Written by McKenzie Jones | January 15th, 2014
Climate change illustrated haiku, exponential tree growth, and disappearing sea cows–all in today’s green news.
- A scientist uses very creative means to communicate the main points of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. (Sightline Daily)
- A study in California finds that trees’ growth rates actually increase over their lifetime. What are the implications in terms of the techniques we use to capture carbon using forests? (The Guardian)
- The manatee–an animal with no natural predators–has virtually disappeared from Florida coasts. Scientists seek to solve this mystery. (Earth Island Journal)
Written by Trevor Martin | June 20th, 2013
Could you leave the city-life and live in a forest full-time? Thomas Backlund shares his story of leaving his apartment and job to get closer to nature.
Written by Eddie Game | August 27th, 2012
Replanting forests to improve water supplies only works depending on the type of tree, according to a new study. Conservancy scientist Eddie Game explains the findings.
Written by Jack Hurd | February 29th, 2012
The Conservancy’s Jack Hurd explores what Myanmar’s recent unthawing means for its incredibly vast and valuable teak forests.
Written by Dustin Solberg | February 24th, 2012
A salmon stream in Alaska was once so damaged it was thought to be beyond repair, and it had a name that reflected that feeling. Now the stream, and it’s new name, are beautiful examples of restoration.
Written by Jack Hurd | November 7th, 2011
The second Asia-Pacific Forest Week is taking place in Beijing this week. Find out how the Conservancy is playing a major role and why this conference halfway around the world could impact your daily life.
Written by Rob McDonald | September 1st, 2011
Energy efficiency leads to lower energy prices—but will that mean more energy consumption? One in-vogue theory says yes, but Conservancy scientist Rob McDonald says it’s not so hot.
Written by Darci Palmquist | May 5th, 2011
Written by Lex Hovani | September 24th, 2010
When it was first introduced in 2005 REDD was a revelation in forest conservation. Five years later a Conservancy scientist looks at a region where its principles are being implemented and measures the impact so far.
Written by Erik Meijaard | March 12th, 2009
Erik receives a photo of a 5-foot earthworm from Borneo and goes on a quest to find out which species it is. Unaware of the complexity of earthworm taxonomy, he fails miserably, but enjoys the search anyway.