Tag: South Africa

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 17

Written by | October 17th, 2013

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Welp, the shutdown is over. Any lasting effects in the science world? We’re here to report.

  1. The world’s largest fast food enterprise is taking a green step forward in the world of trash. (Environment News Service)
  2. The damaging effects to science because of the government shutdown will continue to last. (Scientific American)
  3. And the damage to our national parks? The shutdown cost many of them hundreds of thousands — even millions — of dollars. (Huffington Post)
  4. The home to nearly a quarter of endangered mountain gorillas seems like a great place to drill for oil, right? Right? (MNN)
  5. Kenya is attempting a new, tech-savvy way to stop rhino poaching. (Times Live)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 2

Written by | May 2nd, 2013

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The green news this morning has me wanting to move to Norway.

  1. Say what? They have so little garbage because folks recycle so much that yes, Oslo is importing trash. (TreeHugger)
  2. The Exxon Pegasus pipeline has leaked again, this time in Missouri. (Huffington Post)
  3. Who paid for the effects of the horrible drought last summer? You did. (NPR)
  4. This general is back at war — this time, fighting rhino poachers in South Africa. (Bloomberg)
  5. The first county in the nation has banned all drilling and fracking. (Grist)

Nature Photo of the Week: Greater Double-Collared Sunbird

Written by | August 10th, 2012

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What vibrant colors! Flickr photographer Gareth Rasberry captured this brightly colored flower and greater double-collared sunbird in the Drakensberg Mountain Range of South Africa. Many thanks for submitting this image through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like […]

Nature Brains: Conserving Grasslands Can Help Millions of People

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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Can saving nature also help lift people out of poverty? A new Conservancy study finds a simple and scalable solution for grassland communities around the world.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 15

Written by | December 15th, 2011

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Be prepared to be extremely bugged out.

  1. Scientists have discovered a jumping cockroach — and there’s video! (Huffington Post)
  2. At IKEA, you can shop for furniture, eat Swedish meatballs and now charge your electric vehicle. (Market Watch)
  3. Chicago’s Uncommon Ground is the greenest restaurant in the country. (TreeHugger)
  4. Have you signed up for Audobon’s annual Christmas Bird Count? (Audubon)
  5. Black hole to eat a cloud of gas. Nom nom nom. (National Geographic)

After the Kyoto Protocol, What’s Next for Climate Change?

Written by | November 28th, 2011

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Delegates are meeting in Durban, South Africa to negotiate a global agreement on climate change. Are they asking the right question? Glenn Prickett may have a better idea.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 22

Written by | August 22nd, 2011

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The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the news is green.

  1. A solar panel parking lot is in the works. (EcoGeek)
  2. Amazon rainforest communities are being added to Google Street View. (Mongabay)
  3. Five African nations have joined together to create a giant conservation zone. (Timeslive.co.za)
  4. Why are urban areas growing so quickly? (Green)
  5. Pre-COP, South Africa’s foreign minister fears that “politics cannot deliver on what science requires.” (AP, via Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 2

Written by | September 2nd, 2010

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Get your fresh air right here–only 25 cents a bottle and comes in a variety of flavors.

  1. Hong Kong’s hottest new commodity? Bottles of fresh air. (Green)
  2. Bill Gates answers Andy Revkin’s questions on energy R&D and more. (Dot Earth)
  3. Instead of asking how much cap-and-trade costs, why not ask how much it saves? (Green Biz)
  4. The future does not look bright for freshwater eels. Nor the present. (YaleE360)
  5. Saving rhinos with cyanide? The owner of a nature preserve in South Africa goes to desperate measures to stop poaching. (Extinction Countdown)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 24

Written by | June 24th, 2010

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Step right up for the top 5 coolest, greenest links around:

  1. If you’ve already conquered the 100-mile diet, now try the 150-mile wardrobe. (Treehugger)
  2. Monsanto versus alfalfa farmers – who won? (Grist)
  3. Concord, MA: home to Walden Pond and the country’s first ban on the sale of bottled water. (The New York Times)
  4. The departing UN chief climate negotiator says he’s still optimistic. (Yale Environment 360)
  5. Will removing a ban on commercial fishing spell doomsday for abalone in South Africa? (Extinction Countdown)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 15

Written by | June 15th, 2010

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Bringing you the top 5 coolest and greenest links around, free of charge:

  1. Waxman takes on BP, asking if the company’s “shortcuts” caused the spill. (The Vine)
  2. In need of a little luck? Try wishing on a star or tapping your heels together 3 times… anything but the South African custom of smoking (endangered) vulture brains. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. The oil spill may spur action on an energy bill, but not a climate bill. (The New York Times)
  4. Here’s a real feel-good story: solar-powered refrigerators are helping bring vaccines to people in developing countries. (EcoGeek)
  5. How is the Gulf oil spill like 9/11? (Treehugger)
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