Tag: dead zones

After the End of Nature: An Essay

Written by | June 18th, 2012

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We live in the Anthropocene — the Age of Man on our planet, say most scientists. But Conservancy scientist Rob McDonald asks: Do we actually have the scientific knowledge to manage Spaceship Earth… or replace its natural systems?

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 8

Written by | September 8th, 2010

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It’s that time of the day, everyone– get your Cool Green Morning on!

  1. The United States can become a leader in energy efficiency, and here’s how. (GreenBiz)
  2. Is eating meat more eco-friendly than we think it is? (Grist)
  3. Too much tree: is that a real thing? (Treehugger)
  4. Even famous, super-fancy British castles are getting eco-makeovers these days. (Greener Buildings)
  5. A bit of good news from the Gulf: dropping deep-sea oxygen levels haven’t created biological dead zones. (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 5

Written by | August 5th, 2010

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Secret plots, controversy and oil oil oil…it’s time to get the low-down on today’s cool green news:

  1. Bike-riding and other environmental initiatives — a secret plot in Colorado? (Green)
  2. A Harvard prof’s controversial view: dams and genetically engineered food are good for poor countries. (Green Biz)
  3. Dare we say it? It looks like the static kill worked. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. But, where did all the oil go? See this NOAA chart for the answer. (The Vine)
  5. Warming oceans are leading to more and bigger dead zones. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 2

Written by | August 2nd, 2010

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Five fabulous green links, coming right up!

  1. A NASCAR track goes solar. (CleanTechnica)
  2. What’s the diff between “static kill” and “bottom kill”? (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Economic ups and downs are shaking the confidence of green consumers. (GreenBiz)
  4. There’s more trouble on the horizon for the Gulf of Mexico. This time– dead zones. (DotEarth)
  5. Check out this great slideshow of green graffiti from around the world. (Huffington Post)

Gulf Health Report: A Lesson in Resilience

Written by | July 26th, 2010

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What would an ER nurse have to say about the Gulf oil spill? Underlying health issues exacerbate the impacts of the spill, but nature is resilient, says Conservancy writer Cara Byington.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 23

Written by | July 23rd, 2010

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TGIF, and also TGICGM:

  1. R.I.P. Senate climate bill. You’ve crushed our hopes and dreams. (Grist)
  2. How much damage (in $$$) has the Gulf oil spill really caused? (AP, via Huffington Post)
  3. Re-branding climate change as a public-health issue actually might make people care about it, says a new study. (Red, Green and Blue)
  4. A new image from NASA illustrates ocean dead zones around the world. (Mongabay)
  5. Uh oh– there’s a tropical storm heading straight for the oil slick. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 20

Written by | August 20th, 2009

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Tiger populations, suburban lawns, clean energy, green universities and a rice plant that will outgrow a flood… read on for today’s Cool Green Morning news round-up. Suburban lawns and gardens are an uncounted source of water pollution, says new research. Water run-off from these neighborhood fixtures can pick up chemicals and toxins and wash them into rivers […]

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