Category: South America

ChinAfricAmericAsia: Conservation Beyond Borders

Written by | October 19th, 2011

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Charles Bedford looks at how we’re planning on advancing conservation in China with an ambitious new initiative called Conservation Beyond Borders.

The Board in Brazil: Misconceptions and Vital Lessons

Written by | September 16th, 2011

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A trip to the Amazon tested the knowledge of some of the Conservancy’s leaders but confirmed the importance of the work we’re doing there, in the U.S. and around the world.

Amazon Deforestation and the Great Forest Code Debate

Written by | August 15th, 2011

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Uncertainty over the new Forest Code rules is one factor leading to a bad year for deforestation. A new grant to The Nature Conservancy is one factor that should help combat it.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 20

Written by | July 20th, 2011

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Green news time– go!

  1. Want to save tigers? Here’s how. (Mongabay)
  2. Investment in clean technology is on the decline, but there’s still hope for the future. (CleanTechnica)
  3. You already knew that melting sea ice is forcing polar bears to swim longer distances, but just how far they’re swimming may come as a surprise. (Green)
  4. Gangs of monkeys looking for snacks are wreaking havoc in Rio de Janeiro. (Treehugger)
  5. The whitebark pine faces extinction, thanks to pests and climate change. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 21

Written by | June 21st, 2011

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The longest day of the year means you shouldn’t have any trouble getting through all 5 of our cool green news links:

  1. West Palm Beach is drying up… the city says there’s only enough water in the reservoir to last a few weeks. (Treehugger)
  2. Hear what children in Ecuador have to say about growing up in the Amazon rainforest. (BBC)
  3. This headline says it all: “Ocean prognosis: mass extinction“. (Mongabay)
  4. Once you’ve started eating bugs (see yesterday’s news), why not eat weeds too? (The Daily Green)
  5. New LED-equipped fishing nets could cut down on the 7 million metric tons of bycatch (wasted fish). (Good Clean Tech)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 16

Written by | June 16th, 2011

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Whales and foxes and monkeys, oh my!

  1. Two very dedicated New Yorkers have mapped every one of Central Park’s 19,000+ trees. (Treehugger)
  2. You might have a climate crisis if… (NRDC, via Grist)
  3. Want to have fun like a whale, fox or monkey? Here’s how. (Wired)
  4. After years of community opposition, Peru cancels a massive dam project in the Madre de Dios River. (Mongabay)
  5. NOAA predicts that the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone will be bigger than ever this year. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 15

Written by | June 15th, 2011

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Today’s green news features American consumers, Australian scientists and Amazon farmers:

  1. A Pennsylvania school district saves $$ and cuts carbon by hiring sheep to mow their lawns. (Treehugger)
  2. Americans “don’t have a clue” about the top green brands on the market. (Green Biz)
  3. Solar employs more people than steel, which means green jobs are a reality. (Grist)
  4. Can sustainable palm oil plantations actually help preserve the Amazon? (YaleE360)
  5. A group of Australian scientists are trying to clarify the climate change conversation. (Dot Earth)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 2

Written by | June 2nd, 2011

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What’s going on with frogs, penguins and clownfish these days? Funny you should ask…

  1. Can social networks save the world’s amphibians? (Wired)
  2. Less packaging could be coming to your favorite product soon. (Green)
  3. The mystery of how penguins stay warm when they huddle is revealed with this time-lapse video. (BBC)
  4. A controversial ‘mega dam’ has been approved for development in the Brazilian Amazon. (Mongabay)
  5. Say what? Scientists report clownfish are going deaf from ocean acidification. (Treehugger)

Two Floods

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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Bob Bendick looks at massive damage in Colombia and the U.S. and wonders why only the developing nation is using science-based risk analysis to prepare for the next flood.

Nature Photo of the Week: Rainbow Falls

Written by | May 20th, 2011

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Blue sky, a tremendous waterfall and a brilliant rainbow… what more could a person ask for? Flickr user gdcall14 captured this incredible shot at Iguazu Falls in Brazil—thanks for sharing it with The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you—at my.nature.org. And get inspired […]

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