Tag: Mexico City

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 9

Written by | January 9th, 2012

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Alaskan pollock and Caribbean queen conch breathe a sigh of relief.

  1. The U.S. becomes the first country to impose catch limits for every species it manages. (Washington Post)
  2. In 2011, global media coverage on climate change was down a whopping 20%. (Mongabay)
  3. Where do pearlfish hide so they’re not eaten? A sea cucumber’s bottom, of course. (BBC)
  4. Mexico City closes one of the world’s largest landfills. (Grist)
  5. 5 million trees are cut down each year to produce white pages phone books. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 21

Written by | December 21st, 2011

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It’s not easy being green, but it sure beats the alternative.

  1. Is nature more resilient than we give it credit for? (Time)
  2. To encourage recycling, Mexico City is closing one of the world’s largest open-air garbage dumps. (YaleE360)
  3. Does birdsong have a positive effect on human creativity and well-being? Scientists are going to get to the bottom of it. (Guardian)
  4. The biggest enviro hits and misses of 2011: celebrity edition. (Treehugger)
  5. Unusually long-living animals may reveal secrets to human longevity. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 1

Written by | November 1st, 2011

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Here’s your daily dose of green news to bring you out of your post-Halloween sugar crash.

  1. Anything Google does, Facebook can do better. Enter: Facebook’s two new energy efficient data centers. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Warming oceans could push Australia’s seaweed into oblivion. (TreeHugger)
  3. In Mexico City, what happens when your run out of room to build new buildings? Create an “earthscrapper” underground. (Grist)
  4. Upgrading your smartphone to the next shiny new model comes with a price on the environment. (Washington Post)
  5. 8,000 cars pass through Yosemite Valley a day. A new plan to protect Yosemite’s Merced River may limit those visitors. (Huffington Post)

Pristine Myths, Noble Savages and Conservation

Written by | August 31st, 2009

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A couple weeks ago, after another of those planning meetings that take up so much time in the less-glamorous-than-you-might-think world of international conservation, I spent a day in one of the world’s great museums, Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology. A day in a great museum teaches you as much about conservation as a month […]

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