Tag: seabird

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2011

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Today’s green news round-up holds the secret to a long, healthy life.

  1. A new seabird was discovered in Hawaii…and it’s a 40-year-old stuffed specimen. (Mongabay)
  2. Coal shortages are speeding up China’s move toward clean energy. (CleanTechnica)
  3. A new study says deforestation rates are higher in protected forests. (YaleE360)
  4. Attention Labor Day travelers: Hurricane Irene might’ve shut down your favorite outdoor recreation spot. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. The world’s oldest person (nearly 121! wow!) credits her longevity to her healthy, all-natural Amazon Rainforest lifestyle. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 12

Written by | May 12th, 2011

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A sage grouse and a brown boobie walk into a bar… which has the best cool green news links?

  1. The story of the greater sage grouse is like “Dirty Dancing” meets “Shane,” writes Felicity Barringer. (Green)
  2. Jeopardy question: the largest solar rooftop installation in the U.S. will soon be on what favorite kids place? (EcoGeek)
  3. Global per capita car ownership is down since 2004–does this mean we’re getting less car dependent? (Treehugger)
  4. Is the Mississippi River flooding fueled by climate change? (Grist)
  5. Hop on the back of a young brown boobie and see what life is like for these seabirds–watch the video! (Wired)

Nature Photo of the Week: Puffins

Written by | September 17th, 2010

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It’s not everyday you get to see puffins up close like this. Flickr user smukherjee66 captured this shot of the charismatic birds on Skomer Island, a nature reserve in the UK. Thanks for sharing it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group! See all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like […]

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 3: Frigates, Sooties and Boobies Galore

Written by | February 28th, 2009

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(Editor’s Note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, is spending the next two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Follow her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) When you land at Palmyra Atoll, one of the […]

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