Tag: Maine

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 18

Written by | September 18th, 2013

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Could mapping the genome of big cats help save them? That and more in today’s green news.

  1. Illegal lobster killing has been caught on tape at a major Maine seafood plant. (CBS News)
  2. These big cats are highly endangered, and now their genomes have been mapped, in an effort to help save them. (BBC News)
  3. How are the animals in a Colorado animal sanctuary faring after the record rainfall? (Huffington Post)
  4. Deconstructing Dinner: This new series is attempting to show us where our food really comes from. (TreeHugger)
  5. New map adds in a new climate factor: people. (Christian Science Monitor)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 22

Written by | July 22nd, 2013

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Let’s launch into Monday’s green news.

  1. Video: The giant corpse flower has bloomed at the U.S. Botanical Garden. (Science World Report)
  2. A clingy sea turtle that didn’t seem to want to be released has found a new home. (CNN)
  3. Watch how it’s done: a video on the removal of an Oregon dam. (MNN)
  4. June 2013 broke global heat records; 5th hottest month on record. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Bombs dropped on the Great Barrier Reef are insult to an already injured reef. (National Geographic)

Brothers Find Inspiration on the Appalachian Trail

Written by | July 19th, 2013

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Blisters, bears, rattlesnakes and rain didn’t stop this duo from hiking the famous Appalachian Trail in just 99 days. Learn how these brothers rediscovered themselves on the A.T.

LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Written by | April 23rd, 2013

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Almost unnoticed in Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and, with that investment, the hope that this successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

Nature Photo of the Week: Icicles

Written by | January 4th, 2013

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When you take the time to look closely, nature reveals fascinating treasures, like these icicles that seem to be sprouting from the cool water. Flickr photographer RonG58 captured this image at Moose Hill Pond in Livermore Falls, Maine. Thanks for sharing this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s […]

Looking for Bipartisanship? Head Outdoors

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

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Can both sides of the aisle come together to recognize the importance of investing in our lands and waters for people and wildlife?

Vote for Nature in Your State

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

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Are you voting on Tuesday? We’ve gathered the top 10 conservation measures from around the country — take a look and do your part to vote for nature!

An Environmental Scientist’s First Read of Silent Spring

Written by | September 24th, 2012

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Shocking, but true: freshwater ecologist Jeff Opperman hadn’t read Silent Spring, until now. So what’s his take on the book 50 years later?

Nature Photo of the Week: Echo Lake

Written by | September 7th, 2012

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Wouldn’t a dip in this lake feel good right about now? The picturesque Echo Lake in Maine seems to be calling us for a swim — and those calls actually appear to be echoing in the ripples of the lake. Many thanks to Flickr photographer RonG58 for submitting this image through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 25

Written by | July 25th, 2012

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Apparently it’s not a cool green morning in Greenland.

  1. NASA reports “unprecedented,” “extraordinary” ice melt in Greenland. (Grist)
  2. The U.S. throws $11.4 billion in the trash every year. (Treehugger)
  3. Underwater sea lab that helps us understand oceans gets axed due to budget cuts. (Washington Post)
  4. Mysterious, colorful lobsters are being caught more often, and no one knows why. (Discovery News)
  5. Some of the world’s biggest companies are now mapping where our limited water resources exist — will this help them sustainably use it, or grab it faster? (Scientific American)
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