Category: Interviews

Just 20 Inches Could Make a Disastrous Difference

Written by | January 3rd, 2012

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Half a meter in sea-level rise due to climate change — what damage could that little bit do to a crowded coastline? A lot, says a new study coauthored by Nature Conservancy scientists.

Talking Water With Kristen Bell

Written by | October 10th, 2011

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The actress (Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and activist talks to us about one of the most important issues facing the planet and what motivated her to take up the cause.

Sanjayan at the Aspen Environment Forum

Written by | May 27th, 2011

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This week our lead scientist Sanjayan will speak at the forum about environmental challenges facing planet Earth. What does he think can help? Watch this video for a preview.

Nature Brains: 5 Questions for Jeff DeQuattro on the Gulf

Written by | April 22nd, 2011

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Jeff DeQuattro, our coastal projects manager in Alabama, talks about the health of the Gulf of Mexico today, the weirdest thing he saw wash up after the oil spill, and the nastiest part of restoring oyster reefs.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 7

Written by | December 7th, 2010

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What’s hiding on your pantry shelves…perhaps something cool and green?

  1. Wildlife crossings have come a long way from the narrow tunnel under the highway…check out these design finalists. (Treehugger)
  2. Is Jonathan Franzen’s new book Freedom, which features a fictional Nature Conservancy employee, the Silent Spring of today? (Grist)
  3. China beats the United States in these 7 green technologies. (Green Biz)
  4. Alaskan wildlfires are burning more intensely due to climate change, says a new study. (Green)
  5. Better check your cupboards for ‘undiscovered’ species of flowering plants…scientists think there could be as many as 35,000 out there. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 14

Written by | September 14th, 2010

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Some days, all you need are 5 cool green links. Everything else will be just fine.

  1. A fanged frog? How about a frog with an inflatable nose? See this cool slideshow of 10 strange new frog species. (Treehugger)
  2. This week in Congress: will the EPA be thwarted in its bid to regulate greenhouse gas emissions? (The Vine)
  3. A Climate Corps comes up with $350 million in energy efficiency savings. (Green Biz)
  4. Have Gulf habitats escaped worst-case scenario predictions from the spill? (The New York Times)
  5. Get the skinny on the World Bank’s first clean-energy czar. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 15

Written by | April 15th, 2010

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We can’t help with your tax problems, but we can help you with that whole “needing the day’s best green news” thing:

  1. Watch our lead scientist Sanjayan talk about northern white rhinos on this morning’s The Today Show. (MSNBC.com)
  2. Major League Baseball kicks off a major conservation and greenhouse-gas reduction program. (CleanTechnica)
  3. What happens if California’s climate law gets put on hold? (Grist)
  4. The GOP might be interested in getting on board with energy reform. That would be nice. (Treehugger)
  5. A new movement encourages pharmaceutical companies to make drugs that are just as safe for the environment as they are for people. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 15

Written by | December 15th, 2009

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Check out the Top 5 green news stories we’re seeing on the web this morning: The site of a former brothel in Nevada could become a free-roaming river and sanctuary for wildlife, with restoration help from The Nature Conservancy (NYTimes). Besides the big climate summit, Copenhagen is a city known for its biking culture. So it makes […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, Sept. 21

Written by | September 21st, 2009

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We take the morning’s green news by the horns here at Cool Green Science — including a great story about Central Asia’s saiga antelope (above), being brought back from the brink of extinction by good old-fashioned conservation: European leaders are openly questioning whether the United States has the political will to address climate change, reports […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 15

Written by | September 15th, 2009

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There might not be much hope for the Goose Creek milkvetch, but at least you can now heat your home with an ethanol fireplace. Read on for that and weightier topics like sunspots, the Peruvian Amazon conflict and REDD (one of the most important strategies in fighting climate change, says Conservancy president Mark Tercek). Goose Creek milkvetch (pictured […]

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