Tag: population growth

Q&A with Andy Revkin: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | January 15th, 2014

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A new song for the environmental movement? CEO Mark Tercek talks with journalist—and musician—Andy Revkin.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 26

Written by | March 26th, 2013

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Bizarre sharks, water wars and coastal resiliency — we’re covering all that and more in today’s green news.

  1. Talk about resourceful: see how animals survive some of the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. (BBC Nature)
  2. Banning toxic products in the U.S. just means exporting them to other countries. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. You are not seeing double — that’s a two-headed shark! (Wired)
  4. As population density increases in coastal communities, so does the impact of extreme coastal storms. (NBC News)
  5. Will water will be the source of future conflict in the Middle East? (TreeHugger)

Massive Water Main Break Underscores Water Challenges – and Solutions

Written by | March 22nd, 2013

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A massive water main break in Washington, DC — coming just hours before World Water Day — serves as a stark reminder of the importance of investing more in our water supply infrastructure.

Feeding the World Through Smarter Agriculture

Written by | April 27th, 2012

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Will we be able to feed a global population of 10 billion people? Mark Tercek says we will if we rely on sound science, innovation and interesting partnerships.

How to Feed Seven Billion and Counting

Written by | November 1st, 2011

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How can we help the world’s growing population thrive without ruining our natural systems? One solution is to better integrate conservation and agriculture.

The Power of 7 Billion

Written by | October 28th, 2011

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The population growth numbers are staggering, but they also provide a perfect opportunity to rethink the message of the environmental movement.

Can the World Feed Itself Without Ruining the Planet?

Written by | October 12th, 2011

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A new study says “yes” and offers a road map for getting there. But it’s going to take a lot of hard work, cooperation and innovation… find out what the solutions are.

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.

Sanjayan at the Aspen Environment Forum

Written by | May 27th, 2011

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This week our lead scientist Sanjayan will speak at the forum about environmental challenges facing planet Earth. What does he think can help? Watch this video for a preview.

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)
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