Tag: carbon sequestration

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2011

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Today’s green news: +1/-1 for forests.

  1. Our lead scientist Sanjayan pens a letter to #7,000,000,000 to update the little guy on the state of the planet. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Climate change is making California birds bigger. (Treehugger)
  3. Forests are more awesome at absorbing greenhouse gases than previously thought… (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. …but most U.S. forests aren’t adapting too well to climate change. (Green House)
  5. Americans need to put more energy into energy efficiency. (GreenBiz)

 

Nature Brains: What Does Blue Carbon Look Like?

Written by | July 19th, 2011

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New research indicates the color of our carbon storage matters. Nature Conservancy scientists take a closer look at blue carbon and find it’s looking better than green.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 31

Written by | March 31st, 2011

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Snowstorms in April are not very cool or green, but these 5 news links are:

  1. The future is carbon capture and sequestration, or “tucking carbon into the ground.” (The New York Times)
  2. Why have 7 major companies dropped their support of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative? (Green Biz)
  3. In case you missed Obama’s energy speech yesterday, here’s the re-hash. (Treehugger)
  4. Demand is up, but supply is down for the Toyota Prius. (LA Times)
  5. The best way to reduce your exposure to BPA? Stop eating canned foods. (The Daily Green)

Using the Outback for Carbon Cutbacks

Written by | October 21st, 2010

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The director of The Nature Conservancy’s Australia program explains why that country is a major player in fighting climate change, and how some simple changes could make it even more effective.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 14

Written by | July 14th, 2010

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Lions and zebras and giraffes, oh m… hey, where did they all go? Find out that and more! in this morning’s round-up of the day’s best green news.

  1. The Gulf of Mexico will recover eventually– but how long are we talking here? (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Let the countdown begin: a Senate climate and energy bill could be just two weeks away. (AFP, via Grist)
  3. Catching carbon with science…rocket science. (EcoGeek)
  4. The numbers of Africa’s iconic, charismatic megafauna are declining pretty significantly– even the ones living in national parks. (Treehugger)
  5. Some parking lots may soon turn into “solar forests. ” (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 13

Written by | November 13th, 2009

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Feeling unlucky this Friday the 13th? Fortify yourself with the latest in green news — recycled diapers, undersea gliders, a historic comeback and a new way to shut up those global warming skeptics close to you (speaking of superstitious…) So you’re at a family gathering, arguing with Uncle Climate Denier over the reality of climate […]

The Noel Kempff Climate Action Project: The Conservancy Responds to a Greenpeace Report

Written by | October 15th, 2009

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Thirteen years ago, The Nature Conservancy teamed up with Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza, American Electric Power Company, BP America and Pacificorp to buy out four logging concessions adjacent to Bolivia’s Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. In addition to protecting almost 832,000 hectares of forest habitat and doubling the size of the national park, this […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 28

Written by | September 28th, 2009

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We’ve got some meaty topics for you today (um, literally). And yes, we know it is Monday morning, so if you need to take the easy way out, start with this report on the gorgeous fall foliage bursting across Maine. Then buck up and dig in to our top Cool Green News links below. Over at The New Republic, […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, Feb. 19

Written by | February 19th, 2009

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NASA climatologist James Hansen has been one of the leading voices sounding the alarm against climate change. But have his protests (including his pledged participation in a March 2 Washington rally against coal-fired power plants — see video above) made him less of a scientist? Read on for analysis and all the day’s green news: […]

COP-14: Big Guns Called In; U.S. Has Bad News on Climate Change Legislation

Written by | December 10th, 2008

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POZNAN, Poland — The big names begin arriving in Poznan today as negotiations ramp up in the final three days of the international climate change meeting. And U.S. congressional staffers warn that passage of cap-and-trade climate change legislation is unlikely to happen in the next 12 months. Former Vice President Al Gore is scheduled to […]

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