Tag: food production

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 26

Written by | February 26th, 2013

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Today’s green news is… well, a little wacky.

  1. Dim the lights, we’ve got glow-in-the-dark carnivorous plants! (National Geographic)
  2. Can we officially link wacky weather to global warming? (Guardian)
  3. Federal budget cuts may force some national parks to close their gates. (CNN)
  4. New report evaluates environmental impacts of the world’s largest food companies. The results are not good. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Are you smarter than an elephant seal? Elephant seals help solve a global climate mystery. (Scientific American)

Jevons Paradox: When Doing More with Less Isn’t Enough

Written by | September 1st, 2011

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Energy efficiency leads to lower energy prices—but will that mean more energy consumption? One in-vogue theory says yes, but Conservancy scientist Rob McDonald says it’s not so hot.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 2

Written by | October 2nd, 2009

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It’s Friday and you might already be thinking about your weekend, or at least the cocktail you’ll start the weekend with at 5:01 pm today. If you like your martinis straight-up and dry, this morning’s news round-up featuring climate change is for you. We hope it doesn’t leave you shaken… just a little stirred. Bill McKibben has […]

Planet Change: Speaking Out on Climate Change

Written by | September 21st, 2009

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Over the past several months, I and many of my colleagues across The Nature Conservancy have  been working on Planet Change, a new microsite we are launching today to draw attention to the need for a global solution to climate change that significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions as well as two crucial, yet often overlooked […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 20

Written by | August 20th, 2009

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Tiger populations, suburban lawns, clean energy, green universities and a rice plant that will outgrow a flood… read on for today’s Cool Green Morning news round-up. Suburban lawns and gardens are an uncounted source of water pollution, says new research. Water run-off from these neighborhood fixtures can pick up chemicals and toxins and wash them into rivers […]

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