Tag: Gulf dead zone

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, August 10

Written by | August 10th, 2011

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Get your green news right here!

  1. The Gulf dead zone is like a zombie, and our scientist has some thoughts on how to kill it for good. (Grist)
  2. An aquaculture farm is planning to grow 500,000 pounds of shrimp… in shipping containers… in the Mojave Desert. (Treehugger)
  3. Ten new frog species were discovered in an Indian rainforest. (Mongabay)
  4. One of our scientists–and his whole family–are living off the grid for a whole year. (Green)
  5. Can Tokyo function without nuclear power? (CleanTechnica)

How to Kill Off the Gulf’s Dead-Zone Zombie

Written by | August 10th, 2011

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Like sequels to a bad zombie movie, the Gulf of Mexico dead zone keeps coming back every summer — aaaggh! Conservancy scientist Joe Fargione explains what it is and how it can be stopped.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 16

Written by | June 16th, 2011

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Whales and foxes and monkeys, oh my!

  1. Two very dedicated New Yorkers have mapped every one of Central Park’s 19,000+ trees. (Treehugger)
  2. You might have a climate crisis if… (NRDC, via Grist)
  3. Want to have fun like a whale, fox or monkey? Here’s how. (Wired)
  4. After years of community opposition, Peru cancels a massive dam project in the Madre de Dios River. (Mongabay)
  5. NOAA predicts that the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone will be bigger than ever this year. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 9

Written by | August 9th, 2010

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Cheers to a cool, green Monday morning:

  1. When a tree falls in a storm, is anyone there to recycle the wood into furniture? Now there is. (The New York Times)
  2. How does your diet affect the Gulf’s dead zone? (GreenBiz)
  3. An iceberg 4 times the size of Manhattan broke off a Greenland glacier last week. (DotEarth)
  4. Just what makes a hotel green these days? (Treehugger)
  5. The 1979 Ixtoc oil spill offers lessons in the Gulf’s ability to recover from environmental assault. (YaleE360)

Gulf Oil Spill: Is There a Cure?

Written by | June 14th, 2010

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Are hay or oil-eating microbes the answer to the Gulf oil spill? The Conservancy’s Bill Finch asks if miracle cures just blinding us to the inevitable…and what it will take to restore the Gulf.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 29

Written by | July 29th, 2009

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Wasn’t it Michael Caine in the Austin Powers’ movie “Goldmember” who said there are two kinds of people he couldn’t stand — “those who are intolerant of other cultures, and the Dutch”? We don’t take stands on whole peoples here at Cool Green Science — but the Dutch are doing some pretty funky things with […]

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