Tag: Atlantic Forest

60 Seconds with Edenise Garcia

Written by | October 16th, 2012

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Amazon conservation is her area of expertise, Alaskan malamutes are her favorite dogs–meet a Conservancy scientist helping lower global deforestation and secure indigenous rights.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 15

Written by | August 15th, 2012

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Well, it’s not a cool summer, but it definitely is a Cool Green Morning.

  1. First the drought and now pesticide-resistant insects wreak havoc on Midwest corn. (Grist)
  2. The once-spacious and now-fragmented Atlantic Forest in Brazil holds little hope for species’ survival. (Green)
  3. Are great white sharks off the western U.S. coast endangered? Environmental groups think so. (Washington Post)
  4. Union Pacific is testing clean diesel trains in California. (Treehugger)
  5. Bill Gates’ Foundation backs solar-powered…toilet? (Scientific American)

The Lorax: Planting the Seed of Conservation

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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Did your love of nature spring from the stump of a truffula tree? One Nature Conservancy employee shares the books — and family members — that introduced him to a career in conservation.

Plant a Billion Trees: Q&A With Fernando Veiga

Written by | December 22nd, 2010

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A large contribution is coming thanks to Google’s Chrome for a Cause community. Find out how many trees will be planted and learn more about our Plant a Billion Trees campaign.

From Forest to Toilet Paper… and Back Again

Written by | July 30th, 2009

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When nature calls, how do you respond? Just 2 percent of us in the United States use 100 percent recycled toilet paper at home, according to a recent New York Times article on the “Charmin effect”. Yet somewhere in the neighborhood of 70 percent of people recycle other products regularly.  We buy local when possible, […]

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