Tag: shark fin

The Green Buzz: Monday, November 25

Written by | November 25th, 2013

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Tyrannosaurus Rex’s worst nightmare is in today’s green news.

  1. T-Rex was relegated to the shadows when this newly-discovered giant came thudding by. (Salt Lake Tribune)
  2. A U.S. power company has pled guilty to the wind farm-related deaths of golden eagles in Wyoming. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Sharks rejoice! Indonesia’s national airline has banned the transport of fins from their flights. (Mongabay)
  4. The U.S. is losing coastal wetlands at a rate of seven football fields per hour. (NPR)
  5. How to feed a growing number of mouths? Here are six sustainable ways to feed 11 billion people. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 5

Written by | September 5th, 2012

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On this Hump Day, we’ve got green news updates on the BP Oil Spill, the shark fin trade and canine conservationists!

  1. The U.S. Department of Justice accuses BP of ‘gross negligence and willful misconduct.’ (Huffington Post)
  2. Cathay Pacific (based in Hong Kong) just sent a loud and clear message regarding the shark fin trade: ‘No more fins on our planes.’ (Treehugger)
  3. Wildlife conservationists are saving dogs from the pound and saving nature at the same time — by training the dogs to find threatened species! (Green)
  4. Thousands of dead rats — invasive species, no less — have piled up on Mississippi beaches after Isaac. Gross. (NBC News)
  5. Endangered species protection for the gray wolf was lifted on Friday — what does it mean for this apex predator? (Christian Science Monitor)

Saving Sharks from the Banquet Table

Written by | August 14th, 2012

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On June 18, 2012, China’s State Council announced the ban on consuming shark fins at official government related banquets – a very important step in the face of plummeting shark population numbers.

Sharks: The Tragedy of Global Decimation

Written by | August 13th, 2012

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The near-annihilation of sharks worldwide is having untold bad consequences on coral reef life, says Conservancy senior marine scientist Mark Spalding.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 5

Written by | July 5th, 2012

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Hope your 4th of July was filled with patriotic and green activities!

  1. Most Americans agree: conserving nature is patriotic. (Treehugger)
  2. An update on the Western U.S. fires, and fireworks were banned in many states affected. (Huffington Post)
  3. Scientists agree that the fires and climate change are related, so how come only 3% of news stories mention climate change? (Treehugger)
  4. The Fukushima meltdown was a man-made disaster, says a watchdog group. (Guardian)
  5. Good news for sharks: The Chinese government has banned serving their fins in soup. (Green)

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: The Journey Home

Written by | December 2nd, 2011

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Jo and Sangeeta reflect on a tiring and inspiring journey to the Raja Ampat Islands, where the team’s research will help protect both nature and people.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Diving Daram

Written by | December 1st, 2011

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In the farthest-flung corner of Raja Ampat, the dive team is encountering both shark finners and thriving populations of sea turtles. Join the adventure!

Sympathy for the Shark Finner

Written by | November 10th, 2011

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Shark finners make easy villains, but have you ever met one? Matt Miller did and came away with an amazing story and a new perspective.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 18

Written by | March 18th, 2010

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The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the news is green. Read on for the day’s top stories:

  1. A government ad campaign to raise awareness of climate change gets flack for “ignoring uncertainties” regarding climate science. (Green Inc.)
  2. Depending on who supplies your water, saving it could actually cost you more (but you should still do it). (Treehugger)
  3. The Christian Coalition backs Senator Lindsey Graham and announces its support for climate legislation. (Grist)
  4. A new report implies that demand for shark fin is getting out of control; group requests tighter regulations on global shark trade. (Yale E360)
  5. How to battle that no-fun cold the eco-friendly way. (Huffington Post Green)

Jack Ma: The Wizard of Hangzhou

Written by | December 7th, 2009

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Small agricultural city in the middle of the country, big river running through the middle, homegrown international business figure who emphasizes the long-term and a values-laden corporate culture, a global network of followers who hang on every word and pronouncement. Sound familiar? Warren Buffett, right? Nope, I’m talking about Jack Ma, 10 years ago an […]

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