Tag: Development by Design

Rules of Engagement: Solomon Islanders Prepare for Mining

Written by | November 6th, 2013

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With mining proposed across the Solomon Islands, how will the decisions and agreements made now shape the country’s future?

Huge Step for Conservation in Mongolia

Written by | July 18th, 2012

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The Mongolian government recently made an enormous contribution to conservation by protecting 3.7 million acres of land across the country.

Sleeping With the Enemy?

Written by | February 25th, 2011

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Critics claim our work with extractive industries is “greenwashing.” One of our lead scientists explains why this new paradigm is just good conservation.

The U.S. West’s Energy Future and Development by Design

Written by | August 25th, 2010

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Can we develop America’s energy resources in a smarter way that has less impact on biodiversity? Conservancy scientist Holly Copeland explains one way it might just happen.

Why We Engage With the Energy Industry: It’s For Nature

Written by | May 23rd, 2010

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Nature Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva says the Gulf Oil spill highlights how the energy industry can be a threat to nature — and that’s why conservationists must engage with energy companies such as BP to minimize those threats.

Strike of the Dzud: How Conservation Can Help Mongolia’s Herders

Written by | April 19th, 2010

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50% of all Mongolia’s livestock could be dead by spring — victims of a drought-freeze punch known as a dzud. How could grassland conservation help herders cope with such climate-change intensified phenomena?

To List or Not to List: The Greater Sage-Grouse Dilemma

Written by | March 9th, 2010

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Should the greater sage grouse have protected status? Conservancy scientist Joseph Kiesecker explains the importance of a recent USFWS decision for people and nature in the western United States.

Energy Sprawl and U.S. Climate Policy

Written by | April 16th, 2009

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The fact that renewable energy takes more space than conventional energy isn’t an environmental paradox, just a trade-off society must face.

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