Category: Carbon Markets

Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Happy New Year!)

Written by | January 20th, 2012

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Find out 5 reasons why the Conservancy had a great Year of the Rabbit and why the Year of the Dragon could be even better for conservation in China.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 7

Written by | June 7th, 2011

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Our cool green news bites are E. coli-free, we promise:

  1. Some amazing volunteers are caring for stranded pilot whales in Florida. (The New York Times)
  2. Another argument in favor of carbon markets–they can help reduce forest fires. (Green Biz)
  3. Takeout food in California could get even better, if the styrofoam ban passes. (LA Times)
  4. A Belgian high-speed rail line is now also a 2-mile solar tunnel. (YaleE360)
  5. New study warns that global warming will disrupt food supplies aross the globe. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 31

Written by | March 31st, 2011

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Snowstorms in April are not very cool or green, but these 5 news links are:

  1. The future is carbon capture and sequestration, or “tucking carbon into the ground.” (The New York Times)
  2. Why have 7 major companies dropped their support of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative? (Green Biz)
  3. In case you missed Obama’s energy speech yesterday, here’s the re-hash. (Treehugger)
  4. Demand is up, but supply is down for the Toyota Prius. (LA Times)
  5. The best way to reduce your exposure to BPA? Stop eating canned foods. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 25

Written by | January 25th, 2011

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Get your green news in 5 easy links:

  1. The Northeast is the new Artic. Brrrr. (The New York Times)
  2. Dow’s collaboration with the Conservancy is “a small step for a company, a giant leap for critters of all kinds,” says Joel Makower. (Green Biz)
  3. Cyber-thieves hack the Czech carbon registry and make off with $38 million in carbon credits. (Mongabay)
  4. REDD needs to focus on the needs of local people, says a new report. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. One of Obama’s top climate and energy advisers is stepping down–what impact will her departure have? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 14

Written by | December 14th, 2010

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Being green isn’t always easy, but at least you have 5 cool news links to help you get there:

  1. Indoor skiing: Is it really that bad for the environment? (Treehugger)
  2. China, Europe and the U.S. black market on an ozone-depleting refrigerant gas…it’s a complicated, but frightening, tale. (YaleE360)
  3. We try to steer clear of loaded political questions, but Andy Revkin asks it: does science need more Republicans? (Dot Earth)
  4. The dark side of nature and wildlife TV shows comes to light. (Mongabay)
  5. This animal is considered the “quintessential example of megafaunal fortitude in the face of really bad weather.” Impressive, heh? (The New York Times)

Scary Math

Written by | December 9th, 2010

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The impact humans have on the earth’s resources can be calculated by a simple equation, basic arithmetic. Eddie Game looks at the numbers and finds a frightening solution.

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.

Using the Outback for Carbon Cutbacks

Written by | October 21st, 2010

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The director of The Nature Conservancy’s Australia program explains why that country is a major player in fighting climate change, and how some simple changes could make it even more effective.

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.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 9

Written by | June 9th, 2010

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Would you find this Cool Green Morning more attractive if we doused it in men’s cologne, jaguar-style?

  1. Here are five really great things that cap-and-trade has done for you already. (CleanTechnica)
  2. We might never figure out just how badly wildlife in the Gulf have been affected by the spill. (Mongabay)
  3. So this is weird: jaguars are into fancy men’s cologne. (DotEarth)
  4. A new study says that population growth and wealth capital might be most significant drivers for the spread of invasive species. (Treehugger)
  5. The US General Services Administration just named its first chief greening officer, which hopefully means greener government buildings in the near future. (GreenerBuildings)
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