Written by McKenzie Jones | January 15th, 2014
Climate change illustrated haiku, exponential tree growth, and disappearing sea cows–all in today’s green news.
- A scientist uses very creative means to communicate the main points of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. (Sightline Daily)
- A study in California finds that trees’ growth rates actually increase over their lifetime. What are the implications in terms of the techniques we use to capture carbon using forests? (The Guardian)
- The manatee–an animal with no natural predators–has virtually disappeared from Florida coasts. Scientists seek to solve this mystery. (Earth Island Journal)
Written by Nicole Levins | April 27th, 2011
Written by Jonathan Hoekstra | August 24th, 2010
Floods, fires, drought, smog in Moscow’s Red Square (above) — there’s been some wild weather lately across the globe. Time to start linking it to climate change, says Conservancy scientist Jonathan Hoekstra.
Written by Jonathan Hoekstra | October 15th, 2009
Thirteen years ago, The Nature Conservancy teamed up with Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza, American Electric Power Company, BP America and Pacificorp to buy out four logging concessions adjacent to Bolivia’s Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. In addition to protecting almost 832,000 hectares of forest habitat and doubling the size of the national park, this […]
Written by Chrissy Schwinn | June 11th, 2009
Round Two in the 2009 climate negotiations is underway in Bonn, Germany. The Nature Conservancy has a small team here pushing forward on our objectives for a new global climate agreement that will be finalized this December in Copenhagen. Last week I outlined why we are here and what success means for The Nature Conservancy […]
Written by Bob Lalasz | June 1st, 2009
Even though the death knell is being sounded for newspapers, an editorial in The New York Times still can mark a topic’s official entry into public and policymaker consciousness. That’s why Friday’s Times editorial linking global deforestation with climate change is such a welcome sign for those who want an international climate change agreement that […]
Written by Eric Haxthausen | May 17th, 2009
I’m Eric Haxthausen, Director of The Nature Conservancy’s U.S. Climate Policy program, and I’ll be blogging over the coming weeks and months about U.S. climate legislation.
On Friday, Congressmen Henry Waxman and Ed Markey, the chairmen of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced comprehensive legislation that would address global warming and energy security. […]
Written by Bob Bendick | April 27th, 2009
Continuing our coverage of the Waxman-Markey bill hearings on Capitol Hill, Jeff Fiedler, the Conservancy’s senior policy advisor for climate and forests, has the following to say about the debate – or lack thereof – over the proposed legislation’s forest carbon provisions: Like many climate junkies, I’ve been following this week’s hearings on the American […]