Tag: Hurricane Katrina

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 19

Written by | March 19th, 2013

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In today’s news, we learn of another example of humans influencing evolution. Interesting/scary stuff.

  1. To avoid being roadkill, bird evolve to have shorter wings. (New Scientist)
  2. The United States could see a Hurricane Katrina every other year. (USA Today)
  3. Points for creativity: photographer uses a floating swan disguise to get closer to birds. (TreeHugger)
  4. Where have all the monarch butterflies gone? (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Even in a darkened room, a rooster knows when to crow. (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: Monday, August 27

Written by | August 27th, 2012

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It’s just another cool green (and wet) Monday.

  1. Isaac could turn into a hurricane and hit New Orleans — 7 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the city. (Scientific American)
  2. Boston and New York are also working on not becoming Atlantis. (Grist)
  3. Former NBA star Yao Ming is helping his country make the connection between an ivory carving and the carcass of an elephant. (Guardian)
  4. The Woodland Trust’s photography contest results connects the public with their local woodlands — with beautiful images! (BBC Nature)
  5. An aerial survey in Belize shows an (encouraging) record number of manatees in the area. (National Geographic)

Finding Resiliency in the People of the Gulf

Written by | May 4th, 2012

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It would be easy to feel overwhelmed with the economic and environmental issues facing the Gulf of Mexico. But can we come together to help the Gulf thrive again?

Adapting to Climate Change: A New US Priority

Written by | October 22nd, 2010

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President Obama has been given a new plan to combat the effects of climate change. The Conservancy’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Leader analyzes the report and explains why it’s timing is so vital.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 31

Written by | March 31st, 2010

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Toads, dolphins and offshore drilling– oh my! You’ll find it all in today’s roundup of the morning’s coolest, greenest news:

  1. This just in: Obama OKs offshore drilling in large sections of the Alaskan, Atlantic and Gulf coasts. (Grist)
  2. A new study shows that the reproduction rate of dolphins in the Mississippi Sound spiked post-Hurricane Katrina. (Journal Watch Online)
  3. Europe could be totally powered by renewable energy by 2050. Jealous? (The Vine)
  4. The science of genomics is helping researchers figure out the biological effects of climate change and develop new biofuels. (Red, Green and Blue)
  5. Toads can predict earthquakes, says a new report. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 20

Written by | October 20th, 2009

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It seems that everything comes back to climate change… sudden aspen decline, Hurricane Katrina, the Patriots playing in the snow and more. Check it out in today’s round-up of Cool Green Morning news links. According to a new poll, American voters still don’t think climate change should be high on the government’s agenda. The poll from […]

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