Category: Grasslands

In Australia, Conserving Land and Tradition

Written by | January 24th, 2011

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A new partnership promises to conserve habitat for wildlife, provide sustainable livelihoods for people and return 450,000 acres to its traditional owners.

Battling Back From ‘Extinction’

Written by | January 18th, 2011

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As a child he read that they were gone forever. Thirty years later he watched three of them run past his feet in the wild. Matt Miller tells an amazing tale of recovery and hope.

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.

Building a Green China

Written by | October 7th, 2010

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We spent four years developing a blueprint for conservation in China. The director of the Conservancy’s China program explains that it can succeed thanks to support from some very powerful people.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 13

Written by | July 13th, 2010

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It’s the perfect summer day for some refreshing cool green news:

  1. Did you catch our Kansas state director on Sunday’s Good Morning America? If not, watch it now! (ABC News)
  2. IKEA goes incandescent-free starting next month. (CleanTechnica)
  3. The Obama administration issues another moratorium on deep-sea drilling. (AFP, via Grist)
  4. Recycling plastic: It’s complicated. (MSNBC.com)
  5. 2010 is, and will probably continue to be, a crazy smoking hot year. (The Vine)

New Study: Biodiversity Continues to Decline Worldwide

Written by | April 29th, 2010

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A new study co-authored by a Nature Conservancy scientist says biodiversity worldwide continues to decline, despite an international pledge to slow such losses.

A Favorite Earth Song List — What Are Yours?

Written by | April 22nd, 2010

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Jeff Opperman returns with a new top 10 (actually, top 14) song list for Earth Day — read it and leave your favorites in the comments section!

Strike of the Dzud: How Conservation Can Help Mongolia’s Herders

Written by | April 19th, 2010

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50% of all Mongolia’s livestock could be dead by spring — victims of a drought-freeze punch known as a dzud. How could grassland conservation help herders cope with such climate-change intensified phenomena?

Insurance. Grasslands. What Could They Have in Common?

Written by | April 15th, 2010

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An insurance scheme in northern Kenya protects traditional herders there against drought. But including grassbanks might make it even better, says the Conservancy’s Eddie Game.

Spring on the Wing: Can You Hear It?

Written by | March 29th, 2010

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Spring comes in signs — and for the Conservancy’s Dustin Solberg, that means migrating birds. So which bird means spring to you?

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