Tag: Colombia

Rio+20: Confessions of a Turtle-Hugger

Written by | June 22nd, 2012

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Our self proclaimed “turtle hugger” reports from Rio de Janeiro and reflects on the commitments made that will benefit people, nature and of course, sea turtles.

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)

Traveling the Magdalena: Day 3, Zapatoza

Written by | December 12th, 2011

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The team explores Zapatoza, the biggest freshwater marsh in Colombia, and spends a day talking to local fishermen about the loss of fish.

Traveling the Magdalena River: Day 2, Illegal Mining

Written by | December 8th, 2011

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Colombia wants to be a top mining country, but is this country really prepared to assume such challenge? We travel to an illegal mine to learn more.

Traveling the Magdalena River: Day 1, the Llanito Lake

Written by | December 5th, 2011

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The team goes fishing with a group of local fishermen at the Magdalena River’s Llanito Lake, where fishermen still practice the “corral” fishing technique, a more sustainable and collective way of fishing.

Traveling the Magdalena River

Written by | December 2nd, 2011

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Join a team of Nature Conservancy staff and scientists as they navigate Colombia’s Magdalena River and bring to life its rich communities and culture through this series of blog posts.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 20

Written by | October 20th, 2011

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Just in time for Halloween: Outsider zombie queen wasps!

  1. Divers off Colombia discovered a massive shark massacre, as many as 2,000 are dead. (Guardian)
  2. Your washing machine is an important source of plastic pollution in oceans. (Green)
  3. A parasite is turning wasps into outsider zombie queens. (Wired)
  4. One species of reef fish live have a fascinating method of catching prey. (BBC)
  5. Pictures: Underwater volcano erupts off the Canary Islands and stains the seas. (National Geographic)

ChinAfricAmericAsia: Conservation Beyond Borders

Written by | October 19th, 2011

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Charles Bedford looks at how we’re planning on advancing conservation in China with an ambitious new initiative called Conservation Beyond Borders.

Two Floods

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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Bob Bendick looks at massive damage in Colombia and the U.S. and wonders why only the developing nation is using science-based risk analysis to prepare for the next flood.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2011

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Monday morning’s coolest and greenest:

  1. It’s the question that’s plagued humanity for generations: What’s eco-friendlier, pleather or leather? (Mother Jones)
  2. Couldn’t make it to Alabama this past weekend? Get a firsthand look at our oyster restoration project. (Yahoo News)
  3. A Russian company is using giant snails to monitor air pollution. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Cocaine, which is terrible for a plethora of reasons, is also associated with forest destruction in Colombia. (Mongabay)
  5. Some states aren’t waiting for Congress to tackle climate change– they’re slashing emissions on their own. (Green House)
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