Tag: Mexico

New Water Fund in Mexico for People and Nature

Written by | September 18th, 2013

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The launch of the Monterrey Metropolitan Water Fund in Mexico is a great example of a triple win — a project that protects nature, meets people’s needs, and provides good returns on investment for businesses and governments.

ABC: This Valentine’s Day, Consider the Cacao Bean

Written by | February 12th, 2013

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, Jack Hurd examines the history of the cacao bean and explains how you can make sure your chocolate is responsibly harvested.

Science Journey to Loreto, Mexico: Sustainable Fishing, Part 3

Written by | January 2nd, 2013

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Storm’s a coming! Scientist Sheila Walsh encounters heavy rain, wind & clouds while doing research in the Gulf of California. Can healthy ecosystems help fisheries be more resilient to strong climate events?

Science Journey to Loreto, Mexico: Sustainable Fishing, Part 2

Written by | December 17th, 2012

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Overfishing is a huge problem around the globe, but there are solutions. Scientist Sheila Walsh explores one method that seems to be working in the Gulf of California: local ownership of marine resources.

Science Journey to Loreto, Mexico: Sustainable Fishing, Part 1

Written by | December 11th, 2012

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Scientist Sheila Walsh explores how marine species are doing in and around protected areas of the Gulf of California—and how local fishing practices might hold the answer to healthier ecosystems.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 7

Written by | December 7th, 2012

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It’s Friday. You deserve some particularly nifty green news. We’ve got lions, puns and a bird-eating fish!

  1. Attention “steakholders”: Event aims to bolster the sustainable meat sector. (Green)
  2. Only 32,000 lions remain out of 100,000 roaming Africa in the 1960s. (National Geographic)
  3. Well, you don’t see this everyday. Catfish hunt down… pigeons? (Discover)
  4. Mexico shows us you have to start somewhere — plans to build wave power farms. (TreeHugger)
  5. Do severe weather events and disasters enhance people’s level of belief in climate change? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 17

Written by | April 17th, 2012

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Extra, extra, get your green news here!

  1. Meet the 6 environmental heroes who have won the Green Nobel Prize. (Mongabay)
  2. Are electric vehicles worth it? (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Mexico is thisclose to passing a new climate change law. (Ecopreneurist)
  4. The latest generation of landscape architects is reinventing the urban park. (Grist)
  5. High school for girls = population control = sustainable growth. (Green)

Nature Brains: Golden Solution for an Endangered Warbler

Written by | November 21st, 2011

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You could call this bird cheeky and fickle. New research finds that the golden-cheeked warbler prefers specific tree types—and in specific quantities—for its winter forest habitat.

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)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 14

Written by | October 14th, 2011

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It’s Friday. You deserve some photos of a one-eyed shark.

  1. An extremely rare cyclops shark has been confirmed in Mexico. (National Geographic)
  2. A new project called TreeKit sets out to map every tree in New York City. Talk about tree hugging! (Grist)
  3. Virgin Atlantic announced the world’s first “low carbon aviation fuel,” which reportedly produces half the carbon emissions. (GoodCleanTech)
  4. Video: insects doing circus tricks power a smart phone! (TreeHugger)
  5. Highly reflective glass buildings claim one billion birds a year in North America. See what San Francisco is doing to change that. (EcoGeek)
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