Tag: North America

First All-African American Team Climbs Denali

Written by | August 21st, 2013

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An all-African American team of nine hikers climbed Denali and achieved their goal: to inspire people of color to get outside and pursue their dreams.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 15

Written by | August 15th, 2013

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We’re buzzing over water wars, vegetarian fish and the greenest colleges in today’s green news.

  1. How do you save populations of “feed” fish from overfishing? Turn the carnivorous farmed fish who eat them into vegetarians, of course. (Washington Post)
  2. When you think of the military, do you think “environmentally friendly?” If not, you may want to think again. (MNN)
  3. Florida is suing Georgia over water. Let the water wars begin. (Bloomberg)
  4. Oldest petroglyphs in North America found in a dessicated Nevada lake. (National Geographic)
  5. The greenest colleges in the U.S. have been ranked – check them out! (Huffington Post)

5 Fun Facts About Animals in ‘North America’

Written by | May 22nd, 2013

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The Discovery Channel’s new series “North America” will go inside the lives of grizzly bears, red foxes and other animals. Until the next episode, get your animal fix here.

How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard

Written by | May 7th, 2013

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It’s that time of year when winged travelers everywhere are making their spring migrations. So bird nerds want to know: What can we do to make our own backyards accommodating for these frequent flyers?

Conservation Heroes Demand Action

Written by | February 21st, 2013

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While most Americans don’t know the Land and Water Conservation Fund by name, their support for the conservation of this country’s resources is overwhelming. But what will happen if this fund expires?

Creative Conservation

Written by | October 16th, 2012

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No place, not even Yellowstone in winter, is unaffected by human impacts. This means every place requires some form of management, even if only to protect what remains of its “natural” condition.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2012

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Wow, you can buy anything on the internet these days.

  1. Demand for pangolin meat in Asia shows up online. (Mongabay)
  2. Sumatran elephants could be extinct in less than 30 years. (WWF)
  3. Mercury pollution isn’t just for fish eaters in the Northeast anymore, a new study finds. (New York Times)
  4. What are the most threatening invasive species in the North America? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Groundbreaking magnetic soap may help clean up oil spills. (BBC)

Small Fish Makes Big Splash

Written by | November 17th, 2011

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New harvest limits for menhaden has fish fans around the country smiling. But first — what the heck are menhaden, what’s the problem and why do we care?

Speaking Up for North America’s Forests

Written by | November 7th, 2011

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Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy showed us that we can accomplish epic improvements to the health of our lands for generations to come — if the will still exists.

A Whimbrel’s Wild Ride

Written by | June 15th, 2009

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It’s a bird… it’s a plane… wait… it’s a bird wearing a backpack!? That’s correct, bird lovers. This summer, The Nature Conservancy and the Center for Conservation Biology have teamed up again to track the migratory routes of tagged whimbrels from Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Inspiration for this project was born in June 2008 when researchers […]

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