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Celebrating 5 Years in Mongolia

Written by | September 16th, 2013

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Charles Bedford has been going to Mongolia for many years and we recently caught up with him after his most recent visit to attend the Mongolia Green Development Conference in UlaanBaatar, a conference held to mark the 5th anniversary of the Conservancy’s Mongolia program.

Is Cashmere Sustainable?

Written by | April 30th, 2013

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Where does cashmere come from, and how can we make its production more sustainable? Jack Hurd explores in a new installment of All ‘Bout Commodities.

Huge Step for Conservation in Mongolia

Written by | July 18th, 2012

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The Mongolian government recently made an enormous contribution to conservation by protecting 3.7 million acres of land across the country.

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)

Nature Brains: The Key to Protecting Grasslands?

Written by | February 2nd, 2012

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What’s the best way to protect the world’s dwindling grasslands from conversion to agriculture or parking lots? A new study holds some answers.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 7

Written by | November 7th, 2011

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And on our left, ladies and gentlemen, we have the bustling area known as Minegolia.

  1. Once known as the “last frontier,” Mongolia’s Gobi Desert is now home to a mega mine. (Guardian)
  2. Talk about star-cross lovers: the Toronto Zoo plans to split up a same-sex African penguin couple. (TreeHugger)
  3. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s an… upside down black rhino on it’s way to safety?! (MSNBC)
  4. According to new poll, older folks (ages 66-83) are the least likely generation to support clean energy and environmental protection. (Grist)
  5. A Boeing 737 and a Prius have more in common than you may think. (Green)

How I Fell in Love With Nature

Written by | May 13th, 2011

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Why did a city kid that thought a half-acre park with azaleas was “wild” end up dedicating his life to nature? New York state director Bill Ulfelder shares his story.

Strike of the Dzud: How Conservation Can Help Mongolia’s Herders

Written by | April 19th, 2010

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50% of all Mongolia’s livestock could be dead by spring — victims of a drought-freeze punch known as a dzud. How could grassland conservation help herders cope with such climate-change intensified phenomena?

The World’s Oldest National Park: Ghosts of Monks and Red Deer

Written by | November 10th, 2009

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Bogdkhan Uul, just south of Ulanbator, Mongolia, is the oldest national park in the world. That’s right — it predates Yellowstone by over 100 years. Established by the Mongolian government in 1778, it was originally chartered by Ming Dynasty officials in the 1500s as an area to be kept off limits to extractive uses, protected […]

From China: Earth First–Mine the Other Planets Later

Written by | September 28th, 2009

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Editor’s note: Charles Bedford, the state director for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado, is living and working in China for the next year and will be writing about conservation issues there for Cool Green Science. Read all his posts. Everywhere I’ve been outside of the United States in the last few years has a property […]

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