Tag: oceans

It’s a Green Mom Throwdown!

Written by | September 19th, 2011

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Two green moms at The Nature Conservancy have been “mominated” on Babble.com as Moms Who Are Changing the World. Meet them and find out why they deserve your vote.

Ten Things You Didn’t Know Came From the Ocean

Written by | June 7th, 2011

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You probably guessed from the picture that ice cream is on the list, but the other 9 might still surprise you. In honor of World Oceans Day, here are 10 things you didn’t know came from the ocean.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 23

Written by | May 23rd, 2011

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Hey, we’re all still here! Let’s celebrate with some great green news:

  1. Protected land is protecting communities in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin from flooding. (NPR)
  2. The more energy-efficient your home/appliance/car/etc. is, the more energy you burn…maybe. (The Daily Green)
  3. What are we going to do about all that plastic in the ocean? (Green)
  4. Ask Umbra offers up more eco-friendly alternatives to those ubiquitous single-serving coffee cups. (Grist)
  5. One blogger doesn’t believe we can shop our way to sustainability. Here’s why. (GreenBiz)

Summit at Sea: Entrepreneurs Swimming With Sharks

Written by | April 7th, 2011

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Conservancy marine scientist Stephanie Wear will spend the next three days with a new generation of leaders. Find out why some of them will truly end up swimming with sharks.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 22

Written by | September 22nd, 2010

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Your daily dose of green, served with a small side of cute:

  1. A baby snow leopard was caught on film for the very first time. Everybody say “awww…” (Treehugger)
  2. Want to figure out how much electricity a wind turbine in your backyard could produce? Naturally, there’s an app for that. (CleanTechnica)
  3. This cute little fish is actually an officer for the water-usage police. (Grist)
  4. A bipartisan bill on renewable energy hit the Senate floor yesterday. Does it have a shot of passing? (Green)
  5. Even deep, cool ocean waters are feeling the heat from climate change. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 23

Written by | July 23rd, 2010

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TGIF, and also TGICGM:

  1. R.I.P. Senate climate bill. You’ve crushed our hopes and dreams. (Grist)
  2. How much damage (in $$$) has the Gulf oil spill really caused? (AP, via Huffington Post)
  3. Re-branding climate change as a public-health issue actually might make people care about it, says a new study. (Red, Green and Blue)
  4. A new image from NASA illustrates ocean dead zones around the world. (Mongabay)
  5. Uh oh– there’s a tropical storm heading straight for the oil slick. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 7

Written by | July 7th, 2010

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Man, it sure is hot out there– but these five green links are as cool as can be:

  1. India’s forests: in worse shape than you think. (Mongabay)
  2. There’s an offshore drilling war brewing in Louisiana. (Red, Green & Blue)
  3. The cost of not fighting climate change is greater than the cost of fighting climate change. (The Vine)
  4. Cleaner oceans=more resilient coral. (Treehugger)
  5. The country’s largest zero-energy building opens next month. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 21

Written by | May 21st, 2010

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Happy Bike-to-Work Day! Reward yourself for a ride well done with these five green links:

  1. The EPA orders BP to use a less-toxic oil dispersant in the Gulf. (Wired)
  2. If you have to drive (and a lot of us do), here’s what you can do to lessen your CARbon impact. (Sorry, that was terrible.) (Ask Umbra)
  3. A new report says that if the climate bill passes, it’ll create a decent number of jobs– about 200,000 a year from 2011-2020. (Green)
  4. Climate change is messing with weeds in Australia, which could be both/either good and/or bad for farmers, gardeners and ecosystems. (Treehugger)
  5. The world’s oceans have gotten significantly warmer since 1993, according to a new study. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 20

Written by | April 20th, 2010

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Here’s your daily fix, green news addicts:

  1. Will Eyjafj…um, that volcano that’s erupting in Iceland cool the planet? Possibly, but not likely. (The Vine)
  2. Researchers are saying that there are probably close to a billion tiny little species in the world’s oceans. (Mongabay)
  3. Get excited for this new development in tire recycling. (CleanTechnica)
  4. A new exhibit imagines how New York City might adapt to climate change and rising seas. (YaleE360)
  5. The most effective way to go green this Earth Day? Change the way you shop. (Triple Pundit)

One Thing You Can Do to Help Oceans: Use Reusable Plastic

Written by | March 25th, 2010

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The oceans are awash with discarded plastic — and all of it is deadly to marine animals. Conservancy scientist Phil Kramer tells you what you can do to help solve the problem.

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