Tag: environment

Bringing Conservation and Development Together

Written by | August 25th, 2014

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Nature is the fundamental underpinning to human well-being. Our CEO Mark Tercek applauds USAID’s new Biodiversity Policy, which brings conservation and development closer together.

Q&A with Judith Rodin: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | January 6th, 2014

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President of the Rockefeller Foundation Judith Rodin talks with Mark Tercek about the next big innovations in the environmental world.

Q&A with Paul Sabin: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | December 13th, 2013

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Mark Tercek talks with Yale professor Paul Sabin about his new book, and what environmentalists can learn from a famous bet between an economist and an ecologist.

The Green Buzz: Friday, December 13

Written by | December 13th, 2013

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It’s Friday the 13th but it’s the holidays, so we’re super confused right now…

  1. Ozone will not fully recover for another 50 years scientists say. (Austrian Tribune)
  2. There’s water on Jupiter! Could there be life too? (CNN)
  3. Scientists uncover a new dinosaur that may have roamed the earth and it may have looked like a chicken. (DailyMail)

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2013

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Less green news makes us dull, that’s what happened recently at the New York Times.

  1. Shocking decline of countryside bird in the UK. (Guardian)
  2. Save the whales! Right now!! More whales die in the Florida Everglades & scientists don’t know why? (Guardian)
  3. Real vs fake Christmas trees? Which is better for the environment? (Wunderground)
  4. Wind energy advocates discuss why wind energy works. (Guardian)
  5. Post Hurricane Sandy, some New Jersey residents want a “greener” post Sandy recovery plan. (NJ.com)

The Green Buzz: Friday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2013

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Porpoises in the Thames?! The British would say, “Were they here for bickies and tea?”

  1. Thinking about gifts for mom this holiday season? Impress her by going green. (Examiner)
  2. They found it! More fresh water sources under the sea…giving hopes to the Atlantis theorists (ENS)
  3. A pop of Porpoises were spotted in the river Thames in London! A sign the river’s health is improving. (Guardian)
  4. Take cover! Air pollution sends school children running for cover in Shanghai. (Guardian)
  5. Older countries care more about the environment? (Slate)

The Green Buzz: Friday, September 20, 2013

Written by | September 20th, 2013

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Are you ready for some football in this morning’s green news?

  1. Siberian Tiger genomes have been sequenced by scientists and the results aren’t surprising. Pay wall alert! (Nat Geo)
  2. A wrinkle in temperature fluctuations, UN scientists are looking at temperature quirks in climate change. (BW)
  3. Shyer birds build better bonds with other bird friends than bolder birds. (BBC)
  4. Arctic fossils reveal ‘explosion’ of animal life on Earth 520 million years ago (Daily Telegraph)
  5. A group of Washingtonians are doing good this weekend, check it out! (The Olympian)

The Green Buzz: Friday, September 13

Written by | September 13th, 2013

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Turns out no one really knows where the unlucky association for “Friday The 13th” came from but fingers crossed, just to be safe.

  1. Extensive flooding has made the Front Range area of Colorado treacherous. This story continues to develop…(Denver Post)
  2. Nasa’s Voyager 1 spacecraft launched during the disco era and has reached interstellar space & guess what? It’s windy. (Washington Post)
  3. Sir Francis Drake is rolling over in his grave! Consider what navigating the Arctic Sea would be like. (HuffPo)
  4. The color purple? UN Scientists introduce purple color to depict worsening climate risks. (HuffPo)
  5. Swimming from Cuba to the U.S.? Here are some things you should consider before making the trip! (NatGeo)

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 23

Written by | August 23rd, 2013

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  • Colorado forest fires captured in stunning time lapse VIDEO. (HuffPo)
  • There’s nothing devilish about these little guys! Tasmanian Devils to be released back in Australia. (Guardian)
  • The truth about bees & National Honey Bee Day. (Guardian)
  • All of the lights! All, of the lights! Northern Lights forecast (HuffPo)
  • Ever wonder where Whale Sharks come from? (National Geographic)
  • The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 15

    Written by | August 15th, 2013

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    We’re buzzing over water wars, vegetarian fish and the greenest colleges in today’s green news.

    1. How do you save populations of “feed” fish from overfishing? Turn the carnivorous farmed fish who eat them into vegetarians, of course. (Washington Post)
    2. When you think of the military, do you think “environmentally friendly?” If not, you may want to think again. (MNN)
    3. Florida is suing Georgia over water. Let the water wars begin. (Bloomberg)
    4. Oldest petroglyphs in North America found in a dessicated Nevada lake. (National Geographic)
    5. The greenest colleges in the U.S. have been ranked – check them out! (Huffington Post)
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