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Interior Secretary Jewell Announces Strong Conservation Agenda

Written by | November 4th, 2013

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Interior Secretary Jewell announces a commitment to mitigation in her conservation agenda — and her support for national parks and inspiring future generations of nature-lovers.

Preventing Invasives is Vital to Great Lakes Ecology and Economy

Written by | June 10th, 2013

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It holds 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water and is home to the fourth largest economy in the world — but the Great Lakes are under threat from invasive species.

Nature’s Silent Currency

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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In a world of seven billion people – with three billion new consumers coming on stage by 2030 – finding a more effective model for water will require a suite of solutions. And nature is the common thread.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 26

Written by | November 26th, 2012

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Recover from your food and shopping coma with some great green news.

  1. The economy vs. climate change: we can–and should–tackle both, says our lead scientist Sanjayan. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Solar power is great, especially when you’re in a war zone. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Upgrading to LED holiday lights? Don’t trash the old ones! (Grist)
  4. The UN climate summit in Doha begins. (Mongabay)
  5. Here’s what we could lose if sea levels continue to rise. (New York Times)

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.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2011

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The Amazon gets an A+ in today’s green news.

  1. Back to the basics: farmers are favoring horses over John Deeres. (Grist)
  2. Annual destruction of the Amazon rain forest fell to its lowest recorded level. (Washington Post)
  3. Bittersweet news from Afghanistan: Persian leopards — and poachers — caught on camera. (TreeHugger)
  4. Mr. President, parks bolster state economies. (Green)
  5. All we want for Christmas is to visit the newly discovered Christmas Planet! (Mashable)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 31

Written by | May 31st, 2011

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Today’s green news is rather gloomy, but a rainbow is waiting for you at the end:

  1. Coal is literally killing China–lung cancer is now the #1 cause of death there. (Treehugger)
  2. Scientists can see the world’s groundwater depletion from space. (The New York Times)
  3. In the Brazilian Amazon, 3 activists were assassinated in the past week–and murders due to land disputes continue to grow. (Mongabay)
  4. As the economy starts to recover, greenhouse gas emissions are rising again. (BBC)
  5. A leech with gigantic teeth, a raspy cricket and a duiker are among the top 10 most notable species discovered in 2010. (Conservation Journal Watch)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 1

Written by | September 1st, 2010

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It’s still pretty warm outside, but these five links are as cool as can be.

  1. New images and data from NASA reveal a surge in Amazon wildfires. (Mongabay)
  2. A famous climate skeptic does an about-face– and suggests a global tax on carbon emissions. (Green)
  3. Is “dry water” our next great hope for stopping climate change? (GreenBiz)
  4. A push toward sustainability is helping some companies not just survive tough economic times, but thrive. (Grist)
  5. Back-to-school time already? Here’s how to kick off your year, eco-style. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 2

Written by | August 2nd, 2010

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Five fabulous green links, coming right up!

  1. A NASCAR track goes solar. (CleanTechnica)
  2. What’s the diff between “static kill” and “bottom kill”? (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Economic ups and downs are shaking the confidence of green consumers. (GreenBiz)
  4. There’s more trouble on the horizon for the Gulf of Mexico. This time– dead zones. (DotEarth)
  5. Check out this great slideshow of green graffiti from around the world. (Huffington Post)

Rock Creek, Climate Change and Natural System Adaptation

Written by | June 1st, 2009

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A couple of weeks ago I blogged about a late-night, long distance phone conversation with my daughter, Becky, and her fear that climate change might so disrupt human communities around the world that it would threaten all of our security. Now, following weeks of working on climate and energy legislation in Washington, I was taking […]

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