Category: Amphibians

The Green Buzz: Friday, November 22

Written by | November 22nd, 2013

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Ever wondered what it would be like to hug a lion? Then read today’s green news.

  1. The Lion Whisperer wants you to know that lions are in trouble, but we can’t get over the video of him hugging and snuggling with lions. (Huffington Post)
  2. Almost half of the Greenpeace activists being held in Russia are out on bail. (Environmental News Service)
  3. The U.S. and China are talking about climate change together, and that is a good thing. (New York Times)
  4. Especially for this country, which is about to be wiped out by climate change. (BusinessWeek)
  5. De-extinction technology is here, and a frog is its first project. (Guardian)

Nature Photo of the Week: Baby Gray Treefrog

Written by | September 26th, 2013

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Congrats to Flickr user Bob Stone for this fantastic close-up capture of a baby gray treefrog — which has been selected as our Nature Photo of the Week!

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 15

Written by | April 15th, 2013

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They are incredibly interesting to look at, though.

  1. Geckos don’t cure AIDS, so just leave them alone already. (Mongabay)
  2. How’s this for DIY? This bride made her own gown out of upcycled bread bag clips. (Treehugger)
  3. Ask Umbra attempts to solve the greatest mystery of our time: how green are Barbies? (Grist)
  4. A five-year-old narrates this sweet “nature documentary.” (DotEarth)
  5. Florida, land of horrifying invasive species infestations, braces for an onslaught of giant snails. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 5

Written by | April 5th, 2012

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Will a new version of the lava lamp save the world?:

  1. Did a rise in CO2 levels drive the end of the last ice age? (BBC)
  2. Pollution may play a major role in sea temperatures, weather. (NPR)
  3. Tuna fishing ban in the Pacific is being partially lifted. (Guardian)
  4. Weed killer can alter the shape of amphibians. (Yale e360 via Matter Network)
  5. Video: Micro-algae lamp absorbs 150-200 times as much CO2 as a tree! (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 30

Written by | March 30th, 2012

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I’m pretty sure that if you make it 63 years, you win the game of hide and seek.

  1. A long-fingered frog, last seen in 1949, has come out of hiding. (Huffington Post)
  2. New tool predicts Amazon deforestation a year before it happens. (Mongabay)
  3. A controversial pesticide has been linked to global bee decline. (Wired)
  4. Live, interactive wind energy map looks like a living van Gogh painting. (Clean Technica)
  5. New data from an historic sea level rise may help predict effects of climate change. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 7

Written by | March 7th, 2012

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Sometimes, I guess there just isn’t enough corn.

  1. Warmer temperatures are affecting the cheetah’s ability to reproduce. (Guardian)
  2. New analysis suggests that there just isn’t enough corn to meet steep Congressional quotas for ethanol. (Conservation Magazine)
  3. Researchers in India have discovered a new legless, worm-like amphibian, and it’s just as cute as you’d expect. (Mongabay)
  4. Campbell’s vows to stop lining soup cans with BPA. (GreenBiz)
  5. This portable treehouse works anywhere– even if there aren’t any trees nearby. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 4

Written by | January 4th, 2012

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I wonder if this new crab runs down the beach in slow motion.

  1. A new crab species has been named “The Hoff” because of its hairy chest. (BBC)
  2. The first meteor shower of 2012 is tonight, could have 100 shooting stars per hour. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. A frog plague that has decimated numerous species has been found in India. (Mongabay)
  4. The fire-ravaged national park in Chile’s Patagonia region will partially reopen. (Guardian)
  5. Here are 7 ways that going green can help you lose weight in 2012. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 2

Written by | December 2nd, 2011

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Smelly frogs may save lives but stink bugs are still just annoying, right?

  1. A census of giant pandas in China is expected to confirm some encouraging news. (Guardian)
  2. Investigating how animals sense earthquakes and whether it can help us predict them. (BBC)
  3. Smelly frogs may save lives thanks to the world’s greatest variety of antibacterial substances. (Mongabay)
  4. Find out why a new flu strain is making health experts very nervous. (Scientific American)
  5. There’s a new ray of hope for the giant manta ray. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 18

Written by | November 18th, 2011

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We’ve got something for everyone: from a frog returning from extinction to the planet’s largest mass extinction.

  1. The Hula painted frog, declared extinct in 1996, has been seen for the first time in 50 years. (Metro)
  2. The mystery of the vanishing jumbo squid species, which disappeared in 2010, has been solved. (MSNBC)
  3. A life of monogamy has a hidden benefit for greylag geese. (Wired Science)
  4. 252 million years ago more than three-quarters of life on Earth was killed off. Was climate change to blame? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Recent bird flu research may be kept secret over bioterrorism fears. (NPR)

Nature Photo of the Week: It’s Easy Being Green

Written by | November 11th, 2011

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Wow, look at how that lovely shade of purple really makes this frog’s eyes pop! The green and purple color combination in this photograph is just perfection. Thanks to Flickr user snoopydoobiedog 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 […]

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