Tag: Hawaii

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 2

Written by | December 2nd, 2010

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Finally, a cure for what ails you! And it’s cool, green and all-natural:

  1. How biodiversity can help protect you from icky diseases like West Nile and Lyme. (BBC)
  2. Would you help pay for a nature reserve in your neighborhood? (The Guardian)
  3. Overwhelmed by invasive species, Hawaii looks to a ‘hybrid ecosystem.’ (Extinction Countdown)
  4. Message to Obama: U.S. needs to triple spending on energy R&D. (Green)
  5. Green roofs are on the rise in American cities–have you seen one lately? (YaleE360)

Nature Photo of the Week: Summer Mist

Written by | July 2nd, 2010

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This enchanting shot of the Napali coastline in Kaua’i, Hawaii, was captured by Flickr user 2MuchCatHair and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — at my.nature.org.

State of the Birds 2010: Oceans, Coasts and Islands

Written by | March 16th, 2010

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The State of the Birds 2010 report is out — and it says ocean, coastal and island bird species are all under threat from climate change.

State of the Birds 2010: Climate Change

Written by | March 15th, 2010

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Which bird species will get hit the hardest by climate change? Bird expert and report co-author Dave Mehlman tells us in the first of his week-long series of posts.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 4

Written by | February 4th, 2010

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It’s cool, it’s green, it’s just what the doctor ordered: the top 5 green news links of the day:

  1. Is feeding 9 billion people by 2050 an impossible task, or one we — and planet Earth — are up to? (The Vine)
  2. Another story of how competition helps change human behavior: one company is reducing truck idling time by posting those hours in the staff breakroom. (Marc Gunther)
  3. Hawaii is on target to get 40 percent of its electric power from renewables by 2030… good news for the state most dependent on foreign oil. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. It’s not just about agricultural run-off… household pesticides are finding their way into rivers in California. (NY Times)
  5. HDTV (the U.S.), cars instead of bikes (China), fast-food proliferation (India)…six trends happening world-wide that are NOT good for the planet. (Treehugger)

Cryptic Coral Reef Organisms! (What Are Those?)

Written by | September 22nd, 2009

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Editor’s Note: Alison Green, senior marine scientist for The Nature Conservancy, recently traveled to Papua New Guinea to see cutting-edge marine work by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the Coral Triangle, the most biodiverse marine region on Earth. Also read her first post from Papua New Guinea on sea-surface monitoring and […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 1

Written by | July 1st, 2009

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We’re starting off the first of the month with some bright innovations — synthetic trees that actually absorb carbon and robot lasers that can map the ocean floor. What more could you ask for? Oh, just resolution of the Exxon Valdez oil spill (finally) and coastal restoration projects that will create green jobs. Read on for today’s top […]

World Oceans Day: Will There Be Coral Reefs for Our Children?

Written by | June 8th, 2009

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When I was in fourth grade, my family took a vacation to Hawaii to visit my aunt and her family, who had been relocated to the islands for work. This was at the height of the Magnum, P.I. series, so you can imagine my excitement as I pictured myself peeling around in a red Ferrari […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 1

Written by | April 1st, 2009

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Isabella Rosselini explaining animal and insect sex? An entire colony of albatrosses vanishing? Europe not being better than the United States at everything? It must either be April Fools Day…or Cool Green Morning, where all the links today are totally, 110 percent verified true. We think. Almost as Weird as Blue Velvet: The second season […]

State of the Birds: Requiem for Hawaii

Written by | March 26th, 2009

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I cannot conclude my blogs on the U.S. State of the Birds Report without mentioning Hawaii and its birds. The native bird species of Hawaii are by far in the worst shape of any group of birds in the United States. Here’s why the severe decline in Hawaii’s birds should be an issue of national […]

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