Tag: coral reef

‘Reefs at Risk Revisited’: A Wakeup Call to Protect Coral

Written by | February 23rd, 2011

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The new “Reefs at Risk Revisited” report says 75% of the world’s coral reefs are threatened. So why is Conservancy marine scientist Mark Spalding still hopeful about their fate?

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 3

Written by | February 3rd, 2011

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Don’t let a little tongue-twister keep you from reading our 5 cool green links today:

  1. Say this 5 times fast: Sea urchins eat invasive seaweed to save corals in Hawaii. (Exctinction Countdown)
  2. Your drinking water will get cleaner, thanks to new EPA guidelines on toxic chemicals. (NY Times)
  3. Does planting GMO crops on National Wildlife Refuge farmland make sense? (Red, Green & Blue)
  4. Richard Black explains why the Conservancy’s work to restore oyster reefs is so important. (Earth Watch)
  5. These 9 surf spots are under seige from pollution and development. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 21

Written by | January 21st, 2011

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These cool green links have gone to the birds, and lions:

  1. Birds are sending messages to each other by using plastic in their nests. (BBC)
  2. A newly found pterosaur fossil shows a mother with a preserved egg. (National Geographic)
  3. Thailand is closing some diving sites to protect corals. (Green)
  4. Here’s a gallery of 8 beautiful bioluminescent creatures from the sea. (Wired)
  5. 25 ex-circus lions are being airlifted from Bolivia to Colorado. (Treehugger)

Sacrificial Reefs

Written by | August 24th, 2010

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Are we loving some coral reefs to death? Conservancy scientist Ali Green tells a horror story from Thailand of reef overuse…and asks why all reefs don’t deserve some protection.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 24

Written by | August 24th, 2010

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You’re getting cooler and greener every morning:

  1. Another casualty of climate change, via drought: global plant growth. (Green)
  2. How are digital cameras and cell phones getting national park visitors in trouble? (The New York Times)
  3. Here’s a round-up of some of the latest research on coral reefs. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. Can 5 Midwestern states keep Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Organic food sales are on the rise–so get educated with these 6 myth-busters about organics. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 20

Written by | August 20th, 2010

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Today’s cool green news will get you thinking. Or, at least, humming.

  1. Corals off the coast of Indonesia are in the midst of a severe bleaching event. The cause? Warm waters.(Green)
  2. Why isn’t the garbage patch in the Atlantic growing? (Huffington Post)
  3. Hmm. Most of the oil still remains, says NOAA. (Greenspace)
  4. Hmm hmm. Transvestite fish could help eliminate invasive fish. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. A-ha! If you had to pay for the trash you throw away, would you throw away less? (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 13

Written by | April 13th, 2010

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Read on to get your fill of the day’s coolest, greenest news:

  1. Americans’ priorities, according to a new poll: me first, the planet later. (GreenBiz)
  2. In Madagascar, researchers rediscovered a species of dwarf lemur not seen in 100 years. (Scientific American)
  3. Possibly the next great development in solar power: paint. (CleanTechnica)
  4. A new study says that southern U.S. states could use a little more energy-efficiency. (Green Inc.)
  5. That coal-carrying ship that crashed into the Great Barrier Reef about a week ago left a two-mile scar– and the damage could take 20 years to repair. (Treehugger)

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Happy New Year from the Survey Team!

Written by | January 1st, 2010

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Conservancy marine scientist Alison Green wraps up her three-week diving expedition to the most spectacular coral reef ecosystem on Earth.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Ecoresort Protects Coral Reefs

Written by | December 30th, 2009

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Conservancy marine biologist Alison Green continues her diving expedition around the Raja Ampat Islands…and finds that ecotourism can indeed conserve coral reefs.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Marine Conservation Agreements

Written by | December 28th, 2009

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How are marine conservation agreements leading the way in protecting coral reef ecosystems in Indonesia?

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