Tag: poverty

Q&A with Jacqueline Novogratz: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | August 6th, 2013

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Mark Tercek talks with Acumen Fund CEO Jacqueline Novogratz about poverty, the environment and creating long-term change.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Helene Gayle

Written by | May 14th, 2013

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CEO Mark Tercek and CARE CEO Helene Gayle talk about the intersections of poverty and the environment: “When a child is starving, a family may not be able to think about long-term sustainability.” Read the interview now.

Lost in Time… And Found Just in Time

Written by | March 26th, 2013

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A native Virginian finds common ground with a Virginian community who fought for their survival with the help of The Nature Conservancy.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 19

Written by | November 19th, 2012

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Happy World Toilet Day! How are you celebrating? Just kidding; we probably don’t want to know.

  1. On World Toilet Day, companies address the global sanitation crisis. (Triple Pundit)
  2. We can’t fight poverty if we don’t fight climate change, says the World Bank. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Americans waste a whole lot of turkey each year (like, in the hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth). (Treehugger)
  4. This new plug-in electric vehicle can charge up to 80% in just 20 minutes. (Inhabitat)
  5. What does the world need for water security? A global treaty on rivers might be a start. (YaleE360)

Nature Brains: The Key to Protecting Grasslands?

Written by | February 2nd, 2012

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What’s the best way to protect the world’s dwindling grasslands from conversion to agriculture or parking lots? A new study holds some answers.

Nature Brains: Conserving Grasslands Can Help Millions of People

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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Can saving nature also help lift people out of poverty? A new Conservancy study finds a simple and scalable solution for grassland communities around the world.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 23

Written by | September 23rd, 2010

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It’s a watery, biodiverse world here at Cool Green Morning:

  1. Conservancy scientist Sanjayan talks water funds at the Clinton Global Initiative. (Treehugger)
  2. What does the “hockey stick” graph for climate change mean? Read the last sentence of this post. (Green)
  3. A massive wetland restoration in Florida isn’t going quite as planned. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Solar stoves, rocket stoves…what’s the truth about cleaner cooking options for people in poor nations? (Dot Earth)
  5. 2010 is the “International Year of Biodiversity“–dive into the topic with these 16 expert commentaries. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 5

Written by | August 5th, 2010

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Secret plots, controversy and oil oil oil…it’s time to get the low-down on today’s cool green news:

  1. Bike-riding and other environmental initiatives — a secret plot in Colorado? (Green)
  2. A Harvard prof’s controversial view: dams and genetically engineered food are good for poor countries. (Green Biz)
  3. Dare we say it? It looks like the static kill worked. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. But, where did all the oil go? See this NOAA chart for the answer. (The Vine)
  5. Warming oceans are leading to more and bigger dead zones. (YaleE360)

Governors’ Global Climate Summit: Day 2

Written by | October 2nd, 2009

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After yesterday’s star-studded kickoff, today’s discussions at the Governor’s Global Climate Summit in California started on a more sobering note. The topic: adaptation to the inevitable impacts of climate change. Let’s face it. Climate change hurts:  Coastal flooding will continue to displace more and more people from their homes.  Increasing droughts are going to make it even […]

Conservation? The Economy? People? It’s All the Same Conversation

Written by | September 2nd, 2009

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There is a growing demand from science, from policy and from conservation itself to include people in conservation. In the meantime, conservationists are still trying to figure out how to best conserve habitats and species and now how to do this with climate change. Now we’re piling on people, too? But I would argue that […]

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