Tag: puffins

State of the Birds 2010: Oceans, Coasts and Islands

Written by | March 16th, 2010

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The State of the Birds 2010 report is out — and it says ocean, coastal and island bird species are all under threat from climate change.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 7

Written by | January 7th, 2010

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Start off your day with the top 5 green news links online:

  1. Scientists have discovered a thicket of scrub oaks in California that can reproduce by cloning. (The New York Times)
  2. See video of yesterday’s violent boat crash between protesters and Japanese whalers. (Dot Earth)
  3. Collisions — by boat and car — are the cause for 2009′s increase in panther and manatee deaths in Florida. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. Political turmoil in Madagascar threatens to destroy gains in rainforest protection. (YaleE360)
  5. Looking for a green job this year? Check out this opportunity to protect puffins. (Treehugger)

Welcoming Birds Back to a Remote Alaskan Island

Written by | June 30th, 2009

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This post comes to us from biologist Steve MacLean, director of The Nature Conservancy’s Bering Sea Program in Alaska. Last summer, when biologists walked along the rocky cliffs on Rat Island, one of more than 2,000 islands in Alaska’s Aleutian chain, they encountered an eerie silence. This place should have been a cacophonous and lively […]

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