Tag: Mike Beck

Rebuilding Safer in Sandy’s Aftermath

Written by | November 21st, 2012

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As rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy begins, we need to help orient communities sensibly and compassionately towards solutions that will reduce their long term risk.

Scientist Michael Beck Awarded Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation

Written by | February 28th, 2012

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The Nature Conservancy’s lead marine scientist will undertake a three-year research project to address critical challenges facing our oceans.

Nature’s Most Overlooked Benefit: Reefs Breaking Waves

Written by | December 8th, 2011

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What’s the most obvious yet overlooked benefit nature gives people globally? Conservancy scientist Mike Beck says it’s one everyone on a coastline better start paying attention to.

An Ocean Away: Seeing the Japan Tsunami Hit California

Written by | March 16th, 2011

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The lead scientist for our Global Marine Team was there as the surge arrived in Santa Cruz. It was supposed to be 40 minutes of small waves. He explains why boats were still being tossed more than 6 hours later.

Oyster Reefs Are in Trouble…So Can We Still Eat Oysters?

Written by | March 8th, 2011

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Conservancy marine scientist Mike Beck sets the record straight in this Q&A. Hint: If you like oysters, you’ll like what he has to say!

I’ll Have the Oyster, But Hold the Shell

Written by | February 4th, 2011

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85% of the world’s oyster reefs are gone. Find out why that matters, and what we’re doing (with the help of hundreds of volunteers) to reverse the trend.

Delta Blues

Written by | September 8th, 2010

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Deltas — they’re not just a Greek letter in a frat house name. Human activity is shrinking river deltas worldwide…which is bad news for humans, says the Conservancy’s Jeff Opperman.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 26

Written by | July 26th, 2010

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We’ve got a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Check out this fabulous op-ed on the Gulf of Mexico, co-authored by Mike Beck, our very own marine scientist. (New York Times)
  2. The New Republic‘s Bradford Plumer ponders the “what ifs” that could’ve maybe– or maybe not at all– saved climate legislation. (The Vine)
  3. Researchers have rediscovered an endangered otter in Borneo. (Mongabay)
  4. Water shortages threaten development in China. (YaleE360)
  5. Okay, we’re still mourning the Senate bill, but what’s next for climate and energy? (Dot Earth)

Conservation Science Q&A on the Spill

Written by | May 6th, 2010

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Mike Beck, senior marine scientist at The Nature Conservancy, discusses the potential impact of the oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico’s ecology — and how the Conservancy’s rich data on the gulf can help restoration.

From Long Island to the Solomon Islands, Communities Tackle Climate Change

Written by | November 4th, 2009

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As UN negotiators from around the world gather in Barcelona this week to continue hammering out a global climate deal, the question of emissions reduction targets has grabbed center stage in the press. But even if all countries stopped emitting greenhouse gas pollution today, the impacts of climate change will be felt for years to […]

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