Tag: Peter Kareiva

Conservation in a World of Senior Citizens

Written by | October 2nd, 2012

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How will an aging population influence the way we do conservation in 2050? It could be a blessing, says our chief scientist–as long as we start preparing now.

A Conversation with Peter Kareiva: Rescaling Civilization

Written by | June 6th, 2012

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We sat down with Dr. Kareiva to discuss his new paper published in the journal Nature, and the hope he sees in the daunting task of “rescaling civilization.”

Peter Kareiva Inducted to National Academy of Sciences

Written by | April 29th, 2012

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Our chief scientist receives a major honor and CEO Mark Tercek sees it as recognition that conservation science can play a vital role in solving important global challenges like food security and water scarcity.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 4

Written by | April 4th, 2012

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Get your green news on:

  1. Meet Peter Kareiva, one unconventional conservationist. (Greenwire)
  2. If it journeyed across the Atlantic today, the Titanic would encounter more icebergs than it did in 1912. (Los Angeles Times)
  3. Is your favorite restaurant really serving “sustainable” and/or “organic” food? (Grist)
  4. Look at this cute little albino baby albatross! (Treehugger)
  5. Climate change=more infectious diseases?! (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 21

Written by | December 21st, 2011

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It’s not easy being green, but it sure beats the alternative.

  1. Is nature more resilient than we give it credit for? (Time)
  2. To encourage recycling, Mexico City is closing one of the world’s largest open-air garbage dumps. (YaleE360)
  3. Does birdsong have a positive effect on human creativity and well-being? Scientists are going to get to the bottom of it. (Guardian)
  4. The biggest enviro hits and misses of 2011: celebrity edition. (Treehugger)
  5. Unusually long-living animals may reveal secrets to human longevity. (Scientific American)

Deforestation or Murder? Why Orangutans Are Going Extinct

Written by | November 29th, 2011

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Is tropical deforestation or killing by humans to blame for the orangutan’s demise? Peter Kareiva says a new study shows why it’s always important for conservation to continue testing its assumptions.

Could Conservation-Friendly Farming Include GMOs?

Written by | August 2nd, 2011

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Genetically modified organisms — scourge of the Earth, or potential boon to poverty reduction and conservation? We should follow the data, not our prejudices, says Peter Kareiva.

New White House Report: The Economic Value of Nature

Written by | July 22nd, 2011

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Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva helped write a new White House report on accounting for nature’s value in the United States. See why he thinks it’s a breakthrough.

Why Conservation Can No Longer Ignore Apex Species

Written by | July 20th, 2011

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Wolves, bears, sharks — conservation has neglected such top-of-the-food-web species in favor of stopping biodiversity loss in the abstract, says Peter Kareiva. But a new study should change that.

Invasive Species: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Written by | June 7th, 2011

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Should we continue to fight invasive species? Peter Kareiva says a new article in the journal Nature should make us think hard about how and where we say yes.

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