Tag: turtles

5 Reasons to Love Sea Turtles for World Turtle Day

Written by | May 19th, 2014

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In honor of World Turtle Day on May 23, spend a little time getting to know sea turtles and find out how you can help protect these magnificent creatures in one of their most important habitats, the Coral Triangle.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, April 16

Written by | April 16th, 2013

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Green news! Get your green news here!

  1. Glow-in-the-dark pavement is both (a) super rad and (b) saves energy. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Science as art: nanostructures form to create amazing visuals — words don’t do these pics justice! (Wired)
  3. New species of porcupine found in Brazil… and it’s already listed as endangered. (TreeHugger)
  4. Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4? Slow sea-level rise by curbing 4 pollutants. (Discovery News)
  5. New law protects leatherback turtle nesting site in Puerto Rico. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 28

Written by | December 28th, 2012

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It’s Friday (hurray!). Sit back, relax and read today’s top green news stories.

  1. Surveillance drones may combat rhino poaching. Radical? Yes. Effective? Let’s hope so. (Guardian)
  2. EPA chief Lisa Jackson steps down. (Huffington Post)
  3. Eek/ugh. Experiment shows drivers deliberately run over turtles. (Forbes)
  4. Maybe there really is a Santa Claus! Christmas trees absorb methane from the air. (Grist)
  5. Daring drilling project in Antarctic lake called off. (BBC)

Raja Ampat 2012: Swimming with Ocean Nomads

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

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The team is encountering sea turtles galore! Read about their diving experiences with some of the ocean’s most vulnerable nomads.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 25

Written by | June 25th, 2012

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It’s just another cool green Monday.

  1. Rest in peace, Lonesome George. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. With their predators MIA, nocturnal fish are now seeing the light of day. (Mongabay)
  3. A new poll says Brits toss nearly $142 million worth of barely worn clothing in landfills every year. (GreenBiz)
  4. Concerned about tossing those “DO NOT EAT” silica packets? Ask Umbra says you can relax. (Grist)
  5. Maya Lin creates a multimedia memorial for biodiversity and nature. (YaleE360)

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.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 6

Written by | April 6th, 2011

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The news!

  1. There’s no more radiation-tainted water leaking into the ocean, says the operator of a Japanese power plant. (Reuters, via Huffington Post Green)
  2. The White House promises to veto a potential bill to bar the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Green)
  3. The good news: Leatherback turtles are making a comeback in Florida. The bad news: It may be because they’re running out of predators. (Treehugger)
  4. Americans only recycle two percent of the compact fluorescent light bulbs that they toss. (Grist)
  5. How’s this for alternative energy? The sewers of Paris will heat schools, and also the presidential palace. (Reuters Life, via Yahoo Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 15

Written by | July 15th, 2010

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Wish I didn’t have to do this, but today’s cool green news is, well, rather grim.

  1. A picture tells a thousand words: see photos of Mount Everst’s retreating glaciers. (Green)
  2. Hold on to your stomachs: an in-depth look at animal autopsies in the Gulf. (The New York Times)
  3. This is getting gross: eating kangaroos to save the planet? (The Vine)
  4. And depressing: what’s a pangolin, and why is it one of the most illegally trafficked species in Asia? (Mongabay)
  5. But at least insects have their haven: New York’s JFK airport has as many insects as wild grasslands. (Conservation Journal Watch)
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