Tag: Conservation Biology

Nature Brains: Species Loss in the Age of Man

Written by | July 3rd, 2012

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Worried about the Anthropocene? A new Nature Conservancy study offers good news—Earth still has a few Edens left, and people can live there too.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 26

Written by | April 26th, 2010

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Lots of food for thought in today’s Cool Green Morning. Huh — why am I suddenly hungry?

  1. Indonesia plans to use volcanoes to power up its 35% of its population now off the grid. (INHABITAT)
  2. Do protests of U.S. mining projects just force mining to go abroad? (Yale Environment 360)
  3. Open-access journal studies aren’t cited any more than studies in subscription journals…says a new study in a subscription journal. (Conservation Biology; HT: Conservation Maven)
  4. 1% of us recycle our old cell phones; 98% would with the right incentives. Those incentives might now be here. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Green Inc. is now just Green. (Green)

Where Have All The Naturalists Gone?

Written by | April 5th, 2010

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It’s fashionable now for conservationists to diss naturalists as caring about wildlife more than people. Time to give that contempt a rethink, says the Conservancy’s Matt Miller.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 22

Written by | January 22nd, 2010

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5 smokin’ hot green links to kick off your weekend — enjoy!

  1. Want your martini shaken, stirred and green? There’s a new book guide to organic cocktails. (The Chic Ecologist)
  2. The UN drops its January 31 deadline for countries to submit their CO2-emission-reduction proposals. (CleanTechnica)
  3. What are the real gaps in climate science (no, we’re not talking climategate)? (NatureNews)
  4. The leading GOP pollster tells us all how to pass a climate bill. (The Vine)
  5. Conservation biologists are really slow at submitting journal articles (Journal Watch Online).

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, Feb. 25

Written by | February 25th, 2009

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A video is worth 10,000 words…and when you’re done watching the above on that transparent-headed barreleye fish, check out the other cool green links you must read this morning: Cool Green Transparent Fish: Learn more about the barreleye. I Have One Word For You, Son: Is the campaign to ban (or charge a nickel a […]

Get Native, Backyard Birders!

Written by | February 17th, 2009

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The February 2009 issue of Conservation Biology has a research paper on the impacts of native plants on birds and butterflies in the suburbs of southeastern Pennsylvania. To my knowledge, this is the first scientific study to compare “standard” landscaping (lawns, ornamental trees and shrubs) with “native” landscaping (using grasses and other groundcovers, shrubs and […]

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