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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 1

Written by | October 1st, 2013

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A government shutdown and a climate change refugee. That and more, in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. How the U.S. government shutdown affects science and the environment. (The Verge)
  2. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Yosemite… as in, a closed Yosemite. Bad or good timing? (Huff Post Green)
  3. It’s an episode of “CSI Turtle” in the Maldives. So what’s causing their injuries? (The Guardian)
  4. This New Zealand man says he’s a climate change refugee. (Businessweek)
  5. Ending on a happy note: grab your camera and brush up on this year’s guide to fall foliage. (MNN)

Lessons from Our Adventure on the Mekong River

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Get the skinny on mischievous monkeys, freshwater dolphins and travel in Southeast Asia from Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman’s two children, who recently returned from a 1,500-mile journey down the Mekong River.

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: Monday, December 12

Written by | December 12th, 2011

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We’ve got a monkey with an Elvis hairdo. It’s that kind of day.

  1. The world reacts to the climate change deal made at COP17 in Durban, South Africa. (Guardian)
  2. 208 new species — including a monkey wearing a pompadour — have been discovered in Southeast Asia. (Daily Mail)
  3. Save the planet, cut down a Christmas tree. (Washington Post)
  4. After a 730-mile journey, one lone grey wolf brings hope to California. (TreeHugger)
  5. Did you see the lunar eclipse on Saturday night? (Huffington Post)

Nature Photo of the Week: Happy Turtle

Written by | October 14th, 2011

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We absolutely love the expression on this turtle’s face. Flickr user torisu captured this happy shot in Beech Forest in Provincetown, Massachusetts and shared it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. Thanks! 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 […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 30

Written by | June 30th, 2011

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Next, they’ll be taking over the airwaves:

  1. Runway 4 at JFK airport closed to make way for reproducing turtles. (The New York Times)
  2. And… jellyfish have shut down a nuclear plant in Scotland. (GoodCleanTech)
  3. Water conservation efforts in the West are actually paying off! Sort of. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Can you guess which is the world’s most climate-resilient city? (TreeHugger)
  5. Going to the beach this weekend? Check out the water quality first. (HuffPostGreen)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 23

Written by | March 23rd, 2011

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Bachelor bears and eco-e-books– all this and more in today’s cool green wrap-up:

  1. Just how green are e-books? According to this infographic, pretty green. (CleanTechnica)
  2. All this plastic was found in one sea turtle’s belly. (Wired)
  3. California’s climate change law is being derailed not by its conservative detractors, but by the leftier fringes of the enviro movement. (Green)
  4. Fishermen are finding creative ways to get paid more to catch less. (Grist)
  5. According to a new study, more bears are choosing the single life. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 1

Written by | March 1st, 2011

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It’s the first day of March, which means the beginning of spring is just around the corner. Right??

  1. A ‘small’ nuclear war could reverse global warming, but is that really such a good idea? (National Geographic)
  2. A new study will examine the health effects of the Gulf oil spill on clean-up workers. (Green)
  3. Low-flow toilets may save water, but they’re creating a stink in San Francisco. (CNN)
  4. Turtles are in a crisis, threatened by habitat loss, the pet trade and harvesting for food and traditional medicines. (Extinction Countdown)
  5. It’s National Invasive Species Awareness Week–get educated about unwanted critters! (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 16

Written by | November 16th, 2009

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Good news about cow poop. Good news (?) about Copenhagen. Good news for those of you who’ve always dreamed of a dress made of LED lights. Happiness is the smell of a new Cool Green Morning, to paraphrase Don Draper… The rehabilitation of poop continues: The Netherlands has opened its second cow-dung power plant, reports […]

Expedition to the Solomon Islands: Spinner Dolphins and Turtle Tagging

Written by | March 13th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Sanjayan, The Nature Conservancy’s lead scientist, is traveling in the Solomon Islands to explore the amazing diversity of life and the fast vanishing marine and terrestrial habitats on these islands. As part of this expedition, Sanjayan’s experiences will be made available to students across the United States by the interactive curricula company Promethean […]

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