Written by Maxene Atis | August 29th, 2013
Once known as the Pearl of the Antilles, Haiti celebrates its first marine protected area, opening a new chapter for a country after many years of degradation.
Written by Nicole Levins | September 30th, 2011
Written by Mark Tercek | August 3rd, 2011
Recent mapping shows the Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” is not bigger this year, as predicted by scientists. Unfortunately, it’s still pretty darn big… and that has some big consequences for people and nature.
Written by Alison Green | August 24th, 2010
Are we loving some coral reefs to death? Conservancy scientist Ali Green tells a horror story from Thailand of reef overuse…and asks why all reefs don’t deserve some protection.
Written by Matt Miller | November 4th, 2009
Ecotourism is often presented as the savior for wildlife and wild places — providing local communities with financial incentives to preserve nature while also reducing poaching and development pressure. But, lately, others question whether rich Westerners jetting around the world really help much at all: They disturb animals, create demands for new development and only […]
Written by Bob Bendick | June 1st, 2009
A couple of weeks ago I blogged about a late-night, long distance phone conversation with my daughter, Becky, and her fear that climate change might so disrupt human communities around the world that it would threaten all of our security. Now, following weeks of working on climate and energy legislation in Washington, I was taking […]
Written by Karen Foerstel | December 10th, 2008
POZNAN, Poland — The big names begin arriving in Poznan today as negotiations ramp up in the final three days of the international climate change meeting. And U.S. congressional staffers warn that passage of cap-and-trade climate change legislation is unlikely to happen in the next 12 months. Former Vice President Al Gore is scheduled to […]
Written by Karen Foerstel | December 8th, 2008
POZNAN, POLAND — As the second and final week of COP-14 kicks off in Poland today, developing countries have called for ecosystem-based adaptation to be a critical part of a post-2012 climate change agreement. During government negotiations last week, delegates with the “G77 and China” group, which represents all of the world’s developing countries, said […]