Tag: ecology

Born To Rewild

Written by | March 3rd, 2009

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North America is a land shaped by elephants. (And pronghorns like the one above — but more on that later.) 10,000 years ago — a blink of the evolutionary eye — members of the elephant family like mammoths and mastodons roamed our grasslands, influencing nearly every plant and animal that lived there. They were part […]

Can Nature’s Value Alone Save Nature?

Written by | January 21st, 2009

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You cannot read about conservation these days and not notice the astonishing zeal for ecosystem services as a new conservation strategy. (The February 2009 special issue of the Ecological Society of America’s journal Frontiers of Ecology and the Environment is a good case in point, although it’s not online yet.) The idea behind ecosystem services […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, Jan. 19

Written by | January 19th, 2009

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Happy MLK Day to those of you in the United States! Here’s the green stuff that’s catching our eye online this morning: Wardrobe Check: Inhabitat urges Michelle Obama to dress green for the inauguration. Lean Green Fighting Machine: The Pentagon is realizing that renewable energy makes for good defense policy, reports The Wall Street Journal. […]

World-Class Environmental Scientists Take Leadership Positions on Obama’s Team

Written by | January 16th, 2009

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I follow politics, and love to argue and discuss the subject with friends. But usually conservation science and scientists are on the outside looking in – external voices trying to influence federal policy. That situation, however, just changed. President-elect Barack Obama has appointed two of the United States’ most prominent environmental and conservation scientists to […]

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