Tag: Mekong River

Lessons from Our Adventure on the Mekong River

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Get the skinny on mischievous monkeys, freshwater dolphins and travel in Southeast Asia from Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman’s two children, who recently returned from a 1,500-mile journey down the Mekong River.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 3

Written by | January 3rd, 2013

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What does the fiscal cliff, a certain plastic cup and shipping lanes have in common? They’re all green. (No, really!)

  1. A Conservancy river scientist and his family explore how to balance conservation and development on the mighty Mekong River. (Green)
  2. The deal to pull us off the fiscal cliff included 6 environmental perks. (MNN)
  3. Extra, extra! Get your reusable Starbucks plastic cup for $1! Let’s just hope folks really reuse them… (Huffingon Post)
  4. A major collaboration has resulted in the altering of shipping lanes in the Pacific Ocean to protect whales. (Discovery News)
  5. The first meteor shower of 2013 peaks tonight! (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 19

Written by | December 19th, 2012

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It’s that time of the year again…

  1. The annual Audubon Christmas Bird count is on! (Audubon)
  2. A Conservancy freshwater scientist is voyaging down the Mekong River with his family to help determine the river’s uncertain future. (Green)
  3. We keep hearing about it, but why should we care? Well, here are 7 reasons why Arctic sea ice matters. (MNN)
  4. Interesting: The 5 most over-looked energy stories of 2012. (National Geographic)
  5. More than 100 research chimps are getting a new–and permanent–retirement home. (NPR)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 28

Written by | August 28th, 2012

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Today’s green news is out of this world.

  1. What’s that sound? Oh, just will.i.am’s new song blasting from Mars. (Huffington Post)
  2. The amount of sea ice in the Arctic hits an all-time low. (New York Times)
  3. A new species of fish has reproductive organs… in its head. (National Geographic)
  4. University of Nairobi students can now earn a masters in climate change. (Voice of America)
  5. 11 planned hydroelectric dams could cut vital fish populations in the Mekong River delta. (Mongabay)

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)

 

This Is a Tribute

Written by | July 18th, 2010

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What do tribute songs have in common with river conservation? When the original isn’t available, you take the tributaries you can get, says Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman.

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