Tag: Policy

The Green Buzz: Thursday, February 14

Written by | February 14th, 2013

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You know we have to start the Buzz today with news on chocolate.

  1. Still need to buy your sweetheart something sweet? Check out this guide to ethical chocolate. (Grist)
  2. Be still our beating hearts: a very cool map that shows the potential for U.S. high speed rail. (Guardian)
  3. Want a lesson on courtship? The bower bird has some great teaching points. (Conservancy Talk)
  4. Happy news for Indonesian forests: Asia Pulp & Paper has announced a zero-deforestation policy. (Mongabay)
  5. As world water supplies dry up, desalination is booming. (Bloomberg)

Rebuild, but Stronger

Written by | January 18th, 2013

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The impacts of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt up and down the eastern seaboard. We must look to create a new and alternative future for the coast.

Creative Conservation

Written by | October 16th, 2012

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No place, not even Yellowstone in winter, is unaffected by human impacts. This means every place requires some form of management, even if only to protect what remains of its “natural” condition.

Are You an Ocean Stakeholder?

Written by | December 21st, 2010

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Jay Odell has five reasons new ocean research and policy could have a major impact on your life. Of course, it’s only true if you like to breathe.

Climate Change Set to Get Personal

Written by | August 27th, 2009

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What does climate change mean to you?  Maybe you think about polar bears stranded on a melting ice block. But climate change is going to be a lot more personal to U.S. residents than that, according to a new analysis released today by The Nature Conservancy. Longer, drier droughts could wither crops and push family […]

Climate Legislation: It’s Not Only About the United States

Written by | June 24th, 2009

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Over and again we have heard the scientific evidence. Over and again we have seen the headlines of real or projected climate impacts. And most importantly, over and again we have seen with our own eyes how our climate is changing right in front of us. The time to act on climate change is now. […]

Dispatch from Bonn: Where Things Stand

Written by | June 10th, 2009

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Here’s a Q&A with Duncan Marsh, the Conservancy’s director of international climate policy, on how things are progressing at the international discussions on climate change now going on in Bonn. Q: Where do we stand after this first week? Where should the focus be in the last few days? Duncan Marsh: There has been some […]

Can the Suits Save the World?

Written by | April 8th, 2009

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As anyone who follows The Nature Conservancy’s Twitter feed knows, I spent much of yesterday attending Carbon TradeEx in an event that can be best described as a carbon markets wonkfest. So what does such a meeting look like? Well, first of all everyone (except for yours truly) wears a suit — or at least […]

Save Knut or Save the World?

Written by | February 27th, 2009

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(Note: I’m taking a short break from my usual wizbang tech blogging to ruminate on my day job. Please indulge my digression.) Which is the better strategy: concentrating on one specific species, like polar bears, or working on a global conservation effort that aims to protect large swaths of the world’s major habitats? I’ll let […]

Cap and Trade: ‘This Issue Cannot Wait’

Written by | February 25th, 2009

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Last night President Obama called on Congress to send him legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution — identifying the development of clean energy solutions as one of the three areas critical to our nation’s future. Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, has this response: “President Obama’s speech last night […]

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