Tag: Forests

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.

Was 2011 the Year of Mega-Fire?

Written by | December 28th, 2011

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If you lived in the American Southwest, 2011 indeed was the year of fire for you. Why? And more importantly, what can be done?

Mission of Burma

Written by | December 12th, 2011

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The winds of change are blowing in Burma. What does that mean for the country’s ample forests and natural resources? The Conservancy’s Jack Hurd weighs in.

Speaking Up for North America’s Forests

Written by | November 7th, 2011

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Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy showed us that we can accomplish epic improvements to the health of our lands for generations to come — if the will still exists.

Green With Forestry: Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2011

Written by | November 7th, 2011

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The second Asia-Pacific Forest Week is taking place in Beijing this week. Find out how the Conservancy is playing a major role and why this conference halfway around the world could impact your daily life.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2011

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Today’s green news: +1/-1 for forests.

  1. Our lead scientist Sanjayan pens a letter to #7,000,000,000 to update the little guy on the state of the planet. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Climate change is making California birds bigger. (Treehugger)
  3. Forests are more awesome at absorbing greenhouse gases than previously thought… (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. …but most U.S. forests aren’t adapting too well to climate change. (Green House)
  5. Americans need to put more energy into energy efficiency. (GreenBiz)

 

Nature Photo of the Week: Colorado Aspens

Written by | October 28th, 2011

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This photos screams fall, doesn’t it? We love the way the sun is making the leaves of these Colorado aspens glow. Thanks to Flickr user Suburban Misfit for this great nature shot and thanks for sharing it with The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2011

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Today’s green news round-up holds the secret to a long, healthy life.

  1. A new seabird was discovered in Hawaii…and it’s a 40-year-old stuffed specimen. (Mongabay)
  2. Coal shortages are speeding up China’s move toward clean energy. (CleanTechnica)
  3. A new study says deforestation rates are higher in protected forests. (YaleE360)
  4. Attention Labor Day travelers: Hurricane Irene might’ve shut down your favorite outdoor recreation spot. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. The world’s oldest person (nearly 121! wow!) credits her longevity to her healthy, all-natural Amazon Rainforest lifestyle. (Treehugger)

Striking a Balance for Forests, from the Boreal to Borneo

Written by | July 20th, 2011

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Saving the world’s forests, and the species that depend on them, is very much like having relatives over for Thanksgiving dinner. The Conservancy’s Jack Hurd explains.

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