Tag: India

Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Written by | November 5th, 2013

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The finalists of Solution Search, a contest to illuminate successful innovations in community-led conservation, are, in short, changing the world. Meet the winners.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 22

Written by | May 22nd, 2013

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Dolphins, bears and “Moonbird” – oh my!

  1. The famed red knot who has flown more than 400,000 miles has been spotted! (Mongabay)
  2. Want to know if what you’re buying supports policies that you don’t? There’s an app for that. (Grist)
  3. Good news for our cetacean friends: India has banned captive dolphin shows. (TreeHugger)
  4. We’re remembering the man who discovered the ozone hole. (MNN)
  5. Bear tranquilized in tree? Colorado firefighters to the rescue. (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 3

Written by | April 3rd, 2013

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What goes great with that morning caffeine buzz? The Green Buzz.

  1. “Unprecedented” dolphin deaths in the Gulf linked to BP oil spill? (Huffington Post)
  2. Giant ocean garbage patches, meet your match. (And a teen invented it, to boot!) (Treehugger)
  3. The Exxon crude oil spill in Arkansas is a big mess — and is reinvigorating the Keystone Pipeline debate. (National Geographic)
  4. Leopards and humans are peaceful neighbors in this area of western India. (MNN)
  5. Bison aren’t home on the range yet: efforts to restore their populations meet resistance in Montana. (New York Times)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 13

Written by | March 13th, 2013

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And today we’re serving up the green news with a side of corn.

  1. Or maybe not, since only a tiny fraction of corn grown in the U.S. feeds the nation’s people. (Scientific American)
  2. In one of the rainiest places in the world, why do people have a hard time finding fresh water? (The New York Times)
  3. Need some green living inspiration? Check out these natural environmentalists. (MNN)
  4. Native species: 1. Invasives: 0. (At least when it comes to Australian frogs). (BBC Nature)
  5. Disposable chopsticks: the latest threat to China’s forests. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 18

Written by | October 18th, 2012

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One more day left in the work week…and Cool Green Morning can get you through!

  1. Startling stat: Over half of the world’s wetlands have been destroyed since 1900. (MNN)
  2. And another: Half of the Great Barrier Reef has been lost in the last 30 years. (NBC News)
  3. Wisconsin’s controversial wolf hunt has begun, and hunters are bringing them in. (Scientific American)
  4. Update: India has lifted the ban on tiger tourism, but local governments must regulate visitors. (Guardian)
  5. Interesting science: Leaves are changing color — do you remember why? (The Daily Green)

Glacial Melt in the Himalayas: Real, but Not So Fast

Written by | September 13th, 2012

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The Himalayan glaciers are called the “third pole” because they contain the largest ice fields outside the polar regions—how will their retreat affect people living downstream?

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 23

Written by | May 23rd, 2012

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Happy Hump Day! And now for your green news…

  1. If you eat organic food, you might have a case of “the smugs.” (Fox News)
  2. Schwopping at Marks & Spencers in England: a fun way to recycle clothes and save landfills. (Treehugger)
  3. Apocalypse soon: Has civilization crossed the environmental rubicon? (Scientific American)
  4. State guards in western India have the OK to shoot tiger poachers on site. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. This artist’s new muse is rotting food, and I’ll admit — it’s rather beautiful. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 12

Written by | April 12th, 2012

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Today we try to solve a manatee mystery.

  1. Why can’t manatees avoid speedboats? (Discovery News)
  2. People in India have more cell phones than toilets. (TreeHugger)
  3. When killer African bees attack… Tennessee? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. One type of building that could benefit from energy efficiency: prisons. (Green)
  5. Saving the world’s most endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles. (Environmental News Service)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 7

Written by | March 7th, 2012

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Sometimes, I guess there just isn’t enough corn.

  1. Warmer temperatures are affecting the cheetah’s ability to reproduce. (Guardian)
  2. New analysis suggests that there just isn’t enough corn to meet steep Congressional quotas for ethanol. (Conservation Magazine)
  3. Researchers in India have discovered a new legless, worm-like amphibian, and it’s just as cute as you’d expect. (Mongabay)
  4. Campbell’s vows to stop lining soup cans with BPA. (GreenBiz)
  5. This portable treehouse works anywhere– even if there aren’t any trees nearby. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 5

Written by | January 5th, 2012

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They say imitation is the highest form of flattery.

  1. Meet a fish that mimics an octopus… that mimics fish. (msnbc)
  2. Parasite flies are turning honeybees into “zom-bees.” (Time)
  3. Here’s a bright idea: solar-powered ATMs bring money to rural India. (TreeHugger)
  4. Harp seal pups are on thin ice. (Green)
  5. Seattle thinks outside the tray and serves students healthier school lunches. (Grist)
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