Tag: Everglades

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2013

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Less green news makes us dull, that’s what happened recently at the New York Times.

  1. Shocking decline of countryside bird in the UK. (Guardian)
  2. Save the whales! Right now!! More whales die in the Florida Everglades & scientists don’t know why? (Guardian)
  3. Real vs fake Christmas trees? Which is better for the environment? (Wunderground)
  4. Wind energy advocates discuss why wind energy works. (Guardian)
  5. Post Hurricane Sandy, some New Jersey residents want a “greener” post Sandy recovery plan. (NJ.com)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, December 5

Written by | December 5th, 2013

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Think humans are apex predators? Think again.

  1. Despite what you may think, we aren’t apex predators like sharks and lions; but meat eating is on the rise worldwide. (Mongabay)
  2. A carbon tax isn’t here yet, but some surprising companies are already planning for it. (Huffington Post)
  3. As if they weren’t deadly enough, crocodiles use lures to catch their prey! (Science World Report)
  4. Trouble is arriving in New Jersey on six legs, and it doesn’t bode well for the state’s pine forests. (NPR)
  5. Update on the stranded whales: These pilot whales like to stick together, and that’s not good for the ones who are still alive, stranded. (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, December 4

Written by | December 4th, 2013

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In today’s green news, whales, chimps and cows – oh my!

  1. A pod of pilot whales is stranded off the Everglades’ coast and marine experts are trying to figure out why. (CBS Miami)
  2. Should chimps have human rights? If that will free this one from a captive shed, then yes, says the Nonhuman Rights Project. (MNN)
  3. What do gassy cattle have to do with extracting natural gas?  Turns out, quite a bit. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Early warning systems are key to saving us from the nasty effects of climate change, says a new study. (Bloomberg)
  5. A new startup could making purchasing solar energy as easy as booking travel. (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Monday, September 30

Written by | September 30th, 2013

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We’re ending the month of September with some good reads on issues like coexisting with keystone species and sinkholes. Yikes.

  1. Here are five big takeaways from the IPCC’s big global warming report on Friday. (National Geographic)
  2. The Bayou Corne Sinkhole: growing bigger and dividing a town, in the process. (New York Times)
  3. Can Burmese pythons in the Everglades be lured into traps? Pretty much everyone hopes so… (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. A commercial freighter completed the first-ever voyage through the Northwest Passage this week. (NPR)
  5. Can ranchers coexist with coyotes? In California, an innovative method is showing it’s possible. (MNN)

An Important Step Toward Better U.S. Water Policy

Written by | May 23rd, 2013

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America’s water policy can be more cost-effective and better at encouraging the long term health of America’s waterways — that’s why the passing of the Water Resources Development Act is a step in the right direction to better water resource strategy.

Close Encounter: Stuck in the Mud

Written by | March 11th, 2013

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On a routine bird count, this Floridian finds himself stuck knee deep in “quick mud.” Can quick thinking get him unstuck?

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 31

Written by | December 31st, 2012

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Happy New Year! Enjoy the last suite of cool green news for 2012.

  1. Nature was busy this past year: see a slideshow of the worst natural disasters in 2012. (Huffington Post)
  2. Check out this roundup of environmental journalism from 2012. (One Earth)
  3. Positive for Pachyderms: Los Angeles is considering a ban on circus elephants. (MNN)
  4. Vultures in the Everglades are eating…cars? (Washington Post)
  5. Georgia is planning its first suite of bear tunnels to help protect the species and connect their vital habitat. (Online Athens)

New Everglades Refuge Benefits People, Wildlife, Ranching and Recreation

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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Federal budget challenges can actually result in creativity and innovation for conservation. Mark Tercek looks at how they led to win/win arrangement in the headwaters of the Everglades.

The Budget Control Process and America’s Environment

Written by | November 3rd, 2011

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This past year of budget cutting has revealed that America’s natural resource funding is a target for deep cuts. Will these programs be cut even more in the Budget Control Act process?

$100 Million for the Everglades: A Smart Investment for Nature and People

Written by | August 12th, 2011

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Our president and CEO looks at this new approach to conservation in America and explains the benefits it will provide to one of America’s most important large natural systems.

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