Tag: Bolivia

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 21

Written by | January 21st, 2011

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These cool green links have gone to the birds, and lions:

  1. Birds are sending messages to each other by using plastic in their nests. (BBC)
  2. A newly found pterosaur fossil shows a mother with a preserved egg. (National Geographic)
  3. Thailand is closing some diving sites to protect corals. (Green)
  4. Here’s a gallery of 8 beautiful bioluminescent creatures from the sea. (Wired)
  5. 25 ex-circus lions are being airlifted from Bolivia to Colorado. (Treehugger)

The Noel Kempff Climate Action Project: The Conservancy Responds to a Greenpeace Report

Written by | October 15th, 2009

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Thirteen years ago, The Nature Conservancy teamed up with Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza, American Electric Power Company, BP America and Pacificorp to buy out four logging concessions adjacent to Bolivia’s Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. In addition to protecting almost 832,000 hectares of forest habitat and doubling the size of the national park, this […]

A Clarion Call: Fight Climate Change by Protecting Forests

Written by | October 7th, 2009

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Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. Over the last few months, I have been participating in a bipartisan commission — The Commission on Climate and Tropical Forests — that is focused on the connections between climate policy here in the United States and protecting tropical forests. The commission comprises some of […]

What Do Conservation and Policy Have to Do With Each Other?

Written by | August 13th, 2009

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Here’s a guest post from Rane Cortez, one of The Nature Conservancy’s policy advisors on reducing emissions from deforestation, who is back in Bonn for more international climate negotiations. Rane Cortez: It seems like just yesterday that I was here for the “Bonn II” round of international climate negotiations earlier this year. When we came […]

5 Questions: Design for a Living World

Written by | June 12th, 2009

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Isaac Mizrahi, Alaska, kicky pumps, salmon leather. Stumped? OK, let’s try another one: Kate Spade, Bolivia, handbags, palm leaves. No? How about Maya Lin, red maple, Maine? Such Riddle-of-the-Sphinx juxtapositions define Design for a Living World, an exhibition now showing at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City through January 4, 2010. The exhibition, organized […]

Dispatch from Bonn: Training for REDD Helps Countries Get Ready

Written by | June 8th, 2009

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Forest Carbon Policy Advisor Rane Cortez tells us about getting the world ready to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation through workshops and online trainings, and how these trainings relate to the climate negotiations underway now in Bonn: Here at the UN climate negotiations in Bonn, there is a lot of talk about “getting ready […]

Dispatch From Bonn: A Pathway to REDD Success

Written by | June 4th, 2009

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BONN, Germany — The Nature Conservancy’s forest carbon team hosted an event here at the Bonn climate talks this week to present an innovative proposal on how to reduce emissions from global deforestation — a crucial part of effectively addressing climate change. I sat down with the team to get their perspectives on the proposal […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 20

Written by | April 20th, 2009

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It’s a dewy green morning here, but not so much in the Brazilian Amazon, where forest destruction has led to nighttime dew loss, which has led to declines in rodents, which has led to… well, read on for the rest of this cascading calamity. But never fear, there is some hope in this morning’s top green […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 13

Written by | April 13th, 2009

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While you’re nursing a candy hangover and wondering where you, too, can get a Portuguese water spaniel puppy, we spent the night gathering the freshest green news from around the Internets for you! So how about handing over some of your candy… Do Scooters Pollute More Than Hummers? That’s a claim made in a Chicago […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 9

Written by | April 9th, 2009

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We’re covering the globe today… from Australia to Bolivia to Oregon to the depths of the ocean, here are the top green news stories you should read. Australia Holds the Grim Distinction… of being the place scientists point to for evidence of climate change. Drought, wildfires, heat waves and agricultural collapse plague the country, and […]

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