Tag: Stephanie Wear

Giant Technicolor Clam!

Written by | June 2nd, 2011

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What’s up with this wildly colored giant clam — is it real, is it electrified, is it going to explode? Find out in this post from our scientist Stephanie Wear, who’s in Palau with clams just like this one.

How Endangered Coral Reefs Could Potentially Cure Cancer

Written by | June 1st, 2011

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One more reason we should be protecting the reefs, we are 300 to 400 times more likely to find that next big medical breakthrough there than on land.

Finding Nemo on Your Plate

Written by | March 21st, 2011

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Marine scientist Stephanie Wear says overfishing is having an impact on our diets and the coral reefs. But you can be part of the solution.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 16

Written by | March 16th, 2011

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Cool Green Morning: Never lacking in variety.

  1. A former “eco-bride” and current marine scientist shares tips for going green on your wedding day. (ABC News)
  2. Curved wood floors are less wasteful than their straight up-and-down counterparts. Good to know! (EcoGeek)
  3. Pepsi launches a 100% petroleum-free plastic bottle. (Treehugger)
  4. Concerns about climate change are at a record low in the U.S., says a new poll. (YaleE360)
  5. Is it or isn’t it? For now, the flat-tailed lizard won’t be listed as an endangered species. (LA Times)

 

Help Oceans: Go Chemical-Free with a Square-Foot Garden

Written by | March 24th, 2010

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Want to help make oceans healthy? Try square-foot gardening! Conservancy marine scientist Stephanie Wear tells you how to start.

How Lawn Chemicals Affect the Oceans – and How You Can Help

Written by | March 23rd, 2010

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Gardening chemicals don’t just run off into your water supply — they cause big problems for marine life, too. Conservancy scientist Stephanie Wear shows you how to do ocean-friendly gardening.

Eat Lionfish and Stop These Caribbean Reef Invaders

Written by | November 2nd, 2009

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My husband returns to the same reefs every year in the Bahamas, where he has been teaching a coral reef ecology class for the last 14 years. On his 2008 trip, he noticed that the reef fish were missing. The culprits were quickly identified — and during his 2009 course, he and his students were […]

Ticking Clock for Coral Reefs and Climate Change

Written by | October 1st, 2009

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I should start out by reminding readers that I am a coral reef optimist, as previously stated in my first Cool Green Science blog post. However, the news this week for coral reefs – and the ocean in general – is alarming and my optimism may quickly disappear if the global community doesn’t take appropriate action in short […]

Helping Caribbean Coral Reef Managers Get Their Heads Above Water

Written by | July 23rd, 2009

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I should start by introducing myself — Stephanie Wear, Conservancy marine scientist and coral reef optimist. I just returned from Bonaire, where I co-led a coral reef resilience training for Caribbean reef managers. If you have never heard of Bonaire — an island territory that’s part of the Netherlands Antilles, just off the coast of […]

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