Tag: rhino

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 17

Written by | October 17th, 2013

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Welp, the shutdown is over. Any lasting effects in the science world? We’re here to report.

  1. The world’s largest fast food enterprise is taking a green step forward in the world of trash. (Environment News Service)
  2. The damaging effects to science because of the government shutdown will continue to last. (Scientific American)
  3. And the damage to our national parks? The shutdown cost many of them hundreds of thousands — even millions — of dollars. (Huffington Post)
  4. The home to nearly a quarter of endangered mountain gorillas seems like a great place to drill for oil, right? Right? (MNN)
  5. Kenya is attempting a new, tech-savvy way to stop rhino poaching. (Times Live)

Wanted: Asian Voice for the Endangered Rhino

Written by | July 2nd, 2012

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Rhino horn prices and rhino poaching have exploded in lockstep, and at this trajectory, wild rhinos in Africa may become extinct in the next 5-10 years.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 25

Written by | October 25th, 2011

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Is it hot in here or is it just climate change?

  1. A new method of crunching data connects the 2010 Russian heat wave to climate change. (Wired Science)
  2. Grouper? Cod? It’s anyone’s guess. A new report reveals rampant mislabeling of fish. (Boston Globe)
  3. China announces they will not allow its carbon dioxide emissions per person to reach levels seen in the United States. (BBC)
  4. Despite significant conservation efforts, a Vietnamese rhino goes extinct. (Mongabay)
  5. Each year, a whopping 3.8 million trees go into the manufacture of 57 billion disposable pairs of chopsticks. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 11

Written by | April 11th, 2011

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Cure your case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Scientists discovered a new species of rhino…and it’s already close to extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. The operators of a Japanese nuclear plant say now it will really stop pumping radioactive water into the ocean. (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. Is goat meat a “more ethical” alternative to beef? (Treehugger)
  4. Don’t toss or recharge batteries– wear them. (Green House)
  5. Crops for animal feed are destroying Brazilian savanna, says a new report. (Guardian Eco)

Africa: A New Era for People and Wildlife

Written by | March 11th, 2011

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Chairman of the Board Roger Milliken, Jr. journeys to Africa and gets an up close look at bull elephants, Samburu warriors and the future of The Nature Conservancy.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 14

Written by | February 14th, 2011

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Love is in the air, and plastic bags are in your fuel tank:

  1. Impress your sweetie with a sustainable Valentine’s Day gift. S/he doesn’t have to know you picked it out today. (Treehugger)
  2. Who has the greenest house in all the land? (Grist)
  3. The latest fuel of the future: plastic bags. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Meet a fast food giant‘s green guru. (GreenBiz)
  5. The latest on the rhino poaching epidemic: The price of illegal powdered rhino horn is equal to that of cocaine. We recommend not purchasing either. (Mongabay)
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