Tag: Nature Conservancy science

Summer Book Picks: ‘Demon Fish’

Written by | June 28th, 2011

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Need some reads for the beach or your summer vacation? Our scientists and staff have some great suggestions! Today, our lead scientist Sanjayan recommends Juliet Eilperin’s “Demon Fish.”

Climate Change: A Slender Hope

Written by | June 17th, 2011

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The headlines about climate change are scary and discouraging — but are they the whole story? Conservancy scientist Mark Spalding says: Let’s not give up before we start.

Invasive Species: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Written by | June 7th, 2011

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Should we continue to fight invasive species? Peter Kareiva says a new article in the journal Nature should make us think hard about how and where we say yes.

Methods for Ranking Urban Resilience to Climate Change

Written by | June 7th, 2011

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How did Jeff Opperman rank US cities’ resilience to climate change? Here’s a peek at his methods.

My Own Personal Oil Spill

Written by | June 6th, 2011

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Conservancy scientist Randy Swaty makes a mistake changing his truck’s oil…and it prompts some heavy thoughts on the price Earth pays for our conveniences.

Giant Technicolor Clam!

Written by | June 2nd, 2011

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What’s up with this wildly colored giant clam — is it real, is it electrified, is it going to explode? Find out in this post from our scientist Stephanie Wear, who’s in Palau with clams just like this one.

Nature Brains: Will Climate Change Spoil Fruits and Nuts?

Written by | May 25th, 2011

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Almonds, cherries, apples…climate change might make the growing tougher for a whole trail mix of fruit and nut trees, according to a new study coauthored by Conservancy scientist Evan Girvetz.

Nature Brains: Why Wasting Food Wastes Nature

Written by | May 19th, 2011

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About 1/3 of all food produced for human consumption is wasted — for shame! Conservancy scientist Joe Fargione says that’s bad news for nature…but there could be a silver lining.

The Mississippi River Flood: A Louisiana Scientist’s View

Written by | May 19th, 2011

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The high waters of the Mississippi are coming to Louisiana — but can we stop these floods from happening in the future? Bryan Piazza, father, husband and Nature Conservancy ecologist in Louisiana, says using natural systems smartly can help.

EcoRiddle: What’s This Habitat?

Written by | May 18th, 2011

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What looks like a desert, but is full of water — enough to slake the thirst of a really big city? And that’s now threatened by climate change? Watch this Nature Brains EcoRiddle video and find out!

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