Tag: salmon

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 9

Written by | May 9th, 2013

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Moths that drive cars? Frankenfish? Goats at airports? It’s news of the weird this morning!

  1. Chicago’s O’Hare has new landscaping employees: goats. (MNN)
  2. IUCN has released a list of the world’s most endangered ecosystems. (Huffington Post)
  3. Frankenfish or scientific marvel? Giant GM salmon await approval in the US. (Mongabay)
  4. Finally, some not-so-terrible climate change news. (Grist)
  5. University of Tokyo posted a video of moths driving cars. Really. (NPR)

Nature’s Madness: Taking the Tournament Outdoors

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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March Madness is in full swing — in honor of college basketball’s biggest moment, we’ve pitted together nature’s fiercest creatures for our own online competition this March.

‘You Help Everybody’: In Alaska, Giving Wild Salmon Is Tradition

Written by | December 21st, 2012

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In Alaska, the holidays are not the only time of year people give back. Catching salmon – and sharing it with others – is at the center of everyday life.

Giving Thanks to Salmon: Sustainers of the Great Bear Rainforest

Written by | November 16th, 2012

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Within the Great Bear Rainforest, nearly every living being has reason to be thankful for the great runs of salmon that surge through forested streams each year about this time.

People Taking Care of Salmon in Alaska’s Tongass: And How They Take Care of Us

Written by | September 14th, 2012

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A new stream project allows wild Alaskan salmon to travel freely for the first time in decades.

Heavy Lifting in a Salmon Stream: Alaska’s Tongass Forest Restores Habitat

Written by | August 27th, 2012

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This is the heart of the coastal temperate rainforest – a lush and green place known for giant trees, placid estuaries brimming with marine life and cascading salmon streams.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 23

Written by | August 23rd, 2012

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Climate change, West Nile, and the Smokey Bear Effect – oh my!

  1. I heart NYC: New York’s City Council added climate change panels to advise the city on threats of global warming. (Green)
  2. 40 percent of the food in the U.S. — that’s almost half — gets tossed in the trash. (Grist)
  3. West Nile Outbreak: is climate change (yet again) to blame? (Scientific American)
  4. Ever heard of the Smokey Bear Effect? That bear may be responsible for the new norm: raging wildfires. (NPR)
  5. Salmon enter Olympic National Park for the first time after a dam is removed. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 10

Written by | July 10th, 2012

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What’s that sound? Oh, just the Northern Lights giving you a round of applause.

  1. Remote-controlled model planes offer bird’s-eye approach to conservation. (Mongabay)
  2. Now you can see and hear the Northern Lights. (Space)
  3. It’s official: this first 6 months of 2012 are the hottest ever for the US. (Bloomberg)
  4. Oceans’ rising acid levels act as the “osteoporosis of the sea.” (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. SOS: Save Our Salmon. Sockeye salmon populations declining. (Discovery News)

An Alaska Salmon Stream Gets New Life in More Ways Than One

Written by | February 24th, 2012

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A salmon stream in Alaska was once so damaged it was thought to be beyond repair, and it had a name that reflected that feeling. Now the stream, and it’s new name, are beautiful examples of restoration.

A Call for Conservation, From the Keepers of the Land

Written by | June 10th, 2011

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In the 1960s and 70s, Billy Frank Jr. was arrested some 50 times—all in the name of salmon. Now he’s 80 years old, and still fighting. Find out why.

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