Category: Ecosystem Services

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 19

Written by | December 19th, 2011

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It’s Monday. [Scuba] dive in and read some green news!

  1. The world’s coral reefs are in danger, but there is one anomaly: the Gardens of the Queen. (CBS News)
  2. The wine industry feels the effects of climate change. (Yale Environment 360)
  3. Should media companies that film the natural world re-invest their profits in conservation? (Scientific American)
  4. Some environmental groups use pressure tactics to get their point across. (Green)
  5. Boston attempts to filter diesel construction equipment. (Boston Globe)

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: The Journey Home

Written by | December 2nd, 2011

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Jo and Sangeeta reflect on a tiring and inspiring journey to the Raja Ampat Islands, where the team’s research will help protect both nature and people.

Small Fish Makes Big Splash

Written by | November 17th, 2011

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New harvest limits for menhaden has fish fans around the country smiling. But first — what the heck are menhaden, what’s the problem and why do we care?

The 4 Kings in 15 Days: The Raja Ampat Monitoring Expedition Blog

Written by | November 15th, 2011

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We’re leading an expedition to what may be the richest marine environment on Earth, home to over 1,400 species of fish and over 550 species of coral. Find out why we’re going.

In Indonesia, New Findings in the Race to Understand Reef Resilience

Written by | July 29th, 2011

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Many of the world’s coral reefs suffered through a massive bleaching event in late 2010. But there was a silver lining. Find out what it was and how it can help in the future.

Striking a Balance for Forests, from the Boreal to Borneo

Written by | July 20th, 2011

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Saving the world’s forests, and the species that depend on them, is very much like having relatives over for Thanksgiving dinner. The Conservancy’s Jack Hurd explains.

Nature Brains: What Does Blue Carbon Look Like?

Written by | July 19th, 2011

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New research indicates the color of our carbon storage matters. Nature Conservancy scientists take a closer look at blue carbon and find it’s looking better than green.

The Mississippi River Flood: A Louisiana Scientist’s View

Written by | May 19th, 2011

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The high waters of the Mississippi are coming to Louisiana — but can we stop these floods from happening in the future? Bryan Piazza, father, husband and Nature Conservancy ecologist in Louisiana, says using natural systems smartly can help.

Animal Extinction Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Written by | May 2nd, 2011

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New findings show that as more species become extinct, the human risk of infectious disease—such as Lyme—increases. Joe Kiesecker explains the science behind it.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 2

Written by | March 2nd, 2011

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Raise your hand if you love green news!

  1. Our president and CEO Mark Tercek writes about protecting nature through “radical collaboration.” (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Are humans the ultimate invasive species? (Dot Earth)
  3. Best Actress winner Natalie Portman’s green roots go way back. (Grist)
  4. The Congressional cafeteria takes huge strides backward, swapping composting and biodegradable packaging for styrofoam. (Treehugger)
  5. When was climate change– as we know it today– discovered? (Guardian Eco)
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