Tag: Climate Science & Research

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)

Q&A with Paul Sabin: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | December 13th, 2013

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Mark Tercek talks with Yale professor Paul Sabin about his new book, and what environmentalists can learn from a famous bet between an economist and an ecologist.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, December 12

Written by | December 12th, 2013

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The centuries old debate, “nature vs. nuture” finally has a winner…when it comes to fruit flies. Plus, aliens invade New York City!!

  1. Researchers with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech studying fruit flies that live on opposite slopes of a unique natural environment known as “Evolution Canyon” show that even with migration, cross-breeding, and sometimes the obliteration of the populations, the driving force in the gene pool is largely the environment. (PHYS.org)
  2. Just like Men In Black, A newly seen species of cockroach invades New York City, Periplaneta japonica. (National Geographic)
  3. Did you know that chameleons change colors to communicate? (LabEquipment)

Can a Monkey Move From Climate Change?

Written by | July 13th, 2012

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Roughly 9% of mammals will not be able to keep pace with a changing climate, according to a recent study. Find out why, and how the research might help improve conservation planning.

Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Happy New Year!)

Written by | January 20th, 2012

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Find out 5 reasons why the Conservancy had a great Year of the Rabbit and why the Year of the Dragon could be even better for conservation in China.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 12

Written by | February 12th, 2010

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Yes, yes, it’s Valentine’s weekend — calm down, don’t pull a muscle, and take a minute before your bacchanal begins to embrace Friday’s hottest green news. (You will need something to talk about at some point, right?)

  1. The team investigating those Climategate emails defends itself against charges it lacks independence. (Climate Feedback)
  2. Call it the E.U. effect: European forests are becoming more biodiverse — but more like each other, too…huh? (Conservation Maven)
  3. Zoom, zoom: Ford introduces an all-electric truck. (EcoGeek)
  4. The latest in organic? How about tobacco? (Eat. Drink. Better.)
  5. A zero-carbon underground home for a British soccer star. (Inhabitat)

Has ‘Climategate’ Affected Your Trust in Science?

Written by | February 8th, 2010

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Have recent revelations about email dustups and some unsupported claims regarding climate change shaken your confidence in science as a whole? Or are these just anomalies and human failings, and your trust in science still strong? Let us know — leave a comment below.

Climate Change Set to Get Personal

Written by | August 27th, 2009

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What does climate change mean to you?  Maybe you think about polar bears stranded on a melting ice block. But climate change is going to be a lot more personal to U.S. residents than that, according to a new analysis released today by The Nature Conservancy. Longer, drier droughts could wither crops and push family […]

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 […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 6

Written by | April 6th, 2009

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We’re big on waste this morning — menswear that was once a Diet Coke bottle, how Omega 3s reduce methane from cows, and how the absolutely greenest way to scoop Rover’s poop could save the newspaper business. (Weave all those into a family-appropriate limerick and post it as a comment — we’ll feature it tomorrow […]

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