Tag: Adaptation

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 20

Written by | April 20th, 2010

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Here’s your daily fix, green news addicts:

  1. Will Eyjafj…um, that volcano that’s erupting in Iceland cool the planet? Possibly, but not likely. (The Vine)
  2. Researchers are saying that there are probably close to a billion tiny little species in the world’s oceans. (Mongabay)
  3. Get excited for this new development in tire recycling. (CleanTechnica)
  4. A new exhibit imagines how New York City might adapt to climate change and rising seas. (YaleE360)
  5. The most effective way to go green this Earth Day? Change the way you shop. (Triple Pundit)

Strike of the Dzud: How Conservation Can Help Mongolia’s Herders

Written by | April 19th, 2010

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50% of all Mongolia’s livestock could be dead by spring — victims of a drought-freeze punch known as a dzud. How could grassland conservation help herders cope with such climate-change intensified phenomena?

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 7

Written by | April 7th, 2010

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The latest in green news, from laundry detergent to dragons… Today’s Cool Green Morning is certainly not lacking in variety:

  1. Researchers discovered a new species– a fruit-eating dragon– in a highly populated, deforested area in the Philippines. (Mongabay)
  2. A new trend in going green: giving up traditional laundry and dish-washing detergent. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Why closing state parks isn’t the answer to a budget crisis. (The Daily Green)
  4. Migratory birds adapt to climate change by sticking closer to home. (Wired)
  5. A new report finds that U.S. streams and rivers are getting a lot warmer. (YaleE360)

The List: Who’s Willing to Act on Climate Change

Written by | February 10th, 2010

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Which web page is most watched by the international climate change community? A simple but growing list of country pledges to limit emissions, says Chrissy Schwinn.

The Latest from Copenhagen

Written by | December 20th, 2009

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Nature Conservancy policy analysts and scientists are at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen for the next two weeks — and are reporting the latest developments here on Cool Green Science. Click through and then scroll down to read these late-breaking reports and more: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 12:55 PM: Copenhagen Accord Results in a […]

Copenhagen 201: An Inside View on the Major Issues

Written by | December 7th, 2009

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As negotiators kick off two weeks of climate change talks in Copenhagen today, Duncan Marsh, director of international climate change policy for The Nature Conservancy, discusses in detail some of the key issues and news events that will surround the debate. For more on Copenhagen, be sure to check out our Copenhagen 101 feature. ***** […]

From Long Island to the Solomon Islands, Communities Tackle Climate Change

Written by | November 4th, 2009

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As UN negotiators from around the world gather in Barcelona this week to continue hammering out a global climate deal, the question of emissions reduction targets has grabbed center stage in the press. But even if all countries stopped emitting greenhouse gas pollution today, the impacts of climate change will be felt for years to […]

When Climate Change Demands a New Nature, Will We Be Ready?

Written by | September 30th, 2009

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In 50 years, many parts of the world will be unrecognizable because of climate change, population growth, shifting agriculture, new energy sources, hundreds of new cities and imperiled water supplies. The pressures of the climate crisis, coupled with the global recession, are pushing the conservation movement to reexamine many of its core assumptions. There is […]

Adapting to Climate Change? Don’t Forget People

Written by | August 4th, 2009

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I am guessing that few if any people reading this would picture people when they think about an ecosystem. I know when I think ecosystems, I think plants, animals, rivers, etc., but not people. Ecosystems are about nature. People aren’t nature, right? But, by definition, there is nothing that excludes people from being part of […]

Dispatches from Bonn: A Small Step Closer to Copenhagen

Written by | June 12th, 2009

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The hallways are clearing out here on the last day of the UN climate negotiations in Bonn. Two weeks of negotiations and meetings have resulted in a long document, a lot of options and a lack of leadership. For the Conservancy, we’ve seen a couple of steps forward, and some steps back as well. On […]

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