Tag: development

What Is the Future of Nature?

Written by | May 3rd, 2013

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By 2050, the Earth’s population is expected to exceed 9 billion, and our climate is changing at a rate even faster than anticipated. How can we continue to meet the needs of nature and people?

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 31

Written by | July 31st, 2012

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Today I’ve got Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing” stuck in my head. Let me explain:

  1. 40+ years later and the Apollo moon landing flags still stand. (BBC)
  2. Harbor seals — are they carrying the next flu epidemic? (Discovery News)
  3. To build or not to build. That is the question heard throughout the Grand Canyon. (Green)
  4. Promising minority students get a taste of a career in conservation. (NY Times)
  5. 3000 new species of amphibians found in the past 25 years. (Mongabay)

Rio+20: Leadership from New Directions

Written by | June 27th, 2012

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Numerous countries — and now the private sector — are stepping forward to commit to specific actions to make their operations more sustainable.

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 […]

COP-14: Big Guns Called In; U.S. Has Bad News on Climate Change Legislation

Written by | December 10th, 2008

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POZNAN, Poland — The big names begin arriving in Poznan today as negotiations ramp up in the final three days of the international climate change meeting. And U.S. congressional staffers warn that passage of cap-and-trade climate change legislation is unlikely to happen in the next 12 months. Former Vice President Al Gore is scheduled to […]

COP-14 Update: Adaptation Key to Negotiations

Written by | December 8th, 2008

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POZNAN, POLAND — As the second and final week of COP-14 kicks off in Poland today, developing countries have called for ecosystem-based adaptation to be a critical part of a post-2012 climate change agreement. During government negotiations last week, delegates with the “G77 and China” group, which represents all of the world’s developing countries, said […]

Taking Advantage of the Economic Downturn

Written by | December 7th, 2008

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Many of us have felt the impact of the economic crisis. Shares are down, pension funds have evaporated, some have lost their jobs, and house prices have plummeted. The world has certainly seen more cheerful times, at least in financial terms. Conservation organizations are also being forced to cut back, because we expect that the […]

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