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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 2

Written by | October 2nd, 2013

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Rhino poaching, dolphin deaths and tupperware in space (yes, you read that right) in today’s green news.

  1. The island that popped out of the ocean last week after an earthquake in Pakistan? Apparently happens all the time. (NPR)
  2. Rhino poaching has gone up 5000 percent since 2007. How can that be possible? (TreeHugger)
  3. Are humans behind the Atlantic coast dolphin deaths? (Scientific American)
  4. The plastic that makes up Tupperware has been found on Saturn’s moon. (The Register)
  5. The government shutdown is affecting animals, too. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 5

Written by | December 5th, 2012

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Good morning! Check out what’s happening in the world of cool green news.

  1. WWF has just received a $5 million grant from Google to help fight wildlife trafficking. (Treehugger)
  2. What the Frack? The first peer-reviewed study linking fracking to animal health issues says fracking is making livestock sick. (MNN)
  3. A Bridge to Somewhere: This overpass in Wyoming is helping with pronghorn migration — and is saving human and pronghorn lives. (National Geographic)
  4. Savannahs that sustain African Lion populations have shrunk 75 percent of the last half-century. Is this how we treat the King of the Jungle? (Washington Post)
  5. Sand dunes alone will not save the day if another major coastal storm hits. (Green)

Raja Ampat 2012: Wrapping Up

Written by | November 14th, 2012

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The 2012 Raja Ampat coral reef monitoring trip is coming to a close. Our scientists reflect on an epic trip and what it means for the future of the region.

Raja Ampat 2012: Letting Locals Lead

Written by | October 23rd, 2012

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Learn how communities in Raja Ampat are leading the charge and protecting the wealth of natural resources in their own backyards.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 31

Written by | January 31st, 2012

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Extra, extra! Read today’s top green news stories.

  1. Invasive Burmese pythons eat their way through Florida’s Everglades. (National Geographic)
  2. If you’re looking for a new car, consider a folding microcar! (TreeHugger)
  3. Umm… is that a UFO at the bottom of the Baltic Sea? (Huffington Post)
  4. Egypt remains one of Africa’s largest markets for illegal ivory items. (WWF)
  5. Pop quiz: what caused the mysterious Little Ice Age? (Mother Nature Network)

 

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2012

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Wow, you can buy anything on the internet these days.

  1. Demand for pangolin meat in Asia shows up online. (Mongabay)
  2. Sumatran elephants could be extinct in less than 30 years. (WWF)
  3. Mercury pollution isn’t just for fish eaters in the Northeast anymore, a new study finds. (New York Times)
  4. What are the most threatening invasive species in the North America? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Groundbreaking magnetic soap may help clean up oil spills. (BBC)

Collaboration at Its Best

Written by | November 16th, 2011

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Representatives from three organizations talk about a major success story, and how working together is helping to save a tropical ocean heaven.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 13

Written by | December 13th, 2010

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Catch up on all the great green news you missed over the weekend!

  1. COP16 is over! Here’s what was pretty great about it. (Grist)
  2. 2010 was hot. Like “the hottest year ever on record” hot. (Green)
  3. Starbucks is saving millions simply by switching to LED lighting. (EcoGeek)
  4. The best holiday movies are about more than just heartwarming moments and spreading cheer; watch closely and you’ll pick up on some subtle green messaging. (Treehugger)
  5. Our friends over at WWF have created a file format that is literally impossible to print. (Greener Computing)

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Happy New Year from the Survey Team!

Written by | January 1st, 2010

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Conservancy marine scientist Alison Green wraps up her three-week diving expedition to the most spectacular coral reef ecosystem on Earth.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Ecoresort Protects Coral Reefs

Written by | December 30th, 2009

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Conservancy marine biologist Alison Green continues her diving expedition around the Raja Ampat Islands…and finds that ecotourism can indeed conserve coral reefs.

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