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Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 22

Written by | December 22nd, 2010

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The latest green news, from kid scientists to electric garbage trucks:

  1. Last-minute holiday gift idea: offset the carbon footprint of your favorite Apple person’s MacBook. (Greener Computing)
  2. Paris takes New York’s hybrid street-sweeper and raises it one electric garbage truck. Your move, other cities. (EcoGeek)
  3. Guess what? Evangelicals are probably greener than you think. (Grist)
  4. A bunch of eight-year-olds published a study on bees. What scientific discoveries have you made lately, slacker? (Wired)
  5. Which celebrities made Santa’s green naughty-or-nice lists this year? (Treehugger)

Going the Extra Mile for Conservation

Written by | October 25th, 2010

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The Conservancy’s president and CEO and his new team are prepared to sacrifice their bodies for conservation. Find out how you can help them reach their goals.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 9

Written by | July 9th, 2010

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It’s Friday… get cool and green with the top 5 eco-news links around!

  1. The Big Apple’s new slogan? I love tap water. (Green)
  2. Monsanto is fined for selling genetically modified cotton seeds in Texas. (The New York Times)
  3. More on the question of if it’s cheaper to just let climate change happen. (The Vine)
  4. Europe exceeds its sustainable fish quota — “fish debt day” starts July 9. (Earth Watch)
  5. For the third time, Climategate is found to be a non-issue. (Grist)

A Bird in the Hand: Banding Prairie Warblers

Written by | July 2nd, 2009

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How often do you find yourself presented with the opportunity to get up close and personal with a prairie warbler?  Not often enough, which is exactly why I jumped at the chance to join conservation scientist Neil Gifford on a bird-banding quest late this past May. Heading out into the Albany Pine Bush at six […]

Beetle Strikes Out, Threatens National Pastime

Written by | June 25th, 2009

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When we wrote about the threat of the emerald ash borer back in April, things seemed bad, but the main source of wood for Louisville Slugger bats was still (kind of) safe.  How things can change in just two short months. On June 15th, the emerald ash borer was confirmed present in Cattaraugus County, NY, […]

MARCO Launched, and the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Smiles

Written by | June 12th, 2009

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Rising to meet the United States’ urgent ocean conservation challenges requires coordinated actions at regional scales. Around the nation, groups of states and federal partners have recognized that ecosystems aren’t aligned with political boundaries — in other words, fish don’t know or care which state of the union they are in, but they do need clean […]

Conservation and Sustainable Forestry: A Match Made in the Adirondacks

Written by | March 31st, 2009

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The Nature Conservancy is selling 92,000 acres of protected forestland in the Adirondacks to Danish timber investors.  Sound a little strange? The catch is that the land will continue to be used for sustainable forestry and recreation like snowmobiling, hiking, hunting and fishing. It will also be managed under a binding conservation easement that protects river corridors, wetlands […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, Feb. 19

Written by | February 19th, 2009

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NASA climatologist James Hansen has been one of the leading voices sounding the alarm against climate change. But have his protests (including his pledged participation in a March 2 Washington rally against coal-fired power plants — see video above) made him less of a scientist? Read on for analysis and all the day’s green news: […]

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