Tag: livestock

Bringing Conservation and Development Together

Written by | August 25th, 2014

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Nature is the fundamental underpinning to human well-being. Our CEO Mark Tercek applauds USAID’s new Biodiversity Policy, which brings conservation and development closer together.

The Green Buzz: Friday, Septemeber 27

Written by | September 27th, 2013

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What’s happening in the land of green news today?

  1. Strongest evidence to date: humans responsible for climate change. (CNN)
  2. Using goats as eco-friendly mowers is catching on. (TreeHugger)
  3. Livestock steroids may be found more in our rivers and lakes than we thought. (Nature)
  4. What the rest of the world can learn from Europe’s key animal comebacks. (BBC)
  5. USDA approves new trap in attempt to catch the Burmese python. (Nature World News)

The Amazon: It is a Marvel to Behold

Written by | January 24th, 2013

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Our blogger follows his grandfather’s advice and travels to the Amazon. But will it be there for his grandchildren to see?

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 5

Written by | December 5th, 2012

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Good morning! Check out what’s happening in the world of cool green news.

  1. WWF has just received a $5 million grant from Google to help fight wildlife trafficking. (Treehugger)
  2. What the Frack? The first peer-reviewed study linking fracking to animal health issues says fracking is making livestock sick. (MNN)
  3. A Bridge to Somewhere: This overpass in Wyoming is helping with pronghorn migration — and is saving human and pronghorn lives. (National Geographic)
  4. Savannahs that sustain African Lion populations have shrunk 75 percent of the last half-century. Is this how we treat the King of the Jungle? (Washington Post)
  5. Sand dunes alone will not save the day if another major coastal storm hits. (Green)

Nature Brains: Conserving Grasslands Can Help Millions of People

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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Can saving nature also help lift people out of poverty? A new Conservancy study finds a simple and scalable solution for grassland communities around the world.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 17

Written by | May 17th, 2011

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Microbes in space (!) and more exciting green news:

  1. Which is more frightening: traditional livestock practices or “growing” meat in labs? (DotEarth)
  2. New research says cell phones are contributing to the decline of honeybees. (Treehugger)
  3. Drought hits central China, drying up reservoirs along the Yangtze River. (The New York Times)
  4. The world’s middle class is growing, which should mean more consumption and pollution… does it? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Yesterday’s space shuttle launch sent six astronauts plus a bobtail squid, a water bear and “Conan the Bacterium” into space. (Wired)
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