Tag: Carbon Markets

A Paradox from Hell: The Waiãpí and Carbon Markets

Written by | February 11th, 2009

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The photo above shows the extraordinary way one can often trace the outline of indigenous reserves in the Amazon on satellite images: Total destruction outside reserve boundaries gives way to standing forest on the dividing line between indigenous and non-indigenous land. The image comes from the Waiãpí reserve in the Brazilian state of Amapá, in […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, Feb. 9

Written by | February 9th, 2009

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Today in the green online world: nature words are disappearing in a leading dictionary for kids, one climate change scientist is dancing, and a lichen expert might have helped win World War II. And yes — that’s a big snake… The Snake Thermometer: Scientists are now using snake remains to measure prehistoric climate change. Written […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, Jan. 28

Written by | January 28th, 2009

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Can 80,000 goats be wrong? Could the UN climate conference be too crowded? Could energy-efficient light bulbs not make you look like Herman Munster? The answers to these and other riveting questions lie below in today’s roundup of online green: Got Their Goat: Conservationists have eradicated all 80,000 invasive goats from Santiago Island in the […]

The Upside of the Downslide

Written by | January 10th, 2009

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On the “every-cloud-has-a-silver-lining” principle…..the Christmas and year-end period is the busiest time of year for fundraisers in the developed world, and in a couple of weeks conservation organizations across North America and Europe will be seeing in the New Year by looking at their final-quarter numbers for 2008. It’s unlikely to be a very festive […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 9

Written by | January 9th, 2009

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Hey — we’re about to launch this blog for real on Monday! But until then, here’s what’s cool and hot and green online for Friday: Don’t Poo-Poo This: A Boston printer is buying paper made in Sri Lanka from elephant dung. A Renewable Debate: Everybody’s abuzz about this Freakonomics debate on whether the price of […]

Green NGOs, Meet the Obama Transition

Written by | December 23rd, 2008

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President-Elect Obama’s transition team have released a video of their energy and environment working group meeting with leaders of prominent green groups to discuss the transition plan the groups have proposed. The Nature Conservancy’s President and CEO Mark Tercek — as well as leaders from World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and the Pew Environmental Group — […]

COP-14: A Tale of Two Conferences?

Written by | December 12th, 2008

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From media reports this morning, it’s like there are two United Nations climate conferences going on in Poznan, Poland — one that is waiting for the West to do something, and one where actual progress is being made, especially by developing countries. On the progress front, the Washington Post‘s Juliet Elprin reports (registration required) that […]

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