Tag: asia

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, November 13

Written by | November 13th, 2013

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Today’s green news is filled with mysteries.

  1. Who killed the big red wolves? They’re aiming to find out in North Carolina. (Washington Post)
  2. A mysterious disease is turning sea stars into goo. (Live Science)
  3. In the battle against invasive species, these five seem to have won. (MNN)
  4. Sally Jewel, the new secretary of the Department of Interior, is sized up. (Outside Magazine)
  5. The oldest big cat fossil has been found in Asia, supporting the theory that they did not evolve in Africa. (BBC News)

Walking for Water

Written by | May 8th, 2013

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An Earth Day 6K walk aims to raise awareness of the average distance women and children must walk every single day in Africa and Asia to collect water. The time to address global water challenges is now.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 20

Written by | March 20th, 2013

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On our radar this morning: more bad news for elephants.

  1. 89 elephants have been slaughtered in Chad (and ivory passed $2000 a kilogram on Asia’s black market). (Aljazeera)
  2. John Kerry pushes for an Antarctic Ocean Reserve in what he calls a “living laboratory.” (National Geographic)
  3. Ethanol’s promise and production is fading in rural America. (The New York Times)
  4. Wildfires already? Colorado braces itself for an early start to the season. (Grist)
  5. Some like it hot — really hot. Especially this man who braved 2,000 degree lava flows to take some amazing photos. (Treehugger)

Lessons from Our Adventure on the Mekong River

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Get the skinny on mischievous monkeys, freshwater dolphins and travel in Southeast Asia from Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman’s two children, who recently returned from a 1,500-mile journey down the Mekong River.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 22

Written by | January 22nd, 2013

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It’s back to the grind after a weekend of Inaugural Ball hopping (done via Instagram, of course). Here’s your green news!

  1. Obama utters those two bold words — climate change — in his inaugural speech. (TIME)
  2. There’s no other way to say it: air quality sucks across the Middle East and Asia. (TreeHugger)
  3. It may be controversial but it’s working. 21 Burmese pythons caught in Florida’s “Python Challenge.” (LA Times)
  4. Costa Rica joins Botswana and Zambia in banning wildlife hunting. (Mongabay)
  5. Penguin cam! Need we say more? (Guardian)

Reef Resilience Revealed: How We Can Help Corals Recover

Written by | October 19th, 2012

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In advance of delivering a speech at the Colorado Ocean Coalition’s Making WAVES Symposium, Dr. Rod Salm reflects on a career of coral conservation.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 20

Written by | August 20th, 2012

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Exciting toilet news below!

  1. Did July feel extra-hot to you? It should have. (Mongabay)
  2. What will climate change mean for Asia’s “live-giving” monsoons? (YaleE360)
  3. This headline cannot be improved upon: “Bill and Melinda [Gates] Reinvent the Toilet, Solar Power Wins.” (CleanTechnica)
  4. Johnson & Johnson agrees to remove “suspect” chemicals from its personal care products. (The Daily Green)
  5. What happens to a host city when the Olympics are over? (Treehugger)

Wanted: Asian Voice for the Endangered Rhino

Written by | July 2nd, 2012

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Rhino horn prices and rhino poaching have exploded in lockstep, and at this trajectory, wild rhinos in Africa may become extinct in the next 5-10 years.

More on Myanmar: Taking Care of Teak

Written by | February 29th, 2012

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The Conservancy’s Jack Hurd explores what Myanmar’s recent unthawing means for its incredibly vast and valuable teak forests.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2012

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Wow, you can buy anything on the internet these days.

  1. Demand for pangolin meat in Asia shows up online. (Mongabay)
  2. Sumatran elephants could be extinct in less than 30 years. (WWF)
  3. Mercury pollution isn’t just for fish eaters in the Northeast anymore, a new study finds. (New York Times)
  4. What are the most threatening invasive species in the North America? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Groundbreaking magnetic soap may help clean up oil spills. (BBC)
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