Tag: colorado

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 7

Written by | January 7th, 2014

 (1)

Science gets to the bottom of mysteries like widely reported “earthquake lights” and the true age of the cockroach in today’s green news.

1. While people for millenia have reported seeing mysterious lights immediately before earthquakes, scientists think they’ve found the answer in a unique reaction by stressed rocks. (National Geographic)

2. Researchers in northwest Colorado recently discovered 49-million-year-old fossilized cockroaches, pushing back the bug’s known Earth record by a full 5 million years. (Live Science)

3. California’s lack of snowfall this winter hurts more than avid skiers; it means people and nature in the state will have a lot less freshwater at their disposal. (Grist)

4. Windpower in the UK generated a record 10% of the country’s electricity in December, enough for 5.7 million homes during one of the most energy-intensive times of the year. (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, November 7

Written by | November 7th, 2013

 (0)

Restored rivers, place-based beer, and “Blackfish” all in today’s green news.

  1. Mozambique’s former president is working to curb rhino poaching by eliminating extreme poverty. (Bloomberg)
  2. A huge restoration project has finally freed the Penobscot River for the first time in 200 years. (CBS News)
  3. Craft brewers say something is missing from craft beer: a connection with the landscape. (NPR)
  4. “Blackfish” has exposed the dark side of Sea World, whose stocks are taking a hit. (Market Watch)
  5. Voters in Colorado tell the fracking industry to back off. (Grist)

Q&A with Revolution’s Zak Orth and Matt Pitts

Written by | April 15th, 2013

 (0)

NBC Revolution’s Zak Orth and Matt Pitts know a thing or two about living in a world without television, music and electricity. What would you do if the power went out?

Drought Calls for Watering Restrictions in the Western U.S.

Written by | April 10th, 2013

 (3)

New watering restrictions in Fort Collins, Colorado are a stark reminder that it’s up to us to chart a smarter course toward meeting the future needs of our thirsty cities.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 20

Written by | March 20th, 2013

 (0)

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)

Hong Kong and Conservation in the Urban Jungle

Written by | February 11th, 2013

 (2)

Charles Bedford, Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Asia-Pacific region, explains why conserving nature in Hong Kong is a bigger issue than you might think.

New Urgency and Hope for the Colorado River

Written by | December 12th, 2012

 (5)

A new study on the Colorado River Basin — the West’s most iconic river — could be a roadmap for how we can protect this freshwater ecosystem and still use its precious water.

Looking for Bipartisanship? Head Outdoors

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

 (0)

Can both sides of the aisle come together to recognize the importance of investing in our lands and waters for people and wildlife?

Vote for Nature in Your State

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

 (1)

Are you voting on Tuesday? We’ve gathered the top 10 conservation measures from around the country — take a look and do your part to vote for nature!

Nature Photo of the Week: Serene Colorado

Written by | October 26th, 2012

 (1)

Serene. Majestic. Awe-inspiring. The list of adjectives never stops when it comes to describing this amazing photograph of Maroon Bells, CO. Flickr photographer kadek susanto submitted it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. Thank you! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...



About Conservancy Talk

We're green. We're nature-lovers. We are Conservancy Talk. Hear Nature Conservancy staff and invited experts share their voices on today’s conservation issues — in our uniquely rigorous, science-based way. Learn more

Latest Tweets from @nature_org