Category: Policy

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, December 10

Written by | December 10th, 2013

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Cockroaches and takeout containers together again in today’s green news.

  1. Snowy owls (Hedwig!) were shot at JFK’s airport to protect planes from engine failure. (MNN)
  2. There’s a new Asian cockroach in town, and researchers say it loves the cold. Eww. (Live Science)
  3. Can used takeout containers be recycled? That’s the question at the heart of a proposal to ban them in NYC. (New York Times)
  4. Are you in Florida? Help scientists find the missing pilot whales. (CNN)
  5. Local cities to Washington: If you’re not going to take lead on climate change, move out of the way. (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, December 4

Written by | December 4th, 2013

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In today’s green news, whales, chimps and cows – oh my!

  1. A pod of pilot whales is stranded off the Everglades’ coast and marine experts are trying to figure out why. (CBS Miami)
  2. Should chimps have human rights? If that will free this one from a captive shed, then yes, says the Nonhuman Rights Project. (MNN)
  3. What do gassy cattle have to do with extracting natural gas?  Turns out, quite a bit. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Early warning systems are key to saving us from the nasty effects of climate change, says a new study. (Bloomberg)
  5. A new startup could making purchasing solar energy as easy as booking travel. (Huffington Post)

Nature’s Place on the Global Stage

Written by | September 25th, 2013

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The issues our planet faces can seem daunting, but as we listened to leaders at the UN talk about investing in nature to safeguard our future, solutions seem a lot more possible.

Celebrating 5 Years in Mongolia

Written by | September 16th, 2013

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Charles Bedford has been going to Mongolia for many years and we recently caught up with him after his most recent visit to attend the Mongolia Green Development Conference in UlaanBaatar, a conference held to mark the 5th anniversary of the Conservancy’s Mongolia program.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 31

Written by | July 31st, 2013

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We’ve got unexpected water pollution, animal “fashion victims” and more in today’s green news.

  1. New EPA head says fighting climate change will create jobs, is good for the economy. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Plastic debris collected off the coast of Hawaii could fill a big rig. (NBC News)
  3. Lawyer who beat Chevron in oil pollution case now has Chevron to fear? (The New York Times)
  4. That cashmere you’re wearing is making fashion victims of the already rare snow leopard. (The Guardian)
  5. Got microbeads in your cleansers? So do the Great Lakes. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: July 12, 2013

Written by | July 12th, 2013

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It’s Friday! ..and we all know you’re on Facebook at work… But don’t worry, we’ll keep it a secret while you check out these green news stories!

  1. So we already knew dolphins are smart and have many talents, but is detecting pregnancy one of them? (HuffPo)
  2. I wonder if Forrest Gump could ride a bike from San Fransisco to Brazil like this 70- year old man!(HuffPo)
  3. I’ll admit, my inner child is a bit jealous of this house built in a tree! (TreeHugger)
  4. That moment when the batteries in the remote die may be a bit further apart, thanks to rice! (TreeHugger)
  5. This may not be the alien spaceship from ‘Man of Steel’ but finding a cargo plane six decades old beneath the ice is still pretty awesome! (HuffPo)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 11

Written by | July 11th, 2013

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From ugly animals to a national park on the moon, we’ve got your green news!

  1. Lorax wanted. Because Amazon deforestation has dramatically increased in countries outside of Brazil. (Mongabay)
  2. Pictures: Newly formed Ugly Animal Protection Society says these guys need saving, too. (Discovery News)
  3. Do we have to save one species over another to protect America’s wilderness? (NPR)
  4. Far out: U.S. lawmakers propose a national lunar park to protect artifacts left on the moon by NASA astronauts. (MNN)
  5. China and the U.S. have agreed to work together to capture carbon dioxide spewing from their respective power plants. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 26

Written by | June 26th, 2013

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We’ve got green news on Obama’s climate speech, a massive dead zone and an Exxon Valdez victim.

  1. Obama laid out his plan to combat climate change on a sweltering day in DC, no less. (MNN)
  2. Gasoline party? Massachusetts could be the first state to adopt a carbon tax. (Grist)
  3. New bird species discovered in Cambodia! (BBC News)
  4. All of the rain in the Midwest + massive amounts of fertilizer run-off = biggest dead zone ever for the Gulf. (National Geographic)
  5. The last surviving otter from the Exxon Valdez oil spill has died. (Treehugger)

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 24

Written by | June 24th, 2013

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Today we’ve got some news about tomorrow’s green news…

  1. President Obama will unveil his plan to curb the effects of climate change in a speech tomorrow. (New York Times)
  2. Aww! Giant panda twins born in China. (BBC News)
  3. Do you know the worst wildfires in U.S. history? (MNN)
  4. The Farm Bill has failed in the U.S. House; current spending on farm programs expires on September 30. (Bloomberg)
  5. Phillipines destroys loads of ivory to discourage poaching and trafficking. (NPR)

An Important Step Toward Better U.S. Water Policy

Written by | May 23rd, 2013

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America’s water policy can be more cost-effective and better at encouraging the long term health of America’s waterways — that’s why the passing of the Water Resources Development Act is a step in the right direction to better water resource strategy.

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