Tag: Rainforests

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)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 16

Written by | October 16th, 2013

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In today’s green news, a giant deep sea fish, a deficit of nature and something for which to check food labels.

  1. There’s a fox in the hen house…err, in the white house gardens, and the shutdown means it stays for now. (Atlantic Monthly)
  2. Airborne agricultural pollution is threatening national parks across the country. (LA Times)
  3. Check your food labels for this oil, because it’s destroying rainforests in Indonesia. (New York Times)
  4. Holy oarfish! This 18-foot, rarely seen, deep sea creature was found off California’s coast. (National Geographic)
  5. Nature deficit disorder is “damaging” children. Get them outside! (BBC News)

The Amazon: It is a Marvel to Behold

Written by | January 24th, 2013

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Our blogger follows his grandfather’s advice and travels to the Amazon. But will it be there for his grandchildren to see?

Resolutions for Rainforests

Written by | January 3rd, 2013

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Jack Hurd makes some New Year’s resolutions for 2013 and introduces a fun new infographic that explains how individuals can help save Asia-Pacific’s forests.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 3

Written by | May 3rd, 2012

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We’ve got a great mix of green news headline for you today.

  1. The best rainforest destinations you haven’t visited — yet. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Controversial study shows how dangerous forms of avian influenza could evolve in the wild. (Nature)
  3. Climate change is causing plants to flower faster than scientists predicted. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. New species discovery: “rebel” coelacanth stalked ancient seas. (National Geographic)
  5. Find your green momma a gift in TreeHugger’s Mother’s Day gift guide. (TreeHugger)

Knowledge Flows During Herring Season

Written by | April 17th, 2012

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For a group of Heiltsuk First Nation fourth-graders, learning about their community’s connection to herring is about much more than history — it’s about the future of Great Bear Rainforest.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 14

Written by | March 14th, 2012

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The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the news is green.

  1. Sounds like climate change really has it out for rainforests. (Mongabay)
  2. Say goodbye to Greenland’s giant ice sheet. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Not a drop of beer– or its waste grain– will go to waste if this big-time brewer gets its way. (Grist)
  4. Philadelphia makes a play for the country’s greenest football stadium. Fly, Eagles, fly! (Treehugger)
  5. Starling flocks in flight behave like magnets(?), says a new study. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 17

Written by | February 17th, 2012

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With President’s Day right around the corner, let’s talk about green presidents.

  1. Which 10 presidents left the best environmental legacies? (The Daily Green)
  2. The Republic of the Congo expands park to protect fearless chimps. (Mongabay)
  3. The Dutch develop a kid-powered school bus. (Grist)
  4. Prepare to pay for power at your local coffee shop. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. To kill their parasites, fruit flies get drunk. (NY Times)

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)

Amazon Deforestation: Crunch Time

Written by | September 3rd, 2010

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Is there really a link between the economy and levels of deforestation in the Amazon? David Cleary, our director of conservation strategies in South America, looks at that relationship and some interesting trends in Brazil.

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