Tag: Philippines

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 12

Written by | November 12th, 2013

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The internet is buzzing with climate change news today. Here are today’s top 5 green news stories.

  1. Aerial photos reveal secret roads in the heart of the world’s richest rainforest. (Mongabay)
  2. Watch: Philippines climate negotiator makes emotional plea at COP19. (Huff Post Green)
  3. Speaking of climate change, why COP19 in Warsaw must produce results. (Planet Change)
  4. The U.S. plans to send a message to poachers by destroying a huge stockpile of illegal ivory. (Discovery News)
  5. Corn-based ethanol is badly hurting the environment. (AP)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 30

Written by | May 30th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we meet a swashbuckling new species.

  1. New pirate ant — eyepatch included! — discovered in the Philippines. (National Geographic)
  2. Kenya cracks down on poachers: increases fines by 2,500%. (Mongabay)
  3. Can you name the first bird ever discovered? This Jurassic fossil may help. (Nature)
  4. Make quick like a fox. Conservation efforts save dwarf foxes from extinction in record time. (TreeHugger)
  5. Google Street View takes you to the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of your desk chair. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 7

Written by | April 7th, 2010

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The latest in green news, from laundry detergent to dragons… Today’s Cool Green Morning is certainly not lacking in variety:

  1. Researchers discovered a new species– a fruit-eating dragon– in a highly populated, deforested area in the Philippines. (Mongabay)
  2. A new trend in going green: giving up traditional laundry and dish-washing detergent. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Why closing state parks isn’t the answer to a budget crisis. (The Daily Green)
  4. Migratory birds adapt to climate change by sticking closer to home. (Wired)
  5. A new report finds that U.S. streams and rivers are getting a lot warmer. (YaleE360)

What the Coral Triangle Initiative Means to Me

Written by | June 4th, 2009

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There has been much excitement recently regarding the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) — a pathbreaking commitment by the governments of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Philippines, East Timor and Malaysia to protect marine resources in the region known as the Coral Triangle, which is the most biodiverse marine area on the planet. […]

An Unprecedented Opportunity for Oceans

Written by | May 18th, 2009

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Friday’s emails here at the Conservancy were swirling with excitement about what some have called “one of the most important conservation advances of all time” — the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI). And I have to agree with that enthusiastic assessment. When have we ever heard of six governments […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 8

Written by | April 8th, 2009

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Behold the megamouth shark in the video above — the rarest shark known to man. One was caught in the Philippines recently…where shark meat is considered a delicacy. I think you know where this is going…but at least we have four other hot green links for you this morning, should you not finish our…um, first […]

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