Tag: Insects

Nature Photo of the Week: Personality

Written by | April 27th, 2012

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Well, hello there! Flickr user Misty DawnS snapped this incredible macro photo of a charismatic praying mantis in Missouri. Thanks for sharing it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you—at my.nature.org. And get inspired to take your own […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 20

Written by | March 20th, 2012

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Good morning! Caffeinate, read a green news story, repeat.

  1. Can the climate-ravaged world of “The Hunger Games” help rouse kids into action? (Grist)
  2. Flower power! This cheerful sunflower charges your electronics. (TreeHugger)
  3. Poachers have killed 135 endangered South Africa rhinos — in 2012. (Care2)
  4. Mountain pine beetles cause double trouble to pine forests. (Green)
  5. Nine of the world’s most majestic rivers are in peril. (Mother Nature Network)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 17

Written by | February 17th, 2012

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With President’s Day right around the corner, let’s talk about green presidents.

  1. Which 10 presidents left the best environmental legacies? (The Daily Green)
  2. The Republic of the Congo expands park to protect fearless chimps. (Mongabay)
  3. The Dutch develop a kid-powered school bus. (Grist)
  4. Prepare to pay for power at your local coffee shop. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. To kill their parasites, fruit flies get drunk. (NY Times)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 26

Written by | October 26th, 2011

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Would you trade meat for bugs if it could save the planet?

  1. Our president and CEO, Mark Tercek, says that we need to change the way we talk about nature. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. An unlikely source of carbon emissions: rivers and streams. (Green House)
  3. The Vietnamese rhino is officially extinct. Thanks, poachers. (Mongabay)
  4. Debris from the Japanese tsunami could reach the U.S.– and damage fragile marine habitat and wildlife. (NBC Nightly News)
  5. The latest addition to the food truck craze: sustainable insect cuisine. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 14

Written by | October 14th, 2011

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It’s Friday. You deserve some photos of a one-eyed shark.

  1. An extremely rare cyclops shark has been confirmed in Mexico. (National Geographic)
  2. A new project called TreeKit sets out to map every tree in New York City. Talk about tree hugging! (Grist)
  3. Virgin Atlantic announced the world’s first “low carbon aviation fuel,” which reportedly produces half the carbon emissions. (GoodCleanTech)
  4. Video: insects doing circus tricks power a smart phone! (TreeHugger)
  5. Highly reflective glass buildings claim one billion birds a year in North America. See what San Francisco is doing to change that. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 10

Written by | December 10th, 2010

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Should you be having bugs for breakfast on this cool green morning?

  1. A bird once thought to be extinct has been found nesting in the U.S. (Treehugger)
  2. A TED talk explains why you should eat insects instead of meat? (Grist)
  3. Repeat photography from the USGS shows stark change in landscapes. (Wired)
  4. NOAA is restricting fishing off Alaska to protect sea lions. (Green)
  5. Walkable neighborhoods have happier people. (Greenhouse)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 16

Written by | November 16th, 2010

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This is possibly the first Cool Green Morning to ever feature a Simpsons reference:

  1. Researchers discovered several new species of frogs, including one that scientists and Simpsons producers think looks like Mr. Burns. (You be the judge.) (Mongabay)
  2. Can natural gas be a part of a “green economy”? (Huffington Post)
  3. Here are four ways to harvest solar energy from roads. (EcoGeek)
  4. Bet you didn’t know that Waste Management’s protected 26,000 acres of wildlife habitat since 2007. (GreenBiz)
  5. Are insecticides responsible for declines in bird population? One researcher thinks so. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 2

Written by | June 2nd, 2010

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Scratch that green news itch:

  1. Books about rainforests are destroying rainforests, says a new report. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s the oil spill going to do to the Gulf’s food chain? (Guardian)
  3. If they want to, five western U.S. states could get 30 percent of their energy from wind and five percent from solar without the construction of extensive new infrastructure. (Green)
  4. What mud can tell us about climate change. (Grist)
  5. Fight bugs with bugs: Use insects, not pesticides, in your garden this year. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 18

Written by | December 18th, 2009

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Five great green stories to distract you while you wait anxiously for the latest news from Copenhagen: Weird Solar Device of the Day goes to…this solar-powered, Joseph Cornell-like live insect theater box (Treehugger). Buy an electric car for less than $900? You can in Oklahoma through New Year’s Eve…although it tops out at 25 mph […]

Get Native, Backyard Birders!

Written by | February 17th, 2009

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The February 2009 issue of Conservation Biology has a research paper on the impacts of native plants on birds and butterflies in the suburbs of southeastern Pennsylvania. To my knowledge, this is the first scientific study to compare “standard” landscaping (lawns, ornamental trees and shrubs) with “native” landscaping (using grasses and other groundcovers, shrubs and […]

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