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The Green Buzz: Monday, August 5

Written by | August 5th, 2013

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There’s news on another unexpected consequence of climate change in today’s green news.

  1. Costa Rica is closing its zoos and setting the animals free. (International Business Times)
  2. Is climate change connected to a global rise in violence? A new study in Science says yes. (BBC News)
  3. Moonbird has been spotted in Canada! (Philly.com)
  4. A world without lions, elephants and rhinos? We’re on the way to that reality. (National Geographic)
  5. Could planned grazing revive the world’s grasslands? (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 25

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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In today’s green news: are plants smarter than humans?

  1. The case of the missing red panda: closed. Phew! (USA Today)
  2. Plants flex their math skills at night to control their food supplies. (Discovery News)
  3. Superstorms bring power outages — and another reason to design better insulated buildings. (TreeHugger)
  4. 61 years of searching and hoping, researcher photographs an endangered right whale in Canada. (LiveScience)
  5. See Sunday’s Supermoon in a series of super images. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2013

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Well, it’s not okay for Paul McCartney…

  1. It’s the question that’s on everyone’s minds: Is it okay to eat kangaroo meat? (Grist)
  2. An unexpected green benefit of the Super Bowl: reduced electricity consumption. (Green)
  3. The heat of cities like New York and Tokyo could lead to warmer winters in Siberia and Canada. (AP, via Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Paul McCartney reflects on his life as a vegetarian. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. This 10-year-old launched his own recycling business. What have you done for the planet lately? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 10

Written by | January 10th, 2013

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Today’s green news features awww-dorable penguin photos. Too cute to miss.

  1. Now that’s a hidden talent: baby sharks sense danger even before they’re born. (Wired)
  2. No ifs, ands or buts about it: 2012 was the hottest year on record in the US. (NY Times)
  3. A previously unknown colony of 9,000 emperor penguins has received its first human visitors. (Guardian)
  4. The race is on to save killer whales trapped under ice off the coast of Canada. (Atlantic Wire)
  5. BP shells out a whopping $1 billion to Gulf oil spill victims. (Huffington Post Green)

Nature Photo of the Week: Snowflakes? What Snowflakes?

Written by | December 28th, 2012

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Talk about caught in the act! This silly squirrel seems to have been caught red-handed, enjoying a little playtime in the fresh snow. Carry on, buddy! Many thanks to Flickr photographer ~1ladybug~ for sharing this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to […]

Nature Photo of the Week: Gray Jay

Written by | December 14th, 2012

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Today we’re going behind the lens to hear what it takes to make a great photograph, even in frigid conditions. Flickr photographer ~1ladybug~ writes, “It was so cold today: -20C or -4F. I went to feed the birds but didn’t stay long as my fingers were freezing through my gloves. I was happy to get this […]

Giving Thanks to Salmon: Sustainers of the Great Bear Rainforest

Written by | November 16th, 2012

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Within the Great Bear Rainforest, nearly every living being has reason to be thankful for the great runs of salmon that surge through forested streams each year about this time.

Nature Photo of the Week: The Coyote

Written by | November 16th, 2012

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There’s something magical about this photograph. Kudos to Flickr photographer Camera-Tales for snapping this fantastic pic of a coyote in the Canadian Rockies. Thanks for sharing it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — […]

Knowledge Flows During Herring Season

Written by | April 17th, 2012

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For a group of Heiltsuk First Nation fourth-graders, learning about their community’s connection to herring is about much more than history — it’s about the future of Great Bear Rainforest.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 6

Written by | March 6th, 2012

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Climate changes claims another victim in today’s green news: ice hockey.

  1. The world’s most toxic frog gets a new reserve in Colombia. (Mongabay)
  2. Robotic “Cheetah” has set a new world speed record. (BBC)
  3. Climate change may mean the end of ice hockey in Canada. (Guardian)
  4. Alien species invade Antarctica? (Discovery News)
  5. Adobe launches new software to cut printing by 40%. (Green Biz)
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