Tag: Science magazine

Why Conservation Can No Longer Ignore Apex Species

Written by | July 20th, 2011

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Wolves, bears, sharks — conservation has neglected such top-of-the-food-web species in favor of stopping biodiversity loss in the abstract, says Peter Kareiva. But a new study should change that.

Adapting to Climate Change? Try Adapting to Water Change

Written by | December 17th, 2009

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Climate change is changing water in big and potentially dangerous ways, says Conservancy water expert Jeff Opperman — and we need to start adapting now.

What’s the Role of Science for Advocacy?

Written by | November 5th, 2009

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As the “energy sprawl” idea has been discussed and debated in the media, I (one of the paper’s co-authors) have  grown a thick skin against criticism. Perhaps the harshest piece of invective, however, still bothers me: the criticism by Matt Wasson in the Huffington Post. The factual criticisms Matt makes aren’t that troublesome to me, […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 30

Written by | October 30th, 2009

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What’s more frightening than more Americans getting their news from Jon Stewart than a newspaper? When Jon Stewart says putting giant reflective mirrors into space will slow climate change…and he means it! It’s real scary stuff, kids, so we put it last in this morning’s Coolness to give you a good fright for the weekend! […]

Beyond ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’: Why Conservation Needs a Rethink

Written by | October 27th, 2009

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Of course this year’s Nobel Peace Prize got all the press — as that prize nearly always does. The Nobel Prize in economics, by contrast, went almost unnoticed. That’s a double shame. First, because it was given to Dr. Elinor Ostrom of the Indiana University and Arizona State University — the first woman ever to […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 23

Written by | October 23rd, 2009

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Some days you wake up and find everything you’re doing and believing is wrong — like eating tomatoes or thinking your fellow Americans trust the scientific consensus that man is causing climate change. This, ladies and gentlemen, is one of those days. But tomorrow is Climate Action Day, so…maybe slice a tomato and take it […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 11

Written by | September 11th, 2009

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From rehabbing injured birds to why your airport runway might need to get longer soon…it’s another action-packed best-daily-green-link roundup known in these parts as Cool Green Morning: Ever find an injured wild bird and not know what to do? 10,000 Birds now features a very informative Wild Bird Rescue 101. (Rule #2: Never try to […]

Ocean Hope Rising: Detente in Fish Land

Written by | August 5th, 2009

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Many of us out here in Fishlandia (that’s the world of people who research. conserve and care about fish and fish habitat) were more than a bit surprised and very delighted to hear of new collaborative work undertaken by 21 of the world’s top marine fish scientists over the last two years and published last […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 31

Written by | July 31st, 2009

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Your green horoscope for today: Every piece of bad news has a piece of good news, too. (Kind of like when a door closes, a window opens — except that your apartment is probably on the 22nd floor.) Learn more in these five glass-half-empty, glass-half-full green links, fresh from Al Gore’s brainchild: A new global […]

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 […]

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