Tag: forest

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 15

Written by | January 15th, 2014

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Climate change illustrated haiku, exponential tree growth, and disappearing sea cows–all in today’s green news.

  1. A scientist uses very creative means to communicate the main points of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.  (Sightline Daily)
  2. 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)
  3. The manatee–an animal with no natural predators–has virtually disappeared from Florida coasts.  Scientists seek to solve this mystery.  (Earth Island Journal)

Nature’s Code: Seeing The Forest Through The Trees

Written by | June 20th, 2013

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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.

Do More Trees = More Water?

Written by | August 27th, 2012

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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.

More on Myanmar: Taking Care of Teak

Written by | February 29th, 2012

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The Conservancy’s Jack Hurd explores what Myanmar’s recent unthawing means for its incredibly vast and valuable teak forests.

An Alaska Salmon Stream Gets New Life in More Ways Than One

Written by | February 24th, 2012

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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.

Green With Forestry: Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2011

Written by | November 7th, 2011

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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.

Jevons Paradox: When Doing More with Less Isn’t Enough

Written by | September 1st, 2011

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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.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 5

Written by | May 5th, 2011

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate in green style:

  1. San Francisco teenagers are suing the government for failure to protect the Earth for future generations. (NY Times)
  2. Speaking of which: the latest predictions for world population growth could amount to serious environmental challenges. (Green)
  3. Forest protection takes one step forward in Indonesia, two steps back in Brazil. (EarthWatch)
  4. Take your lawn to a whole new level this year: go organic! (The Daily Green)
  5. Electronic medical records could cut 1.7 million tons of carbon emissions. (EcoGeek)

Connecting the Dots on REDD+

Written by | September 24th, 2010

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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.

Yikes! It’s a Giant Earthworm!

Written by | March 12th, 2009

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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.

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