Tag: Virginia

Fear and Roaming in the Allegheny Highlands

Written by | April 23rd, 2014

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Saturday night’s alright for hiking? Blogger Daniel White takes to the Alleghenies for a moonlit ramble and encounters a… grizzly? Or maybe he’s been reading Hunter S. Thompson a bit too much lately.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, November 6

Written by | November 6th, 2013

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Election results (and what they mean for the environment) in today’s green news.

  1. Could global warming 50 million years ago have caused mammal dwarfism? (Discovery News)
  2. Coal was dealt a blow on its own turf with the election of Virginia’s new governor. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. What’s killing golden eagles in America? (BBC News)
  4. If we melt all the ice in the world, this is what Earth will look like. (TreeHugger)
  5. The United States is destroying its entire stockpile of ivory later this month. (New York Times)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 21

Written by | August 21st, 2013

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We’ve got climate change updates, nasty plastic news, showers of poison and more in today’s green news.

  1. IPCC is near certain that climate change is caused by humans. (The New York Times)
  2. A poison shower to kill rodents on an island could help rare seabirds recover, say the Feds. (Huffington Post)
  3. Fukushima is leaking 80,000 gallons of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean every day. (NPR)
  4. More dolphin deaths are found off the coast of Virginia, with little evidence as to why they’re dying. (Washington Post)
  5. Rare sea turtles are eating plastic at a record rate. (MNN)

For America’s Birthday, Take Your Party to a Park

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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This Independence Day, our guest blogger reflects on how fortunate we are that so much of America has been preserved for our enjoyment and enlightenment.

Father’s Day: Playing with Fire

Written by | June 10th, 2013

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As kids we’re taught not to play with fire. So how do you explain your job to your sons when you’re setting managed, controlled fires for a living? The Conservancy’s Sam Lindblom shares his story.

Lost in Time… And Found Just in Time

Written by | March 26th, 2013

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A native Virginian finds common ground with a Virginian community who fought for their survival with the help of The Nature Conservancy.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 22

Written by | August 22nd, 2012

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It’s nearing the end of summer, so let’s talk beaches. And sunbathing.

  1. At a Virginia beach, rising seas mean rising tempers over what comes first at Chincoteague: parking or preservation. (Scientific American)
  2. A city whose natural tidelands are 50 percent filled-in means that Boston, too, is planning for ‘near-term risk’ of rising tides. (NPR)
  3. Soaking up lots of rays may be bad for humans, but this bug is sunbathing for its health. (BBC Nature)
  4. Mutant Fish? Eyeless Shrimp? They’re not new species, they’re from the Gulf. (Treehugger)
  5. NASA has captured satellite images of the wildfires burning at night. Stunning! (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2012

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A record-breaking python, Offshore drilling rules finalized, and creative ways to deal with the drought. We’ve got that and more in your green news this morning.

  1. Wait till you get a load of this record-breaking python, found in – where else? – Florida. (National Geographic)
  2. The U.S. government finalized offshore drilling rules, and enviro groups aren’t sure they are good enough to prevent another disaster. (Huffington Post)
  3. Low water levels out West because of the drought? Stop reservoirs from evaporating, says a scientist and inventor. (Green)
  4. American eels are making a comeback in a Virginia river after a dam goes down. (Discovery)
  5. Check out these pictures of the top 10 British and Irish species that are fighting extinction — thanks to zoos. (Guardian)

 

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 7

Written by | October 7th, 2011

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Toast to the upcoming long weekend with a yummy Faithfull Ale from Dogfish Head.

  1. Dogfish Head Brewery is honoring Pearl Jam with a new beer. And they’re honoring The Nature Conservancy too! (Dogfish.com)
  2. A stubborn swamp fire in the Great Dismal Swamp, a damp Virginia bog, has been burning for more than two months. (Washington Post)
  3. Emergency drills are a sign Turkey is doing its part to protect the Mediterranean Sea. (Treehugger)
  4. Are women and adolescent girls in poor countries fundamental in feeding the world? (Guardian).
  5. Attention gardeners: keep your plants alive. Just add batteries. (Treehugger).

From Sausage to Fish: The World’s Largest Seagrass Restoration Project

Written by | July 7th, 2009

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What — has Cool Green Science suddenly morphed into another blog for foodies? “From Sausage to Fish” may sound like advertising in the window of a diner catering to carnivores. But in reality, it captures two quite different sensory experiences described by participants in the world’s largest seagrass restoration project, co-led by The Nature Conservancy. […]

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