Tag: oceans

Saving the Shark that Bit Me: A Passion for the Ocean

Written by | August 10th, 2012

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Despite a shark bite in 2010, The Nature Conservancy’s Kydd Pollock is passionate about marine conservation – and sharks.

David, Meet Goliath

Written by | April 25th, 2012

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99% of world’s oceans are unprotected and marine scientists alone can’t save them. Rather, the oceans need to be saved by popular demand, says the Conservancy’s Mark Spalding.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 3

Written by | April 3rd, 2012

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I’m wide awake, it’s (cool green) morning:

  1. New research shows that our oceans have been heating up for more than 100 years. (Mongabay)
  2. Denmark plans to rely on 100% renewable energy by 2050. (EcoGeek)
  3. Do social networks spur greener behavior? (GreenBiz)
  4. Baby bald eagle cam! (Treehugger)
  5. A new study shows that some corals are more resilient to increased ocean acidification. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 9

Written by | March 9th, 2012

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Ready for some green news?

  1. Oh, no big deal, it’s just a live penguin cam! (Grist)
  2. Shipping containers mimics Costa Rican rainforest for endangered frogs. (BBC)
  3. Underwater video cameras prove marine protected areas benefit sharks. (Washington Post)
  4. James Cameron could watch Titanic twice! on his journey to the ocean’s deepest point. (National Geographic)
  5. Urban farms provide sources of healthy food to underserved communities. (Care2)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 5

Written by | March 5th, 2012

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Thank you for saving the world… with one less car!

  1. An artist shows her appreciation for bicyclists with hand-written thank you notes. (TreeHugger)
  2. Will 2012 be the year of the tornado? (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Carbon emissions pave way for mass extinction in oceans. (Mongabay)
  4. Thousands of strands of spider silk spun into violin strings. (BBC)
  5. See 10 years of gorgeous images of Earth from space. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 10

Written by | February 10th, 2012

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Here are today’s top green news headlines. Happy Friday!

  1. Quiet oceans make for calmer right whales. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Regular contact with nature is part of a balanced diet for kids. (BBC)
  3. The world’s biggest conservation group (ahem) is making forays into urban areas. (Grist)
  4. Toilet paper production destroys Indonesian rainforests. (Mongabay)
  5. Woolly mammoth sighting or publicity hoax? (MSNBC)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 7

Written by | February 7th, 2012

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This just in: sand castles might make beach-goers sick.

  1. The EPA warns beach sand may contain illness-inducing bacteria. (TreeHugger)
  2. Two teenagers are helping Girl Scouts end deforestation. (Grist)
  3. Will global warming ruin football in the southern US? (Climate Progress)
  4. Electric bicycles take on San Francisco’s famous hills. (Green)
  5. Teaching students about climate change proves to be tricky for teachers. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 7

Written by | December 7th, 2011

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. Bet you didn’t know our president/CEO Mark Tercek is an amateur singer-songwriter (we sure didn’t!). (The Atlantic)
  2. What’s the deal with “green jobs“? This infographic breaks it down. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Grizzly bears are the new polar bears. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Microplastic threads in your fleece jacket are causing big problems for oceans. (Grist)
  5. A two-degree global warming limit is still a “prescription for disaster.” (Scientific American)

Is Climate Change Hitting the World’s Coral Reef Epicenter?

Written by | December 3rd, 2011

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How bad was the coral bleaching our research team found in Raja Ampat — and what else did they discover there? Read this Q&A with Conservancy scientists Joanne Wilson and Sangeeta Mangubhai.

It’s a Green Mom Throwdown!

Written by | September 19th, 2011

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Two green moms at The Nature Conservancy have been “mominated” on Babble.com as Moms Who Are Changing the World. Meet them and find out why they deserve your vote.

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