Category: Indigenous Communities

The Green Buzz: Monday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2013

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As the weather warms up, so too does the green news on climate change…

  1. If we carry on as usual, climate change will bring water shortages in major U.S. cities. (Bloomberg)
  2. By the 2020s, NYC could see heat-wave deaths rise by 20 percent (thanks again to climate change). (The Guardian)
  3. You know it’s bad when people wish for fire ants instead of the newly invasive ‘crazy ants.’ (MNN)
  4. What the frack do we know? Turns out, not a lot. (Grist)
  5. Landmark ruling in Indonesia gives millions of hectares of forests to Indigenous people. (Mongabay)

Two Villages: Notes from the Climate Change Frontline in Papua New Guinea

Written by | April 17th, 2013

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Charles Bedford visits two small villages in Papua New Guinea where climate change is already changing lives — and communities are already adapting.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Bill McKibben

Written by | April 11th, 2013

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Our CEO Mark Tercek speaks with writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben about his thoughts on the Keystone XL pipeline, how environmental organizations can get more done and what he would do if he had Mark’s job leading the Conservancy.

Farming Carbon with Fire: Helping Northern Australia Restore Natural Burn Patterns

Written by | January 17th, 2013

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Dr. Michael Looker shares some big news from Fish River Station and what it could mean for Indigenous Australians and traditional fire regimes across the north.

‘You Help Everybody’: In Alaska, Giving Wild Salmon Is Tradition

Written by | December 21st, 2012

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In Alaska, the holidays are not the only time of year people give back. Catching salmon – and sharing it with others – is at the center of everyday life.

Championing Conservation in Australia

Written by | November 30th, 2012

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As The Nature Conservancy in Australia embarks on a new chapter, its director, Dr. Michael Looker, reflects on the past and future of a life in conservation.

Raja Ampat 2012: Meet the Team

Written by | November 14th, 2012

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Meet Naftali and Wahab, two locals who gave up harmful fishing practices to make a difference for their Raja Ampat communities.

Raja Ampat 2012: Innovative Approaches to Marine Conservation

Written by | October 31st, 2012

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Learn how an agreement between local communities and Sea Sanctuaries Trust is protecting some of the most famous and popular reefs for divers that visit Raja Ampat.

Reducing Risk and Providing for People in a Changing World

Written by | October 12th, 2012

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A changing world is squeezing the coastal and forest-dwelling communities that need nature to survive. How can we help protect these people and nature?

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.

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