Tag: Rainforests

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 2

Written by | June 2nd, 2010

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Scratch that green news itch:

  1. Books about rainforests are destroying rainforests, says a new report. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s the oil spill going to do to the Gulf’s food chain? (Guardian)
  3. If they want to, five western U.S. states could get 30 percent of their energy from wind and five percent from solar without the construction of extensive new infrastructure. (Green)
  4. What mud can tell us about climate change. (Grist)
  5. Fight bugs with bugs: Use insects, not pesticides, in your garden this year. (Huffington Post)

Agriculture: The Other Global Change Agent

Written by | January 26th, 2010

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How will we feed the world in 2050 — and what will it mean for nature? Getting the right answers is as important as dealing with climate change, writes Conservancy scientist Joe Fargione.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 15

Written by | January 15th, 2010

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Happy Friday! Nothing gets you in the celebratory weekend spirit quite like five cool green links, right?

  1. Good news! International efforts to combat climate change helped us earn us an extra minute of pre-doom on the Doomsday Clock. (DotEarth)
  2. Scientists discover a wealth of new species, including “glass” frogs and snail-sucking snakes, in the threatened rainforests of Ecuador. (Guardian Eco)
  3. Pope Benedict XVI: climate advocate? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. An ice shelf the size of Rhode Island totally disintegrated in just 24 hours. (The Daily Green)
  5. Here are seven tasks that you probably think require paper towels, but actually don’t. (Planet Green)

Can We Solve Climate Change? Wrapup on Governors Global Climate Summit

Written by | October 6th, 2009

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Are practical solutions to climate change within reach? Based on what I saw at the Governors’ Global Climate Summit, yes we can. The Governors’ Global Climate Summit wrapped up last Friday with governors and other subnational leaders from around the world signing a declaration to work together toward effective climate solutions — including creation of […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 28

Written by | July 28th, 2009

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A methane mystery in Los Angeles, tiger discoveries in Nepal, and a question of roads… enjoy today’s edition of Cool Green Morning. If there’s one thing worse than being a CO2 emitter, it’s being a methane emitter. But that’s just what the city of Los Angeles has been charged with. Recent research shows the City […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 12

Written by | June 12th, 2009

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Ready for a cool green weekend? No you’re not — that is, if you haven’t read the five links you must click on today, conveniently situated right below this sentence. Enjoy! Is “sustainability” a bad word? Peter Senge of MIT’s Sloane School of Management says the term is akin to “survival” — that it motivates […]

Forest Carbon and Climate Change: The Times Gets On Board

Written by | June 1st, 2009

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Even though the death knell is being sounded for newspapers, an editorial in The New York Times still can mark a topic’s official entry into public and policymaker consciousness. That’s why Friday’s Times editorial linking global deforestation with climate change is such a welcome sign for those who want an international climate change agreement that […]

Stopping a War…and Promoting Sustainable Forestry in Borneo

Written by | May 15th, 2009

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A story involving poisonous snakes, wild pig hunts, blowguns with poison darts, the ancestors of headhunters and pathbreaking conservation? That’s a hard story to pass up…even if it’s halfway around the world. So I didn’t. In November 2007, I traveled to the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo to report on how The Nature […]

A Free Carbon-Trading Area for the Americas, Part 2: Running the Numbers

Written by | April 6th, 2009

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Last month I suggested a hemispheric dimension be added to the proposed U.S. cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions, to allow U.S. companies to offset some of their emissions through projects in Latin America. This idea was picked up by the environmental blogs of The New York Times and the Christian Science Monitor, while a report in The […]

Mark Tercek on Mongabay

Written by | March 4th, 2009

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Nature Conservancy President and CEO Mark Tercek has given his first extensive interview to the blogosphere — to the highly respected tropical rainforest blog Mongabay. Tercek talks to Mongabay about the effects the economic downturn has had on conservation, the importance of considering ecosystem services for developing markets in land use, and what it will […]

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