Tag: New York City

Leaves in a Blender

Written by | December 5th, 2012

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How many leaves can you fit in a bucket? Well…that depends. And it depends in part if you put those leaves through a blender. Join Conservancy scientist Craig Leisher as he attempts a somewhat wacky home experiment!

Rooftop Gardening Part 4: Lessons Learned

Written by | September 10th, 2012

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After a successful summer of rooftop gardening, our urban gardeners reflect on what they learned from their 19th-story garden.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 23

Written by | August 23rd, 2012

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Climate change, West Nile, and the Smokey Bear Effect – oh my!

  1. I heart NYC: New York’s City Council added climate change panels to advise the city on threats of global warming. (Green)
  2. 40 percent of the food in the U.S. — that’s almost half — gets tossed in the trash. (Grist)
  3. West Nile Outbreak: is climate change (yet again) to blame? (Scientific American)
  4. Ever heard of the Smokey Bear Effect? That bear may be responsible for the new norm: raging wildfires. (NPR)
  5. Salmon enter Olympic National Park for the first time after a dam is removed. (National Geographic)

Rooftop Gardening Part 3: Make Your Garden Grow

Written by | August 3rd, 2012

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Now that you’ve got a good start on an urban or rooftop garden, how to keep it healthy? Here are four troubleshooting tips to keep your urban garden growing throughout the season.

Rooftop Gardening Part 2: Garden Party

Written by | June 20th, 2012

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Feeling inspired by the rooftop garden at the Conservancy’s New York City office? This week, we share five essential steps for getting started with your coworkers in a workplace garden project.

Rooftop Gardening Part 1: So You Wanna’ Be an Urban Gardener?

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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What do you get when you take a scrappy bunch of conservationists and stick them on the 19th floor of a high-rise building in Midtown Manhattan? You get a real-life experiment in urban conservation!

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 15

Written by | March 15th, 2012

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Extra, extra! Read today’s top green news stories.

  1. How eco-friendly is your bike? (Guardian)
  2. Nearly 4 million Americans live in homes more prone to flooding from rising sea levels. (Washington Post)
  3. New species of frog calls NYC home. (Wired Science)
  4. Federal judge rejects lawsuit to stop wolf hunting. (New York Daily News)
  5. Relief! Amazon plant cures toothaches . (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 29

Written by | February 29th, 2012

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Today is Leap Day, which means you get extra day of green news!

  1. Seattle, Washington welcomes a public food forest. (TreeHugger)
  2. A dolphin’s unique whistle says “Hey! Come play!” (MSNBC)
  3. Lone gray wolf brings hope to California. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. One unexpected spot for a sunny park: a NYC subway tunnel. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Trust us – a look at the extinct giant penguin was worth the 26 million-year wait. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 21

Written by | February 21st, 2012

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Fans of the addicting Angry Birds game will love today’s green news.

  1. Angry Birds Space will be “one small fling for a bird, one quantum leap for birdkind.” (PC Mag)
  2. Discovered: a 298-million-year-old “Pompeii-like” forest in Mongolia. (Gizmodo)
  3. Consumption of toilet paper has surpassed newsprint in the U.S. (Grist)
  4. New Yorkers love a successful clothing recycling program. (Green)
  5. Eat your way to beauty with edible cosmetics. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 10

Written by | February 10th, 2012

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Here are today’s top green news headlines. Happy Friday!

  1. Quiet oceans make for calmer right whales. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Regular contact with nature is part of a balanced diet for kids. (BBC)
  3. The world’s biggest conservation group (ahem) is making forays into urban areas. (Grist)
  4. Toilet paper production destroys Indonesian rainforests. (Mongabay)
  5. Woolly mammoth sighting or publicity hoax? (MSNBC)
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