Tag: Adaptation

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 14

Written by | January 14th, 2014

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Emperor penguins are climbing cliffs to avoid climate change and forest elephants are making it rain in today’s #greennews.

  1. Four colonies of iconic emperor penguins were spotted climbing cliffs to avoid increasingly rampant ice melt. (Mother Nature Network
  2. Tropical forests play a large role in precipitation around the world and in Congo, they’re bolstered by the eating & excreting of the forest elephant. (BBC)
  3. A recent MIT study projects that 52% of the world’s population in 2050 will live in water-stressed areas. (Treehugger)

Two Villages: Notes from the Climate Change Frontline in Papua New Guinea

Written by | April 17th, 2013

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Charles Bedford visits two small villages in Papua New Guinea where climate change is already changing lives — and communities are already adapting.

Considering Climate Change from a Country on Fire

Written by | February 7th, 2013

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Three recent events have made Australia a flashpoint for the global discussion around severe weather, and Michael Looker, the Conservancy’s Australia program director, offers three solutions to coping with a changing climate.

Nature Brains: Doing Conservation in the Face of Climate Change

Written by | May 14th, 2012

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Conservation has been working for decades to protect specific species, habitats and places. But will climate change ruin all that work? How do you account for global warming in conservation planning?

Building a Model Future in Melanesia

Written by | April 20th, 2012

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Learn how building a 3D model is helping an island community in Papua New Guinea to plan for the impacts of climate change and ensure its survival.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 25

Written by | June 24th, 2011

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Cool Green Friday!

  1. Solar and wind developers are making use of abandoned lands known as “brownfields.” (YaleE360)
  2. Play a video game and solve climate change. Really, it’s that simple. (Treehugger)
  3. One of the world’s oddest animals might have trouble adapting to climate change. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Victory in the Serengeti! The Tanzania government cancels plans to build a road through the park. (Mongabay)
  5. The Arizona wildfire hasn’t been kind to endangered wildlife. (HuffPostGreen)

Naturally Endowed Frog Signals Nature’s Resilience in California Forest

Written by | March 11th, 2011

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There are roughly 5,000 species of frogs and toads, only two have this particular appendage. Find out why they do, and why their reappearance is so important for the Garcia River.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 18

Written by | February 18th, 2011

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Before you start your 3-day weekend check out these 5 cool links:

  1. “Toxic avenger” fish have adapted to survive in horribly polluted waters. (NPR)
  2. Before you open that new box of Tagalongs: Are Girl Scout cookies killing orangutans? (Grist)
  3. Biodiversity in the Grand Canyon is being threatened by demand for uranium. (Guardian Eco)
  4. A tiny island’s invasive “killing machine” has finally been captured. (Treehugger)
  5. Go inside the mystery of the missing moon trees. (Wired Science)

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.

Climate Change: Time to Respond with Conservation

Written by | June 7th, 2010

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The evidence for climate change is strong — and REDD and ecosystem-based adaptation should be part of the response, argues the Conservancy’s Evan Girvetz.

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