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Rewind: Top Social Posts of 2012

Written by | December 27th, 2012

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When we’re not working to save the planet, Nature Conservancy staff can be found sharing the stories of our work with our awesome social communities. Here are our top social posts of 2012!

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 26

Written by | January 26th, 2012

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Today we learn that Facebook’s roots go way, way back.

  1. Pass the veggies. School lunches get a makeover. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. What do Tanzania’s Hadza people and Facebook have in common? (MSNBC)
  3. See the Earth in high-definition. (PhysOrg)
  4. Remodeling an old building is greener than building a new one. (Grist)
  5. Frog perfume? Madagascar frogs use more than just sight and sound to communicate. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 18

Written by | October 18th, 2011

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Say it ain’t so! Coffee drinkers, you need a cup of today’s green news:

  1. Is climate change threatening the world’s coffee supply? (CBS News)
  2. Despite bluefin tuna quotas, records show that over 140 percent more tuna meat was sold than supposedly caught in 2010. (Green)
  3. Natural Resources Defense Council plugs into the power of social networking with a Facebook app will allow users to monitor their energy use. (TreeHugger)
  4. Are you celebrating Bulk Foods Week? Bulk foods provide a savings of 30% to 60% — and bulk is better for the environment. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Attack of the killer seaweed: algae in the South Pacific can poison coral on contact. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 13

Written by | October 13th, 2011

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LEED standards have been raised several times over the years. Now, it’s time to do that again.

  1. In response to criticisms, the U.S Green Building Council will implement major upgrades in LEED certification standards in 2012. (Matter Network)
  2. Protesting and tweeting — see how Occupy Wall Street is raising the social media bar. (Clean Technica)
  3. Sustainable products will be mainstream by 2020, says new report. (TreeHugger)
  4. The Himalayas and Antarctic could supply enough energy to become the ‘Saudi Arabias of solar power’. (TG Daily)
  5. Despite a nasty reputation, piranhas seem to bark more often than bite. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 2

Written by | June 2nd, 2011

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What’s going on with frogs, penguins and clownfish these days? Funny you should ask…

  1. Can social networks save the world’s amphibians? (Wired)
  2. Less packaging could be coming to your favorite product soon. (Green)
  3. The mystery of how penguins stay warm when they huddle is revealed with this time-lapse video. (BBC)
  4. A controversial ‘mega dam’ has been approved for development in the Brazilian Amazon. (Mongabay)
  5. Say what? Scientists report clownfish are going deaf from ocean acidification. (Treehugger)

Why ‘Planet Change’ is Different Than Other Climate Change Campaigns

Written by | November 30th, 2009

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Planet Change? Yet another web campaign against climate change? Does the world really need one more of those? Yes — because this one is different. And can make a real difference — especially beyond the upcoming United Nations climate meeting this December in Copenhagen. A little over a month ago, The Nature Conservancy launched Planet […]

Planet Change: Speaking Out on Climate Change

Written by | September 21st, 2009

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Over the past several months, I and many of my colleagues across The Nature Conservancy have  been working on Planet Change, a new microsite we are launching today to draw attention to the need for a global solution to climate change that significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions as well as two crucial, yet often overlooked […]

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