Tag: National Parks

Conservation Is Patriotic

Written by | July 5th, 2012

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Is protection of the environment a partisan issue? Not at all. Our lead scientist for conservation in North America explains why.

Finding Common Ground

Written by | July 3rd, 2012

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A new public opinion poll done for the Conservancy reveals that the overwhelming majority of Americans still believe in conserving our natural resources and that they consider conservation patriotic.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 3

Written by | July 3rd, 2012

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World records are broken in today’s green news roundup.

  1. There’s nothing we can do to stop sea-level rise, say scientists. (TreeHugger)
  2. Could Texas soil hold the cure for Alzheimer’s? (Discovery News)
  3. This 20-foot long crocodile is the proud new owner of a Guinness World Record. (National Geographic)
  4. Celebrate the 4th of July at one of America’s most patriotic national parks. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. As outdoor temperatures rise, so do air conditioning bills. Here’s how to save. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 14

Written by | November 14th, 2011

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Start your week off right. Read some green news.

  1. In honor of 11/11/11, here are 11 of America’s greatest national parks and heritage sites for your bucket list. (The Daily Green)
  2. Humans may be one reason Indonesian orangutans are doomed to extinction. (Mongabay)
  3. Exposure to a common industrial solvent may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s. (BBC)
  4. Nest boxes installed at a California vineyard attract bluebirds and reduces pests. (Green)
  5. In other wine news, TreeHugger shares 25 cheap, eco-friendly wines for the holidays. Hiccup. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 28

Written by | September 28th, 2011

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Green news time:

  1. A new study indicates warmer summers and less snowy winters are in store for Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. (National Parks Traveler)
  2. Our marine scientist Stephanie Wear offers 21 tips to lower your energy bill. (Whole Living)
  3. A major restoration project could bring back a long-degraded wetland to California’s Santa Cruz Island. (Los Angeles Times)
  4. Seven “retired” lab chimpanzees are experiencing the outdoors for the first time. (Treehugger)
  5. Canada’s Arctic ice shelves have halved in size over the past six years. (Green)

America’s Exceptional Conservation Tradition Hangs in the Balance

Written by | February 4th, 2011

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One aspect of our history very clearly sets us apart from the rest of the world. Our director of U.S. government relations says it’s at risk now more than ever. Can a single initiative turn the tide?

Why Do Protected Areas Keep Growing (in Some Countries)?

Written by | November 8th, 2010

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And why do some countries protect so much land, while others protect so little? A new study by Conservancy scientists Rob McDonald and Tim Boucher has some answers.

Funding Our Conservation Legacy

Written by | July 27th, 2010

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A source of government funding for state and national parks has been short-changed for 45 years—despite a ready stream of revenue from oil and gas. Can we finally correct this mistake?

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 22

Written by | March 22nd, 2010

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Happy World Water Day! Get the latest in freshwater news– and more– in today’s Cool Green Morning:

  1. The creator of “The Story of Stuff” presents “The Story of Bottled Water.” (Grist)
  2. Alcatraz Island is dropping its $700,000-per-year diesel habit. (CleanTechnica)
  3. What do sharks, bluefin tuna, polar bears and now corals have in common? They were all denied protection by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. (Mongabay)
  4. Sea level rise: Depending on where you live, it’s either going to be maybe not as bad as you’d think, or way, way worse. (YaleE360)
  5. Check out these water-saving “toilets of the future.” (Greener Buildings)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 2

Written by | October 2nd, 2009

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It’s Friday and you might already be thinking about your weekend, or at least the cocktail you’ll start the weekend with at 5:01 pm today. If you like your martinis straight-up and dry, this morning’s news round-up featuring climate change is for you. We hope it doesn’t leave you shaken… just a little stirred. Bill McKibben has […]

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