Tag: trees

Leaves in a Blender

Written by | December 5th, 2012

 (0)

How many leaves can you fit in a bucket? Well…that depends. And it depends in part if you put those leaves through a blender. Join Conservancy scientist Craig Leisher as he attempts a somewhat wacky home experiment!

Illuminating the Water-Forests-Power Connection

Written by | November 19th, 2012

 (1)

Though NBC’s Revolution is a work of fiction, there are many — too many — people here in the real world that rely on firewood as a source of light and fuel.

Do More Trees = More Water?

Written by | August 27th, 2012

 (0)

Replanting forests to improve water supplies only works depending on the type of tree, according to a new study. Conservancy scientist Eddie Game explains the findings.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 5

Written by | June 5th, 2012

 (0)

Happy World Environment Day!

  1. Today we celebrate 40 years of positive environmental action. (Care2)
  2. Without birds, insects would be bigger, much bigger. (National Geographic)
  3. Chance of a lifetime: watch the transit of Venus this afternoon. (Wired Science)
  4. How does a mosquito survive a rain storm? He hitches a ride on a raindrop! (BBC Nature)
  5. These trees are feeling a bit blue, after an artist paints them to raise awareness about deforestation. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 31

Written by | May 31st, 2012

 (0)

Check out the green news we’ve found for your reading pleasure this Thursday morning.

  1. Researchers say they can spot income inequality from space – by looking for trees. (Treehugger)
  2. These animals will likely benefit from climate change – see their photos. (Discovery News)
  3. And these U.S.-based companies are shelling out to block action on climate change. (Guardian)
  4. A new invasive – a “kudzu bug” – is eating the “vine that ate the South.” But is that all it will chomp? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Want some fresh, local veggies this summer? Try growing a garden from your grocery store. (Mother Nature Network)

America’s Forest: Now with 20% More Love

Written by | February 10th, 2012

 (2)

Forests in North America are getting some love: the U.S. Forest Service announces it will be increasing the pace of forest conservation over the next three years.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 27

Written by | January 27th, 2012

 (0)

Kids, the bus is here. Oh, never mind, that’s an asteroid.

  1. School-bus-sized asteroid to buzz Earth Friday, closer than the moon. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. The world’s giant trees are declining, face a dire future due to climate change & other factors. (Mongabay)
  3. NASA nearly doubled their list of confirmed planets beyond our solar system in one day. (Cosmic Log)
  4. Jumping spiders hunt with deadly accuracy thanks to 3-D vision. (Wired)
  5. Yosemite is having its driest winter in 30 years, forcing tourist destinations to get creative . (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 13

Written by | December 13th, 2011

 (0)

Walking fish puts a chink in the evolution chain.

  1. New species of frog sings like a… bird? (Mongabay)
  2. The lungfish suggests walking originated underwater. (Science World)
  3. Scientists are learning how to kill trees — in the name of science, of course. (Green)
  4. 16% of the species in “Finding Nemo” face the threat of extinction. (Washington Post)
  5. Solar energy gives students in developing countries access to technology. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 15

Written by | November 15th, 2011

 (0)

Happy America Recycles Day!

  1. The average family throws away 6 trees worth of paper a year. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. The new map reveals the spread of contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns. (CNN)
  3. Can algae serve as the fuel and food of the future? (Scientific American)
  4. A former Nazi bunker is set to become Europe’s largest renewable energy plant. (TreeHugger)
  5. This Thanksgiving, skip the side of BPA by omitting certain canned ingredients. (Consumer Reports)

Nature Photo of the Week: Colorado Aspens

Written by | October 28th, 2011

 (0)

This photos screams fall, doesn’t it? We love the way the sun is making the leaves of these Colorado aspens glow. Thanks to Flickr user Suburban Misfit for this great nature shot and thanks for sharing it with The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...



About Conservancy Talk

We're green. We're nature-lovers. We are Conservancy Talk. Hear Nature Conservancy staff and invited experts share their voices on today’s conservation issues — in our uniquely rigorous, science-based way. Learn more

Latest Tweets from @nature_org