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Reporting the Real Story on REDD+

Written by | December 6th, 2010

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The climate change talks in Cancun this week will spend significant time on issues caused by deforestation. But to make a real impact, our writer says an entirely different audience must be reached.

Connecting the Dots on REDD+

Written by | September 24th, 2010

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When it was first introduced in 2005 REDD was a revelation in forest conservation. Five years later a Conservancy scientist looks at a region where its principles are being implemented and measures the impact so far.

Dispatch from Bonn: Training for REDD Helps Countries Get Ready

Written by | June 8th, 2009

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Forest Carbon Policy Advisor Rane Cortez tells us about getting the world ready to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation through workshops and online trainings, and how these trainings relate to the climate negotiations underway now in Bonn: Here at the UN climate negotiations in Bonn, there is a lot of talk about “getting ready […]

Dispatch From Bonn: A Pathway to REDD Success

Written by | June 4th, 2009

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BONN, Germany — The Nature Conservancy’s forest carbon team hosted an event here at the Bonn climate talks this week to present an innovative proposal on how to reduce emissions from global deforestation — a crucial part of effectively addressing climate change. I sat down with the team to get their perspectives on the proposal […]

COP 18: Finance for Climate Action Key to UN Talks

Written by | December 4th, 2012

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In the second week of climate talks at COP 18 in Doha, Qatar, the focus is on how funding to combat climate change will be sustained.

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Winter Birding – The Irruption Begins!

Written by | December 3rd, 2012

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Hey birders: This winter, many species normally found in the northern boreal forests–White-Winged Crossbills, Snow Buntings and others–are showing up in more southerly climes. Our birding expert gives some pointers on getting in on the action.

60 Seconds with Edenise Garcia

Written by | October 16th, 2012

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Amazon conservation is her area of expertise, Alaskan malamutes are her favorite dogs–meet a Conservancy scientist helping lower global deforestation and secure indigenous rights.

Indonesian President Calls for a Green Economy

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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World leaders increasingly recognize that investing in nature is fundamentally necessary for a healthy, equitable and prosperous world.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 16

Written by | May 16th, 2012

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It’s breakfast (and cool green news) time.

  1. Do you buy cage-free eggs? Free-range? Pastured? This video will help you determine the difference. (Grist)
  2. Now that you’ve eaten, time to get dressed. Why not choose a pair of sustainable jeans? (Treehugger)
  3. Is genetically-engineered corn what’s killing honey bees in the corn belt? (Huff Post Green)
  4. 14 miles of Hawaiian beaches have disappeared over the last century. What gives? (Green)
  5. Now that’s sustainable: Shredded U.S. currency is being used in cars and trucks. (Environmental News Science)

Nature Brains: Doing Conservation in the Face of Climate Change

Written by | May 14th, 2012

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Conservation has been working for decades to protect specific species, habitats and places. But will climate change ruin all that work? How do you account for global warming in conservation planning?

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