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Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2012

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Catch a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. A “mysterious atmospheric river” doesn’t sound like a good thing, does it? (Scientific American)
  2. The Obama administration might not be ready to tackle climate change, but offshore wind energy is on the table. (CleanTechnica)
  3. NOAA seeks to protect 66 corals under the Endangered Species Act. (DotEarth)
  4. Greenland and Antarctica: “We’re melting!” (Mongabay)
  5. This green First Lady (Bird) will be honored by the US Postal Service on a set of “Forever” stamps. (Treehugger)

Federal Budget Cannot Be Balanced on the Back of America’s Lands and Waters

Written by | July 25th, 2011

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What’s at stake for the environment in the U.S. budget negotiations? Hear what our president and CEO, Mark Tercek, has to say.

Putting Up Firewood for Next Winter

Written by | March 23rd, 2011

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Director of U.S. Government Relations Bob Bendick wants to know why Congress hasn’t heard that Americans still care about conservation. Your voice can make a difference.

America’s Exceptional Conservation Tradition Hangs in the Balance

Written by | February 4th, 2011

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One aspect of our history very clearly sets us apart from the rest of the world. Our director of U.S. government relations says it’s at risk now more than ever. Can a single initiative turn the tide?

A Climate Adaptation Plan That Charts the Way

Written by | November 3rd, 2010

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Comprehensive climate change legislation stalled in Congress this year but one agency has rolled out its own plan. See why our senior policy advisor thinks it’s a blueprint worth following.

Adapting to Climate Change: A New US Priority

Written by | October 22nd, 2010

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President Obama has been given a new plan to combat the effects of climate change. The Conservancy’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Leader analyzes the report and explains why it’s timing is so vital.

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.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 6

Written by | October 6th, 2010

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From solar panels in the White House to poop gas (teehee!) in your kitchen, today’s round-up presents a high-brow/low-brow mix of great green news:

  1. Researchers discovered 200 new species in Papua New Guinea…and you HAVE to see the pictures. (Mongabay)
  2. In case you missed yesterday’s announcement: Obama gives a thumbs-up to White House solar panels. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Obama must be all about solar these days, because his administration just approved the first big solar projects to be built on federal lands. (Grist)
  4. Here’s everything you’ll ever need to know about energy-efficient light bulbs. (The Daily Green)
  5. The grossest headline of the day: “Cooking on poop gas takes off.” (Treehugger)

Funding Our Conservation Legacy

Written by | July 27th, 2010

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A source of government funding for state and national parks has been short-changed for 45 years—despite a ready stream of revenue from oil and gas. Can we finally correct this mistake?

Despite Setback, the Senate Should Press Forward to Pass Climate Bill this Year

Written by | July 26th, 2010

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The situation looks grim, but the Conservancy’s director of U.S. climate change policy Eric Haxthausen gives us 3 reasons why the Senate should still take action.

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