservation Legacy

Written by | July 27th, 2010

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A source of government funding for state and national parks has been short-changed for 45 years—despite a ready stream of revenue from oil and gas. Can we finally correct this mistake?

Gulf Health Report: A Lesson in Resilience

Written by | July 26th, 2010

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What would an ER nurse have to say about the Gulf oil spill? Underlying health issues exacerbate the impacts of the spill, but nature is resilient, says Conservancy writer Cara Byington.

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