Tag: Massachusetts

A New Tradition for the Fourth

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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Four in five American voters agree that conserving our country’s natural resources is patriotic. So what will you do this 4th of July to get the most of nature?

Eating Local: A Lesson in Berry Picking

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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Strawberry season is the perfect time of year to educate your kids that our food is grown outside — it doesn’t magically appear on the table like a feast at Hogwarts (contrary to what some may think!).

The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 20

Written by | June 20th, 2013

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Trust me, if you’re from Massachusetts, Maryland or New York, you’re going to like today’s green news.

  1. How solar-friendly is your state? Bay Staters earn bragging rights! (TreeHugger)
  2. Talk about an extreme nuptial gift — see what male fishing spiders “give” their mates. (National Geographic)
  3. Naked mole rats may hold cancer-fighting clues. (NY Times)
  4. Batteries of the future: environmentally-friendly, efficient and made out of wood? (Clean Technica)
  5. This fishing method is wiping out bluefin tuna. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2013

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In: cash for snakes. Out: plastic bottles. Yep, just another quirky green news roundup.

  1. Killing pythons for cash? Florida puts a bounty on the Burmese python. (Bloomberg)
  2. From dreadful heat in Brazil to flooding in Pakistan, an in-depth look at 2012′s extreme weather. (NY Times)
  3. Cheers! Concord, Mass becomes the first US city to ban plastic bottles. (TreeHugger)
  4. Innovative and eco-friendly: Dutch “smart highway” glows in the dark. (LiveScience)
  5. The Pacific bluefin tuna population has declined by 96%. (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 8

Written by | January 8th, 2013

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What’s huge, mysterious, and lives in the deep, dark sea?

  1. A team in Japan has filmed a giant squid in its natural habitat for the first time ever. (Huffington Post)
  2. Concord, Massachusetts, has become the first city in the U.S. to ban plastic bottles! (Treehugger)
  3. A study of ants has deepened concerns about the toxicity of plastic additives. (Green)
  4. We humans don’t have a monopoly on morality: Bonobos share bananas and do it, seemingly, altruistically. (MNN)
  5. A proposed copper mine to be built in the Lower Zambezi National Park has been rejected (thank goodness). (Mongabay)

Nature Photo of the Week: Sunflower Seeds

Written by | August 3rd, 2012

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The photo is a reminder of how fascinating nature can be. How can something so beautiful also taste so yummy? Flickr user Sharon Rouse photographed this cheerful sunflower’s seeds in Plymouth, MA. Thanks for submitting this golden gem through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 30

Written by | May 30th, 2012

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From moonbirds to green jobs, here’s your morning dose of green news.

  1. B95, or “Moonbird” — A famous red knot — is back in the Delaware Bay, located by the same biologist who banded it 19 years ago! (Green)
  2. The Prius is now the world’s third top-selling car. (Bloomberg)
  3. Give local residents a say on how forests are used, and you’ll reduce deforestation and climate change. (Washington Post)
  4. Looking for a new job? Here are five surprisingly green ones. (National Geographic)
  5. Waste not, want not: If you’re a Massachusetts business, much of your food waste will soon be composted for green energy. (GreenBiz)

A Run to Honor The Nature Conservancy

Written by | April 10th, 2012

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The Nature Conservancy’s Jamie Williams signed up for the 2012 Boston Marathon on a whim. Hear why Jamie is willing to run 26.2 miles for conservation.

Nature Photo of the Week: Happy Turtle

Written by | October 14th, 2011

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We absolutely love the expression on this turtle’s face. Flickr user torisu captured this happy shot in Beech Forest in Provincetown, Massachusetts and shared it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. Thanks! 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 inspired to […]

Christmas Tree Debate: Real or Fake?

Written by | November 25th, 2010

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The question is asked every year, is a real Christmas tree or a fake one better for the environment? Our climate adaptation strategy lead says there’s a clear choice.

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