Tag: Science

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Matt Arnold

Written by | May 21st, 2013

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What’s an environmentalist doing on Wall Street? Nature Conservancy CEO Mark Tercek interviews JPMorgan’s Head of Environmental Affairs, Matt Arnold, to find out.

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 Green Buzz: Tuesday, April 16

Written by | April 16th, 2013

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Green news! Get your green news here!

  1. Glow-in-the-dark pavement is both (a) super rad and (b) saves energy. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Science as art: nanostructures form to create amazing visuals — words don’t do these pics justice! (Wired)
  3. New species of porcupine found in Brazil… and it’s already listed as endangered. (TreeHugger)
  4. Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4? Slow sea-level rise by curbing 4 pollutants. (Discovery News)
  5. New law protects leatherback turtle nesting site in Puerto Rico. (BBC)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, February 21

Written by | February 21st, 2013

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Wake up, smell the coffee, hear the birdsong and get your Green Buzz on.

  1. There’s a reason that birdsong sounds so pleasant to our ears. Could our own language have evolved from it? (Phys.org)
  2. Buy a new car, get solar panels for your home. Nice! (New York Times)
  3. U.S. Republicans: are you listening? China just announced plans for a carbon tax. (Grist)
  4. Could the sequester affect the environment? That, and science and your health. (MNN)
  5. Thanks to a coffee fungus (eww), that cup of joe you’re drinking is in danger. (Discovery News)

Cities and Climate After Sandy: How Should We Prepare?

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Hurricane Sandy was a wakeup call for coastal cities — but what should we do next? Five experts took on that question in the first of this spring’s “Nature and Our Future” panel discussions from the Conservancy.

The Heart of Why Nature Matters

Written by | January 4th, 2013

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Why does nature matter to our own Conservancy scientists? What has motivated them to do the work they do? We’re getting to the heart of why nature matters.

Leaves in a Blender

Written by | December 5th, 2012

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How many leaves can you fit in a bucket? Well…that depends. And it depends in part if you put those leaves through a blender. Join Conservancy scientist Craig Leisher as he attempts a somewhat wacky home experiment!

3 Ways to Help Science with Your Computer or Smartphone

Written by | October 22nd, 2012

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You love nature and science. And you love your smartphone. Here are 3 ways these seemingly disparate loves can come together.

Bison Bellows & Bones: Student-Scientists on the Prairie

Written by | October 10th, 2012

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Follow bison herds; record bison as they fight, bellow and urinate on themselves; collect bison bones; repeat. It’s just another “day at the office” for these student researchers from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Science Short: Common Sense & Climate Change

Written by | October 3rd, 2012

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If climate change is just plain common sense, then why is ice growing in Antarctica? Spatial scientist Jon Fisher on the value of clear climate change communication.

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