Tag: oyster reef restoration

Hurricane Isaac Is a Wake Up Call for Coastal Restoration

Written by | September 7th, 2012

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Hurricane Isaac is a reminder of our vulnerability and a wake-up call that we need to use this amazing opportunity to reverse the fate of the Gulf Coast by investing in coastal restoration.

Seeing the Oysters for the Reefs

Written by | June 13th, 2012

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Since a single oyster can filter up to 30 gallons of water every day, clearing and cleaning it for the benefit of other marine life, just imagine what restoring billions might do for your favorite coastal bay.

Two Years Later: Restoring the Gulf

Written by | March 28th, 2012

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It’s been two years since the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill. See what it will take to restore the Gulf of Mexico — not just from the effects of the oil spill, but from the decades of degradation that have gone before.

Oyster Reefs Are in Trouble…So Can We Still Eat Oysters?

Written by | March 8th, 2011

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Conservancy marine scientist Mike Beck sets the record straight in this Q&A. Hint: If you like oysters, you’ll like what he has to say!

Why I’m Hopeful We Can Save the Oceans

Written by | March 8th, 2011

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Marine scientist Mark Spalding sometimes gets down about the future of the oceans. Find out why the Conservancy has him riding a new wave of optimism.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 3

Written by | February 3rd, 2011

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Don’t let a little tongue-twister keep you from reading our 5 cool green links today:

  1. Say this 5 times fast: Sea urchins eat invasive seaweed to save corals in Hawaii. (Exctinction Countdown)
  2. Your drinking water will get cleaner, thanks to new EPA guidelines on toxic chemicals. (NY Times)
  3. Does planting GMO crops on National Wildlife Refuge farmland make sense? (Red, Green & Blue)
  4. Richard Black explains why the Conservancy’s work to restore oyster reefs is so important. (Earth Watch)
  5. These 9 surf spots are under seige from pollution and development. (Treehugger)

Crazy, Muddy Fun in the Gulf of Mexico

Written by | January 25th, 2011

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They were cold, wet and happy to be helping restore the Gulf—500+ volunteers helped us build the beginning of a new oyster reef in Mobile Bay, Alabama.

Hope on the Half-Shell

Written by | January 19th, 2011

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Can the Gulf of Mexico truly be restored? Cindy Brown says it’s already happening, and another major step towards achieving that goal will be taken this weekend.

Boots in the Water: Moving Forward in the Gulf

Written by | August 30th, 2010

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Conservancy projects interrupted by the spill are starting up again—take a tour of what’s happening and find out what’s next from our Gulf Coast program director Cindy Brown.

Bringing the Gulf Back to Full Health

Written by | August 13th, 2010

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How can we take restoration in the Gulf beyond a “business-as-usual” approach? The Conservancy’s president and CEO Mark Tercek explains.

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