Category: Shellfish Restoration

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 19

Written by | September 19th, 2013

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Are you ready for some football in this morning’s green news?

  1. Can we get an “O-H!” That’s right, you may not love their football, but the Buckeyes are calling a new play, and it’s decidedly green. (Washington Post)
  2. Those towering, somewhat fantastical baobab trees? They’re another casualty of climate change. (Scientific American)
  3. It doesn’t make headlines like elephants or rhinos do, but the pangolin is being poached to death. (Environment 360)
  4. The creation of a science laureate seemed like a good idea, you know, to help encourage future scientists. Until it was derailed by politics… (NPR)
  5. Russian Coast Guard fired on a Greenpeace ship and arrested four; the activists were trying to draw attention to Arctic drilling. (Environmental News Service)

Restoration Week: Celebrating Marine Science in Action

Written by | June 3rd, 2013

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See how The Nature Conservancy is putting science in action to restore coastal habitat, adding natural defenses to storms and helping give coastal economies a boost.

Spring Is for Restoration! Join Us for an Epic Volunteer Event

Written by | March 14th, 2013

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You’re invited to help us do some hands-on, boots-on-the-ground work restoring the Gulf of Mexico. Join us and our partners Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Pelican Point along Mobile Bay, Alabama.

Clearing the Murky Waters: Where Are we Headed with Oyster Restoration?

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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The catastrophic declines in oyster abundance across the U.S. are well documented. So how much restoration is necessary before oysters once more benefit our coastal waters on a large scale?

Restoration Works: Repairing Coastal and Marine Habitats

Written by | August 31st, 2012

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Communities are getting hands-on experience restoring a mix of marine, coastal and migratory fish habitats.

Seeing the Oysters for the Reefs

Written by | June 13th, 2012

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Since a single oyster can filter up to 30 gallons of water every day, clearing and cleaning it for the benefit of other marine life, just imagine what restoring billions might do for your favorite coastal bay.

Weird Nature: Flexing Mussels

Written by | May 22nd, 2012

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No touch sex? A mouth full of juniors? Appendages that double as fishing lures? Welcome to the weird, weird world of freshwater mussels.

Two Years Later: Restoring the Gulf

Written by | March 28th, 2012

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It’s been two years since the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill. See what it will take to restore the Gulf of Mexico — not just from the effects of the oil spill, but from the decades of degradation that have gone before.

The Moment Is Now: Notes from the Gulf Summit in Houston

Written by | December 7th, 2011

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The Harte Research Institute’s Gulf Summit in Houston, Texas has shown that there is a strong and surging commitment to change the future of the Gulf of Mexico for the better.

The Mississippi River Flood: A Louisiana Scientist’s View

Written by | May 19th, 2011

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The high waters of the Mississippi are coming to Louisiana — but can we stop these floods from happening in the future? Bryan Piazza, father, husband and Nature Conservancy ecologist in Louisiana, says using natural systems smartly can help.

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