Tag: carbon emissions

Improving Forestry for Nature, People and the Climate

Written by | January 20th, 2012

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While the world debates the best ways to address climate change, Mark Tercek says that one strategy is a “no brainer.” Find out which.

Could You Live Off the Grid?

Written by | December 1st, 2011

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Living off the grid seems impossible, but our ecologist is inspired by a canoe builder to make some changes—starting with the food his family eats.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 10

Written by | November 10th, 2011

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Time to prepare for the attack of the feral pigs.

  1. Invasive species could become a terrorist’s next weapon of choice. (MarketWatch)
  2. How does a person’s individual carbon emissions change over the course of a lifetime? (Green)
  3. Video of king penguins shows their unexpected way of cooling off — in a mud spa. (BBC)
  4. An approved plan aims to control greenhouse gas emissions in China. (2point6billion)
  5. Sad news from Africa: the western black rhino has been declared extinct. (MSNBC)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 9

Written by | November 9th, 2011

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It’s not easy being green.

  1. When it comes to climate change, do your eco-friendly choices really make a difference? (Grist)
  2. So now maybe marine reserves don’t promote coral recovery, according to a controversial new report. (Mongabay)
  3. For the first time in 75 years, an entire genus of mammal may go extinct. (National Geographic)
  4. As the population gets older, carbon emissions may subside a bit…maybe, says a new study. (Green House)
  5. Facebook’s adding solar panels to its new headquarters. Like! (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 26

Written by | October 26th, 2011

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Would you trade meat for bugs if it could save the planet?

  1. Our president and CEO, Mark Tercek, says that we need to change the way we talk about nature. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. An unlikely source of carbon emissions: rivers and streams. (Green House)
  3. The Vietnamese rhino is officially extinct. Thanks, poachers. (Mongabay)
  4. Debris from the Japanese tsunami could reach the U.S.– and damage fragile marine habitat and wildlife. (NBC Nightly News)
  5. The latest addition to the food truck craze: sustainable insect cuisine. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 25

Written by | October 25th, 2011

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Is it hot in here or is it just climate change?

  1. A new method of crunching data connects the 2010 Russian heat wave to climate change. (Wired Science)
  2. Grouper? Cod? It’s anyone’s guess. A new report reveals rampant mislabeling of fish. (Boston Globe)
  3. China announces they will not allow its carbon dioxide emissions per person to reach levels seen in the United States. (BBC)
  4. Despite significant conservation efforts, a Vietnamese rhino goes extinct. (Mongabay)
  5. Each year, a whopping 3.8 million trees go into the manufacture of 57 billion disposable pairs of chopsticks. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 14

Written by | October 14th, 2011

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It’s Friday. You deserve some photos of a one-eyed shark.

  1. An extremely rare cyclops shark has been confirmed in Mexico. (National Geographic)
  2. A new project called TreeKit sets out to map every tree in New York City. Talk about tree hugging! (Grist)
  3. Virgin Atlantic announced the world’s first “low carbon aviation fuel,” which reportedly produces half the carbon emissions. (GoodCleanTech)
  4. Video: insects doing circus tricks power a smart phone! (TreeHugger)
  5. Highly reflective glass buildings claim one billion birds a year in North America. See what San Francisco is doing to change that. (EcoGeek)

Summer Cookouts on the Way Out?

Written by | September 5th, 2011

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Barbecues are a Labor Day tradition, but it might be time to change the menu. Check out the greenhouse gas emissions of 20 popular foods as compared to driving a car.

Nature Brains: What Does Blue Carbon Look Like?

Written by | July 19th, 2011

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New research indicates the color of our carbon storage matters. Nature Conservancy scientists take a closer look at blue carbon and find it’s looking better than green.

OK, What Is With All This Extreme Weather?

Written by | April 29th, 2011

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The managing director of our Global Climate Change Team looks at April’s record-setting, severe weather and its connection to carbon pollution.

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