Tag: Hawaii

Saving the Shark that Bit Me: Back to Work

Written by | August 16th, 2012

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Our marine biologist doesn’t let a shark bite come between him and his work at one of the most biologically diverse locations in the world.

Saving the Shark that Bit Me: the Encounter

Written by | August 14th, 2012

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What does it feel like to be bitten by a shark? Our marine scientist shares his story and why he continues to get back into the water.

Saving the Shark that Bit Me: A Passion for the Ocean

Written by | August 10th, 2012

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Despite a shark bite in 2010, The Nature Conservancy’s Kydd Pollock is passionate about marine conservation – and sharks.

Five Movies That Will Make You Want to Get Outdoors

Written by | July 12th, 2012

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Blockbuster movie season is in full swing and it’s the perfect time to highlight nature on the big screen. Actor Kyle Howard shares his top 5 must-see flicks.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 17

Written by | May 17th, 2012

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Today is a good green news day — there are some interesting things happening in the world of conservation!

  1. Hawaii is the first to have a statewide ban on plastic bags — but there are some loopholes. (Treehugger)
  2. The first underpass for elephants will hopefully reunite herds in Kenya. (National Geographic)
  3. The very cool Map of Life reflects the distribution of all plant and animal life on Earth — you can search by species (and maybe see those Kenyan elephants!). (Green)
  4. If the Internet were a country, it would be the fifth biggest consumer of electricity in the world, according to Greenpeace. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Need weekend plans? A dazzling solar eclipse will occur this Sunday! (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 16

Written by | May 16th, 2012

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It’s breakfast (and cool green news) time.

  1. Do you buy cage-free eggs? Free-range? Pastured? This video will help you determine the difference. (Grist)
  2. Now that you’ve eaten, time to get dressed. Why not choose a pair of sustainable jeans? (Treehugger)
  3. Is genetically-engineered corn what’s killing honey bees in the corn belt? (Huff Post Green)
  4. 14 miles of Hawaiian beaches have disappeared over the last century. What gives? (Green)
  5. Now that’s sustainable: Shredded U.S. currency is being used in cars and trucks. (Environmental News Science)

Hollywood’s Unsung Hero: Nature

Written by | February 22nd, 2012

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The Academy Awards are this Sunday and we noticed a category missing from the list: best celebration of nature in a movie. Here are four Oscar-worthy films that we’d like to nominate for this green award.

Dispatch from the Field: Palau

Written by | February 6th, 2012

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Stephanie Wear, director of coral reef conservation, is spending a week in Palau, visiting with locals and learning about what makes their reefs so resilient.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2011

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Today’s green news round-up holds the secret to a long, healthy life.

  1. A new seabird was discovered in Hawaii…and it’s a 40-year-old stuffed specimen. (Mongabay)
  2. Coal shortages are speeding up China’s move toward clean energy. (CleanTechnica)
  3. A new study says deforestation rates are higher in protected forests. (YaleE360)
  4. Attention Labor Day travelers: Hurricane Irene might’ve shut down your favorite outdoor recreation spot. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. The world’s oldest person (nearly 121! wow!) credits her longevity to her healthy, all-natural Amazon Rainforest lifestyle. (Treehugger)

Sharks Hold Key to Healthy Marine Systems

Written by | May 6th, 2011

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Mark Tercek, our president and CEO, went scuba diving off the Palmyra Atoll and was surrounded by a large number of sharks. See the video and find out why that’s a very good thing.

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