Tag: tennessee

Greenways: The New Front Porch

Written by | February 18th, 2014

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The benefits of urban conservation projects are well known: clean water, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation. But blogger Paul Kingsbury found something unexpected while walking Nashville’s Greenways: community.

Cool Green Scientist: Cave Man Cory Holliday

Written by | October 2nd, 2012

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Meet the man behind the artificial bat cave, Cory Holliday. His life underground has been filled with adventures: from being stuck in cave passages to discovering new species. Now he prepares for a bigger challenge: stopping the spread of white-nose syndrome.

Of Bats and Men

Written by | September 28th, 2012

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When it comes to bats and people, our relationship has been…complicated. People have shot them, destroyed them, reviled them. But now, citizen conservationists, coupled with the best science, may be the best hope for bat populations to emerge from the threats of white-nose syndrome.

Building the “Cave of Dreams”

Written by | September 26th, 2012

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Sure, you can build an artificial bat cave, and they will come. But how do you make it perfect? Hint: It’s more than digging a hole in the ground.

Bad Days in Bat Caves

Written by | September 25th, 2012

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Conservationists feel helpless in the face of white-nose syndrome, a disease wiping out millions of bats. But research may have found a solution. Learn about the knowledge that led to the first-of-its-kind artificial bat cave.

Live from the Artificial Bat Cave

Written by | September 24th, 2012

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Bats are dying by the millions. Science has yet to find answers. Can a new experiment in Tennessee offer hope? Join our blogger on the front line of the battle to save cave bats in the United States.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 12

Written by | April 12th, 2012

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Today we try to solve a manatee mystery.

  1. Why can’t manatees avoid speedboats? (Discovery News)
  2. People in India have more cell phones than toilets. (TreeHugger)
  3. When killer African bees attack… Tennessee? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. One type of building that could benefit from energy efficiency: prisons. (Green)
  5. Saving the world’s most endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles. (Environmental News Service)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 3

Written by | November 3rd, 2011

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Today’s green news gives us the shakes.

  1. Oklahoma Geological Survey has found that hydraulic fracturing may have triggered small earthquakes in Oklahoma. (Climate Progress)
  2. Could an artificial cave in Tennessee help protect bats from white-nose syndrome? (Scientific American)
  3. No longer just a mirage in the desert: Morocco to host the first solar and windfarm across North Africa and the Middle East. (Guardian)
  4. More than 50 tons of plastic went into making this first recycled bridge in Europe. (Grist)
  5. A $2 million florist bill OR 2 million trees planted in the Brazil rainforest? We think this is an easy decision, Kim Kardashian! (MTV Act)

Bog Turtles on the Lam

Written by | June 13th, 2011

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For 26 years we’ve been helping to protect an endangered turtle that only weighs about four ounces. This spring they’ve gone missing. Find out why that may be very good news.

Remembering a Friend of Conservation

Written by | January 27th, 2009

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Many of us at The Nature Conservancy were privileged to work with Jim Range.  We are all saddened by the news of his untimely death at the far too young age of 63. The world is a better place because of Jim’s passion, political savvy and commitment to conservation. Jim was chief counsel to former […]

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