Tag: oceans and coasts

The Green Buzz: Monday, October 21

Written by | October 21st, 2013

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Another mysterious fish washes ashore in today’s green news.

  1. How many tree species do you think reside in the Amazon? A new report estimates just how diverse the rainforest is. (Pentagon Post)
  2. Another rare oarfish has washed ashore in California, and scientists are stumped as to why. (Reuters)
  3. This report has us wondering what our oceans are going to look like by 2100. (Environment News Service)
  4. The end of an oil era is 2070, says a major oil company. (MNN)
  5. Giant Asian tiger shrimp — we’re talking the length of a forearm — have invaded U.S. waters. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: May 11, 2009

Written by | May 11th, 2009

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You give us one minute, we give you five hot green links — from the death of hydrogen cars to a swimming camera-tripping jaguar. That’s the deal every Cool Green Morning. Don’t disappoint us… Headline of the Month: Jaguar Swims Panama Canal, Then Takes Own Picture. (Hat tip: EcoWorldly.) The dream of a hydrogen-powered car? […]

People + Fish + Wonder = Conservation

Written by | March 26th, 2009

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I’ve been creating (and embellishing) fish stories ever since my grandfather took me to the North Carolina mountains to teach me the alchemy that transformed the grasshoppers we caught together into rainbows of flipping shining scales in a five-year-old boy’s hands. Subsequent initiations by father and great-grandfather led to a life of piscatorial pursuits, more […]

Economic Stimulus: Why Do Our Coasts Come Last?

Written by | February 6th, 2009

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This week, The Nature Conservancy’s Marine Team has been meeting here in Virginia. When the meeting began a couple of days ago, there was a real sense of optimism among the participants  that the U.S. had turned the corner on recognizing the immense value of coastal wetlands. The U.S. House had included $400 million for coastal […]

Conservation, Policy and (Deliberate) Blogging

Written by | January 14th, 2009

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In my role as director of U.S. Government Relations for The Nature Conservancy, I have been asked to blog on my perspective on national conservation policy issues. And so, with some anxiety, this is my first installment. I understand that the Internet and new media have become an important part of discussions about U.S. public […]

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