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Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Innovative Approaches to Marine Conservation

Written by | November 28th, 2011

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Learn how ecotourism is behind one of the most important marine conservation achievements in Indonesia.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 30

Written by | September 30th, 2011

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New dream interspecies friendship: little baby sharks and red-haired baby monkeys.

  1. The cutest thing you will ever see all day: a little ginger baby monkey. (Mongabay)
  2. A new report says climate change could cost Canada billions of loonies. (Green)
  3. Scientists have documented an eight-step process that leads to coral reef collapse. (YaleE360)
  4. Newsflash: ecotourism is better for the environment than just plain tourism. (The Daily Green)
  5. To help save a vulnerable species, scientists are reproducing grey nurse/sand tiger sharks in an artificial uterus. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 3

Written by | August 3rd, 2011

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You’ll view orthodontists in a whole new light:

  1. Here are seven key shark habitats that need protection NOW. (Treehugger)
  2. Is your apartment building an energy hog? New US regulations will require commercial buildings to measure and disclose their energy usage. (Green House)
  3. Are billion-dollar natural disasters our new normal? (Grist)
  4. After some help from an orthodontist and a year of rehab, Andre, the turtle with the broken shell, will be released back into the wild. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Shoe fanatics: Make your next purchase an eco-friendly one. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 6

Written by | July 6th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Stop making excuses and ride your bike to work already. (Treehugger)
  2. California fights invasive light-brown apple moths with native stinger-less wasps. (Los Angeles Times)
  3. London’s poor air quality may leave a dark cloud over next summer’s Olympic Games. (Huffington Post)
  4. This invasive plant is cropping up all over New York– and beware, it can cause blisters, scarring and even blindness. (Associated Press, via Christian Science Monitor)
  5. The Bahamas bans shark fishing. (Green)

 

Sharks Hold Key to Healthy Marine Systems

Written by | May 6th, 2011

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Mark Tercek, our president and CEO, went scuba diving off the Palmyra Atoll and was surrounded by a large number of sharks. See the video and find out why that’s a very good thing.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 6

Written by | May 6th, 2011

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It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get green news on Friday (sorry):

  1. Our president/CEO Mark Tercek writes about sharks, healthy marine ecosystems and the beautiful Palmyra Atoll. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Students at one university are using Twitter to monitor bird behavior. (DotEarth)
  3. A new study says that climate change is responsible for poor harvests, food shortages and high prices. (New York Times)
  4. Executive Order 13154 basically forces federal agencies to lease more fuel-efficient vehicles, ultimately saving taxpayers $9 million and 2.4 million gallons of gas per year. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Are “blimp-like hybrid airships” the alternative air travel of the future? (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 18

Written by | March 18th, 2011

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Here’s your daily dose of green news to get you ready for the weekend:

  1. Messenger spacecraft is the first man-made object to orbit Mercury. (LA Times)
  2. 22 China pig farmers were arrested amid food safety alert. (Guardian UK)
  3. Japan quake epicenter was in an unexpected location. (Wired Science)
  4. Hygienic sharks go to cleaner stations to rid themselves of nasty parasites. (BBC)
  5. No longer seaworthy, wrecked boats are being recycled into furniture. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 4

Written by | January 4th, 2011

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Deforestation’s role in the Haiti earthquake and more jarring green news:

  1. Eating green goes beyond organic, local and vegetarian–this year, try a plate of invasive species. (The New York Times)
  2. And here’s a really good reason to: new research shows invasive species trigger mass extinctions. (National Science Foundation)
  3. Why 2010 was a good year for sharks. (Earth Watch)
  4. Erosion by deforestation and hurricanes could have triggered Haiti’s devasting 2010 earthquake. (Mongabay)
  5. The guest bedroom as metaphor for excess and unsustainability. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 22

Written by | March 22nd, 2010

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Happy World Water Day! Get the latest in freshwater news– and more– in today’s Cool Green Morning:

  1. The creator of “The Story of Stuff” presents “The Story of Bottled Water.” (Grist)
  2. Alcatraz Island is dropping its $700,000-per-year diesel habit. (CleanTechnica)
  3. What do sharks, bluefin tuna, polar bears and now corals have in common? They were all denied protection by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. (Mongabay)
  4. Sea level rise: Depending on where you live, it’s either going to be maybe not as bad as you’d think, or way, way worse. (YaleE360)
  5. Check out these water-saving “toilets of the future.” (Greener Buildings)

The Most Neglected Habitat

Written by | July 22nd, 2009

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Few conservation products are as globally recognized as the Red List of Threatened Species, produced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The contents of the “Red List” are routinely used to help guide the conservation work of governments, NGOs and scientific institutions. So it was with mixed enthusiasm that I read the […]

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