Category: Adaptation

Expedition to the Spice Islands: Corals and Volcanoes

Written by | November 20th, 2012

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The coral reefs of the Banda Islands have some of the most spectacular and resilient reefs in the world. One of the reasons for this, is that they are in the heart of the Coral Triangle ⎯ the epicentre of marine diversity.

Expedition to the Spice Islands: A Rapid Marine Assessment

Written by | November 20th, 2012

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Last week (November 7-16th 2012) Conservancy scientist Alison Green traveled to the Banda Islands to help the Coral Triangle Centre conduct a second rapid marine assessment, which focused on collecting the social and ecological information required to design a resilient network of MPAs for the area.

People at Risk to Natural Disasters and How Nature Can Help

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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A new report shows what countries are at the most risk from natural disasters, and how nature can help protect people, nature and property.

The Heat is On, and it’s Time to Prepare

Written by | August 20th, 2012

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Whether you look globally or locally, the last several months featured heat, heat and more heat. And with a renowned NASA scientist saying this is part of a new trend toward warmer summers, how can we prepare?

Can a Monkey Move From Climate Change?

Written by | July 13th, 2012

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Roughly 9% of mammals will not be able to keep pace with a changing climate, according to a recent study. Find out why, and how the research might help improve conservation planning.

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?

Building a Model Future in Melanesia

Written by | April 20th, 2012

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Learn how building a 3D model is helping an island community in Papua New Guinea to plan for the impacts of climate change and ensure its survival.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 16

Written by | March 16th, 2012

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Nemo is going deaf because of climate change?

  1. Here are 6 ways that climate change is impacting animals. (TreeHugger)
  2. Air pollution could become China’s biggest health threat. (Guardian)
  3. Squid have eyes the size of soccer balls, and now we know why. (Wired)
  4. How packaged foods are making girls hyper. (Scientific American)
  5. “Extraordinary” study shows crocs have strongest bite ever measured, may rival T. rex. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 9

Written by | February 9th, 2012

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Looking for the worst possible Valentine’s Day present? It might be that new flower.

  1. The global ice melt from the past decade would flood the entire U.S. (TreeHugger)
  2. Wild salmon are not holding up a new study suggests. (Green)
  3. A newly discovered relative of the ‘corpse flower,’ smells like … (National Geographic)
  4. The Americas are on a collisions course with Eurasia, will create next supercontinent. (NPR)
  5. Do we finally know why zebras evolved their black and white stripes? (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 13

Written by | January 13th, 2012

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Is climate change create a new batch of super animals?

  1. New app will let you monitor home energy use, turn devices off remotely. (TreeHugger)
  2. Birds are flying faster because of climate change, but will it last? (Discovery News)
  3. Climate change may make lizards smarter, if they don’t go extinct. (Mongabay)
  4. A newly discovered lemur climbs out of hiding in Madagascar. (msnbc)
  5. Tourists found a “white,” albino-like penguin in Antarctica. (National Geographic)
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