Tag: rainforest

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2014

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In today’s green news, a glimpse into ancient forest management and bad news for the big fish and the small fish.

  1. Warmer seas are causing species of fish to mature earlier, stunting their maximum length by up to 29% in the North Sea (The Guardian)
  2. Indigenous peoples have been carefully managed the rainforests of Asia for 11,000 years by seamlessly clearing pockets of vegetation for agriculture, new findings reveal. (Mongabay)
  3. A large shark was killed off the coast of Western Australia, the first to be connected to a new shark cull that was put into place to prevent human fatalities. (CNN)

 

 

 

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 14

Written by | January 14th, 2014

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Emperor penguins are climbing cliffs to avoid climate change and forest elephants are making it rain in today’s #greennews.

  1. Four colonies of iconic emperor penguins were spotted climbing cliffs to avoid increasingly rampant ice melt. (Mother Nature Network
  2. Tropical forests play a large role in precipitation around the world and in Congo, they’re bolstered by the eating & excreting of the forest elephant. (BBC)
  3. A recent MIT study projects that 52% of the world’s population in 2050 will live in water-stressed areas. (Treehugger)

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)

Can the World Feed Itself Without Ruining the Planet?

Written by | October 12th, 2011

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A new study says “yes” and offers a road map for getting there. But it’s going to take a lot of hard work, cooperation and innovation… find out what the solutions are.

The Board in Brazil: Misconceptions and Vital Lessons

Written by | September 16th, 2011

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A trip to the Amazon tested the knowledge of some of the Conservancy’s leaders but confirmed the importance of the work we’re doing there, in the U.S. and around the world.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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It’s a bright, shiny green morning here:

  1. Climate scientists say Chicago will get warmer and wetter—and urban planners are taking heed of the warning. (The New York Times)
  2. Meanwhile, the Australia Climate Commission projects global sea-level rise will be higher than previously thought. (BBC)
  3. Get the latest update on declining bats, penguins and lemurs. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. How could fewer people mean LESS biodiversity in Mexico? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Barcodes on trees could help save rainforests in war-torn Liberia. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 7

Written by | April 7th, 2011

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These 5 green news links are worth a read:

  1. The Conservancy’s work with fishermen in California makes headlines. (Triple Pundit)
  2. American consumers are lazy, habitual and confused about how to go green–do you agree? (Green Biz)
  3. What will Richard Branson find at the bottom of the sea? (BBC)
  4. The disaster in Japan could result in more logging of Indonesia’s rainforests. (Mongabay)
  5. Oil will run out in 50 years… then what? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 9

Written by | November 9th, 2010

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The latest and greatest in cool and green:

  1. Beak deformities are on the rise among birds in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, but no one knows why. (Dot Earth)
  2. Eating fish will save the rainforest, suggests one scientist. (Grist)
  3. Don’t recycle these things. (The Daily Green)
  4. The top five eco-video games (?!) are… (Treehugger)
  5. Do dimmer switches really save any energy? (Guardian Eco)

How to Keep Salmon in the Trees

Written by | October 22nd, 2010

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In the Tongass, salmon need the forest and the forest needs the salmon. To help keep this relationship in balance, Rob Bosworth, a Conservancy fish biologist, has a goal: restore 500 miles of salmon streams.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 13

Written by | August 13th, 2010

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Does Friday the 13th give you the heebie-jeebies? Our round-up of cool green news will cure that:

  1. When it comes to local environmental issues, compromising with industry works. (Green)
  2. Why is Borneo’s orangutan population falling, even in pristine forest areas? (Mongabay)
  3. Tracking turd is a mainstay of wildlife monitoring, but the dung beetle is making scat surveys unreliable in the tropics. (Conservation JournalWatch)
  4. Where does your bottled water come from? Um… most likely the tap. (The Daily Green)
  5. “I do… want to save the forest.” Planting trees is now a law for newlyweds in an Indonesian province. (Huffington Post)
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