Tag: Oceans & Coasts

Save a Reef, Save a Life

Written by | May 17th, 2012

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May is National Cancer Research Month, and much of the research that sustains our hope for a cure begins in our oceans.

David, Meet Goliath

Written by | April 25th, 2012

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99% of world’s oceans are unprotected and marine scientists alone can’t save them. Rather, the oceans need to be saved by popular demand, says the Conservancy’s Mark Spalding.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 26

Written by | March 26th, 2012

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James Cameron dove to the deepest spot on Earth. What did YOU do this weekend?

  1. Our planet is hit by more storms, heatwaves and floods than ever before. (Guardian)
  2. Can zoos help polar bears survive global warming’s assault? (Washington Post)
  3. Congrats to James Cameron for his solo dive mission to Mariana Trench. (National Geographic)
  4. North Dakota oil boom brings the promise of prosperity — and disgusting litter. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Death Valley discovery: new scorpion species. (Los Angeles Times)

Would the Titanic Still Sink in 2012?

Written by | March 23rd, 2012

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April 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Could this ship navigate today’s changing oceans? Our scientist explains how climate change may actually be responsible for more icebergs in the ocean.

Of Fish and Princes

Written by | March 13th, 2012

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“There was optimism in the air” at the Prince of Wales’ recent special meeting on sustaianble fisheries. Read our marine scientist’s first-hand account.

Picturing the Effects of Sea-Level Rise in Connecticut

Written by | February 17th, 2012

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The Conservancy’s Coastal Resilience tool inspires action to protect Connecticut’s shorelines from rising sea-level and future storms.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 21

Written by | November 21st, 2011

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Happy Monday! Here’s your green news.

  1. Baltimore, Maryland takes a can-do approach to food justice. (Grist)
  2. A self-contained farming community in Indonesia schools us on eating local. (TreeHugger)
  3. Ocean robots set off on a 300-day transpacific voyage. (Forbes)
  4. Sierra Club is hiring: Chairman Carl Pope has stepped down (Green).
  5. Scientists unearth bus-sized whales in a mysterious graveyard in Chile’s Atacama Desert. (NPR)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 3

Written by | May 3rd, 2011

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Meatless Mondays go mainstream–which definitely means no shark fin soup. Order up for 5 cool green news links!

  1. Sharks are worth far more in the water–$1.9 million!–than in a soup, says new study. (Mongabay)
  2. Tilapia, the most popular farmed fish eaten in the U.S., has a shady environmental story. (The New York Times)
  3. 3,000 corporate cafeterias and hospitals will soon offer “Meatless Mondays.” (GreenBiz)
  4. For all you app-addicts, check out Al Gore’s latest climate change venture. (Grist)
  5. The recent worldwide decline in loggerhead sea turtles is due to changing climate and ocean conditions. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Save the Whales!?

Written by | April 15th, 2011

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Now it’s a cliché used to mock the environmental movement, but recent events show it’s importance. Jay Odell offers a tweak that could make “Save the Whales” relevant again.

Are You an Ocean Stakeholder?

Written by | December 21st, 2010

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Jay Odell has five reasons new ocean research and policy could have a major impact on your life. Of course, it’s only true if you like to breathe.

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