Tag: Forests

Reducing Risk and Providing for People in a Changing World

Written by | October 12th, 2012

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A changing world is squeezing the coastal and forest-dwelling communities that need nature to survive. How can we help protect these people and nature?

A Good Thing for Our Forests

Written by | October 10th, 2012

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When it comes to fire, there is good fire and bad fire. Good fire restores health to a dying forest, prevents megafires from consuming life and protects our water.

Indonesian President Calls for a Green Economy

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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World leaders increasingly recognize that investing in nature is fundamentally necessary for a healthy, equitable and prosperous world.

Goodnight Stars’ Twinkling Light, Goodnight Clean Water, Burning Bright

Written by | March 21st, 2012

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Can conservation make people feel better? Our freshwater scientist shares how one micro sewage treatment plant improves the lives of a small community in Brazil.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 20

Written by | March 20th, 2012

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Good morning! Caffeinate, read a green news story, repeat.

  1. Can the climate-ravaged world of “The Hunger Games” help rouse kids into action? (Grist)
  2. Flower power! This cheerful sunflower charges your electronics. (TreeHugger)
  3. Poachers have killed 135 endangered South Africa rhinos — in 2012. (Care2)
  4. Mountain pine beetles cause double trouble to pine forests. (Green)
  5. Nine of the world’s most majestic rivers are in peril. (Mother Nature Network)

Lessons from The Lorax

Written by | March 15th, 2012

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A trip to the screening of The Lorax teaches our global climate program director’s two daughters how nature makes their lives better.

A Lifelong Commitment to Fighting Invasive Species

Written by | March 7th, 2012

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For the Conservancy’s Faith Campbell, tackling tree-killing insects and pathogens is more than a career. See what inspires her to fight for forest health.

The Lorax: Planting the Seed of Conservation

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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Did your love of nature spring from the stump of a truffula tree? One Nature Conservancy employee shares the books — and family members — that introduced him to a career in conservation.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 21

Written by | February 21st, 2012

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Fans of the addicting Angry Birds game will love today’s green news.

  1. Angry Birds Space will be “one small fling for a bird, one quantum leap for birdkind.” (PC Mag)
  2. Discovered: a 298-million-year-old “Pompeii-like” forest in Mongolia. (Gizmodo)
  3. Consumption of toilet paper has surpassed newsprint in the U.S. (Grist)
  4. New Yorkers love a successful clothing recycling program. (Green)
  5. Eat your way to beauty with edible cosmetics. (TreeHugger)

America’s Forest: Now with 20% More Love

Written by | February 10th, 2012

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Forests in North America are getting some love: the U.S. Forest Service announces it will be increasing the pace of forest conservation over the next three years.

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