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Rio+20: Leadership from New Directions

Written by | June 27th, 2012

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Numerous countries — and now the private sector — are stepping forward to commit to specific actions to make their operations more sustainable.

What Will Rio+20 Mean?

Written by | June 25th, 2012

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What will be the legacy of Rio+20? We won’t know the answer for years but in the mean time, we highlight three hopeful signs in the outcome of Rio.

Rio+20: Confessions of a Turtle-Hugger

Written by | June 22nd, 2012

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Our self proclaimed “turtle hugger” reports from Rio de Janeiro and reflects on the commitments made that will benefit people, nature and of course, sea turtles.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 22

Written by | June 22nd, 2012

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More like “hot green morning,” am I right, East-Coasters?

  1. Our marine scientist Stephanie Wear says Rio+20 is “a time to make bold commitments.” (Care2)
  2. A new study argues that tropical deforestation accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions, which is actually less than previously thought. (Mongabay)
  3. Why did President Obama–and so many other world leaders– skip Rio+20? (DotEarth)
  4. Almost two-thirds of Americans don’t know what fracking is. (Treehugger)
  5. This is what climate change looks like. (Huffington Post Green)

Going Holistic: Health and Conservation Converge in Tanzania

Written by | June 21st, 2012

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The Conservancy’s David Banks and Pathfinder International’s Caroline Crosbie discuss how incorporating women’s, children’s and community health — along with gender equity — is critical to attaining a more sustainable human relationship with our planet.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 20

Written by | June 20th, 2012

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It’s morning, so it’s time for some cool green news.

  1. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a plane fueled by vegetable oil! (Treehugger)
  2. 36 percent of chinstrap penguins are missing from Antarctic island. Why? (Scientific American)
  3. Rio+20: Chief Justices say it’s illegal to reneg on environmental promises. (Guardian)
  4. If you live in the Great Plains, read this: no more groundwater in 30 years. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Solar myths busted: check out this infographic. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 18

Written by | June 18th, 2012

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What’s cool and green and read all over?

  1. Fireflies: the war machines of the future? (CleanTechnica)
  2. No, to the best of our knowledge, there will not be literal icebergs at Rio+20. (GreenBiz)
  3. Pollution could be turning carnivorous plants into vegetarians. (Treehugger)
  4. This scientist argues that parasites are crucial for ecological balance. (Green)
  5. How can you get your neighbors to stop spraying pesticides? (Grist)

Road to Rio: What to Expect From Rio+20

Written by | June 15th, 2012

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Not sure what Rio+20 is all about and what might happen there? We talk to Glenn Prickett, our Chief External Affairs Officer, to get an inside look at the conference and what The Conservancy hopes to achieve there.

Indonesian President Calls for a Green Economy

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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World leaders increasingly recognize that investing in nature is fundamentally necessary for a healthy, equitable and prosperous world.

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