Tag: Kenya

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 17

Written by | October 17th, 2013

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Welp, the shutdown is over. Any lasting effects in the science world? We’re here to report.

  1. The world’s largest fast food enterprise is taking a green step forward in the world of trash. (Environment News Service)
  2. The damaging effects to science because of the government shutdown will continue to last. (Scientific American)
  3. And the damage to our national parks? The shutdown cost many of them hundreds of thousands — even millions — of dollars. (Huffington Post)
  4. The home to nearly a quarter of endangered mountain gorillas seems like a great place to drill for oil, right? Right? (MNN)
  5. Kenya is attempting a new, tech-savvy way to stop rhino poaching. (Times Live)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 30

Written by | May 30th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we meet a swashbuckling new species.

  1. New pirate ant — eyepatch included! — discovered in the Philippines. (National Geographic)
  2. Kenya cracks down on poachers: increases fines by 2,500%. (Mongabay)
  3. Can you name the first bird ever discovered? This Jurassic fossil may help. (Nature)
  4. Make quick like a fox. Conservation efforts save dwarf foxes from extinction in record time. (TreeHugger)
  5. Google Street View takes you to the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of your desk chair. (Guardian)

Water Funds Help Quench Kenya’s Thirst

Written by | March 15th, 2013

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It’s not going to be easy to solve all the current and future difficulties facing water users of Kenya’s Upper Tana River Basin, but a new water fund will provide a solid start in the right direction.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 9

Written by | January 9th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and get yer green news fix.

  1. You know the elephant poaching in Kenya? The worst poaching incident yet happened yesterday. (Mongabay)
  2. American Petroleum Institute says U.S. is poised be self-sufficient in liquid fuels…as long as the government doesn’t intervene with enviro-regulations. (Green)
  3. Our wireless addiction is creating a big e-waste problem. (Treehugger)
  4. 2012 was hot, really hot. In fact, 2012 was the hottest year on record in the U.S. — and by a long shot. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Arctic drilling is getting an expedited, high-level review to help inform future permits in the Arctic. (Environmental News Service)

De-Tusking Mountain Bull

Written by | November 26th, 2012

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As long as demand for ivory persists, the future of tens of thousands of elephants in Africa is far from certain. We cannot afford to lose many more.

A Tsunami of Suds

Written by | November 13th, 2012

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A mountain of foam from a local creek consumed the road that Conservancy lead scientist, Sanjayan, was traveling on in Africa. With fresh water an increasingly important – and scarce – commodity, what can be done to protect it?

Searching for Africa’s Most Endangered Antelope

Written by | November 9th, 2012

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In the late 1970s, the hirola population was estimated to be nearly 16,000. Today, fewer than 400 individual animals are believed to remain, making the hirola the world’s most endangered antelope.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 2

Written by | July 2nd, 2012

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It’s not a very cool green morning, that’s for sure.

  1. Team Nature takes on Kenya’s Safaricom Marathon. (The Huffington Post)
  2. A new study says rising levels of carbon dioxide could turn African savannas into forests. (YaleE360)
  3. From greening your barbeque to greening your dandruff shampoo, Ask Umbra’s got you covered. (Grist)
  4. College campuses around the US are leading the charge for climate neutrality. (GreenBiz)
  5. Can reality TV save the monk seal? (National Geographic)

In Kenya, Running for Nature

Written by | June 28th, 2012

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President and CEO Mark Tercek blogs from Africa as he prepares to run the Safaricom Half Marathon in support of ground-breaking conservation and community development projects.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 17

Written by | May 17th, 2012

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Today is a good green news day — there are some interesting things happening in the world of conservation!

  1. Hawaii is the first to have a statewide ban on plastic bags — but there are some loopholes. (Treehugger)
  2. The first underpass for elephants will hopefully reunite herds in Kenya. (National Geographic)
  3. The very cool Map of Life reflects the distribution of all plant and animal life on Earth — you can search by species (and maybe see those Kenyan elephants!). (Green)
  4. If the Internet were a country, it would be the fifth biggest consumer of electricity in the world, according to Greenpeace. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Need weekend plans? A dazzling solar eclipse will occur this Sunday! (Discovery News)
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