Tag: research

End of the Hemlocks, a Lament

Written by | February 20th, 2014

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Invasive species threats sometimes seem abstract. But not when beautiful trees start to disappear, writes blogger Randy Edwards. Can we save the eastern hemlock forest before it’s too late?

Shocking Conservation: How Scientists Fish

Written by | June 28th, 2012

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Electrofishing is one of the best tools for fisheries biologists and conservationists studying anything fishy — the success of freshwater habitat restoration, migration routes, invasive species and more.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 6

Written by | October 6th, 2010

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From solar panels in the White House to poop gas (teehee!) in your kitchen, today’s round-up presents a high-brow/low-brow mix of great green news:

  1. Researchers discovered 200 new species in Papua New Guinea…and you HAVE to see the pictures. (Mongabay)
  2. In case you missed yesterday’s announcement: Obama gives a thumbs-up to White House solar panels. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Obama must be all about solar these days, because his administration just approved the first big solar projects to be built on federal lands. (Grist)
  4. Here’s everything you’ll ever need to know about energy-efficient light bulbs. (The Daily Green)
  5. The grossest headline of the day: “Cooking on poop gas takes off.” (Treehugger)

Update: Bad Day For Climate Science

Written by | February 24th, 2009

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This morning, the launch vehicle carrying NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) experienced a failure after its payload fairing failed to separate during ascent and the whole business was dumped into the ocean near Antarctica. The launch failure ends a promising chapter for climate change science before it even began. The satellite was designed to collect […]

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