Tag: Gulf of Mexico

Finding Resiliency in the People of the Gulf

Written by | May 4th, 2012

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It would be easy to feel overwhelmed with the economic and environmental issues facing the Gulf of Mexico. But can we come together to help the Gulf thrive again?

Two Years Later: New Partnership for People and Nature in the Gulf

Written by | April 20th, 2012

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We’re excited to announce an important partnership to protect the gulf’s ecosystems for people and nature.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 19

Written by | April 19th, 2012

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Today we learn things are not always what they seem…

  1. Is that a bumble bee or a gecko? (USA Today)
  2. Pretty in purple! A new purple crab has been discovered. (National Geographic)
  3. Access to safe water and sanitation could save 2.5 million lives annually. (TreeHugger)
  4. Earth Day is Saturday — let’s honor it with 8 epic videos of our planet. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Is the Gulf oil spill to blame for eyeless fish? (Huffington Post Green)

Two Years Later: Restoring the Gulf

Written by | March 28th, 2012

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It’s been two years since the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill. See what it will take to restore the Gulf of Mexico — not just from the effects of the oil spill, but from the decades of degradation that have gone before.

Picturing the Effects of Sea-Level Rise in Connecticut

Written by | February 17th, 2012

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The Conservancy’s Coastal Resilience tool inspires action to protect Connecticut’s shorelines from rising sea-level and future storms.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 28

Written by | December 28th, 2011

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Pandagate!… and other animal-related news stories.

  1. The BBC selects a panda as one of their women of the year. (Guardian)
  2. The Gulf of Mexico experiences giant tiger prawn takeover. (Houston Chronicle)
  3. Meet the world’s cutest polar bear cub. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Johnny, the globe-trotting sea turtle, returns to Florida’s waters. (Washington Post)
  5. How do you deter lions from preying on cattle? Taste aversion. (Scientific American)

The Moment Is Now: Notes from the Gulf Summit in Houston

Written by | December 7th, 2011

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The Harte Research Institute’s Gulf Summit in Houston, Texas has shown that there is a strong and surging commitment to change the future of the Gulf of Mexico for the better.

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?

Celebration

Written by | October 17th, 2011

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On the night of The Nature Conservancy’s 60th anniversary event, Bob Bendick finds many reminders why the lasting work of conservation is so vital.

What a Waste: Why Human Sewage Is Laying Waste to Coral Reefs Globally

Written by | September 16th, 2011

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A new study says pathogens from human sewage are killing a coral species off Florida’s coast. But is people poop a worldwide issue for coral? Find out from Conservancy scientist Stephanie Wear.

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