Category: Carbon Markets

Climate Change: Time to Respond with Conservation

Written by | June 7th, 2010

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The evidence for climate change is strong — and REDD and ecosystem-based adaptation should be part of the response, argues the Conservancy’s Evan Girvetz.

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, January 27

Written by | January 27th, 2010

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Here you go– the five coolest, greenest links on the web. Dig in!:

  1. The people of a tiny Alaskan village claim that fuel and utility companies are responsible for their home’s rapid erosion, and they’re taking two dozen of said companies to court to sue for relocation expenses. (New York Times)
  2. A new study says that the health benefits and air-quality improvements that could result from cutting carbon emissions would offset the actual cost of cutting carbon emissions. (The Vine)
  3. A grassroots “gray water” movement is inspiring Los Angeles residents to recycle and reuse household waste water. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. The latest Green Confidence Index shows that consumers want to go/buy green, but the state of the economy is why they’re not really doing any of that. (GreenBiz)
  5. Senators Kerry and Graham: bringin’ energy reform back. (Red, Green and Blue)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 14

Written by | January 14th, 2010

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Your daily dose of the 5 coolest and greenest news links online is ready and waiting:

  1. It’s a dream-world of magic… Obama’s green-energy revolution, that is. (Foreign Policy)
  2. Why does Apple keep resisting shareholder requests to report on emissions? (Environmental Leader)
  3. Endangered jaguars will now get habitat protection under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (NY Times)
  4. “Carbon tax” versus “carbon offset” — same policy, different name. So does using the “t-word” matter? (The Vine)
  5. Is that fish an ENFP or ISFJ? Personality testing of mosquito fish reveals clues about why they like to invade new territory. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 13

Written by | January 13th, 2010

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The following five links are guaranteed to add a significant chunk of “cool” and “green” to your Wednesday morning:

  1. EPA leader Lisa Jackson lists the agency’s priorities for 2010; tackling climate change is still way up there. (Treehugger)
  2. Who really needs a carbon market? Here’s a compelling argument for “everyone.” (Environmental Leader)
  3. A new study concludes that governments, not consumers, should be responsible for identifying and supporting sustainable fisheries. (New Scientist)
  4. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar says public lands will no longer serve as a “candy store” for oil and gas companies. (New York Times)
  5. Electric cars dominate Detroit’s North American International Auto Show. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 29

Written by | December 29th, 2009

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5 fascinating and fresh green stories…from the Internet, no less! Will rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere lead to louder oceans? (EcoGeek) Climate change is causing plants and animals to shift their habitat ranges — but will it be fast enough? (EcoWorldly) Carbon prices are falling on European markets — should governments set a price […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 21

Written by | December 21st, 2009

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The darkest day of the year — here are five hot green links from this morning to light the way: A Christmas tree made from 1,000 beer bottles in Shanghai (Inhabitat) Interesting map of Northern Hemisphere CO2 emissions trends and national pledges to cut those emissions (AP Climate Pool; hat tip: Clean Technica). Is the […]

Copenhagen 201: An Inside View on the Major Issues

Written by | December 7th, 2009

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As negotiators kick off two weeks of climate change talks in Copenhagen today, Duncan Marsh, director of international climate change policy for The Nature Conservancy, discusses in detail some of the key issues and news events that will surround the debate. For more on Copenhagen, be sure to check out our Copenhagen 101 feature. ***** […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 4

Written by | December 4th, 2009

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It was hard, so very hard — but we managed to put together a climate-email-controversy-free Cool Green Morning for you today, filled with birdfeeders that spur evolution and a Wright-Brothers moment for a solar plane. Enjoy your green weekend! That bird feeder you’re filling every week (or every day at our house) — it could […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2009

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Electric cars, open ocean fish farms, REDD, Google. From California to Denmark and Brazil to Alaska. Yes, we’re covering all the hot issues in all the hot places around this little planet of ours. Check it all out in Cool Green Morning. Google and Arnold Schwarzenegger make a formidable team: yesterday the Gov of California unveiled a new […]

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