Tag: Texas

Galveston: After the Oil Spill

Written by | April 10th, 2014

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On March 22, the country’s collective focus was once again on the Gulf of Mexico as 168,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into Galveston Bay. Laura Huffman, director of The Nature Conservancy in Texas, explains the consequences and solutions of this ecological tragedy.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 9

Written by | October 9th, 2013

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It’s a weird, wild world in today’s green news.

  1. Even Antarctica is affected by the government shutdown. (NPR)
  2. Tanzania’s government minister has a suggestion for how to deal with poachers. (TreeHugger)
  3. This Austin, TX, college professor really wants his students to understand sustainability. (Grist)
  4. Cyborg cockroaches? For kids? There’s an ethics argument for that. (Wired)
  5. This infographic shows the real costs of environmental disasters. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 12

Written by | June 12th, 2013

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There’s happy news for chimps in today’s green news.

  1. Lab testing on chimps may be ending in the U.S. (Treehugger)
  2. Bloomberg unveiled a massive plan to protect the Big Apple from future effects of climate change. (Huffington Post)
  3. But we’re sure it would help to have the world get on track with its climate goals. Here’s how one study says it can. (Grist)
  4. Those bird apps that mimic birdsong? They’re harming birds. (BBC News)
  5. Proposed housing development + existing (and massive) bat cave = major debate. (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 3

Written by | June 3rd, 2013

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Today we’re talking weather, greenwashing, and fighting deforestation.

  1. Oklahoma has been pummeled by tornadoes — but why? (National Geographic)
  2. A complaint from environmental groups is exposing what exactly is behind those green labels. (The New York Times)
  3. Environmentalists got one major firm to quit greenwashing and deforestation in Indonesia. (NPR)
  4. Need a little inspiration for what activities to do outside? Look no further. (Washington Post)
  5. Texas just passed landmark policy related to the state’s water supply — and it’s good news for this drought-beleaguered state. (Burnt Orange Report)

Watch: Eastern Screech Owl Cam

Written by | April 23rd, 2013

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Our favorite screech owls, Hoot n’ Annie, have returned to their favorite owl box to lay eggs. We’ve set up a live camera to watch as the chicks hatch and grow up!

Tasty Invasives

Written by | March 8th, 2013

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Mmm, invasive species. Have you ever eaten one? You can help combat these invaders of natural habitats and fill your belly all at once!

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 16

Written by | January 16th, 2013

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From crazy weather to helping wildlife get to the other side, we’ve got the green buzz for you today.

  1. Is this crazy, extreme weather the new norm? (National Geographic)
  2. See a slideshow of the 11 most damaging U.S. weather events of 2012. (Bloomberg)
  3. The inaction on climate change is the fault of environmental groups, says a Harvard sociologist. (Guardian)
  4. So much methane in this Texas well water that you could light it on fire…and yet, the EPA halts its investigation. (Huffington Post)
  5. Roads are becoming safer for wildlife in some places. Check out the infographic! (MNN)

Nature Photo of the Week: Grace of Flight

Written by | January 11th, 2013

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Oh, to have wings like that! Flickr photographer gseloff captured the grace and beauty of this great blue heron in flight on Horsepen Bayou in Pasadena, Texas. Many thanks for sharing this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr […]

Nature Photo of the Week: Bright Bluebonnets

Written by | November 20th, 2012

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What a truly stunning scene. We’d love to be lying in this field of bright bluebonnets right now, soaking up the sun and admiring the magnificent oak trees. Thanks to Flickr user Forrest Fotographer for sharing this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — […]

Vote for Nature in Your State

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

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Are you voting on Tuesday? We’ve gathered the top 10 conservation measures from around the country — take a look and do your part to vote for nature!

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