Tag: Ken Salazar

New Everglades Refuge Benefits People, Wildlife, Ranching and Recreation

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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Federal budget challenges can actually result in creativity and innovation for conservation. Mark Tercek looks at how they led to win/win arrangement in the headwaters of the Everglades.

A Revolutionary Movement in Conservation

Written by | October 7th, 2010

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The land trust movement revolutionized conservation in America. How can it adapt to new challenges in the 21st Century? The Conservancy’s president and CEO has a plan.

Toward 21st Century Conservation: The White House Conservation Conference

Written by | April 17th, 2010

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A recent White House conference holds great promise for a new conservation approach — but making it work will require commitment, cooperation and adequate funds.

Big Conservation Deserves a Big Round of Applause

Written by | March 25th, 2010

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A 10-year-old Bureau of Land Management program is helping do conservation the right way — keeping ecosystems intact by engaging all the stakeholders involved.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 21

Written by | January 21st, 2010

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Hot off the grill — your top 5 green news links of the day:

  1. Did the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts kill off any hope of tackling climate change? (The Vine)
  2. It’s time to ban the import of invasive snakes like Burmese pythons, says Ken Salazar. (Green Inc.)
  3. Biologists discover an Eden in Ecuador — sitting, ironically enough, on top of some major oil reserves. (Dot Earth)
  4. Grass lawns in city parks release more greenhouse gases than they store, says a new study. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. One issue from post-earthquake Haiti that hasn’t received much attention yet: the country’s deforestation problem. (Bright Green Blog)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 13

Written by | January 13th, 2010

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The following five links are guaranteed to add a significant chunk of “cool” and “green” to your Wednesday morning:

  1. EPA leader Lisa Jackson lists the agency’s priorities for 2010; tackling climate change is still way up there. (Treehugger)
  2. Who really needs a carbon market? Here’s a compelling argument for “everyone.” (Environmental Leader)
  3. A new study concludes that governments, not consumers, should be responsible for identifying and supporting sustainable fisheries. (New Scientist)
  4. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar says public lands will no longer serve as a “candy store” for oil and gas companies. (New York Times)
  5. Electric cars dominate Detroit’s North American International Auto Show. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 11

Written by | December 11th, 2009

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Blue whales are singing like Barry White, the Mediterranean ecosystem looks like a moonscape, and Euros pony up big climate bucks for poor countries. I know you can’t get enough of our Cool Green news, baby — and we’re never, never gonna give it up: Hot from Copenhagen: The European Union has just pledged $3 […]

The National Parks-Nature Conservancy Connection

Written by | October 6th, 2009

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Tom Cassidy is director of of The Nature Conservancy’s federal land programs. America’s national parks are a constant in my life, both with my family and my work as the Conservancy’s director of federal land programs. And sometimes the parks, the Conservancy and my work and family come together…as in June 2008, when I traveled […]

Congressional Fork in the Trail: Lasting Regret or Shared Legacy?

Written by | September 18th, 2009

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The Nature Conservancy submitted written testimony this week to a hearing before the House Committee on Natural Resources on HR 3534, The Consolidated Land, Energy and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009.  The hearing was held in the committee room along one of the long corridors of the Longworth House Office building.  Secretary of Interior Ken […]

In Washington, It’s Not All Climate All the Time

Written by | August 28th, 2009

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Believe it or not, there are environmental issues other than climate change on the minds — and agendas of — of lawmakers and regulators in Washington. As a commentator for the National Journal Energy and Environment Expert Blog, I was recently asked to weigh in on some of the “back burner issues” currently working through […]

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