Written by Lynn Scarlett | May 5th, 2014
The potential risk-reducing benefits of nature’s assets are not hypothetical. Salt marsh vegetation, oyster reefs and corals have a significant positive effect on wave attenuation and shoreline stabilization. Yet there is no one-size-fits-all approach to harnessing nature’s value.
Written by McKenzie Jones | December 23rd, 2013
Today’s green news comes straight from the Arctic:
- Scientists discovered an extensive aquifer that sits below the Greenland ice sheet all year round. Whether this water will find its way to the ocean must be determined in order to make accurate sea level rise predictions. (Mother Nature Network)
- Due to Russia’s post-Soviet economic downturn, Arctic fish in the region are much healthier than those off of North America and Europe, with far less mercury detected in their systems. (Nature World News)
- Message in an Arctic bottle! Note found from scientists left in 1959, who predicted glacial melt long before this phenomenon was believed to be happening. (International Business Times)
Written by Mark Tercek | December 2nd, 2013
Mark Tercek talks with Ocean Conservancy CEO Andreas Merkl about marine conservation, trends in the nonprofit world and the impact “Moby Dick” has had on his life.
Written by Megan Sheehan | October 21st, 2013
Another mysterious fish washes ashore in today’s green news.
- How many tree species do you think reside in the Amazon? A new report estimates just how diverse the rainforest is. (Pentagon Post)
- Another rare oarfish has washed ashore in California, and scientists are stumped as to why. (Reuters)
- This report has us wondering what our oceans are going to look like by 2100. (Environment News Service)
- The end of an oil era is 2070, says a major oil company. (MNN)
- Giant Asian tiger shrimp — we’re talking the length of a forearm — have invaded U.S. waters. (TreeHugger)
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | October 17th, 2013
Your eyes don’t deceive you — that’s lava flowing into an ocean. Incredible! This photo was snapped at Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.
Written by Megan Sheehan | October 7th, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | October 3rd, 2013
Today’s green news is filled with weird climate change effects and, yes, zombies.
- The world’s oceans are declining much faster than anyone thought, thanks to climate change, overfishing and pollution. (BBC News)
- Turns out car exhaust is confusing honeybees to death. (The Atlantic Cities)
- More bad news for bees: these huge Asian hornets are stinging people to death and killing bees in Europe. Yikes! (Grist)
- What can zombies teach us about the spread of disease? A lot, apparently. (MNN)
- As sea ice shrinks, tens of thousands of walruses are gathering on land. (National Geographic)
Written by Mike Sweeney | August 5th, 2013
Despite our fear of sharks we’re beginning to respect these great predators and recognize how important they are to keeping oceans healthy.
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | June 11th, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | January 17th, 2013