You're going to have to check the math on my benefit-cost analysis because, quite honestly, I'm pretty freaked out by this story

Environmental Economics

territory of Guam. They floated down from the sky Sunday — 2,000 mice, wafting on tiny cardboard parachutes over Andersen Air Force Base in the U.S. But the rodent commandos didn't know they were on a mission: to help eradicate the brown tree snake, an invasive species that has caused millions of dollars in wildlife and commercial losses since it arrived a few decades ago. That's because they were dead. And pumped full of painkillers.

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Weird Conservation Part 2: The Even Stranger Side of Saving Endangered Species

Nature Conservancy - Science

An invasive brown tree snake on Guam. Well, the chuck-dead-things-from-helicopters fun continues in Guam, where the U.S. The snakes invaded Guam 60 years ago after stowing away in cargo bins and airplanes. Nature is weird. But conservation is weirder. Really, really, really, weird. Previously on Cool Green Science , we brought you seven examples of how conservationists have to get a little weird when trying to save endangered or threatened wildlife.

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Moon wobble could lead to massive flooding

AGreenLiving

In the 2030s, Hawaii and Guam will be in trouble, along with just about every piece of U.S. Considering retiring on the coast one day? Better rethink your plans. A new NASA study explains that a cute-sounding phenomenon called a “ moon wobble” could lead to devastating coastal floods in the next decade. “In the mid-2030s, every U.S.

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Moon wobble could lead to massive flooding

AGreenLiving

In the 2030s, Hawaii and Guam will be in trouble, along with just about every piece of U.S. Considering retiring on the coast one day? Better rethink your plans. A new NASA study explains that a cute-sounding phenomenon called a “ moon wobble” could lead to devastating coastal floods in the next decade. “In the mid-2030s, every U.S.

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NOAA report shows climate change is killing Floridas coral reefs

AGreenLiving

including around the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and Hawaii. A status report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) shows that overall, coral reefs in the U.S.

10 Ways to Conserve Biodiversity

Greentumble

One example of this is the brown tree snake that was accidentally introduced to Guam via aircraft in the 1950’s. Over the last 50 years the brown tree snake is credited with leading to the extinction of 3 bird and 5 reptile species in Guam [3]. Biodiversity is the pillar that allows. ecosystems to function and humans to thrive. Without biodiversity in an ecosystem we would not have the many plants and animals we find in our world today, including us.

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By Helping Sharks, We Help Ourselves

Cool Green Science

The FSM joins Palau, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Marshall Islands under the umbrella of the Micronesia Challenge in conserving their sharks, fish and marine-based resources. I am proud to be a Micronesian and a conservationist, and I am proud to have played a role in saving sharks. The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) recently declared their waters a shark sanctuary and off-limits to shark finning and fishing.

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Effective Communications for Conservation Action

Nature Conservancy - Science

Enforcement was slow at first, but continues to grow as the scientific data are communicated,” says Peter Houk , a marine biologist with the University of Guam Marine Lab and co-author on the research. A manta ray in The Philippines. Photo © Klaus Stiefel / Flickr. By Justine E. Hausheer, science writer for The Nature Conservancy. When decision makers have the right information, they’ll make the right decision.

Record Ocean Temperatures Recorded In July

Eco Friendly Daily

Coral in the Florida Keys, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam are already showing signs of bleaching. The National Climatic Data Center, which is overseen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, recently announced that the world’s oceans experienced record temperatures this July. The ocean temperatures have been recorded for approximately 130 years and this past July was the warmest of any of the months previously recorded.

Caution: Hazardous Waste Leaks

Eco Friendly Daily

The Guam and Pearl Harbor ports were the areas most contaminated. Regardless of whether you have moved to a new neighborhood or you have lived in a neighborhood all of your life, you might be surprised to find out that it’s not as safe as you might have thought it was. Hazardous waste could be lurking in your backyard or it could be a byproduct from a company located a few miles down the road from your house.

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Two Suitcases, a Fax machine, an Ice Chest and a Mission

Cool Green Science

Now 25 years later, what was the Conservancy’s first office outside the Western Hemisphere has blossomed into the Micronesia Program — and includes work not only in the Republic of Palau, but also the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, and Guam.

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Hyperstability: The Achilles’ Heel of Data-Poor Fisheries

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bumphead parrotfish are now extinct in Guam and heavily depleted in Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, and others parts of the Solomon Islands. There’s a basic logic to managing fisheries: as a fish population decreases you’ll catch fewer fish. But what if that’s not always true? New research from the Solomon Islands indicates that hyperstability — when catch rates remain high even as fish are rapidly depleted — could be a major challenge for assessing data-poor coral reef fisheries.

Scaling up Conservation: Replication or Coordination?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Some of the individual conservation areas in the five jurisdictions that make up the Micronesia Challenge (Palau, Guam, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia-FSM and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands-CNMI) are indeed tiny, measured in tenths of hectares or less. The Ngemelis Islands Conservation Area in Palau supports many kinds of fish, including this school of common bluestripe snappers. Photo credit: Trina Leberer/TNC.

Newsflash: Global Warming Is Real

Green Blog

Then again, some people will likely still be in denial, even when Alaska is hotter than a garage door in Guam. In a recent British report , it is claimed that hundreds of millions of people might find themselves trapped in bad environments thanks to the effects of global warming. The report was issued by the United Kingdom’s government committee the Foresight Group , which is led by Sir John Bennington.

International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

Participating Territories: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia, Tokelau, Wallis and Futuna. HONOLULU, HI, December 16, 2010: On Friday, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded its week-long 7th Regular Session, in Ko Olina, Hawaii. Over four hundred delegates and observers from Pacific nations and territories as well as the European Commission participated in the meeting.

Three Simple Changes To Get Fit and Green at the Same Time

The Green Changemakers

Mass transit, of course, is another great form of transportation, although in places like Guam it’s a bit more difficult as we don’t have a very good transit system. Post written by Leo Babauta Get fit and green at the same time. I’ve been trying to change my life for the better for awhile now, including simplifying, getting fitter and healthier, and trying to get greener — and in the last few months I’ve been doing a lot of researching into reducing my carbon footprint as well.

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Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

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