Tag: oysters

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 13

Written by | August 13th, 2013

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The Great Wall of China will have to wait. How air pollution is deterring tourists — that and more, in today’s Buzz.

  1. China’s tourism takes a hit. The cause? Air pollution. (Forbes)
  2. Feds declare fishery disaster for Florida oyster industry. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Did you know… an elephant is killed by poachers every 15 minutes? (TreeHugger)
  4. How a boom in urban beekeeping could be doing bees more harm than good. (BBC Nature)
  5. Let’s end today’s news with some fun GIFs! Check out these camera trap GIFs of Serengeti animals. (National Geographic)

Nature’s Madness: Taking the Tournament Outdoors

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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March Madness is in full swing — in honor of college basketball’s biggest moment, we’ve pitted together nature’s fiercest creatures for our own online competition this March.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 14

Written by | November 14th, 2012

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One interesting ballot measure that we missed in last week’s election:

  1. San Juan county in Washington has banned GMO cultivation. (Treehugger)
  2. Could a U.S. carbon tax become a reality? (Huffington Post)
  3. How to prevent the storm surge damage from events like Superstorm Sandy? Time to bring oysters back to New York. (Discovery)
  4. Did you see what was named the 2013 car of the year? (New York Daily News)
  5. AT&T has just set a Guinness World Record for recycling — just in time for America Recycles Day! (MNN)

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.

Finding Resiliency in the People of the Gulf

Written by | May 4th, 2012

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It would be easy to feel overwhelmed with the economic and environmental issues facing the Gulf of Mexico. But can we come together to help the Gulf thrive again?

I’ll Have the Oyster, But Hold the Shell

Written by | February 4th, 2011

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85% of the world’s oyster reefs are gone. Find out why that matters, and what we’re doing (with the help of hundreds of volunteers) to reverse the trend.

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)
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