Category: Markets

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.

Conservation and Self-Interest: Second Thoughts

Written by | November 16th, 2010

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Talking about nature’s benefits to people — can that make conservation relevant again? Not by itself, says Conservancy scientist Eddie Game.

The Gulf Needs a Restoration Economy

Written by | November 5th, 2010

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Was the Gulf oil spill actually good for the region’s economy? Maybe in the short-term — but the Gulf needs a long-term restoration economy, says Conservancy scientist Jonathan Hoekstra.

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)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 21

Written by | October 21st, 2010

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Need a good argument for why people should protect nature? We’ve got 5:

  1. Give farmers $1 billion to reduce water pollution and they’ll save you $6 billion on a wastewater treatment plant. (The New York Times)
  2. A new study says viewing nature scenes eases pain for cancer patients. (The Daily Green)
  3. The Gulf oil spill was good for America’s bottom line… which is weird, and still an argument for nature. (DotEarth)
  4. Will these 8 overlooked species be granted endangered status? (Wired)
  5. Cool photo! See this winner of the 2010 wildlife photographer of the year award. (BBC)

Pulling the Nets: Notes From a Summer of Salmon

Written by | August 30th, 2010

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The sockeye salmon fishing season in Alaska is over… read Conservancy staffer Dustin Solberg’s final thoughts from his stint working on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, aka the “‘center of the wild salmon universe.”

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 24

Written by | August 24th, 2010

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You’re getting cooler and greener every morning:

  1. Another casualty of climate change, via drought: global plant growth. (Green)
  2. How are digital cameras and cell phones getting national park visitors in trouble? (The New York Times)
  3. Here’s a round-up of some of the latest research on coral reefs. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. Can 5 Midwestern states keep Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Organic food sales are on the rise–so get educated with these 6 myth-busters about organics. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 19

Written by | August 19th, 2010

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Today we’re cool, green and smart. So let’s get on with it:

  1. 23 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles have been returned to their home in the Gulf. (Green)
  2. Can tracking the ecological impacts of consumerism make the world a greener place? (YaleE360)
  3. Get some smart home energy tips from a smart prof. (Dot Earth)
  4. And the smart folks at MIT are going to help us move beyond fossil fuels. (The New York Times)
  5. Climate change could benefit poor farmers, says a new study. Huh? (Conservation Journal Watch)

Despite Setback, the Senate Should Press Forward to Pass Climate Bill this Year

Written by | July 26th, 2010

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The situation looks grim, but the Conservancy’s director of U.S. climate change policy Eric Haxthausen gives us 3 reasons why the Senate should still take action.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 8

Written by | July 8th, 2010

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We journey around the world for today’s round-up of cool green news:

  1. From Russia, With Love: new nature reserves the size of Switzerland. (Treehugger)
  2. California: the first cage-free egg state. (The Daily Green)
  3. European News: banning the sale of illegaly logged wood. (Green)
  4. Gulf Update: the oil spill has some new online digs. (The New York Times)
  5. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: ocean acidification increases fish larvae death. (Conservation Journal Watch)
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