Tag: Brazil

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)

To Catch a Willet

Written by | August 8th, 2012

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New technology is transforming the study of migratory birds. The challenge? Scientists need to tag birds, then re-catch them in order to retrieve the data.

Secrets of Willet Migration Revealed

Written by | August 7th, 2012

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A 3-year research project has discovered where eastern willets spend the winter–and how those wintering grounds might harbor threats to their survival.

Rio+20: Leadership from New Directions

Written by | June 27th, 2012

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Numerous countries — and now the private sector — are stepping forward to commit to specific actions to make their operations more sustainable.

Road to Rio: What to Expect From Rio+20

Written by | June 15th, 2012

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Not sure what Rio+20 is all about and what might happen there? We talk to Glenn Prickett, our Chief External Affairs Officer, to get an inside look at the conference and what The Conservancy hopes to achieve there.

Feeding the World Through Smarter Agriculture

Written by | April 27th, 2012

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Will we be able to feed a global population of 10 billion people? Mark Tercek says we will if we rely on sound science, innovation and interesting partnerships.

Goodnight Stars’ Twinkling Light, Goodnight Clean Water, Burning Bright

Written by | March 21st, 2012

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Can conservation make people feel better? Our freshwater scientist shares how one micro sewage treatment plant improves the lives of a small community in Brazil.

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.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2011

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The Amazon gets an A+ in today’s green news.

  1. Back to the basics: farmers are favoring horses over John Deeres. (Grist)
  2. Annual destruction of the Amazon rain forest fell to its lowest recorded level. (Washington Post)
  3. Bittersweet news from Afghanistan: Persian leopards — and poachers — caught on camera. (TreeHugger)
  4. Mr. President, parks bolster state economies. (Green)
  5. All we want for Christmas is to visit the newly discovered Christmas Planet! (Mashable)

Brazil’s Forest Code: Fact, Fiction and a Forecast

Written by | November 10th, 2011

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Brazil’s Forest Code and its rules on deforestation will soon be updated. David Cleary looks at both sides of the debate and makes a bold prediction about the most likely outcome.

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