Tag: Brazil

One Billion Trees: Expanding Global Forest Conservation

Written by | April 28th, 2014

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One billion trees. No doubt about it: that’s a lot of trees to plant. But the Earth’s forests are being cut and cleared at a rapid rate. Bill Toomey explains a major campaign to help restore those forests — and how you can help.

Por Favor, Brasil: Keep Debating, and You Can Change the World

Written by | January 30th, 2014

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Food. Water. Energy. All this situated within some of the most beautiful, productive and diverse ecosystems on the planet. That’s Brazil. And who can make the decisions to integrate all these needs and make wise decisions to shape the world? Brazilians, of course.

Harley-Davidson a New Partner in Conservation

Written by | August 26th, 2013

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What does a conservationist look like? Many wear motorcycle helmets, as proven by the new partnership between The Nature Conservancy and Harley-Davidson.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 11

Written by | July 11th, 2013

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From ugly animals to a national park on the moon, we’ve got your green news!

  1. Lorax wanted. Because Amazon deforestation has dramatically increased in countries outside of Brazil. (Mongabay)
  2. Pictures: Newly formed Ugly Animal Protection Society says these guys need saving, too. (Discovery News)
  3. Do we have to save one species over another to protect America’s wilderness? (NPR)
  4. Far out: U.S. lawmakers propose a national lunar park to protect artifacts left on the moon by NASA astronauts. (MNN)
  5. China and the U.S. have agreed to work together to capture carbon dioxide spewing from their respective power plants. (Bloomberg)

What Is the Future of Nature?

Written by | May 3rd, 2013

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By 2050, the Earth’s population is expected to exceed 9 billion, and our climate is changing at a rate even faster than anticipated. How can we continue to meet the needs of nature and people?

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, April 16

Written by | April 16th, 2013

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Green news! Get your green news here!

  1. Glow-in-the-dark pavement is both (a) super rad and (b) saves energy. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Science as art: nanostructures form to create amazing visuals — words don’t do these pics justice! (Wired)
  3. New species of porcupine found in Brazil… and it’s already listed as endangered. (TreeHugger)
  4. Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4? Slow sea-level rise by curbing 4 pollutants. (Discovery News)
  5. New law protects leatherback turtle nesting site in Puerto Rico. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 21

Written by | November 21st, 2012

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Before we’re outta here to celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s talk green news.

  1. Not so secret: The CIA has closed its climate change office. (Green)
  2. And the window of opportunity to do anything about climate change might also close soon, says a new report. (Huffington Post)
  3. Do you eat greek yogurt? The makers of this yummy stuff want the whey to go away. (NPR)
  4. Need a happy pill? New science says that being thankful all year long can help. (MNN)
  5. Remember this summer’s drought? Brazil exported quite a bit of corn to the U.S. to help offset the damage done. (Guardian)

Illuminating the Water-Forests-Power Connection

Written by | November 19th, 2012

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Though NBC’s Revolution is a work of fiction, there are many — too many — people here in the real world that rely on firewood as a source of light and fuel.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

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Hurricanes, Halloween — it’s been an eventful week. Let’s wrap it up with some green news.

  1. Move over, parrot. This elephant speaks Korean. (BBC Nature)
  2. DC-residents can soon shout “Electric taxi!” on street corners. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Wanna live in boulder or a conch shell? Check out these homes influenced by nature. (MNN)
  4. After Sandy, it’s hard to believe that most of the U.S. is still in drought. But it’s true. (Discovery)
  5. 9 new colorful tarantula species discovered in Brazil. (Scientific American)

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.

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