Tag: solar energy

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, December 4

Written by | December 4th, 2013

 (0)

In today’s green news, whales, chimps and cows – oh my!

  1. A pod of pilot whales is stranded off the Everglades’ coast and marine experts are trying to figure out why. (CBS Miami)
  2. Should chimps have human rights? If that will free this one from a captive shed, then yes, says the Nonhuman Rights Project. (MNN)
  3. What do gassy cattle have to do with extracting natural gas?  Turns out, quite a bit. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Early warning systems are key to saving us from the nasty effects of climate change, says a new study. (Bloomberg)
  5. A new startup could making purchasing solar energy as easy as booking travel. (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2013

 (0)

Hey, it’s Friday! Let’s celebrate the weekend — and the olinguito — with some green news.

  1. Have you met the cute olinguito, the newest member of the raccoon family yet? (Smithsonian)
  2. Better late than never. The White House goes solar — again. (350.org)
  3. Since 2007, 10 million beehives are gone. The common factor? Pesticides. (Discovery News)
  4. Badgers give archaeologists a hand in Germany. (Daily Mail)
  5. Feel good story of the day: 9 inspiring animals that use prosthetics. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 29

Written by | April 29th, 2013

 (0)

It’s Monday, it’s morning and it’s time for your green news buzz.

  1. America now has more solar energy workers than coal miners. (MNN)
  2. Are private shooting ranges and rogue hunters to blame for this invasive species’ spread? (The New York Times)
  3. EPA revisions to fracking impacts are an “earthquake” in the debate over drilling. (Huffington Post)
  4. U.S. Navy to expand sonar testing again, and so the battle of sonar vs. marine mammals is rekindled. (NPR)
  5. How bad for your family and the environment is the dish soap in your kitchen? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 20

Written by | June 20th, 2012

 (0)

It’s morning, so it’s time for some cool green news.

  1. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a plane fueled by vegetable oil! (Treehugger)
  2. 36 percent of chinstrap penguins are missing from Antarctic island. Why? (Scientific American)
  3. Rio+20: Chief Justices say it’s illegal to reneg on environmental promises. (Guardian)
  4. If you live in the Great Plains, read this: no more groundwater in 30 years. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Solar myths busted: check out this infographic. (CleanTechnica)

Message from the Mojave: Shaping the Desert Energy Boom

Written by | June 12th, 2012

 (0)

Wind and solar offer the promise of a clean energy future. But can these renewables be developed without threatening wildlife and native habitats?

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 28

Written by | March 28th, 2012

 (0)

Do you like luxury?

  1. Apparently, there’s a Ferrari hybrid in the works. (Gas2)
  2. This map will show you just how dirty your air is. (Treehugger)
  3. The US Army gives up on LEED, but not on green building in general. (EcoGeek)
  4. Here’s how to make solar even more sustainable. (GreenBiz)
  5. Even with a changing climate, we can still fight food insecurity. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 13

Written by | December 13th, 2011

 (0)

Walking fish puts a chink in the evolution chain.

  1. New species of frog sings like a… bird? (Mongabay)
  2. The lungfish suggests walking originated underwater. (Science World)
  3. Scientists are learning how to kill trees — in the name of science, of course. (Green)
  4. 16% of the species in “Finding Nemo” face the threat of extinction. (Washington Post)
  5. Solar energy gives students in developing countries access to technology. (TreeHugger)

Green Gift Monday Partner Q&A: Sungevity

Written by | November 30th, 2011

 (0)

Green Gift Monday Partner Q&A: Sungevity Danny Kennedy is the Founder of Sungevity, a home solar energy company.  A long-time social entrepreneur, Danny has achieved global recognition as an environmental activist, spokesperson and opinion leader. Most recently, Danny was the Campaigns Manager for Greenpeace Australia Pacific. In 2001, he ran Greenpeace’s California Clean Energy Campaign, […]

Small Fish Makes Big Splash

Written by | November 17th, 2011

 (1)

New harvest limits for menhaden has fish fans around the country smiling. But first — what the heck are menhaden, what’s the problem and why do we care?

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 9

Written by | November 9th, 2011

 (0)

It’s not easy being green.

  1. When it comes to climate change, do your eco-friendly choices really make a difference? (Grist)
  2. So now maybe marine reserves don’t promote coral recovery, according to a controversial new report. (Mongabay)
  3. For the first time in 75 years, an entire genus of mammal may go extinct. (National Geographic)
  4. As the population gets older, carbon emissions may subside a bit…maybe, says a new study. (Green House)
  5. Facebook’s adding solar panels to its new headquarters. Like! (EcoGeek)
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...



About Conservancy Talk

We're green. We're nature-lovers. We are Conservancy Talk. Hear Nature Conservancy staff and invited experts share their voices on today’s conservation issues — in our uniquely rigorous, science-based way. Learn more

Latest Tweets from @nature_org