Tag: Australia

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 3

Written by | January 3rd, 2012

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Happy New Year, greenies!

  1. World’s first hybrid shark found in Australia’s waters. (Discovery News)
  2. Hehe. Scientists are tickling animals to learn how laughter has evolved. (BBC)
  3. China’s city dwellers will be breathing unhealthy air for at least another 20 years. (Guardian)
  4. African elephant ivory trade sadly rises in 2011. (Green)
  5. Ecuador makes a deal and raises $116 million to not drill in the Amazon. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 1

Written by | November 1st, 2011

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Here’s your daily dose of green news to bring you out of your post-Halloween sugar crash.

  1. Anything Google does, Facebook can do better. Enter: Facebook’s two new energy efficient data centers. (CleanTechnica)
  2. Warming oceans could push Australia’s seaweed into oblivion. (TreeHugger)
  3. In Mexico City, what happens when your run out of room to build new buildings? Create an “earthscrapper” underground. (Grist)
  4. Upgrading your smartphone to the next shiny new model comes with a price on the environment. (Washington Post)
  5. 8,000 cars pass through Yosemite Valley a day. A new plan to protect Yosemite’s Merced River may limit those visitors. (Huffington Post)

Wade Davis and the Language of Conservation

Written by | October 24th, 2011

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A National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence reminds us that losses of indigenous peoples, cultures, and languages lead directly to environmental damage.

A Call for Conservation, From the Keepers of the Land

Written by | June 10th, 2011

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In the 1960s and 70s, Billy Frank Jr. was arrested some 50 times—all in the name of salmon. Now he’s 80 years old, and still fighting. Find out why.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 16

Written by | May 16th, 2011

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Looks like someone’s got a case of the cool green Mondays…

  1. Australian products are destroying Australian forests. (Mongabay)
  2. A swollen Mississippi River floods Louisiana’s Cajun country as the Army Corps of Engineers tries to protect New Orleans. (Guardian)
  3. Endangered-salmon-eating sea lions are being sentenced to death. (Green)
  4. Staples of the American diet, such as blue box mac & cheese, Oreos and Jell-O, are getting greener. (GreenBiz)
  5. The Italian city of Naples calls in the army to take out its trash. (Treehugger)

Wielding Words to Protect Australia

Written by | May 6th, 2011

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For our inaugural Nature Writing Prize in Australia, we solicited essays that celebrate both nature writing and the country’s magnificent landscapes. Meet the winner and read her essay.

Australia Floods: The Human and Marine Toll

Written by | February 4th, 2011

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Our marine scientist in Brisbane, Ali Green, explains how her house was saved and why the Great Barrier Reef might not be so lucky.

In Australia, Conserving Land and Tradition

Written by | January 24th, 2011

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A new partnership promises to conserve habitat for wildlife, provide sustainable livelihoods for people and return 450,000 acres to its traditional owners.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 6

Written by | January 6th, 2011

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“Trash Is Cash” in Kenya and frog vs. toad in Australia… around the globe in 5 cool green news:

  1. Today’s must-watch video: slum kids from Nairobi rap about recycling (scroll to bottom for video). (Huffington Post)
  2. The Empire State Building will now run on renewable energy. (Green)
  3. The Gulf oil spill was an avoidable accident, concludes panel. (The New York Times)
  4. Props to my home state: Massachusetts aims to get emissions below 1990 levels. (Ecogeek)
  5. In Australia, native frog polliwogs duke it out with invasive sugar cane toads. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Our Scientists Want to Have a Word With You

Written by | November 21st, 2010

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Our lead scientist Sanjayan and his colleagues take a moment from stimulating coral restoration in Florida or protecting the Yangtze River in China to send a simple message.

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