Tag: Climate Change

Doubling Down on Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are just the canary in the coal mine – reminding us in a very dramatic way that things are changing and swift action is required.

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Going Solar: The 21st Century Family Home Project

Living amidst Wyoming’s energy boom, Holly Copeland has seen firsthand the unraveling of habitats caused by energy extraction. Looking to reduce dependence on fossil fuel led her home, installing solar panels.

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New Science: Helping Businesses Understand What Water is Worth

Drought is bad for business. But how can we assess the value of reliable access to water? New research provides a model for businesses.

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In Synch: Char & Salmon Migrations in Warming Waters

In Southeast Alaska, salmon are changing their annual migration patterns due to warming waters. Will one of their main predators — Dolly Varden char — adapt to the change?

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Communicating Climate Change and the Scientific Delusional Disorder

The reluctance of scientists to become advocates for action — is it just science being science, or a group delusion of “conservative data rats” that the way to truth is more important than truth itself…or is it both?

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Polar Bears International

Join the polar bear paparazzi! Help Polar Bears International collect conservation data by visiting Churchill, Manitoba and taking pictures.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: IceWatch USA

Heavy snow and cold weather like the “polar vortex” get all the press, but what are the realities given a changing climate? Help IceWatch USA find out by monitoring ice cover in your area.

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Of “Pizzlies” and Goose Dinners: The Latest Research on Polar Bears

Some call the polar bear a “climate change cliche.” And yet our interest in this Arctic animal only grows. What’s the latest? Enjoy our digest of recent polar bear research, media commentary and debate.

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Conservation Science 101: Understand Coral Bleaching

Coral bleaching is one of the major threats to reefs around the globe. But what exactly is coral bleaching? What does it actually do to reefs? Our Conservation Science 101 guide gives you the information you need to understand the most pressing issues.

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Critters on Camera, Demon Oil and Uber Efficiency

Also in our best of the web: reducing roadkill, an environmental thriller about mermaids, the gap in climate preparedness and the ghost of Thanksgiving future.

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Mushroom Man, Crime-Fighting Reindeer & Saving Silverbacks

Also in our best of the web: Gunnison sage grouse now threatened, drunken Bohemian waxwings fly under the influence and daily photos reveal Beijing’s toxic smog.

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Shouting Fish, Farming Fail and Snow Leopards Everywhere

Also in our best of the web: why pregnant snakes crave toxic toads, no, tropical storms have not intensified and yes, scientists are creative.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Plankton Portal

Plankton, these seemingly inconsequential organisms affect the entire ocean. And you can help scientists understand them. Discover new life with Plankton Portal.

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Penguin Impostor, Sustainability Bowl and Climate Depression

Also in our best of the web: never go in a python cave, reintroducing the Iberian lynx to Portugal and eating invasives is trending in the UK.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Smithsonian Bumblebee Project

A key to understanding problems facing bumblebees is hiding in the Smithsonian collections. Make these records available & be part of the Smithsonian legacy.

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Diverse Conservation

Call for Inclusive Conservation
Join Heather Tallis in a call to increase the diversity of voices and values in the conservation debate.

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Innovative Science

Infrared Sage Grouse Count
The challenge: find a chicken-sized bird in a million-acre expanse of rugged canyons & bad roads. Infrared video to the rescue.

Wildlife Videos In Infrared
Infrared enables us to see minor variations in temperature. See how this technology is revolutionizing conservation science.

Nature As Normal
TNC Lead Scientist Heather Tallis is researching how to make people see nature as critical to life through three lenses: education, water and poverty.

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