Category: The Caribbean

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 26

Written by | January 26th, 2011

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The weather outside is frightful, but these links are…somewhat less frightful than the weather.

  1. What we could probably all use about now: a volunteer eco-vacation in a nice, warm climate. (Treehugger)
  2. When it comes to climate change, birds have it exceptionally rough. (Green)
  3. Obama called for clean energy, high-speed rail in last night’s State of the Union address. (Grist)
  4. Four enviro documentaries are up for an Oscar this year. (The Daily Green)
  5. A new study says that natural gas might not be all that cleaner than other fossil fuels. (YaleE360)

5 Things the World Needs From Cancun

Written by | November 29th, 2010

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Last year’s climate change talks in Copenhagen left many disillusioned. How can they succeed this time? Our policy expert says to forget a comprehensive agreement and get these simpler things done.

Has the Curse of Copenhagen Been Dispelled?

Written by | November 5th, 2010

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Last year’s drama seemed a world away as the Climate Change convention’s COP10 led to a series of big wins for nature. Our director of international relations explains.

From Long Island to the Solomon Islands, Communities Tackle Climate Change

Written by | November 4th, 2009

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As UN negotiators from around the world gather in Barcelona this week to continue hammering out a global climate deal, the question of emissions reduction targets has grabbed center stage in the press. But even if all countries stopped emitting greenhouse gas pollution today, the impacts of climate change will be felt for years to […]

Eat Lionfish and Stop These Caribbean Reef Invaders

Written by | November 2nd, 2009

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My husband returns to the same reefs every year in the Bahamas, where he has been teaching a coral reef ecology class for the last 14 years. On his 2008 trip, he noticed that the reef fish were missing. The culprits were quickly identified — and during his 2009 course, he and his students were […]

Nature Photo of the Week: Curacao Scorpionfish

Written by | October 16th, 2009

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With so many great photos from our online community this week, it was hard to pick just one… but this curacao scorpionfish by Flickr user DiamondPete has a certain “now you see me, now you don’t” quality that’s just too alluring to pass up. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images, submitted to the […]

Hoping for a Hurricane? Coral Reefs Are

Written by | September 9th, 2009

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Having lived in the hurricane zone for most of the last decade, I have developed a bit of an addiction to The Weather Channel this time of year. Until recently, the general feeling around hurricane coverage and anticipation of hurricane season in the United States has been a fear of “the big one.”  Now, and […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2009

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Cool Green Morning, defined: 1) We find the most interesting 5 green links every weekday morning. 2) You look at them. What could be easier? Begin your half of the bargain below… Adapting to climate change will cost the world at least $100 billion per year by 2030, according to a new estimate by former […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 25

Written by | August 25th, 2009

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  From the serious (climate change in Africa, declining reef fish in the Caribbean) to the not-so-serious (carbon-friendly ice cream? robotic fish to help detect pollution?), our round-up of Cool Green Morning news is sure to help start your day off on a green foot. It’s the new robo-cop of the underwater world: scientists have […]

Helping Caribbean Coral Reef Managers Get Their Heads Above Water

Written by | July 23rd, 2009

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I should start by introducing myself — Stephanie Wear, Conservancy marine scientist and coral reef optimist. I just returned from Bonaire, where I co-led a coral reef resilience training for Caribbean reef managers. If you have never heard of Bonaire — an island territory that’s part of the Netherlands Antilles, just off the coast of […]

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