Tag: Yosemite National Park

Finding Common Ground

Written by | July 3rd, 2012

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A new public opinion poll done for the Conservancy reveals that the overwhelming majority of Americans still believe in conserving our natural resources and that they consider conservation patriotic.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 1

Written by | November 1st, 2011

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Here’s your daily dose of green news to bring you out of your post-Halloween sugar crash.

  1. Anything Google does, Facebook can do better. Enter: Facebook’s two new energy efficient data centers. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Warming oceans could push Australia’s seaweed into oblivion. (TreeHugger)
  3. In Mexico City, what happens when your run out of room to build new buildings? Create an “earthscrapper” underground. (Grist)
  4. Upgrading your smartphone to the next shiny new model comes with a price on the environment. (Washington Post)
  5. 8,000 cars pass through Yosemite Valley a day. A new plan to protect Yosemite’s Merced River may limit those visitors. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2011

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Fish and amphibians and ospreys, oh my!

  1. The state of Iowa now gets 20 percent of its electricity from wind. (EcoGeek)
  2. The secret to rebuilding over-harvested fish populations is no secret: stop fishing. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Golf courses are pretty perfect habitats for amphibians. (Conservation Magazine)
  4. Recent deaths at Yosemite National Park point out a conundrum: for many, the danger in nature is part of the appeal. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Treetop cameras caught this baby osprey’s first flight. (Treehugger)

The Great Urbanization and What it Means for Nature: Part 2

Written by | January 14th, 2010

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We’re an urban species for the first time in history. How is our language about nature shifting as a result…and how are we going to talk to urbanites about conservation?

The Future of Wild Places in China: Experiments in Private Management?

Written by | December 14th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Charles Bedford, the state director for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado, is living and working in China for the next year and will be writing about conservation issues there. Read all his posts.) A couple posts back I noted the similarities between Potatso (Pudacuo) National Park in Diqing, Yunnan and Rocky Mountain National […]

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