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The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 30

Written by | May 30th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we meet a swashbuckling new species.

  1. New pirate ant — eyepatch included! — discovered in the Philippines. (National Geographic)
  2. Kenya cracks down on poachers: increases fines by 2,500%. (Mongabay)
  3. Can you name the first bird ever discovered? This Jurassic fossil may help. (Nature)
  4. Make quick like a fox. Conservation efforts save dwarf foxes from extinction in record time. (TreeHugger)
  5. Google Street View takes you to the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of your desk chair. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 12

Written by | March 12th, 2012

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We may have lost an hour this weekend, but we’ve gained five new green news stories!

  1. Will Apple’s new iWallet app be good for the planet? (TreeHugger)
  2. Scooter version of Zipcar scoots into San Francisco. (Grist)
  3. What is the simplest way to cool a city? Paint rooftops white. (Green)
  4. Great Lakes ice coverage has decreased by 71% over the past 40 years. (The State Column)
  5. New catshark species discovered near the Galapagos Islands. (Care2)

Nature Photo of the Week: Sea Lions

Written by | May 13th, 2011

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This mom and pup make for a sweet moment in nature! Flickr user abaesel captured this shot in the Galapagos Islands—thanks for sharing it with The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you—at my.nature.org. And get inspired to take your own great […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 1

Written by | February 1st, 2011

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Are you ready to go plastic-free in February?

  1. One intrepid greenie explains why he’s avoiding plastic for a whole month. (Treehugger)
  2. Maybe it’s just human nature to doubt science. (Green)
  3. Andy Revkin asks: Can video move the public on climate change? (Dot Earth)
  4. There’s one species that’s not welcome on the Galapagos Islands. (Extinction Countdown)
  5. NASA’s solar sail spacecraft is first to circle the Earth. Yes, the future is here. (EcoGeek)

Going the Extra Mile for Conservation

Written by | October 25th, 2010

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The Conservancy’s president and CEO and his new team are prepared to sacrifice their bodies for conservation. Find out how you can help them reach their goals.

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