Tag: invasives

How to Save Countless Trees in 10 Minutes or Less

Written by | July 29th, 2013

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Dozens of tree-killing pests have entered the U.S. as unintended hitchhikers. But by knowing what to look for, you can help prevent the spread of an invasive species.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 4

Written by | June 4th, 2013

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Dogs saving penguins and rock stars saving badgers. Today was a good day.

  1. Found out why the Navy is trying to crack the secrets of the cicada song. (Live Science)
  2. WATCH: Two rock hall of famers and a nature film legend have a new song about badgers. (Guardian)
  3. Scientists find rare butterfly off Biscayne Bay, may be able to save it from extinction. (Miami Herald)
  4. Two dogs are protecting the endangered Little Penguin. If you don’t like this story you hate everything! (Grist)
  5. Lake Michigan’s invasive lamprey larvae are being poisoned by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. (AP via Marshfield News Herald)

Arbor Day: Earth Day’s Wingman

Written by | April 26th, 2013

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Did you know… over its lifetime, a large tree can provide almost $6,000 worth of benefits to those that live near it? In honor of Arbor Day, we’re sharing stats and tips for how you can keep our trees alive and thriving.

Tasty Invasives

Written by | March 8th, 2013

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Mmm, invasive species. Have you ever eaten one? You can help combat these invaders of natural habitats and fill your belly all at once!

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 8

Written by | March 8th, 2013

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Today we’re buzzing about everything from global warming to green fashion.

  1. It’s native frog vs. invasive toad in a head-to-head battle. Can the good guys win? (Scientist)
  2. Fashionistas can go green with “zero-deforestation” handbags. (Mongabay)
  3. It’s hot — as in, hasn’t-been-this-hot-since-the-Ice-Age hot. (NY Times)
  4. International ban on polar bear trade rejected. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. The average commute time in the U.S. is… (can you guess?) (TreeHugger)

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: 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: Thursday, November 10

Written by | November 10th, 2011

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Time to prepare for the attack of the feral pigs.

  1. Invasive species could become a terrorist’s next weapon of choice. (MarketWatch)
  2. How does a person’s individual carbon emissions change over the course of a lifetime? (Green)
  3. Video of king penguins shows their unexpected way of cooling off — in a mud spa. (BBC)
  4. An approved plan aims to control greenhouse gas emissions in China. (2point6billion)
  5. Sad news from Africa: the western black rhino has been declared extinct. (MSNBC)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 20

Written by | October 20th, 2010

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You overslept this morning? Tell your boss you were just doing your part to fight climate change.

  1. Researchers discover three new species of cute little forest frogs in Tanzania. (Mongabay)
  2. Floating wind turbines sound kind of cool, don’t they? (CleanTechnica)
  3. Invasives like Asian carp and lionfish are bad for the environment, so let’s eat them. (DotEarth)
  4. The entire world has fallen way short on ocean protection goals. (YaleE360)
  5. Get more sleep! It’s better for you, and also the climate. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 25

Written by | May 25th, 2010

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Get your Cool Green Morning on:

  1. Biodiversity on islands rebounding from centuries of invasive rat infestation might recover faster than previously thought, a new study says. (Conservation Maven)
  2. Montgomery County, Maryland just passed the nation’s first countywide carbon tax. (Solve Climate)
  3. A group claims that dolphins and whales deserve human rights. (YaleE360)
  4. Americans are spending more time outdoors these days, according to a new report. (Treehugger)
  5. Tax breaks for solar companies could create more than 200,000 jobs in the US by 2016. (CleanTechnica)
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