Tag: climate adaptation

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 14

Written by | January 14th, 2014

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Emperor penguins are climbing cliffs to avoid climate change and forest elephants are making it rain in today’s #greennews.

  1. Four colonies of iconic emperor penguins were spotted climbing cliffs to avoid increasingly rampant ice melt. (Mother Nature Network
  2. Tropical forests play a large role in precipitation around the world and in Congo, they’re bolstered by the eating & excreting of the forest elephant. (BBC)
  3. A recent MIT study projects that 52% of the world’s population in 2050 will live in water-stressed areas. (Treehugger)

Contest Spotlights Best Ideas for Climate Adaptation

Written by | July 11th, 2013

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Sometimes global conservation challenges seem so overwhelming that we don’t even know where to begin. But Solution Search, a global contest to find successful innovation in conservation, aims to change that.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 24

Written by | September 24th, 2012

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As if Mondays couldn’t get any worse:

  1. The National Zoo’s new baby panda passed away on Sunday. (Washington Post)
  2. Who’s the greenest character on TV? (Grist)
  3. So, this year’s drought affected Earth’s mass and gravitational pull. (Treehugger)
  4. Germany is awesome at solar power. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Climate mitigation vs. climate adaptation: what’s the difference? (GreenBiz)

The Heat is On, and it’s Time to Prepare

Written by | August 20th, 2012

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Whether you look globally or locally, the last several months featured heat, heat and more heat. And with a renowned NASA scientist saying this is part of a new trend toward warmer summers, how can we prepare?

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2011

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Today’s green news: +1/-1 for forests.

  1. Our lead scientist Sanjayan pens a letter to #7,000,000,000 to update the little guy on the state of the planet. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Climate change is making California birds bigger. (Treehugger)
  3. Forests are more awesome at absorbing greenhouse gases than previously thought… (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. …but most U.S. forests aren’t adapting too well to climate change. (Green House)
  5. Americans need to put more energy into energy efficiency. (GreenBiz)

 

Conservation + Global Development: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship?

Written by | October 11th, 2010

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How can conservation become more relevant to poor people around the world? Partner with global development organizations — or risk irrelevance, says the Conservancy’s Evan Girvetz.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 29

Written by | December 29th, 2009

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5 fascinating and fresh green stories…from the Internet, no less! Will rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere lead to louder oceans? (EcoGeek) Climate change is causing plants and animals to shift their habitat ranges — but will it be fast enough? (EcoWorldly) Carbon prices are falling on European markets — should governments set a price […]

Obama’s Timing in Copenhagen…and the U.S. Commitment to a Climate Deal

Written by | December 6th, 2009

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The White House made an interesting and important announcement last Friday that increases the odds of a successful outcome at the UN climate summit that convenes this Monday in Copenhagen. For the past year, the negotiators of the other countries that will be assembling in Copenhagen have been waiting for the United States to provide […]

The Inside Skinny on Copenhagen from Conservancy Experts

Written by | December 3rd, 2009

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Next week this time, The Nature Conservancy’s climate change team will be in Copenhagen for the long-awaited international climate negotiations. It’s been a long road, with many but not all milestones being passed. Last week, we saw an announcement that President Obama will go to Copenhagen, with proposed emissions reductions targets from the United States […]

Report from Bonn: Climate Adaptation and Wrangling ’200 Pages of Nonsense’

Written by | August 14th, 2009

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Here’s a guest post from Suzy Menazza, a senior policy advisor for The Nature Conservancy for the Asia-Pacific region, from the international climate negotiations just concluded in Bonn: Suzy Menazza: “What we have is 200 pages of incomprehensible nonsense” — that’s how UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo De Boer commented on the status of the negotiations […]

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