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The Green Buzz: Friday, Septemeber 27

Written by | September 27th, 2013

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What’s happening in the land of green news today?

  1. Strongest evidence to date: humans responsible for climate change. (CNN)
  2. Using goats as eco-friendly mowers is catching on. (TreeHugger)
  3. Livestock steroids may be found more in our rivers and lakes than we thought. (Nature)
  4. What the rest of the world can learn from Europe’s key animal comebacks. (BBC)
  5. USDA approves new trap in attempt to catch the Burmese python. (Nature World News)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 10

Written by | July 10th, 2013

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What’s the relationship between climate change and forensic investigations? It’s in today’s green news.

  1. Blowflies are moving north with a changing climate, and that can throw off the time-of-death clock used in forensic investigations. (National Geographic)
  2. USDA says meat labels need more information, and not surprisingly, meat trade groups sue. (Huffington Post)
  3. A view under the sea: 10 of the world’s most impressive aquariums. (MNN)
  4. Yikes. These animated GIFs show what the west coast could look like from future sea level rise. (Popular Science)
  5. An ancient, underwater cypress forest has been discovered off the coast of Alabama! (Live Science)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 14

Written by | January 14th, 2013

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. In case you missed it: Last week, the New York Times announced that it’s shuttering its environmental desk. (DotEarth)
  2. No matter where you were living, 2012 was a pretty hot year. (EcoGeek)
  3. This meat-lover takes a vegetarian challenge. Think you could handle it? (Grist)
  4. A scary fungus that’s killer for caterpillars could be a life-saver for humans. (Mongabay)
  5. The USDA just invested $25 million into biofuel research and development. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 1

Written by | August 1st, 2012

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Giddyup, y’all. Your Cool Green Morning is here.

  1. There’s a new breed of cowboy out West, and he’s wearing…birkenstocks? Yee Haw! (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Shrimp vs. Turtle: Kemp’s Ridley Turtle protection is infringing on Gulf shrimpers. (Huffington Post)
  3. USDA backs of Meatless Monday idea after cattle producers’ outraged response. (Treehugger)
  4. Here’s an Olympic athlete for you: Watch the video of a cormorant diving 150 feet to the ocean floor in 40 seconds. (BBC Nature)
  5. Those pine beetles in Colorado? They’ve been hungry. See NASA images that compare the before and after their munching. (Mongabay)

 

If You Care About the Environment, You Should Care About the Farm Bill

Written by | June 15th, 2012

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Our president and CEO Mark Tercek urges congressional leaders not to further cut funding to vital conservation programs in the Farm Bill — programs that protect the health of America’s soil, water, wildlife and other natural resources essential to our lives and livelihoods.

$100 Million for the Everglades: A Smart Investment for Nature and People

Written by | August 12th, 2011

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Our president and CEO looks at this new approach to conservation in America and explains the benefits it will provide to one of America’s most important large natural systems.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 1

Written by | April 1st, 2011

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Yeah, we know what day it is, but we’re pretty sure these links are real:

  1. Insect-eating bats are worth at least $3 billion to U.S. agriculture, and perhaps much more. (Wired)
  2. Speaking of eating insects, that could be a big part of the human diet in the UK by 2020. (Guardian Eco)
  3. Now there’s no excuse. Check out the manifesto for lazy gardening. (Treehugger)
  4. See NASA’s first pictures of Mercury taken from orbit. (National Geographic)
  5. USDA unveils the 60 products that will carry the new “BioPreferred” label. (Green House)

 

Can Nature’s Value Alone Save Nature?

Written by | January 21st, 2009

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You cannot read about conservation these days and not notice the astonishing zeal for ecosystem services as a new conservation strategy. (The February 2009 special issue of the Ecological Society of America’s journal Frontiers of Ecology and the Environment is a good case in point, although it’s not online yet.) The idea behind ecosystem services […]

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