Tag: Gulf of Mexico

Crazy, Muddy Fun in the Gulf of Mexico

Written by | January 25th, 2011

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They were cold, wet and happy to be helping restore the Gulf—500+ volunteers helped us build the beginning of a new oyster reef in Mobile Bay, Alabama.

Hope on the Half-Shell

Written by | January 19th, 2011

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Can the Gulf of Mexico truly be restored? Cindy Brown says it’s already happening, and another major step towards achieving that goal will be taken this weekend.

Best and Worst Environmental Moments of 2010

Written by | December 13th, 2010

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You know about the oil spill, but what other stories made our lead scientist’s list of environmental issues that dominated the year?

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 30

Written by | November 30th, 2010

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The last day of the month: time to reflect on your green priorities?

  1. Surprising ways your Thanksgiving turkey was tied to Gulf of Mexico fisheries. (Alabama Press-Register)
  2. The economy vs. the environment–can we move beyond the “either/or” argument? (Green Biz)
  3. A new report says the European economy is at risk from high demand on natural resources. (BBC)
  4. How sustainable palm oil could determine the future of forests in Asia and Africa. (YaleE360)
  5. Q: What becomes of disposable coffee cups? A: TBD, following this Starbucks pilot project. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 15

Written by | November 15th, 2010

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Your cure for the Monday blues: the cool greens!

  1. Get ready for Green Gift Monday with these fun “upcycled” gift ideas. (The Daily Green)
  2. Good(?) news from the Gulf: studies say fumes from the oil burned by spill-response teams didn’t contain enough cancer-causing chemicals to pose a risk to human health. (Green)
  3. Today is either America Recycles Day or Zero Waste Day. (Treehugger)
  4. Wait a minute– there might be lead in some reusable grocery bags? (Green House)
  5. Is “Cool It” the next “An Inconvenient Truth”? (Red, Green and Blue)

Let’s Make America More Like Block Island

Written by | September 17th, 2010

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The most important conservation legislation in decades is now pending in the U.S. Senate. See why the Land and Water Conservation Fund is so important and how you can support its passage.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 8

Written by | September 8th, 2010

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It’s that time of the day, everyone– get your Cool Green Morning on!

  1. The United States can become a leader in energy efficiency, and here’s how. (GreenBiz)
  2. Is eating meat more eco-friendly than we think it is? (Grist)
  3. Too much tree: is that a real thing? (Treehugger)
  4. Even famous, super-fancy British castles are getting eco-makeovers these days. (Greener Buildings)
  5. A bit of good news from the Gulf: dropping deep-sea oxygen levels haven’t created biological dead zones. (LA Times)

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.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 18

Written by | August 18th, 2010

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What’s cool and green and read all over? Well, duh.

  1. The things you do to save energy might not save all that much energy. (Green)
  2. Despite what you may have heard, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows in the Gulf just yet, says a new report. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. The next generation of biofuels may spawn from Scottish whisky. (Treehugger)
  4. The pretty, yellow and nearly extinct Kihansi spray toad is making a comeback. (Mongabay)
  5. The human face of climate change: climate refugees. (GreenBiz)

Bringing the Gulf Back to Full Health

Written by | August 13th, 2010

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How can we take restoration in the Gulf beyond a “business-as-usual” approach? The Conservancy’s president and CEO Mark Tercek explains.

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