Tag: Sanjayan

Nature Brains: Species Loss in the Age of Man

Written by | July 3rd, 2012

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Worried about the Anthropocene? A new Nature Conservancy study offers good news—Earth still has a few Edens left, and people can live there too.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 21

Written by | May 21st, 2012

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Nothing brightens up a dreary Monday morning quite like some great green news:

  1. Did you see it? Our lead scientist, Sanjayan appeared on CBS News this weekend to talk climate change. (CBS)
  2. A new armored lizard was discovered in a landmine-ravaged region of Africa. (Mongabay)
  3. Solar panels: Can they give sight to the blind? (CleanTechnica)
  4. The greenest buildings are usually the oldest ones. (Grist)
  5. The future of weed-killing: possibly lasers? (Treehugger)

 

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 23

Written by | April 23rd, 2012

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And how was YOUR Earth Day?

  1. In Birmingham, Alabama, more than 629 picnickers got their grub on at Railroad Park. (al.com)
  2. Andrea Mitchell talks Earth Day with our lead scientist, Sanjayan. (MSNBC)
  3. Visitors to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium took the Picnic for the Planet world record challenge. (CBS Chicago)
  4. On Earth Day, did you appreciate the value of small actions? (The Huffington Post)
  5. Did you also focus on people? (Christian Science Monitor)

Creating the Next Conservation Movement…Or Do We Even Need One?

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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Saving Mother Earth requires people power, right? Really? Five smart people (including the Conservancy’s Sanjayan and Hazel Wong) debate if we actually *need* a mass conservation movement.

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: Wednesday, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2011

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Today’s green news: +1/-1 for forests.

  1. Our lead scientist Sanjayan pens a letter to #7,000,000,000 to update the little guy on the state of the planet. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Climate change is making California birds bigger. (Treehugger)
  3. Forests are more awesome at absorbing greenhouse gases than previously thought… (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. …but most U.S. forests aren’t adapting too well to climate change. (Green House)
  5. Americans need to put more energy into energy efficiency. (GreenBiz)

 

An Open Letter to #7,000,000,000

Written by | October 31st, 2011

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The world population hits 7 billion today. Lead scientist Sanjayan has a message for the milestone baby, and it includes is plenty of both good and bad news.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 22

Written by | September 22nd, 2011

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This morning’s green news round-up is no joke.

  1. When it comes to technology vs. nature, “the kids are all right,” writes our lead scientist Sanjayan. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. A professor survives two days in an airtight container just by breathing the oxygen released by 150 houseplants. (Green)
  3. Bill Clinton on U.S. climate change deniers: “We look like a joke.” (Grist)
  4. Find yourself a green job. Here’s how. (The Daily Green)
  5. A new study says pollution from cars can trigger a heart attack. (Treehugger)

The Kids Are Alright

Written by | September 16th, 2011

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A colleague had to decide between giving their 10-year-old son a week at camp in Minnesota or an iPad. For Sanjayan the answer was easy, and surprising.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 24

Written by | August 24th, 2011

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Today’s green news: totally earthshaking.

  1. So, how about that earthquake yesterday, huh? (DotEarth)
  2. Over the past 250 years, scientists have identified over two million species–which is actually less than 15 percent of all the species in the world. (Mongabay)
  3. We’re one step (ha!) closer to powering our electronic devices by walking. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Does the president really have any control over gas prices? (The Daily Green)
  5. Our lead scientist Sanjayan wraps up his Thelon expedition. (Huffington Post Green)
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