Tag: Deserts and Aridlands

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 9

Written by | July 9th, 2013

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“The Green Buzz” takes on a new meaning today with the discovery of green deserts. #weird

  1. Coal burning cuts lives by five years in northern China. (Bloomberg)
  2. Have you seen a green desert before? Blame climate change. (Science World Report)
  3. Hiding 4km below sea level, this Antarctic lake may hold fish. (BBC)
  4. Ancient underwater forest discovered off the coast of Alabama. (Huffington Post)
  5. Will climate change make hurricanes more frequent and intense? (TIME)

Message from the Mojave: Shaping the Desert Energy Boom

Written by | June 12th, 2012

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Wind and solar offer the promise of a clean energy future. But can these renewables be developed without threatening wildlife and native habitats?

Nature Photo of the Week: Anza-Borrego Desert

Written by | June 24th, 2011

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Ah, the California desert! Flickr user ManualFoci captured this shot of an ocotillo cactus in the foreground at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in March. (Did you know that Anza-Borrego is California’s largest state park and a critical habitat for bighorn sheep?) Thanks for sharing it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted […]

State of the Birds 2010: Aridlands, Grasslands, and Forests

Written by | March 18th, 2010

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Birds of aridlands, grasslands and forests will be least affected by climate change, according to the State of the Birds 2010 report. But that doesn’t mean these species are out of the woods.

A Flood of Birds in Australia

Written by | April 8th, 2009

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Every ten years or so, flood waters rush through Australia’s Red Centre and transform dry, barren creek beds into rich habitat for water birds. 2009 is one of those years. This year’s rare flood has drawn huge flocks of silver gulls, banded stilts, gull billed terns, cormorants, black swans and pelicans to feed and breed in the waters. […]

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