Tag: population

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 14

Written by | January 14th, 2014

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Emperor penguins are climbing cliffs to avoid climate change and forest elephants are making it rain in today’s #greennews.

  1. Four colonies of iconic emperor penguins were spotted climbing cliffs to avoid increasingly rampant ice melt. (Mother Nature Network
  2. Tropical forests play a large role in precipitation around the world and in Congo, they’re bolstered by the eating & excreting of the forest elephant. (BBC)
  3. A recent MIT study projects that 52% of the world’s population in 2050 will live in water-stressed areas. (Treehugger)

Q&A with Paul Sabin: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | December 13th, 2013

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Mark Tercek talks with Yale professor Paul Sabin about his new book, and what environmentalists can learn from a famous bet between an economist and an ecologist.

World Indigenous Day: Harnessing the Power of the Five Percent

Written by | August 8th, 2013

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World Indigenous Day is August 9 and our Global Director for Indigenous and Communal Conservation takes a closer look at how conservation can support Indigenous peoples’ rights.

What Is the Future of Nature?

Written by | May 3rd, 2013

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By 2050, the Earth’s population is expected to exceed 9 billion, and our climate is changing at a rate even faster than anticipated. How can we continue to meet the needs of nature and people?

The Greenest Country on Earth?

Written by | August 23rd, 2012

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The answer might surprise you–and it all comes down to a little concept known as a counterfactual. Intrigued? Read on.

A Conversation with Peter Kareiva: Rescaling Civilization

Written by | June 6th, 2012

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We sat down with Dr. Kareiva to discuss his new paper published in the journal Nature, and the hope he sees in the daunting task of “rescaling civilization.”

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2011

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Today’s green news: +1/-1 for forests.

  1. Our lead scientist Sanjayan pens a letter to #7,000,000,000 to update the little guy on the state of the planet. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Climate change is making California birds bigger. (Treehugger)
  3. Forests are more awesome at absorbing greenhouse gases than previously thought… (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. …but most U.S. forests aren’t adapting too well to climate change. (Green House)
  5. Americans need to put more energy into energy efficiency. (GreenBiz)

 

How to Feed Seven Billion and Counting

Written by | November 1st, 2011

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How can we help the world’s growing population thrive without ruining our natural systems? One solution is to better integrate conservation and agriculture.

An Open Letter to #7,000,000,000

Written by | October 31st, 2011

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The world population hits 7 billion today. Lead scientist Sanjayan has a message for the milestone baby, and it includes is plenty of both good and bad news.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 27

Written by | October 27th, 2011

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What do Paul McCartney, Gisele Bundchen, and Latin superstar Miguel Bosé have in common?

  1. The 6th annual International Green Awards are coming up. What star will win the Best Green Celeb category? (TreeHugger)
  2. Caged orangutans in Indonesia may be getting a one-way ticket to a secluded home on one of northern Sumatra’s proposed “orangutan islands.” (Guardian)
  3. What’s your number? As we await the arrival of our planet’s 7th billion person, see where you stand with this interactive graphic. (Population Action International)
  4. Next month, polar bears steal the spotlight when Coca-Cola turns their iconic red cans white for a new campaign to protect the Arctic. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Huffington Post explores how pigs, pollution and other people taint our fruits and veggies. (Huffington Post Green)
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