Tag: Pacific Ocean

The Green Buzz: Friday, November 1

Written by | November 1st, 2013

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Today’s news headlines reveal Antarctica is not having a very good day…

  1. Plans to protect Antarctica’s pristine wilderness have failed. (The Huffington Post)
  2. 2013 has been the deadliest year on record for manatees. (TreeHugger)
  3. The data doesn’t lie: to save Malayan tiger, you must save its prey. (Mongabay)
  4. The Pacific Ocean is warming at its fattest rate in… wait for it… 10,000 years. (Science World Report)
  5. New Mexico’s “kid cages” — necessary for protection against wolves or just a publicity stunt? (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 21

Written by | August 21st, 2013

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We’ve got climate change updates, nasty plastic news, showers of poison and more in today’s green news.

  1. IPCC is near certain that climate change is caused by humans. (The New York Times)
  2. A poison shower to kill rodents on an island could help rare seabirds recover, say the Feds. (Huffington Post)
  3. Fukushima is leaking 80,000 gallons of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean every day. (NPR)
  4. More dolphin deaths are found off the coast of Virginia, with little evidence as to why they’re dying. (Washington Post)
  5. Rare sea turtles are eating plastic at a record rate. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 3

Written by | January 3rd, 2013

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What does the fiscal cliff, a certain plastic cup and shipping lanes have in common? They’re all green. (No, really!)

  1. A Conservancy river scientist and his family explore how to balance conservation and development on the mighty Mekong River. (Green)
  2. The deal to pull us off the fiscal cliff included 6 environmental perks. (MNN)
  3. Extra, extra! Get your reusable Starbucks plastic cup for $1! Let’s just hope folks really reuse them… (Huffingon Post)
  4. A major collaboration has resulted in the altering of shipping lanes in the Pacific Ocean to protect whales. (Discovery News)
  5. The first meteor shower of 2013 peaks tonight! (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 9

Written by | May 9th, 2012

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Rare gorillas, illegal treehouses, and ocean trash – oh my!

  1. What a treat: the world’s rarest gorilla caught on film in its natural habitat. (Treehugger)
  2. Your childhood dream just might manifest itself in this amazing (but illegal) treehouse. (Grist)
  3. Ocean plastic waste is on the rise in the Pacific – and it’s effects are surprising scientists. (BBC)
  4. How much renewable energy does your state use? (Washington Post)
  5. Scientists think they know what caused the deaths of hundreds of Pelicans on the Peruvian coast. (The Guardian)

Dispatch from the Field: Palau

Written by | February 6th, 2012

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Stephanie Wear, director of coral reef conservation, is spending a week in Palau, visiting with locals and learning about what makes their reefs so resilient.

An Ocean Away: Seeing the Japan Tsunami Hit California

Written by | March 16th, 2011

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The lead scientist for our Global Marine Team was there as the surge arrived in Santa Cruz. It was supposed to be 40 minutes of small waves. He explains why boats were still being tossed more than 6 hours later.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 14

Written by | March 14th, 2011

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Replace your one lost hour with FIVE great green reads:

  1. The presence of this creepily well-endowed frog signals a comeback for California’s Garcia River Forest. (Treehugger)
  2. The crisis in Japan raises questions about the safety of nuclear energy. (New York Times)
  3. Samsung introduces a completely solar-powered (and transparent?) television. (EcoGeek)
  4. It turns out there are even fewer great white sharks in the Pacific than scientists thought. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Here’s how mining causes water pollution. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 1

Written by | November 1st, 2010

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Did you have a spooky Halloween? These five green links may send some additional chills down your spine.

  1. Is Daylight Savings bad for the environment? (Treehugger)
  2. Air pollution is probably just as bad for kids and babies as cigarette smoke. (The Daily Green)
  3. There are a lot of salmon in the Pacific Ocean– here’s why that’s a problem. (YaleE360)
  4. Ask Umbra explores the connections between the environment and breast cancer. (Grist)
  5. Would you play a climate change computer game? (Guardian Eco)

Ocean Architecture

Written by | October 19th, 2010

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Countries around the world are falling far behind on their promises to protect our oceans. A new book urges action, and offers some creative solutions.

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll: Farewell…and What’s Next?

Written by | March 13th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, has just finished two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Read all her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) Our excellent adventure at Palmyra Atoll is now over, […]

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