Tag: wetlands

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.

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.

State of the Birds 2010: Arctic/Alpine and Wetlands

Written by | March 17th, 2010

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Climate change will hit birds of the Arctic and alpine habitats — like snowy owls — hard, says the new State of the Birds 2010 report.

Leave It (Mostly) To Beaver

Written by | May 27th, 2009

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In John Crowley’s science fiction novel Beasts, humans decide they’ve inflicted enough damage on the Earth, and utilize their technology to construct a giant tower removed from the rest of the world. They achieve self sufficiency in food and energy production, and thus no longer interact or inflict damage on the rest of the world. […]

State of the Birds: And Now For Some Good News!

Written by | March 24th, 2009

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Despite what you might think from my earlier posts, the U.S. State of the Birds Report does contain some good news. Perhaps the most encouraging is the status of wetlands birds (ducks, geese, swans, shorebirds, herons, egrets, etc.) whose indicator shows a dramatic increase starting in the late 1980′s, with current populations far above our base […]

Environmental Protection Is Not a Luxury

Written by | March 23rd, 2009

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This morning I posted an entry to the National Journal Energy & Environment Expert blog. The topic was whether the United States can afford to spend money on environmental protection during a time of economic crisis. My answer is below: It is, of course, entirely understandable that in the midst of the worst economic crisis […]

U.S. State of the Birds: A Report Whose Time Has Come

Written by | March 19th, 2009

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The first ever U.S. State of the Birds report was issued today, in hard copy with an accompanying web site. The Nature Conservancy also has launched a great website that pulls together the report, a map of U.S. bird habitat, and other important bird information. Why is this report so critical? Because it pulls together […]

Can Nature’s Value Alone Save Nature?

Written by | January 21st, 2009

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You cannot read about conservation these days and not notice the astonishing zeal for ecosystem services as a new conservation strategy. (The February 2009 special issue of the Ecological Society of America’s journal Frontiers of Ecology and the Environment is a good case in point, although it’s not online yet.) The idea behind ecosystem services […]

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