Tag: marine conservation

Building a Model Future in Melanesia

Written by | April 20th, 2012

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Learn how building a 3D model is helping an island community in Papua New Guinea to plan for the impacts of climate change and ensure its survival.

Scientist Michael Beck Awarded Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation

Written by | February 28th, 2012

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The Nature Conservancy’s lead marine scientist will undertake a three-year research project to address critical challenges facing our oceans.

Dispatch from the Field: Palau

Written by | February 6th, 2012

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Stephanie Wear, director of coral reef conservation, is spending a week in Palau, visiting with locals and learning about what makes their reefs so resilient.

Collaboration at Its Best

Written by | November 16th, 2011

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Representatives from three organizations talk about a major success story, and how working together is helping to save a tropical ocean heaven.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 3

Written by | August 3rd, 2011

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You’ll view orthodontists in a whole new light:

  1. Here are seven key shark habitats that need protection NOW. (Treehugger)
  2. Is your apartment building an energy hog? New US regulations will require commercial buildings to measure and disclose their energy usage. (Green House)
  3. Are billion-dollar natural disasters our new normal? (Grist)
  4. After some help from an orthodontist and a year of rehab, Andre, the turtle with the broken shell, will be released back into the wild. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Shoe fanatics: Make your next purchase an eco-friendly one. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 6

Written by | May 6th, 2011

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It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get green news on Friday (sorry):

  1. Our president/CEO Mark Tercek writes about sharks, healthy marine ecosystems and the beautiful Palmyra Atoll. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Students at one university are using Twitter to monitor bird behavior. (DotEarth)
  3. A new study says that climate change is responsible for poor harvests, food shortages and high prices. (New York Times)
  4. Executive Order 13154 basically forces federal agencies to lease more fuel-efficient vehicles, ultimately saving taxpayers $9 million and 2.4 million gallons of gas per year. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Are “blimp-like hybrid airships” the alternative air travel of the future? (YaleE360)

Save the Whales!?

Written by | April 15th, 2011

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Now it’s a cliché used to mock the environmental movement, but recent events show it’s importance. Jay Odell offers a tweak that could make “Save the Whales” relevant again.

Are You an Ocean Stakeholder?

Written by | December 21st, 2010

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Jay Odell has five reasons new ocean research and policy could have a major impact on your life. Of course, it’s only true if you like to breathe.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 15

Written by | September 15th, 2010

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From wild tigers to house crickets… our 5 cool green links will get you buzzing:

  1. Andy Revkin has an idea for how Apple can help save wild tigers. (Dot Earth)
  2. Insurance companies have a financial stake in climate change — and you and I are already paying for it. (ClimateBiz)
  3. Can high-rise urban farms feed the nation? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. One of the world’s poorest countries — the island of Kiribati (pronounced “Kir-ee-bas”) — has closed a huge stretch of ocean to fishing in an effort to protect marine resources. (Mongabay)
  5. First the bees, then the bats, now… house crickets? (The Christian Science Monitor)

Reef Revelations: Saving Corals from Hotter Oceans

Written by | August 4th, 2010

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How can we conserve coral reefs in the face of climate change? Conservancy marine scientist Rod Salm and his colleagues have pieced together a possible solution.

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