Tag: Invasive species

Is Your Water Garden Wreaking Havoc on Nature?

Written by | July 17th, 2012

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Water gardening is a growing trend in the United States, but it comes with a price: $110 million/year in management of invasive aquatic plants. The solution lies in early detection.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 14

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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From GM crops to alien mother ships (really!), we’ve got your green news.

  1. Lose power in your home? Have a plug-in Prius? Well, then, plug that baby in and power your home! (Gizmag)
  2. Can’t afford to outfit your home in solar panels? That’s what you think, says Solar Mosaic. (Grist)
  3. Could genetically modified crops actually be good for the environment? (Guardian)
  4. North American wildfires have been bad — and unfortunately a new study says to expect more. (Discovery News)
  5. Remember the tsunami dock that landed on a Oregon beach last week? It’s an alien mother ship of species. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 31

Written by | May 31st, 2012

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Check out the green news we’ve found for your reading pleasure this Thursday morning.

  1. Researchers say they can spot income inequality from space – by looking for trees. (Treehugger)
  2. These animals will likely benefit from climate change – see their photos. (Discovery News)
  3. And these U.S.-based companies are shelling out to block action on climate change. (Guardian)
  4. A new invasive – a “kudzu bug” – is eating the “vine that ate the South.” But is that all it will chomp? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Want some fresh, local veggies this summer? Try growing a garden from your grocery store. (Mother Nature Network)

Eating Invasives: Delicious or Dangerous?

Written by | May 29th, 2012

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Could campaigns to eat kudzu or camels or iguanas actually have the reverse effect? Our blogger weighs the risks and benefits of eating invasives.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 27

Written by | April 27th, 2012

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Happy Arbor Day! Save a tree and get some green news online.

  1. Celebrate Arbor Day by reading a history of the movement and a look at the current threats. (Huffington Post)
  2. An prominent activist exposing illegal logging was murdered by a Cambodian police officer. (Guardian)
  3. Tiny sharks, about the size of your hand, glow in the dark for camouflage. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. You won’t believe what animal is being blamed for captive killer whale deaths. (TreeHugger)
  5. Is there a new invasive species to worry about in the Gulf and Southeast US? (Washington Post)

 

A Lifelong Commitment to Fighting Invasive Species

Written by | March 7th, 2012

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For the Conservancy’s Faith Campbell, tackling tree-killing insects and pathogens is more than a career. See what inspires her to fight for forest health.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 13

Written by | February 13th, 2012

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This gorilla could be the next Picasso.

  1. Art by Animals exhibit features artwork from gorillas, elephants and more. (Wired Science)
  2. Study finds nature is missing from children’s books. (TreeHugger)
  3. Asian carp: if you can’t beat ‘em, shoot ‘em. (The Columbus Dispatch)
  4. Finally, fuel removal begins at the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck. (Washington Post)
  5. Urban farming goes vertical. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 31

Written by | January 31st, 2012

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Extra, extra! Read today’s top green news stories.

  1. Invasive Burmese pythons eat their way through Florida’s Everglades. (National Geographic)
  2. If you’re looking for a new car, consider a folding microcar! (TreeHugger)
  3. Umm… is that a UFO at the bottom of the Baltic Sea? (Huffington Post)
  4. Egypt remains one of Africa’s largest markets for illegal ivory items. (WWF)
  5. Pop quiz: what caused the mysterious Little Ice Age? (Mother Nature Network)

 

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2012

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Wow, you can buy anything on the internet these days.

  1. Demand for pangolin meat in Asia shows up online. (Mongabay)
  2. Sumatran elephants could be extinct in less than 30 years. (WWF)
  3. Mercury pollution isn’t just for fish eaters in the Northeast anymore, a new study finds. (New York Times)
  4. What are the most threatening invasive species in the North America? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Groundbreaking magnetic soap may help clean up oil spills. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 18

Written by | January 18th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. An Indonesian rock band highlights the plight of the orangutan in song. (Mongabay)
  2. Save energy (and money!): tint your windows. (CleanTechnica)
  3. The Interior Department has banned the import of four nonnative snakes. (Green)
  4. White nose syndrome has killed an estimated seven million bats. (Washington Post)
  5. The new science classroom battle: climate change. (Wired)
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