Tag: Climate Change

A Fully Loaded, Double-Barreled Forest Climate Solution

A recent New York Times op-ed by Nadine Unger claimed planting trees would actually accelerate climate change. Here’s why she’s wrong–and why forest conservation is critical to any climate solution.

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Ghost Lemurs, Seeking Nemo, and the $100B Hurricane

Also in our best of the web: drought maps, Jersey shore, plastic plunder and the eternal question: casket, cremate or compost?

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Whale Pelvises, Pigeon Toes and Bee Belly Bacteria

Also in our best of the web: 2014 State of the Birds report, laser-mapping Earth’s forests, China gets cap-and-trade, and really smart fish.

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Schaefer Prairie Preserve Citizen Science

Would you like to learn about the plants and wildlife of an eastern tallgrass prairie, while contributing to science? Visit Schaefer Prairie Preserve!

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Marmoset Mimicry, Teaching Fish to Walk, and Beetles Invasion

Also in our best of the web: remembering Martha, citizen scientists everywhere, a blueprint for climate cooperation and where to build roads.

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Woodpecker Skull Design, Novel Ecosystems, Yawning Wolves and More

Also in our best of the web: bamboo reinforcements, climate inertia, bison return to Tribal lands, and E.O Wilson’s audacious plan.

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Weekend Book Picks: The Unpersuadables

Looking for a great read this Labor Day weekend? Take a virtual among the “enemies of science” — smart people who believe strange things — with Will Storr’s book The Unpersuadables.

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Ant Zombies, Sunscreen’s Unseen Impacts and Bats in the Belfry

Also in this week’s best of the web: assessing aquaculture, how human structures affect bird nesting behaviors and the individuality of bumble bees.

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Alluring Boomslang, Scaly Pangolin and Disappearing Aspen

Also in this week’s best of the web: social networks for science, averting bird-window collisions, biodiversity surveys go local, and reconstructing Acadia’s trails.

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Ocean Mercury, Designer Fish and Best Shark-cam Ever

Also in our best of the web: penguin neighbors, scorpion rundown, downside of habitat corridors, and the psychology of litter.

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Bike-Friendly Cities, Overheated Trout and Protein 2.0

Also in our best of the web: right whale baby boom, turtle hatchapalooza, scientists as human shields, and water as therapy

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Turtle Talk, Living with Sharks, Carbon Tax Repeal and More

Also in our best of the web: climate and kidney stones, sexual harassment in the field, nature and innovation, flying versus driving and more on sea stars.

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Veggie Piranha, Duiker Madness, Whale Poop and Rolling Coal

Also in our best of the web: monarch hospitality, fat (and fit) corals, roof tiles for clear air and fingerprinting water.

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Hippos Amok, Missing Ocean Plastic, TroutBlitz & More

Also in our best of the web: the future of science journalism, definition of a forest, the great fish swap and crowdfunding wolf conservation

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Urban Weasels, Coral Atlas & Ivory-Sniffing Dogs

Also in this week’s best of the web: getting narcissists to go green, sea star die-off, peak coal, sustainable meat certification and smart fish.

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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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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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