Category: Forest Trade

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 5

Written by | May 5th, 2011

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate in green style:

  1. San Francisco teenagers are suing the government for failure to protect the Earth for future generations. (NY Times)
  2. Speaking of which: the latest predictions for world population growth could amount to serious environmental challenges. (Green)
  3. Forest protection takes one step forward in Indonesia, two steps back in Brazil. (EarthWatch)
  4. Take your lawn to a whole new level this year: go organic! (The Daily Green)
  5. Electronic medical records could cut 1.7 million tons of carbon emissions. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 7

Written by | April 7th, 2011

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These 5 green news links are worth a read:

  1. The Conservancy’s work with fishermen in California makes headlines. (Triple Pundit)
  2. American consumers are lazy, habitual and confused about how to go green–do you agree? (Green Biz)
  3. What will Richard Branson find at the bottom of the sea? (BBC)
  4. The disaster in Japan could result in more logging of Indonesia’s rainforests. (Mongabay)
  5. Oil will run out in 50 years… then what? (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)

The Nature Conservancy in 2010: A Big, Bold Year

Written by | January 31st, 2011

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Our 2010 highlights video showcases some incredible work—but what does it all mean? Conservancy senior scientist Jon Hoekstra digs deeper and finds what he thinks is the heart and soul of conservation.

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, January 4

Written by | January 4th, 2011

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Deforestation’s role in the Haiti earthquake and more jarring green news:

  1. Eating green goes beyond organic, local and vegetarian–this year, try a plate of invasive species. (The New York Times)
  2. And here’s a really good reason to: new research shows invasive species trigger mass extinctions. (National Science Foundation)
  3. Why 2010 was a good year for sharks. (Earth Watch)
  4. Erosion by deforestation and hurricanes could have triggered Haiti’s devasting 2010 earthquake. (Mongabay)
  5. The guest bedroom as metaphor for excess and unsustainability. (Treehugger)

Bitter and Sweet Dreams

Written by | December 17th, 2010

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Thanks to a decade-long partnership, The Nature Conservancy may help bring some responsible (and delicious) options to your Valentine’s Day wish list.

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.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 26

Written by | October 26th, 2010

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An (Ig) Nobel Prize winner tops our top 5 cool green news links today:

  1. First ask “why?” and then “why not?”: researchers collect whale snot via remote-controlled helicopter. (Planet Green)
  2. Is there a correlation between energy efficiency and political party? (Green)
  3. The sad (and absurd) effects of illegal wildlife smuggling. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. A new study makes no bones about what’s fueling deforestation in Madagascar. (BBC)
  5. Imogen Heap loves the Earth in her new crowd-sourced-nature-documentary-music-video-something-or-other. (Treehugger)

Business as Unusual: Growing Industry Support for Sustainable Forestry in Asia

Written by | September 24th, 2010

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Many business leaders in the forest products industry have changed attitudes and are now aligning their interests with conservationists. Are there lessons to be learned for the fishing, agricultural and mining industries?

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