Tag: Craig Leisher

Are We Close to Peak Farmland?

Written by | January 22nd, 2013

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According to a new study, the world has hit peak farmland — which means we can stop converting nature to agricultural use. Is the report too good to be true? Our scientist delves into the details.

Leaves in a Blender

Written by | December 5th, 2012

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How many leaves can you fit in a bucket? Well…that depends. And it depends in part if you put those leaves through a blender. Join Conservancy scientist Craig Leisher as he attempts a somewhat wacky home experiment!

Silent Spring: From ‘Hysteria’ to History

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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Silent Spring helped ignite the environmental movement. But when the book first came out, reviews of it were decidedly negative. The Conservancy’s Craig Leisher takes us back to 1962.

Elinor Ostrom: An Appreciation

Written by | June 21st, 2012

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Conservancy social scientist Craig Leisher looks back on the massive contributions of Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics, to conservation.

Nature Brains: Environmental Education Pays Off for MPAs

Written by | March 27th, 2012

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What’s the price of a good marine education? Turns out it’s just $24/year, according to a new study by Nature Conservancy scientists.

Nature Brains: The Key to Protecting Grasslands?

Written by | February 2nd, 2012

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What’s the best way to protect the world’s dwindling grasslands from conversion to agriculture or parking lots? A new study holds some answers.

Nature Brains: Conserving Grasslands Can Help Millions of People

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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Can saving nature also help lift people out of poverty? A new Conservancy study finds a simple and scalable solution for grassland communities around the world.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 16

Written by | November 16th, 2011

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King crabs: not just delicious, but also destructive.

  1. Alaska Airlines now offers cooking-oil-fueled cross-country flights. (EcoGeek)
  2. A new report reveals an unexpected threat to some marine life: king crabs. (Mongabay)
  3. Space lasers! Clean energy! (CleanTechnica)
  4. Here’s another “off-the-grid” dispatch from our scientist Craig Leisher’s family. (Green)
  5. More recycling=more jobs. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 10

Written by | August 10th, 2011

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Get your green news right here!

  1. The Gulf dead zone is like a zombie, and our scientist has some thoughts on how to kill it for good. (Grist)
  2. An aquaculture farm is planning to grow 500,000 pounds of shrimp… in shipping containers… in the Mojave Desert. (Treehugger)
  3. Ten new frog species were discovered in an Indian rainforest. (Mongabay)
  4. One of our scientists–and his whole family–are living off the grid for a whole year. (Green)
  5. Can Tokyo function without nuclear power? (CleanTechnica)
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