Tag: marine

Nature Brains: Environmental Education Pays Off for MPAs

Written by | March 27th, 2012

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What’s the price of a good marine education? Turns out it’s just $24/year, according to a new study by Nature Conservancy scientists.

Of Fish and Princes

Written by | March 13th, 2012

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“There was optimism in the air” at the Prince of Wales’ recent special meeting on sustaianble fisheries. Read our marine scientist’s first-hand account.

Dispatch from the Field: Palau

Written by | February 6th, 2012

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Stephanie Wear, director of coral reef conservation, is spending a week in Palau, visiting with locals and learning about what makes their reefs so resilient.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 6

Written by | February 6th, 2012

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a Giants or Patriots fan, we can all appreciate a few great green news stories.

  1. Our oceans got some love in this 30-second Super Bowl ad. (Care2)
  2. Puerto Rico adds non-native iguanas to their menus. (Washington Post)
  3. The Olympics bring Britain their biggest urban park. (Guardian)
  4. We heart TreeHugger’s new Valentine’s Day green gift guide. (TreeHugger)
  5. A warming ocean actually boasts some coral reef growth. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 30

Written by | January 30th, 2012

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Today we’ll boldly go where no Lego man has gone before.

  1. Teens send a Lego 80,000 feet into the clouds (and they have video!). (Los Angeles Times)
  2. Marine mammals are showing up on more dinner plates than you may except. (Huffington Post)
  3. What country takes first prize on the environmental performance index? (Green)
  4. Sea cucumber poo may be key to saving the world’s coral reefs. (TreeHugger)
  5. NASA video shows the Earth’s rise in temperature over the past 131 years. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 9

Written by | January 9th, 2012

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Alaskan pollock and Caribbean queen conch breathe a sigh of relief.

  1. The U.S. becomes the first country to impose catch limits for every species it manages. (Washington Post)
  2. In 2011, global media coverage on climate change was down a whopping 20%. (Mongabay)
  3. Where do pearlfish hide so they’re not eaten? A sea cucumber’s bottom, of course. (BBC)
  4. Mexico City closes one of the world’s largest landfills. (Grist)
  5. 5 million trees are cut down each year to produce white pages phone books. (TreeHugger)

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)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 27

Written by | December 27th, 2011

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Today we learn what to do with all that post-Christmas clutter.

  1. NRDC shares a few green ideas for putting holiday waste to good use. (NRDC)
  2. American youth have fallen out of love with automobiles. (Grist)
  3. If science looks to the past to understand the future, what happens when climate change gets in the way? (Time)
  4. Explore a coral reef Twilight Zone. (Green)
  5. China unveils a controversial 310-mph train. (Wall Street Journal)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 19

Written by | December 19th, 2011

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It’s Monday. [Scuba] dive in and read some green news!

  1. The world’s coral reefs are in danger, but there is one anomaly: the Gardens of the Queen. (CBS News)
  2. The wine industry feels the effects of climate change. (Yale Environment 360)
  3. Should media companies that film the natural world re-invest their profits in conservation? (Scientific American)
  4. Some environmental groups use pressure tactics to get their point across. (Green)
  5. Boston attempts to filter diesel construction equipment. (Boston Globe)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 8

Written by | December 8th, 2011

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Today’s green news is music to our ears.

  1. With the click of your mouse, you can listen to the sounds of nature. (TreeHugger)
  2. GI Joe and Mr. Potato Head are going green! (GreenBiz)
  3. Plans to construct a dam on the Mekong River in Laos have been put on hold. (Wall Street Journal)
  4. An eye-popping fossil shows this ancient marine hunter had 20/20 vision. (Nature)
  5. You can tell a lot about a country from its lights. (Wired Science)

 

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