Tag: Bill McKibben

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Bill McKibben

Written by | April 11th, 2013

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Our CEO Mark Tercek speaks with writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben about his thoughts on the Keystone XL pipeline, how environmental organizations can get more done and what he would do if he had Mark’s job leading the Conservancy.

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 1

Written by | April 1st, 2013

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Today’s green news round-up is no joke.

  1. Concern grows for the future of the monarch butterfly. (YaleE360)
  2. Want to get healthier? Ride your bike to work. It’s science. (Grist)
  3. This writer says hemp can solve a whole lot of our green dilemmas. (Mongabay)
  4. Why is Antarctica getting icier? Climate change. (Not a paradox.) (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Climate crusader Bill McKibben has some thoughts on how businesses can help combat global warming. (GreenBiz)

After the End of Nature: An Essay

Written by | June 18th, 2012

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We live in the Anthropocene — the Age of Man on our planet, say most scientists. But Conservancy scientist Rob McDonald asks: Do we actually have the scientific knowledge to manage Spaceship Earth… or replace its natural systems?

Can We Make Nature Even Better? Inside the ‘Rambunctious Garden’

Written by | October 10th, 2011

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Is the idea of timeless nature a myth — and could we make nature even better than it is “naturally”? The author of the new book “Rambunctious Garden” has some surprising answers.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 3

Written by | March 3rd, 2011

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Ant zombies, gas-saving tips and the secret life of a climate change believer: it’s all cool and green today.

  1. The eastern cougar is now extinct, sort of. (The New York Times)
  2. It may seem counterintuitive, but more snow is a sign of a warming climate. (Treehugger)
  3. 350.org leader Bill McKibben discovers he’s a communist. (The Washington Post)
  4. The worst horror movie ever, if you’re an insect: new species of ant zombie discovered. (Mongabay)
  5. $4 for a gallon of gas? How about 80 cents a gallon instead? These 5 tips will get you there. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 13

Written by | September 13th, 2010

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It’s the start of another Cool Green Week:

  1. The White House says “no thanks” to solar, at least for now. (Dot Earth)
  2. The Prius gets more pedestrian-friendly. (EcoGeek)
  3. Wait a minute– is there crude oil in the multi-purpose superstar that is white vinegar? (Grist)
  4. If you enjoy packaged water, you might want to give boxed H20 a try. (Treehugger)
  5. The Philadelphia transit authority is getting creative and trying to harness energy from braking subway trains. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 10

Written by | September 10th, 2010

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There are green scams out there, but alien “killer’ shrimp is not one of them. Check out today’s cool green news:

  1. UK government told to cut 2020 biofuels target for environmental reasons. (Reuters)
  2. Before you buy, be aware of these 6 green scams. (The Daily Green)
  3. The president of Ford Canada says, “we need higher fuel prices.” (Treehugger)
  4. Can Bill McKibben get solar panels back on the White House? (Dot Earth)
  5. Alien “killer” shrimp have been found in a new location. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 24

Written by | November 24th, 2009

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Sorry to be a Debbie Downer, but today’s news isn’t uplifting: the global water problem needs more attention, oceans are becoming less effective at storing CO2 and we’ve underestimated the pace and extent of climate change. Oh, and Obama loses to Nasheed in the ring. Let’s hold out hope that the sun will come out tomorrow. A new […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 27

Written by | October 27th, 2009

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It’s indeed a bright green morning today, with positive news everywhere: International Climate Day of Action a big success! Smart meters galore! And here’s the big news: a new study shows your personal actions can make a difference in the fight against climate change! Take that, all you climate change pessimists. Bill McKibben says we need to “stop […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 2

Written by | October 2nd, 2009

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It’s Friday and you might already be thinking about your weekend, or at least the cocktail you’ll start the weekend with at 5:01 pm today. If you like your martinis straight-up and dry, this morning’s news round-up featuring climate change is for you. We hope it doesn’t leave you shaken… just a little stirred. Bill McKibben has […]

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