Tag: Environmental Capital

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Gretchen Daily

Written by | April 17th, 2013

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The idea of natural capital — that Earth’s lands, waters and biodiversity are vital assets — has spread like fire. CEO Mark Tercek interviews Gretchen Daily about how we can now channel this awareness and energy into real-world action.

Nature Brains: What Does Blue Carbon Look Like?

Written by | July 19th, 2011

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New research indicates the color of our carbon storage matters. Nature Conservancy scientists take a closer look at blue carbon and find it’s looking better than green.

Strike of the Dzud: How Conservation Can Help Mongolia’s Herders

Written by | April 19th, 2010

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50% of all Mongolia’s livestock could be dead by spring — victims of a drought-freeze punch known as a dzud. How could grassland conservation help herders cope with such climate-change intensified phenomena?

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 18

Written by | January 18th, 2010

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Happy MLK Day to those of you in the United States! 5 hot green links below from the world of green:

  1. Is raising Pacific salmon in closed pens on land sustainable? (Yale Environment 360)
  2. R.I.P. Environmental Capital — one of the best green business blogs around (Wall Street Journal)
  3. Portraits of Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth and others…made from trash. (Treehugger)
  4. Who’s the world leader in science? It soon might not be the United States. (The Great Beyond)
  5. Why the UK is reintroducing four species of threatened insects. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 17

Written by | December 17th, 2009

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The top five stories we’re seeing on the web this morning: The U.S. has offered to help raise $100 billion/year to help developing countries fight climate change — if a deal is reached at Copenhagen (Los Angeles Times). Is living near a wind turbine dangerous for your health? A new report says there is no evidence of audible, […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2009

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The top five stories we’re seeing on the web this morning: Obama visits a northern Virginia Home Depot to promote energy efficiency and weatherization, refers to insulation as “sexy” (Green Inc.). A new report says that the economic stimulus bill will create 900,000 green jobs (Treehugger). Do the most recent drafts of the international climate […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 14

Written by | December 14th, 2009

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We’re Twitterizing Cool Green Morning as an experiment — shorter links, so you can get the 5 best green links of the day even faster. (Maybe shorter intros, too.) Let us know what you think! 130 developing nations have just walked out of Copenhagen (Environmental Capital). Oops, now they’re back (Washington Post). Grist’s Dave Roberts […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 10

Written by | December 10th, 2009

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Ever wonder just how much digital data you consume on a daily basis? Curious to know what the carbon footprint is of that big climate change meeting across the pond? And speaking of Copenhagen, is any progress being made? (Hint: the answer is positive, and includes the acronym REDD.) These questions and more… answered in today’s issue […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 23

Written by | October 23rd, 2009

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Some days you wake up and find everything you’re doing and believing is wrong — like eating tomatoes or thinking your fellow Americans trust the scientific consensus that man is causing climate change. This, ladies and gentlemen, is one of those days. But tomorrow is Climate Action Day, so…maybe slice a tomato and take it […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 14

Written by | October 14th, 2009

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If you’re anything like me, you can’t get your day started without your daily serving of Cool Green Morning.  (Also, caffeine.  Lots and lots of caffeine.)  Read on to get your fix: Big snakes are becoming a big problem, says the United States Geological Survey.  The group just issued a report concluding that, should the […]

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