Tag: hurricane sandy

Q&A with Judith Rodin: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | January 6th, 2014

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President of the Rockefeller Foundation Judith Rodin talks with Mark Tercek about the next big innovations in the environmental world.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 10

Written by | October 10th, 2013

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There are lots of climate change updates in today’s green news.

  1. Humans are living longer these days, and guess what that means for endangered species? (UC Davis)
  2. Nearly one year after Hurricane Sandy hit, New Jersey residents want their politicians to do something about climate change. (Bloomberg)
  3. Love fish for dinner? Here are some things you should know about your restaurant/grocery store choices. (NPR)
  4. Unprecedented changes in climate are coming very soon for the tropics, and for Washington, D.C. by 2047. (Washington Post)
  5. A legally binding treaty to help curb worldwide mercury pollution is being signed. (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 30

Written by | August 30th, 2013

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Stock up on the latest green news before the long Labor Day weekend.

  1. The lowly dung beetle may be the secret weapon in fighting climate change. (Grist)
  2. No need to fear them anymore: NYC to remove Hurricane Sandy “zombie trees.” (The Daily News)
  3. Heading to the beach this weekend? We pack the sunscreen, but what do whales do for sunburns? (Nat Geo)
  4. Discovered: massive canyon found beneath Greenland ice. (BBC)
  5. Wait, is global warming really slowing down? Get the facts. (Mother Jones)

An Important Step Toward Better U.S. Water Policy

Written by | May 23rd, 2013

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America’s water policy can be more cost-effective and better at encouraging the long term health of America’s waterways — that’s why the passing of the Water Resources Development Act is a step in the right direction to better water resource strategy.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 26

Written by | March 26th, 2013

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Bizarre sharks, water wars and coastal resiliency — we’re covering all that and more in today’s green news.

  1. Talk about resourceful: see how animals survive some of the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. (BBC Nature)
  2. Banning toxic products in the U.S. just means exporting them to other countries. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. You are not seeing double — that’s a two-headed shark! (Wired)
  4. As population density increases in coastal communities, so does the impact of extreme coastal storms. (NBC News)
  5. Will water will be the source of future conflict in the Middle East? (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 19

Written by | February 19th, 2013

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You don’t want to miss today’s green news — we’ve got a jaw-dropping dolphin video!

  1. Which drought-hit US states suffered the worst crop damage in 2012? (Guardian)
  2. Going, going, gone. Arctic sea ice has fallen over a third in less than 10 years. (Mongabay)
  3. Make your home more energy efficient with a tap on your iPhone. (TreeHugger)
  4. It’s not everyday you see a “super-pod” of dolphins (super-pod = thousands!). (Telegraph)
  5. Coastal areas work to remove hot tubs, patio furniture and other Hurricane Sandy debris. (Huffington Post Green)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 5

Written by | February 5th, 2013

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From eco-demolition to animal testing, here’s what has caught our eye this morning.

  1. Thailand faces a burden of care over seized exotic wildlife. (New York Times)
  2. A Japanese company has invented a way to demolish skyscrapers from the inside out. (Earth Techling)
  3. A win for the cute and furry: the EU has banned cosmetic testing on animals. (MNN)
  4. These Sandy-struck homes are going back to nature. (Huffington Post)
  5. This San Diego power plant was imploded to make way for a park. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cities and Climate After Sandy: How Should We Prepare?

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Hurricane Sandy was a wakeup call for coastal cities — but what should we do next? Five experts took on that question in the first of this spring’s “Nature and Our Future” panel discussions from the Conservancy.

Rebuild, but Stronger

Written by | January 18th, 2013

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The impacts of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt up and down the eastern seaboard. We must look to create a new and alternative future for the coast.

Investing in Nature in a Post-Sandy World

Written by | January 15th, 2013

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Recommendations from Governor Cuomo’s NYS 2100 Commission include expressly recognizing that investing in natural infrastructure — the land and ecosystems around us — is essential to providing protection from climate change.

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