Tag: snake

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2013

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In: cash for snakes. Out: plastic bottles. Yep, just another quirky green news roundup.

  1. Killing pythons for cash? Florida puts a bounty on the Burmese python. (Bloomberg)
  2. From dreadful heat in Brazil to flooding in Pakistan, an in-depth look at 2012′s extreme weather. (NY Times)
  3. Cheers! Concord, Mass becomes the first US city to ban plastic bottles. (TreeHugger)
  4. Innovative and eco-friendly: Dutch “smart highway” glows in the dark. (LiveScience)
  5. The Pacific bluefin tuna population has declined by 96%. (Discovery News)

Stopping a War…and Promoting Sustainable Forestry in Borneo

Written by | May 15th, 2009

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A story involving poisonous snakes, wild pig hunts, blowguns with poison darts, the ancestors of headhunters and pathbreaking conservation? That’s a hard story to pass up…even if it’s halfway around the world. So I didn’t. In November 2007, I traveled to the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo to report on how The Nature […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, Feb. 9

Written by | February 9th, 2009

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Today in the green online world: nature words are disappearing in a leading dictionary for kids, one climate change scientist is dancing, and a lichen expert might have helped win World War II. And yes — that’s a big snake… The Snake Thermometer: Scientists are now using snake remains to measure prehistoric climate change. Written […]

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