Tag: Land Use

The Green Buzz: Friday, December 27

Written by | December 27th, 2013

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Who wouldn’t enjoy more monarch butterflies? Learn about the key to their comeback, as well as a Snow Dragon in the Antarctic and smart dimming streetlamps in L.A. in today’s green news.

  1. The key to a monarch butterfly resurgence could be right in your backyard.  (New York Times)
  2. “Snow Dragon” seeks to rescue a Russian ship, which became trapped in ice during its polar expedition.  (Huffington Post)
  3. Los Angeles stands to curb energy use by 40% with the help of Tvilight.  (Grist)

Investing in Nature in a Post-Sandy World

Written by | January 15th, 2013

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Recommendations from Governor Cuomo’s NYS 2100 Commission include expressly recognizing that investing in natural infrastructure — the land and ecosystems around us — is essential to providing protection from climate change.

Feeding the World Through Smarter Agriculture

Written by | April 27th, 2012

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Will we be able to feed a global population of 10 billion people? Mark Tercek says we will if we rely on sound science, innovation and interesting partnerships.

Can the World Feed Itself Without Ruining the Planet?

Written by | October 12th, 2011

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A new study says “yes” and offers a road map for getting there. But it’s going to take a lot of hard work, cooperation and innovation… find out what the solutions are.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 5

Written by | June 5th, 2009

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350 versus 450? If you don’t know what that question means, you soon will — it’s going to be a huge point of discussion this December at international climate change talks. On the other hand, you could just watch the video from 350.org above and then read this morning’s Cool Greeness, thereby equipping you to […]

Mark Tercek on Mongabay

Written by | March 4th, 2009

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Nature Conservancy President and CEO Mark Tercek has given his first extensive interview to the blogosphere — to the highly respected tropical rainforest blog Mongabay. Tercek talks to Mongabay about the effects the economic downturn has had on conservation, the importance of considering ecosystem services for developing markets in land use, and what it will […]

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