Tag: cap-and-trade

China Offers Important Lessons on Greening the Economy

Written by | June 17th, 2011

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China’s environmental record is far from perfect. But Mark Tercek says the government has a new plan, and lessons that we in the United States should consider very carefully.

Conservation’s Silence Regarding Human Rights and Freedom

Written by | February 28th, 2011

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Why does conservation ignore human rights advocacy? Conservancy scientist Rob McDonald says that silence only hurts conservation.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 2

Written by | September 2nd, 2010

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Get your fresh air right here–only 25 cents a bottle and comes in a variety of flavors.

  1. Hong Kong’s hottest new commodity? Bottles of fresh air. (Green)
  2. Bill Gates answers Andy Revkin’s questions on energy R&D and more. (Dot Earth)
  3. Instead of asking how much cap-and-trade costs, why not ask how much it saves? (Green Biz)
  4. The future does not look bright for freshwater eels. Nor the present. (YaleE360)
  5. Saving rhinos with cyanide? The owner of a nature preserve in South Africa goes to desperate measures to stop poaching. (Extinction Countdown)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 29

Written by | July 29th, 2010

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Reporting cool green news to you from the Hottest Decade on Record:

  1. All evidence points to global warming in NOAA’s State of the Climate report released yesterday (Green).
  2. The West will lead us forward… to cap-and-trade, at least. (The Vine)
  3. What do warming oceans mean for plankton? (Treehugger)
  4. Ecologists need to start thinking about the end of cheap oil now, says a new report. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. In the wreckage of the climate bill, what next? (Yale 360)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 19

Written by | July 19th, 2010

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Mondays should always be cool and green, shouldn’t they?

  1. Looking beyond clean-up in the Gulf to… The Nature Conservancy’s vision for long-term restoration. (Green)
  2. Does Guatemala’s rainforest stand a chance against drug traffickers, cattle ranchers, poachers, looters and loggers? (The New York Times)
  3. A re-cap on cap-and-trade, and lingering questions about an energy bill. (The Vine)
  4. Is the Gulf oil spill polluting as much air as water? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Can cat rehab save endangered birds on Japan’s Ogasawara Islands. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 9

Written by | June 9th, 2010

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Would you find this Cool Green Morning more attractive if we doused it in men’s cologne, jaguar-style?

  1. Here are five really great things that cap-and-trade has done for you already. (CleanTechnica)
  2. We might never figure out just how badly wildlife in the Gulf have been affected by the spill. (Mongabay)
  3. So this is weird: jaguars are into fancy men’s cologne. (DotEarth)
  4. A new study says that population growth and wealth capital might be most significant drivers for the spread of invasive species. (Treehugger)
  5. The US General Services Administration just named its first chief greening officer, which hopefully means greener government buildings in the near future. (GreenerBuildings)

Climate Change: Time to Respond with Conservation

Written by | June 7th, 2010

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The evidence for climate change is strong — and REDD and ecosystem-based adaptation should be part of the response, argues the Conservancy’s Evan Girvetz.

Ecosystem Services: Enclosing Nature’s Commons?

Written by | March 1st, 2010

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“Ecosystem services” is an exciting new buzz term in conservation — valuing nature for what it gives us. But when for-profit groups start privatizing nature, what happens to the poor?

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 2

Written by | December 2nd, 2009

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Happy Cool Green Wednesday, everyone!  Read on for the day’s top stories, like a cap-and-trade vid that’s making the wrong argument, good news for hybrid and electric vehicle drivers in Canada and Copenhagen’s teamwork-powered Christmas tree (see above).  Enjoy! David Roberts over at Grist explains why the new anti-cap-and-trade video from the maker of “The […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 26

Written by | October 26th, 2009

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Halloween is hurtling at us like a thrown pumpkin…but there’s still time to duck and get the latest green news of the day…including how urine could hold the key to cheap auto fuel. (Remember: Practice safe gourd smashing this holiday.) Do you run a company that pollutes, or do you love someone who does? CleanTechnica […]

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