Tag: Biodiversity

Hong Kong and Conservation in the Urban Jungle

Written by | February 11th, 2013

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Charles Bedford, Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Asia-Pacific region, explains why conserving nature in Hong Kong is a bigger issue than you might think.

Science Journey to Loreto, Mexico: Sustainable Fishing, Part 3

Written by | January 2nd, 2013

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Storm’s a coming! Scientist Sheila Walsh encounters heavy rain, wind & clouds while doing research in the Gulf of California. Can healthy ecosystems help fisheries be more resilient to strong climate events?

Be It Resolved: Giving Thanks to Palau

Written by | November 30th, 2012

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After Palau’s National Congress honored the Conservancy with a resolution of thanks, our Charles Bedford drafted a resolution of his own.

Billions for Biodiversity (and Beaches)

Written by | October 25th, 2012

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Countries around the world have agreed to double their foreign aid for conservation by 2015. It’s great news for biodiversity and beaches around the world.

Feeling Stressed? Biodiversity Can Help

Written by | October 4th, 2012

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A lab experiment involving 3,500 beakers of microalgae sheds light on how ecosystems respond to stress like heat, and why biodiversity actually matters to conservation.

Beneath the Mists: Loggers and Conservationists Can Be Allies

Written by | May 14th, 2012

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Can tropical forests be logged sustainably and still maintain their incredibly rich biodiversity and benefits to people? A new study published in the journal Conservation Letters provides evidence that with smart forest management, the answer can be “yes.”

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?

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 24

Written by | April 24th, 2012

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We love green news and bright ideas…

  1. Philips unveils a new LED light bulb with a 20-year lifespan. (Discovery News)
  2. Wearable planters turn live plants into jewelry. (TreeHugger)
  3. Operation: find that albino orca! (Huffington Post Green)
  4. 30 biodiversity hotspots identified in the Mediterranean. (Guardian)
  5. Vertical gardens help bring greenery to cities. (The Daily Green)

Fat Fish, Sick Fishery?

Written by | March 5th, 2012

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Are fat fish a sign of golden times on the reef? Not likely, according to a new Conservancy study that finds fat fish are indicators of a fishery out of balance.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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It’s a bright, shiny green morning here:

  1. Climate scientists say Chicago will get warmer and wetter—and urban planners are taking heed of the warning. (The New York Times)
  2. Meanwhile, the Australia Climate Commission projects global sea-level rise will be higher than previously thought. (BBC)
  3. Get the latest update on declining bats, penguins and lemurs. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. How could fewer people mean LESS biodiversity in Mexico? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Barcodes on trees could help save rainforests in war-torn Liberia. (YaleE360)
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