Tag: Gulf of Mexico

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 10

Written by | August 10th, 2011

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Get your green news right here!

  1. The Gulf dead zone is like a zombie, and our scientist has some thoughts on how to kill it for good. (Grist)
  2. An aquaculture farm is planning to grow 500,000 pounds of shrimp… in shipping containers… in the Mojave Desert. (Treehugger)
  3. Ten new frog species were discovered in an Indian rainforest. (Mongabay)
  4. One of our scientists–and his whole family–are living off the grid for a whole year. (Green)
  5. Can Tokyo function without nuclear power? (CleanTechnica)

How to Kill Off the Gulf’s Dead-Zone Zombie

Written by | August 10th, 2011

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Like sequels to a bad zombie movie, the Gulf of Mexico dead zone keeps coming back every summer — aaaggh! Conservancy scientist Joe Fargione explains what it is and how it can be stopped.

Gulf ‘Dead Zone’ Threatens Seafood, Tourism Industries

Written by | August 3rd, 2011

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Recent mapping shows the Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” is not bigger this year, as predicted by scientists. Unfortunately, it’s still pretty darn big… and that has some big consequences for people and nature.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 2

Written by | August 2nd, 2011

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Your green news updates are ready-and-waiting:

  1. Recent measurements show the Gulf dead zone is smaller than expected–so why aren’t researchers rejoicing? (Green)
  2. Endangered leatherback turtles range wider than previously thought. (YaleE360)
  3. Does conservation make a difference in saving biodiversity? (BBC)
  4. Officials head out on a 4-day expedition in search of Asian carp. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  5. What will Glacier National Park be like without the glaciers? By 2020 we’ll know the answer. (Grist)

New White House Report: The Economic Value of Nature

Written by | July 22nd, 2011

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Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva helped write a new White House report on accounting for nature’s value in the United States. See why he thinks it’s a breakthrough.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 16

Written by | June 16th, 2011

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Whales and foxes and monkeys, oh my!

  1. Two very dedicated New Yorkers have mapped every one of Central Park’s 19,000+ trees. (Treehugger)
  2. You might have a climate crisis if… (NRDC, via Grist)
  3. Want to have fun like a whale, fox or monkey? Here’s how. (Wired)
  4. After years of community opposition, Peru cancels a massive dam project in the Madre de Dios River. (Mongabay)
  5. NOAA predicts that the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone will be bigger than ever this year. (YaleE360)

Teamwork Necessary to Manage the Floods of the Future

Written by | June 10th, 2011

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Thousands of lives and billions of dollars in infrastructure were spared during this year’s record floods along the Mississippi. But are we prepared for the more severe floods of the future?

Tell Congress: Oil Spill Fines Must Go to the Gulf

Written by | April 20th, 2011

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The penalties that BP must pay are currently slated to go to the general Treasury. Our CEO explains why that’s a travesty and who’s working to change the law.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 18

Written by | April 18th, 2011

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Happy Monday! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

  1. Wolves are no longer legally endangered. (Mongabay)
  2. One year later, the Gulf of Mexico is still feeling the effects of the oil spill. (LA Times)
  3. Our friends at Treehugger are hopping on the Picnic for the Planet bandwagon/party bus. (Treehugger)
  4. In Vietnam, a special nature reserve has been created to protect the threatened “Asian unicorn.” (AP, via Huffington Post)
  5. Ask Umbra offers up tips for green housewarming gifts. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 22

Written by | February 22nd, 2011

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Do you really need a hot dog to enjoy a good soccer game?

  1. Here’s a twist to the green sports trend–one UK soccer club bans the sale of red meat at its stadium. (Planet Green)
  2. How much oil will the U.P.S. save by switching from diesel to liquefied natural gas? A LOT. (Green)
  3. Humans are a noisy bunch, and our sounds may be causing wildlife to modify their behavior. (The New York Times)
  4. War, peace and climate conflict–can we resolve our issues? (Earth Watch)
  5. The scene at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico is still oily, reports a University of GA researcher. (Mongabay)
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