Tag: overfishing

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)

Contest Spotlights Best Ideas for Climate Adaptation

Written by | July 11th, 2013

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Sometimes global conservation challenges seem so overwhelming that we don’t even know where to begin. But Solution Search, a global contest to find successful innovation in conservation, aims to change that.

Saving the Shark that Bit Me: the Encounter

Written by | August 14th, 2012

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What does it feel like to be bitten by a shark? Our marine scientist shares his story and why he continues to get back into the water.

Five Nature Books for Your Summer Vacation

Written by | July 25th, 2012

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Looking for a good book to hit the beach with this summer? Try one of these nature-themed, Conservancy-reviewed works and catch up on your environmental reading!

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 13

Written by | June 13th, 2012

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Extra, extra! Get your cool green news here!

  1. Colorado and New Mexico wildfires: crews gaining ground. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Food has gotten cheaper — but at what cost? (Grist)
  3. Overfishing= fewer fish to eat crabs = more crabs to decimate marshlands in Cape Cod. (Green)
  4. Confirmed: Diesel exhaust definitely causes cancer. (CleanTechnica)
  5. The U.S. has just had the warmest spring on record. (Mongabay)

Save a Reef, Save a Life

Written by | May 17th, 2012

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May is National Cancer Research Month, and much of the research that sustains our hope for a cure begins in our oceans.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 21

Written by | March 21st, 2012

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Green news and comic book heroes aren’t mutually exclusive:

  1. Here are the top five countries using renewable energy. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Spiderman is many things (for instance: awesome), but he is not a tarantula. (Wired)
  3. Starbucks offers lessons in greening supply chains. (GreenBiz)
  4. What helps prevent overfishing? Local fisheries management. (YaleE360)
  5. Meet Los Angeles’ super-green mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa. (Grist)

Fat Fish, Sick Fishery?

Written by | March 5th, 2012

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Are fat fish a sign of golden times on the reef? Not likely, according to a new Conservancy study that finds fat fish are indicators of a fishery out of balance.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 24

Written by | February 24th, 2012

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But will the wind farm be made of interlocking plastic parts?

  1. Overfishing costs the EU 100,000 jobs and £2.7 billion each year. (TreeHugger)
  2. LEGO’s owners are putting $500M into an offshore wind farm. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Is the world’s most popular sports team also the greenest? (GreenBiz)
  4. Federal raids in the U.S. deal a serious blow to illegal rhino trade. (LA Times)
  5. OK, now this is getting serious. Warming climate could make us all shrink. (TG Daily)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2011

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Fish and amphibians and ospreys, oh my!

  1. The state of Iowa now gets 20 percent of its electricity from wind. (EcoGeek)
  2. The secret to rebuilding over-harvested fish populations is no secret: stop fishing. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Golf courses are pretty perfect habitats for amphibians. (Conservation Magazine)
  4. Recent deaths at Yosemite National Park point out a conundrum: for many, the danger in nature is part of the appeal. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Treetop cameras caught this baby osprey’s first flight. (Treehugger)
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