Tag: Ecosystem Services

Scientist Michael Beck Awarded Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation

Written by | February 28th, 2012

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The Nature Conservancy’s lead marine scientist will undertake a three-year research project to address critical challenges facing our oceans.

Let’s Not Be the Last Book on the Shelf

Written by | December 19th, 2011

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Why is nature always last on the list of people’s priorities? A trip to a closing Borders bookstore gave Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman some ideas.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 19

Written by | December 19th, 2011

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It’s Monday. [Scuba] dive in and read some green news!

  1. The world’s coral reefs are in danger, but there is one anomaly: the Gardens of the Queen. (CBS News)
  2. The wine industry feels the effects of climate change. (Yale Environment 360)
  3. Should media companies that film the natural world re-invest their profits in conservation? (Scientific American)
  4. Some environmental groups use pressure tactics to get their point across. (Green)
  5. Boston attempts to filter diesel construction equipment. (Boston Globe)

Small Fish Makes Big Splash

Written by | November 17th, 2011

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New harvest limits for menhaden has fish fans around the country smiling. But first — what the heck are menhaden, what’s the problem and why do we care?

New White House Report: The Economic Value of Nature

Written by | July 22nd, 2011

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Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva helped write a new White House report on accounting for nature’s value in the United States. See why he thinks it’s a breakthrough.

Mark Tercek at the World Economic Forum: Part 2

Written by | January 28th, 2011

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The Conservancy’s president and CEO shares his thoughts about a hot topic at Davos—the growing scarcity of natural resources and what that means for us all.

Mark Tercek at the World Economic Forum: Part 1

Written by | January 27th, 2011

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The Conservancy’s president and CEO blogs from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he’s participating in discussions about environmental sustainability, human well-being and more.

Environmentalism: Rational or Romantic?

Written by | January 20th, 2011

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Environmentalists are all bottom-line these days about the hard-number value of nature, says Mark Spalding. But doesn’t that ignore the nature romantic in all of us?

Conservation and Self-Interest: Second Thoughts

Written by | November 16th, 2010

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Talking about nature’s benefits to people — can that make conservation relevant again? Not by itself, says Conservancy scientist Eddie Game.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 21

Written by | October 21st, 2010

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Need a good argument for why people should protect nature? We’ve got 5:

  1. Give farmers $1 billion to reduce water pollution and they’ll save you $6 billion on a wastewater treatment plant. (The New York Times)
  2. A new study says viewing nature scenes eases pain for cancer patients. (The Daily Green)
  3. The Gulf oil spill was good for America’s bottom line… which is weird, and still an argument for nature. (DotEarth)
  4. Will these 8 overlooked species be granted endangered status? (Wired)
  5. Cool photo! See this winner of the 2010 wildlife photographer of the year award. (BBC)
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