Tag: salmon

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 16

Written by | May 16th, 2011

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Looks like someone’s got a case of the cool green Mondays…

  1. Australian products are destroying Australian forests. (Mongabay)
  2. A swollen Mississippi River floods Louisiana’s Cajun country as the Army Corps of Engineers tries to protect New Orleans. (Guardian)
  3. Endangered-salmon-eating sea lions are being sentenced to death. (Green)
  4. Staples of the American diet, such as blue box mac & cheese, Oreos and Jell-O, are getting greener. (GreenBiz)
  5. The Italian city of Naples calls in the army to take out its trash. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 1

Written by | November 1st, 2010

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Did you have a spooky Halloween? These five green links may send some additional chills down your spine.

  1. Is Daylight Savings bad for the environment? (Treehugger)
  2. Air pollution is probably just as bad for kids and babies as cigarette smoke. (The Daily Green)
  3. There are a lot of salmon in the Pacific Ocean– here’s why that’s a problem. (YaleE360)
  4. Ask Umbra explores the connections between the environment and breast cancer. (Grist)
  5. Would you play a climate change computer game? (Guardian Eco)

Pulling the Nets: Notes From a Summer of Salmon

Written by | August 30th, 2010

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The sockeye salmon fishing season in Alaska is over… read Conservancy staffer Dustin Solberg’s final thoughts from his stint working on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, aka the “‘center of the wild salmon universe.”

Pulling the Nets: More Salmon, Less Sleep in Bristol Bay

Written by | July 13th, 2010

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All work and no sleep makes for… your typical salmon fisherman in Bristol Bay. Our staffer Dustin Solberg continues pulling the nets for a commercial salmon fishing boat in Alaska.

Pulling the Nets: Salmon Fishing Season Begins

Written by | July 9th, 2010

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The commercial sockeye salmon fishing season in Alaska has begun! Our staffer Dustin Solberg reports from a one-month stint on a commercial salmon fishing boat in Bristol Bay.

Pulling the Nets: Late-Night Fishing on Bristol Bay

Written by | July 7th, 2010

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Midnight fishing alongside beluga whales…our blogger Dustin Solberg reports on what it’s like to spend a month on a commercial salmon fishing boat in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

A Quest at the Center of the Salmon Universe

Written by | February 18th, 2010

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Take a journey with the Conservancy’s Dustin Solberg to Alaska’s Bristol Bay, where a healthy ecosystem brims with wild salmon and rich tradition.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 18

Written by | January 18th, 2010

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Happy MLK Day to those of you in the United States! 5 hot green links below from the world of green:

  1. Is raising Pacific salmon in closed pens on land sustainable? (Yale Environment 360)
  2. R.I.P. Environmental Capital — one of the best green business blogs around (Wall Street Journal)
  3. Portraits of Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth and others…made from trash. (Treehugger)
  4. Who’s the world leader in science? It soon might not be the United States. (The Great Beyond)
  5. Why the UK is reintroducing four species of threatened insects. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 19

Written by | October 19th, 2009

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Salmon adapting to dams? Solar panels causing climate change? Optimistic conservationists? There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust your monitor. We are now in control of the transmission…here on the best darn roundup of daily cool green news ever: The Royal Botanic Gardens in England announces that it’s collected seeds […]

Wisdom from the Mouths of Babes: Feeling Better through Conservation

Written by | September 24th, 2009

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I was tucking my five-year-old daughter into bed and, as kids tend to do, she launched into a series of questions  — part curiosity, part stalling tactic. Her topic that night was employment, and she asked why various people did what they did, such as: “Why is Aunt Amy a doctor?” I mustered a response […]

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