Category: Policy

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 16

Written by | July 16th, 2012

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Monday already? That was quick.

  1. A new report says cars are killer, and also make us fat. (Treehugger)
  2. A New York river has been reborn! (The Daily Green)
  3. Plastic bags: to ban or tax? (GreenBiz)
  4. Apple has rejoined the green certification program it just quit. (EcoGeek)
  5. Newsflash: Protecting coral reefs actually protects coral reefs. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 9

Written by | July 9th, 2012

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On this dreary Monday morning, there’s at least one reason to celebrate…

  1. It’s less hot today, guys! Climate change is over!!!! (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  2. Apple pulls out of a federal green certification program. (Treehugger)
  3. Ocean acidification is the biggest threat to the health of coral reefs. (Guardian)
  4. We’re throwing billions of dollars’ worth of precious metals in the trash– and harming the planet in the process. (Triple Pundit)
  5. Taking the rest of the summer off to go to farm camp. See ya! (Grist)

Conservation Is Patriotic

Written by | July 5th, 2012

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Is protection of the environment a partisan issue? Not at all. Our lead scientist for conservation in North America explains why.

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)

Road to Rio: What to Expect From Rio+20

Written by | June 15th, 2012

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Not sure what Rio+20 is all about and what might happen there? We talk to Glenn Prickett, our Chief External Affairs Officer, to get an inside look at the conference and what The Conservancy hopes to achieve there.

Hold the Line

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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The Farm Bill should be passed as it stands. We need to be able to agree that healthy lands and waters are essential to the productivity of agriculture and forest lands.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. The idea of “natural capital” is catching on in these ten African nations. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s so partisan about sea-level rise? (Grist)
  3. Google’s bringing Street View to hiking trails. (Treehugger)
  4. In the United Kingdom, “eco-funerals” are on the rise. (Guardian)
  5. The EPA is partnering with the US Department of Health and Human Services to stress the connection between air quality and health. (Scientific American)

 

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 4

Written by | June 4th, 2012

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Catch a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. “We spent the 20th century protecting nature from people, and we will spend the 21st century protecting nature for people,”chief external affairs officer Glenn Prickett tells Thomas Friedman. (New York Times)
  2. Warm weather is turning the Arctic tundra into forests. (DotEarth)
  3. Human life is leaving a big impact on Earth– is the rest of outer space up next? (Grist)
  4. In one southern state, a new bill could bar the use of climate change models in projecting sea level rise. (The Daily Green)
  5. Without nuclear power, Japan will have to reassess its ability to reduce carbon emissions. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 25

Written by | May 25th, 2012

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This Memorial Day weekend, impress your fellow beach-goers and BBQers with your knowledge of all things green.

  1. Climate change in US cities: it’s gonna be killer (in the literal sense). (Treehugger)
  2. On the other hand, this once-rare butterfly is thriving, thanks to the warming planet. (Scientific American)
  3. In Japan, a “fugitive” penguin is back in captivity nearly three months after its escape. (Guardian)
  4. Are we at risk for another Dust Bowl? (Care2)
  5. Los Angeles is now the largest American city to ban plastic bags. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 28

Written by | March 28th, 2012

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Do you like luxury?

  1. Apparently, there’s a Ferrari hybrid in the works. (Gas2)
  2. This map will show you just how dirty your air is. (Treehugger)
  3. The US Army gives up on LEED, but not on green building in general. (EcoGeek)
  4. Here’s how to make solar even more sustainable. (GreenBiz)
  5. Even with a changing climate, we can still fight food insecurity. (Scientific American)
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