Category: Brazil

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 5

Written by | January 5th, 2011

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Cool Green Morning: The “But What Does It All Mean??” edition.

  1. Dead birds are now falling out of the sky in Sweden, and dead fish are washing up on Maryland, Brazil and New Zealand shores. (Huffington Post)
  2. The Atlantic Ocean is warming. Just ask its corals. (Mongabay)
  3. This crazy hornet creates its own solar power…with its skin. (National Geographic)
  4. It’s not just honeybees on the decline. A new report says a number of bee species are in peril. (Grist)
  5. The EPA released updated guidelines for cleaning up broken CFLs. (Green House)

Plant a Billion Trees: Q&A With Fernando Veiga

Written by | December 22nd, 2010

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A large contribution is coming thanks to Google’s Chrome for a Cause community. Find out how many trees will be planted and learn more about our Plant a Billion Trees campaign.

What the Green Breakthrough in Brazil Means

Written by | October 8th, 2010

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The loser in Brazil’s recent presidential election scores a win for the environment— our director of conservation strategies in South America explains.

Amazon Deforestation: Crunch Time

Written by | September 3rd, 2010

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Is there really a link between the economy and levels of deforestation in the Amazon? David Cleary, our director of conservation strategies in South America, looks at that relationship and some interesting trends in Brazil.

James Cameron, Celebrity and How Not to Save the Amazon

Written by | May 20th, 2010

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How can celebrities productively engage a cause? One case study how not to do it: James Cameron’s recent protests in Brazil against a proposed new dam there, says the Conservancy’s David Cleary.

Stopping Deforestation on the Amazonian Frontier

Written by | May 18th, 2010

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How do you transform a Brazilian municipality from a lawless hotspot of deforestation into a leader in Amazon conservation? It’s complicated — but the Conservancy’s helped make it happen, says Jonathan Hoekstra.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 5

Written by | May 5th, 2010

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! They may not be as tasty as tacos, margaritas and all that good stuff, but why not celebrate with these cinco great green links?

  1. Wait a minute– could the Gulf oil spill make an energy bill less likely to happen? (The Vine)
  2. Since we humans heated up this here planet, can our geoengineering technologies cool it down? (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. A new study says that half of the Amazon could be gone by 2050. (Treehugger)
  4. Learn more about the oil containment strategies– like domes and relief wells– about to be deployed to the Gulf. (Green)
  5. Chocolate, styrofoam and human body fat are three of the weirdest potential alternative energy sources ever…but hey, whatever works. (The Daily Green)

Good News on Amazon Deforestation….Maybe

Written by | March 8th, 2010

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Deforestation rates in Brazil’s Amazon dropped 45% last year over 2008′s figures, continuing a five-year trend. But don’t celebrate just yet, says the Conservancy’s David Cleary.

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