Tag: oyster restoration

Restoration Week: Celebrating Marine Science in Action

Written by | June 3rd, 2013

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See how The Nature Conservancy is putting science in action to restore coastal habitat, adding natural defenses to storms and helping give coastal economies a boost.

Clearing the Murky Waters: Where Are we Headed with Oyster Restoration?

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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The catastrophic declines in oyster abundance across the U.S. are well documented. So how much restoration is necessary before oysters once more benefit our coastal waters on a large scale?

Restoration Works: Repairing Coastal and Marine Habitats

Written by | August 31st, 2012

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Communities are getting hands-on experience restoring a mix of marine, coastal and migratory fish habitats.

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.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2011

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Monday morning’s coolest and greenest:

  1. It’s the question that’s plagued humanity for generations: What’s eco-friendlier, pleather or leather? (Mother Jones)
  2. Couldn’t make it to Alabama this past weekend? Get a firsthand look at our oyster restoration project. (Yahoo News)
  3. A Russian company is using giant snails to monitor air pollution. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Cocaine, which is terrible for a plethora of reasons, is also associated with forest destruction in Colombia. (Mongabay)
  5. Some states aren’t waiting for Congress to tackle climate change– they’re slashing emissions on their own. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 29

Written by | November 29th, 2010

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Wait—there’s stuff happening today that’s not related to Green Gift Monday?

  1. Japan’s helping India build 24 green cities. Teamwork! (CleanTechnica)
  2. The next big thing to revolutionize the building industry– “clean construction.” (Greener Buildings)
  3. Ask Umbra has the scoop on potentially harmful (to you and the environment!) salon treatments. (Grist)
  4. Recycled shells are boosting oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay. (Treehugger)
  5. The daughter of the inventor of plastic bags invented a plastic-bag substitute. (Got that?) (Green House)

The Gulf Needs a Restoration Economy

Written by | November 5th, 2010

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Was the Gulf oil spill actually good for the region’s economy? Maybe in the short-term — but the Gulf needs a long-term restoration economy, says Conservancy scientist Jonathan Hoekstra.

Some Good Blue News: Ocean Success Stories

Written by | June 5th, 2009

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The International Marine Conservation Congress was held late last month at the Smithsonian Institution’s Natural History Museum in Washington D.C. — about 1,000 ocean scientists, advocates and educators from all corners of Planet Ocean gathering to share research and new ideas on improving ocean conservation and management. And the big news out of the congress? […]

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