Tag: Texas

Can You Hear Me Now?

Written by | September 19th, 2012

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Studies have shown that noise from traffic and construction can alter birds’ song–which could spell big trouble for urban-dwelling birds like the endangered golden-cheeked warbler.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 12

Written by | September 12th, 2012

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Sometimes it’s not just about what’s organic, but what is good for you and the environment.

  1. Here’s a list of foods that are generally clean, nutritious and affordable. (The Daily Green)
  2. Check out these WWII-era posters about not wasting food, from a time when we cared about not wasting food. (Treehugger)
  3. The Caribbean’s coral reefs are on life support. (Mongabay)
  4. Construction of a highway in San Antonio was stopped indefinitely by a teeny, tiny, very rare spider. (Houston Chronicle)
  5. An innovative program is making birds and farmers happy in New Jersey. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 8

Written by | August 8th, 2012

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It’s a Cool Green Wednesday as my guitar gently weeps. Let me explain…

  1. Gibson Guitar Company admits to using illegal rainforest wood for their guitars. (Treehugger)
  2. Charts show the endangered status of the world’s major mammal groups. (Mongabay)
  3. Beverage companies need water to succeed, so major players in the business are now investing millions in conservation. (Washington Post)
  4. How to make a bird-friendly building? Get architects and ornithologists together. (NPR)
  5. Drought Pics: Some interesting — and sometimes surprising — images of what the drought has done throughout the U.S. (National Geographic)

Nature Photo of the Week: Walking on Gold

Written by | July 27th, 2012

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Flickr user Ron Wooten took this lovely sun-drenched photo along Texas’ gulf coast. Many thanks for submitting this golden gem 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 you — at my.nature.org. And get inspired to take your […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 13

Written by | April 13th, 2012

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Some (mostly) good news for a day known for bad luck.

  1. China no longer leads the world in clean energy investments. So who does? (TreeHugger)
  2. PHOTO: Spring storm dumps four feet of hail on West Texas. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. VIDEO: Baboons can recognize four-letter words on a screen. (BBC)
  4. A “strawberry” leopard, first of its kind, has been discovered in South Africa. (National Geographic)
  5. Large-scale engineering could rescue eroding Mississippi Delta region. (Scientific American)

 

Global Water Scarcity: Can We Solve It?

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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A new study offers the most comprehensive look at global water shortages to date. Find out what’s causing the water problem — and if we can solve it — from freshwater expert & optimist Brian Richter.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 1

Written by | February 1st, 2012

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Climate change: the atmosphere’s way of putting us all on low-carb diets.

  1. Get an update on a Conservancy partnership that’s helping one company tie nature into its bottom line. (Triple Pundit)
  2. That crazy Texas heat wave? This scientist says it was climate change’s fault. (Inside Climate)
  3. London restaurants, bars and hotels are campaigning to make plastic straws the new plastic bag. (Guardian)
  4. Bad news if you love carbs: warmer temperatures mess with wheat yields. (New Scientist)
  5. The National Mall goes LED. (Green House)

Making the Business Case for Conservation

Written by | January 27th, 2012

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Mark Tercek is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Here he looks at an innovative way one company is measuring the value of nature.

Live From SXSW Eco

Written by | October 4th, 2011

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We’re live blogging from the first ever SXSW Eco conference. Come back for updates on what’s happening in Austin, live streaming video, and a link to our Twitter feed.

Austin City Limits Festival and The Nature Conservancy!

Written by | September 9th, 2011

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ACL is more than just a music festival. Our Texas state director explains why this year it provides a real opportunity to get an important message to a vital group of people.

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