Tag: logging

Rules of Engagement: Solomon Islanders Prepare for Mining

Written by | November 6th, 2013

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With mining proposed across the Solomon Islands, how will the decisions and agreements made now shape the country’s future?

Beneath the Mists: Loggers and Conservationists Can Be Allies

Written by | May 14th, 2012

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Can tropical forests be logged sustainably and still maintain their incredibly rich biodiversity and benefits to people? A new study published in the journal Conservation Letters provides evidence that with smart forest management, the answer can be “yes.”

Naturally Endowed Frog Signals Nature’s Resilience in California Forest

Written by | March 11th, 2011

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There are roughly 5,000 species of frogs and toads, only two have this particular appendage. Find out why they do, and why their reappearance is so important for the Garcia River.

Lynx vs. Marten?

Written by | May 13th, 2009

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Can lynx, marten and logging all get along in the same woods? That’s the question The Nature Conservancy and partners at the University of Maine are trying to answer in a 40-mile stretch of woods along Maine’s St. John River. The challenge lies in the different habitat needs of each animal: Martens like to cruise through the treetops and therefore need the latticework […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 14

Written by | April 14th, 2009

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It’s a cool green morning on the East Coast, and we’ve compiled the top five green news stories from the environmental blogosphere. Read on… Condor Killer on the Loose: A private investigator has been hired to find the killer of two endangered California condors. Only about 320 California condors still exist, half of them in captivity. Battle of the […]

Expedition to the Solomon Islands: Days 1 and 2

Written by | March 13th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Sanjayan, The Nature Conservancy’s lead scientist, is traveling in the Solomon Islands to explore the amazing diversity of life and the fast vanishing marine and terrestrial habitats on these islands. As part of this expedition, Sanjayan’s experiences will be made available to students across the United States by the interactive curricula company Promethean […]

Better a Logged Forest Than None at All

Written by | February 13th, 2009

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Erik makes the case why logging of tropical rainforests is not necessarily bad

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