Tag: habitat loss

The Last Tree for Orangutans

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Orangutans are in trouble because their habitat is diminishing at an unsustainable rate. This World Orangutan Day, we take a look at their plight.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 14

Written by | May 14th, 2013

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Sharing today’s top green news headlines… with a side of bugs!

  1. How can you fight this summer’s wildfires without firefighters? (Washington Post)
  2. The eagle death toll at wind farms shows renewable energy comes with consequences. (AP)
  3. Half of common plants and a third of animals could lose habitat. We’ll let you guess the cause… (BBC Nature)
  4. How would you spend $50 million for the planet? (Grist)
  5. Let them eat bugs! Fighting world hunger with… insects. (Telegraph)

Panther Crossing… and Baseball?

Written by | March 20th, 2012

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A hard-to-miss “Panther Xing” sign outside the Red Sox spring training facility has fans wondering if the federally endangered Florida panther needs more habitat.

Alligator Hunt: A Conservation Story

Written by | March 5th, 2012

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Is this man a hunter, a conservationist, or both? Ecologist Bryan Piazza explains how science and community action helped bring the alligator back and restore a cultural tradition in Louisiana.

3 Holiday Wishes for Kids

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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You can’t find these gifts in any store, but you can find them in nature. Scientist Jon Hoekstra shares his hopes for kids today.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 1

Written by | March 1st, 2011

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It’s the first day of March, which means the beginning of spring is just around the corner. Right??

  1. A ‘small’ nuclear war could reverse global warming, but is that really such a good idea? (National Geographic)
  2. A new study will examine the health effects of the Gulf oil spill on clean-up workers. (Green)
  3. Low-flow toilets may save water, but they’re creating a stink in San Francisco. (CNN)
  4. Turtles are in a crisis, threatened by habitat loss, the pet trade and harvesting for food and traditional medicines. (Extinction Countdown)
  5. It’s National Invasive Species Awareness Week–get educated about unwanted critters! (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 28

Written by | September 28th, 2010

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Ready for some cool green news this morning?

  1. USFWS tries to identify which animals face the most threats from climate change. (Green)
  2. The world’s oldest trees face a one-two punch that could mean their demise. (The New York Times)
  3. R.I.P the EPA’s well-regarded Climate Leaders program for reducing CO2. (Green Biz)
  4. Florida panthers are coming back–but they continue to face obstacles. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  5. GPS for your bike? There’s an app for that! (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 10

Written by | November 10th, 2009

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Generally, giving struggling species a helping hand is considered a good thing — like saving the vaquita porpoise and anything cute and cuddly (read: koalas). But there’s hot debate over whether helping plants migrate as climate change transforms their habitat is positive or not. Read on for the latest on these cool green topics, and more. […]

By the Numbers: Can We Save the Last Herds, Flocks and Swarms?

Written by | August 10th, 2009

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500,000 sandhill cranes roosting along the Platte River. One million wildebeests migrating across the Serengeti plains. Ten million bats emerging from a Texas cave. Literally uncountable masses of mayflies hatching along a beautiful spring creek. Perhaps nothing captures a naturalist’s imagination quite like the world’s great herds, flocks and swarms. There’s something beyond words when […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 12

Written by | May 12th, 2009

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The birds are chirping, the sun is shining… the only thing missing is your daily dose of top green news stories. Well, look no further. You’ve seen ”The Story of Stuff” video, haven’t you? It’s become a big hit in classrooms across the country, so keep up with the kids and check it out (short clip above, full-length version at […]

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