Tag: Energy by Design

The Tortoise and the Raven: An Energy Story

Written by | July 10th, 2012

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Lesson from the Mojave energy boom: Give a raven a power line and he’ll be that much better at preying upon baby desert tortoises.

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.

The Lessons I’ve Learned From ‘Energy Sprawl’

Written by | September 17th, 2009

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Scientists want their research to inspire serious discussion of critical issues. So I’ve been encouraged by all the discussion in the press about the recent PLoS One paper I wrote with colleagues entitled “Energy Sprawl or Energy Efficiency: Climate Policy Impacts on Natural Habitat for the United States of America.” Still, it’s unsettling sometimes to […]

New Energy Production and Nature: What Will the Impacts Be?

Written by | August 26th, 2009

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Renewable energy is poised to be the wave of the future, but what impact will it have on landscapes and wildlife? In the United States, at least 67 million acres will be developed for new energy projects by 2030. While these projects — including wind, solar and biofuels — will help reduce carbon emissions and […]

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