Tag: Alaska

Nature Photo of the Week: Mountains and Rainbows

Written by | October 23rd, 2013

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With rain, comes rainbows. And with rainbows, comes amazing photographs. Kudos to Flickr photographer Darlene Bushue for capturing Denali National Park in all its magnificent glory.

Nature Photo of the Week: Colorful Chugach Mountains

Written by | September 19th, 2013

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Rainbows aren’t only found in the sky. This image of the Chugach Mountains in Alaska by Flickr photographer Susan Serna showcases the natural beauty of the world around us. It’s amazing that each color of the rainbow can be found in the tundra. Thanks for sharing your image through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group, Susan! […]

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 4

Written by | September 4th, 2013

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Animals, superstorms and “death rays,” all in today’s green news!

  1. Could another Superstorm Sandy happen? Scientists are battling it out. (International Business Times)
  2. Waiting for a superstorm to hit, though, isn’t wise. Coastal communities should build dunes now (and here’s how!) (National Geographic)
  3. This skyscraper’s “death ray” is melting cars in London! Yikes… (MNN)
  4. Crop-munching bugs are moving north at a rate of 24 feet per day, thanks to climate change. (Grist)
  5. 12 days in, and still no success with removing gill netting from a humpback whale in Alaska. (KTOO News)

First All-African American Team Climbs Denali

Written by | August 21st, 2013

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An all-African American team of nine hikers climbed Denali and achieved their goal: to inspire people of color to get outside and pursue their dreams.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 3

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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Before you head outdoors for the 4th of July, cool off with some green news.

  1. 2001-2010 will be known as the decade of climate extremes. (BBC)
  2. Watch: an incredible high-speed video of birds in flight. (Phys Org)
  3. Cool down with five natural air-conditioning designs inspired by nature. (National Geographic)
  4. How hip hop’s roots are traced back to urban parks. (Grist)
  5. A 200-year-old, 39-pound rockfish caught in Alaska. (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 19

Written by | June 19th, 2013

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We’ve all heard that bees are in decline, but this morning’s green news puts that in visual perspective.

  1. View pics: This is your grocery store without bees. (PR Newswire
  2. This new app will help you find the cleanest, safest beach. (MNN)
  3. Man feeds bear some bbq, bear attacks man, man charged. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. The U.S. is considering exporting more oil for the first time since the 1970s. (Bloomberg)
  5. There are now more fish being farmed than there are cows. (New Scientist)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 16

Written by | May 16th, 2013

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We’ve got some interesting news on the climate change front this morning.

  1. America has its first climate change refugees. (Grist)
  2. The Farm Bill has been approved by the House. (Huffington Post)
  3. What’s blue, provides over 80 percent of U.S. fresh water, and is suffering? The Great Lakes. (MNN)
  4. They’re supposed to protect the rhinos, but the black market is creating poachers out of park rangers. (NPR)
  5. Looks like the bond between human and dog may be deeper than we thought. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, February 6

Written by | February 6th, 2013

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Happy Hump Day! And now for your green buzz…

  1. Obama has tapped REI’s chief executive officer to lead the Interior Department. (New York Times)
  2. Tsunami debris on Alaska’s shore: worse than the Exxon Valdez oil spill? (NPR)
  3. Chicago architect: “We have to cluster together to have a better relationship with nature.” (Bloomberg)
  4. Another victim of climate change, the wolverine could end up on the Endangered Species List. (Mongabay)
  5. U.S. carbon emissions have dipped to 1994 levels. (MNN)

‘You Help Everybody’: In Alaska, Giving Wild Salmon Is Tradition

Written by | December 21st, 2012

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In Alaska, the holidays are not the only time of year people give back. Catching salmon – and sharing it with others – is at the center of everyday life.

People Taking Care of Salmon in Alaska’s Tongass: And How They Take Care of Us

Written by | September 14th, 2012

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A new stream project allows wild Alaskan salmon to travel freely for the first time in decades.

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