Category: Forests

People Taking Care of Salmon in Alaska’s Tongass: And How They Take Care of Us

Written by | September 14th, 2012

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A new stream project allows wild Alaskan salmon to travel freely for the first time in decades.

A Scientist’s Australian Reserve, for Nature and Family

Written by | August 28th, 2012

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Taking care of nature isn’t just a job for James Fitzsimons. In addition to directing conservation efforts for the Conservancy in Australia, he runs his own nature reserve that’s home to a wide range of interesting creatures. Take a look.

Heavy Lifting in a Salmon Stream: Alaska’s Tongass Forest Restores Habitat

Written by | August 27th, 2012

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This is the heart of the coastal temperate rainforest – a lush and green place known for giant trees, placid estuaries brimming with marine life and cascading salmon streams.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 22

Written by | June 22nd, 2012

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More like “hot green morning,” am I right, East-Coasters?

  1. Our marine scientist Stephanie Wear says Rio+20 is “a time to make bold commitments.” (Care2)
  2. A new study argues that tropical deforestation accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions, which is actually less than previously thought. (Mongabay)
  3. Why did President Obama–and so many other world leaders– skip Rio+20? (DotEarth)
  4. Almost two-thirds of Americans don’t know what fracking is. (Treehugger)
  5. This is what climate change looks like. (Huffington Post Green)

Indonesian President Calls for a Green Economy

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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World leaders increasingly recognize that investing in nature is fundamentally necessary for a healthy, equitable and prosperous world.

Beneath the Mists: Loggers and Conservationists Can Be Allies

Written by | May 14th, 2012

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Can tropical forests be logged sustainably and still maintain their incredibly rich biodiversity and benefits to people? A new study published in the journal Conservation Letters provides evidence that with smart forest management, the answer can be “yes.”

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 27

Written by | April 27th, 2012

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Happy Arbor Day! Save a tree and get some green news online.

  1. Celebrate Arbor Day by reading a history of the movement and a look at the current threats. (Huffington Post)
  2. An prominent activist exposing illegal logging was murdered by a Cambodian police officer. (Guardian)
  3. Tiny sharks, about the size of your hand, glow in the dark for camouflage. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. You won’t believe what animal is being blamed for captive killer whale deaths. (TreeHugger)
  5. Is there a new invasive species to worry about in the Gulf and Southeast US? (Washington Post)

 

Reflections on 50 Years of Burning in The Nature Conservancy

Written by | April 26th, 2012

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In 1962, Dr. Don Lawrence set out to do what never had been done before at the Conservancy: he was going to burn nature to save it.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 11

Written by | April 11th, 2012

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Isn’t technology grand?

  1. An electric DeLorean is in the works (time travel not included). (EcoGeek)
  2. Here’s more on the connection between climate change and wacky weather. (DotEarth)
  3. A new study says shrinking numbers of large predators wreak havoc on forest ecosystems. (YaleE360)
  4. Might want to double-check– are you buying illegally harvested wood? (Mongabay)
  5. Research links pesticides to declining bee populations. (Grist)

Goodnight Stars’ Twinkling Light, Goodnight Clean Water, Burning Bright

Written by | March 21st, 2012

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Can conservation make people feel better? Our freshwater scientist shares how one micro sewage treatment plant improves the lives of a small community in Brazil.

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