Tag: Galapagos

Nature Photo of the Week: Ease of Flight

Written by | June 20th, 2013

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Oh, to be a bird! So graceful and majestic, soaring through clear skies. Flickr photographer Evan Silver snapped this photo of a hawk in the Galapagos. Great capture!

Cool Green Morning: November 27

Written by | November 27th, 2012

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Happy Giving Tuesday! Make plans to give back today (after reading your green news, of course!).

  1. Can the extinct Galapagos tortoise be revived? (Washington Post)
  2. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday craziness, Giving Tuesday is a breath of fresh air. (MNN)
  3. Smart idea of the day: self-filling water bottle mimics desert beetle’s wings. (Wired Science)
  4. Antarctic marine snails are being affected by ocean acidification. (BBC Nature)
  5. One man’s mission to capture climate change on film. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 16

Written by | November 16th, 2012

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We’re setting world records with today’s green news.

  1. A third of marine species are still unknown to science. (Mail Online)
  2. One man brings solar power to a dark New York city post-Sandy. (Forbes)
  3. Hermann tortoise, you are NOT the father! Tortoise paternity tests reveal interesting findings. (BBC Nature)
  4. What animal holds the world record for the most legs at 750? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Anti-rat campaign is in full effect on the Galapagos islands. (MNN)

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)

Ecotourism: Green Problem or Green Solution?

Written by | November 4th, 2009

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Ecotourism is often presented as the savior for wildlife and wild places — providing local communities with financial incentives to preserve nature while also reducing poaching and development pressure. But, lately, others question whether rich Westerners jetting around the world really help much at all: They disturb animals, create demands for new development and only […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 6

Written by | October 6th, 2009

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Controversy abounds today: Ecuador institutes a new policy to limit the presence of certain people (poor locals) on the Galapagos, Apple leaves the Chamber of Commerce and concerns are raised about REDD becoming a vehicle for organized crime. Catch up on all the latest news here at Cool Green Morning. They look like shooting stars, but […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 6

Written by | July 6th, 2009

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Today’s links: Climate change, climate change, climate change, and…climate change. Along with an electric motorcycle that costs in the five figures, which also probably has something to do with climate change. Enjoy! Why climate change is bad for you, Chapter 10,456: Oxfam warns that rising temperatures will degrade worker productivity by up to 30 percent […]

Is Conservation…Unnatural?

Written by | March 16th, 2009

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I wrote about the Church Bird of Borneo a few weeks ago, and asked the question how species could be evolutionary winners and conservation disasters at the same time. The issue is about exotic and invasive species that are ecologically much better adapted to their new environments than indigenous species, which are often fine-tuned with […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, Jan. 28

Written by | January 28th, 2009

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Can 80,000 goats be wrong? Could the UN climate conference be too crowded? Could energy-efficient light bulbs not make you look like Herman Munster? The answers to these and other riveting questions lie below in today’s roundup of online green: Got Their Goat: Conservationists have eradicated all 80,000 invasive goats from Santiago Island in the […]

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