Category: Brazil

Por Favor, Brasil: Keep Debating, and You Can Change the World

Written by | January 30th, 2014

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Food. Water. Energy. All this situated within some of the most beautiful, productive and diverse ecosystems on the planet. That’s Brazil. And who can make the decisions to integrate all these needs and make wise decisions to shape the world? Brazilians, of course.

Harley-Davidson a New Partner in Conservation

Written by | August 26th, 2013

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What does a conservationist look like? Many wear motorcycle helmets, as proven by the new partnership between The Nature Conservancy and Harley-Davidson.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 11

Written by | July 11th, 2013

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From ugly animals to a national park on the moon, we’ve got your green news!

  1. Lorax wanted. Because Amazon deforestation has dramatically increased in countries outside of Brazil. (Mongabay)
  2. Pictures: Newly formed Ugly Animal Protection Society says these guys need saving, too. (Discovery News)
  3. Do we have to save one species over another to protect America’s wilderness? (NPR)
  4. Far out: U.S. lawmakers propose a national lunar park to protect artifacts left on the moon by NASA astronauts. (MNN)
  5. China and the U.S. have agreed to work together to capture carbon dioxide spewing from their respective power plants. (Bloomberg)

Rio+20: Leadership from New Directions

Written by | June 27th, 2012

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Numerous countries — and now the private sector — are stepping forward to commit to specific actions to make their operations more sustainable.

Road to Rio: What to Expect From Rio+20

Written by | June 15th, 2012

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Not sure what Rio+20 is all about and what might happen there? We talk to Glenn Prickett, our Chief External Affairs Officer, to get an inside look at the conference and what The Conservancy hopes to achieve there.

Goodnight Stars’ Twinkling Light, Goodnight Clean Water, Burning Bright

Written by | March 21st, 2012

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Can conservation make people feel better? Our freshwater scientist shares how one micro sewage treatment plant improves the lives of a small community in Brazil.

Brazil’s Forest Code: Fact, Fiction and a Forecast

Written by | November 10th, 2011

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Brazil’s Forest Code and its rules on deforestation will soon be updated. David Cleary looks at both sides of the debate and makes a bold prediction about the most likely outcome.

The Board in Brazil: Misconceptions and Vital Lessons

Written by | September 16th, 2011

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A trip to the Amazon tested the knowledge of some of the Conservancy’s leaders but confirmed the importance of the work we’re doing there, in the U.S. and around the world.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2011

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Today’s green news round-up holds the secret to a long, healthy life.

  1. A new seabird was discovered in Hawaii…and it’s a 40-year-old stuffed specimen. (Mongabay)
  2. Coal shortages are speeding up China’s move toward clean energy. (CleanTechnica)
  3. A new study says deforestation rates are higher in protected forests. (YaleE360)
  4. Attention Labor Day travelers: Hurricane Irene might’ve shut down your favorite outdoor recreation spot. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. The world’s oldest person (nearly 121! wow!) credits her longevity to her healthy, all-natural Amazon Rainforest lifestyle. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 26

Written by | August 26th, 2011

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Cool Green Morning, Cool Green Afternoon…what’s the diff?

  1. Irene’s making her way up the East Coast. What does she have to do with climate change ? (The Daily Green)
  2. There’s a big secret underground river underneath the Amazon, scientists say. (Mongabay)
  3. In other Amazon news, scientists have also discovered a brand new species of monkeys. (Treehugger)
  4. Dolphins are so smart! Watch them use shells to catch fish. (Wired)
  5. What impact did the dispersants used to clean up the Gulf oil spill have underneath the surface? (Green)
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