Tag: lizard

Nature Photo of the Week: Handprints

Written by | October 31st, 2013

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Perhaps we have too much Halloween on the brain, but doesn’t this green anole’s handprints look a little zombie-like to you? The shadows on this leaf are incredible (and mysterious!).

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 8

Written by | October 8th, 2013

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In the land of green news today: a strange-looking lizard and a solar power breakthrough.

  1. How many famous animal conservationists can you name? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. We aren’t lying — the Pinocchio lizard has been confirmed living in Ecuador. (Nature World News)
  3. So how exactly did the Hawaiian Islands form? Research offers a new theory. (Science World Report)
  4. An era of nighttime solar power is dawning in the U.S. (TG Daily)
  5. Bee colony cause of death: stress from pesticides. (Discovery News)

Nature Photo of the Week: Vibrant Lizard

Written by | July 10th, 2013

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Vibrant colors, unique patterns and intricate textures — this lizard could be a piece of art with all of its stunning features. Kudos to Flickr photographer Patricia Pierce for making this wonderful photograph and for sharing it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group.

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 7

Written by | June 7th, 2013

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Today we’re rocking out to The Doors while rounding up today’s top five green news stories. Let us explain:

  1. Record-breaking mako shark caught in CA. Conservation debate ensues. (National Geographic)
  2. As if being a rockstar isn’t cool enough, a new lizard is named after Jim Morrison. (Discovery News)
  3. Ten new Guardian enviro blogs you must start following. Like, right now. (Guardian)
  4. LED lights for the win! $675 million in saved energy costs in 2012 thanks to LEDs. (TreeHugger)
  5. In climate news, stalagmites are the new tree rings. (Mother Jones)

Nature Photo of the Week: Camouflage

Written by | October 12th, 2012

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Look closely. That’s a Pygmy Short-horned Lizard blending in perfectly with the rocky background. Great shot, JDShedd! Thank you for submitting this photo 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 […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 10

Written by | January 10th, 2012

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Green sidewalks? Yep, the rumors are true.

  1. New sidewalk slabs create energy from your footsteps. (Green Building Elements)
  2. Banned: uranium mining in the Grand Canyon. (USA Today)
  3. A hungry flower gobbles up worms… underground. (Mongabay)
  4. “Extinct” giant tortoise may not be extinct after all. (TIME)
  5. Lizards advance robot design — one tail at a time. (PCWorld)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 4

Written by | May 4th, 2011

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Birds and lady lizards and urban sprawl, oh my!

  1. According to the latest State of the Birds report, public preserves provide habitat for at least half of the American populations of 300 bird species. (Green)
  2. Idaho has more wind power than it knows what to do with. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Sprawl can be worse than the buildings themselves, energy-usage-wise. (EcoGeek)
  4. A drop in green cleaning product purchases is hurting one big brand. (GreenBiz)
  5. Researchers have bred an all-female species of lizard. (Wired)

Where Is The Spot-Tailed Earless Lizard?

Written by | May 14th, 2009

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  “Some see the glass as half empty, and some see it as half full. Conservationists see the glass as too big.” I chuckled when I read that quote recently in a profile of John Karges, the peerless Texas naturalist and wildlife biologist. Clever aphorisms aside, optimism and conservation can often be difficult to reconcile. […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, Jan. 23

Written by | January 23rd, 2009

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Some days, it’s all dewy and green on the Internet. But from black clouds to lost salmon to dying trees…read below to find out why today is not one of those days: A Moment of Silence, Please: Tree mortality has doubled in the Pacific Northwest of the United States — in just 17 years. Unbelievable: […]

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