Tag: tourism

Fear and Roaming in the Allegheny Highlands

Written by | April 23rd, 2014

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Saturday night’s alright for hiking? Blogger Daniel White takes to the Alleghenies for a moonlit ramble and encounters a… grizzly? Or maybe he’s been reading Hunter S. Thompson a bit too much lately.

Haiti Declares Its First Marine Protected Area

Written by | August 29th, 2013

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Once known as the Pearl of the Antilles, Haiti celebrates its first marine protected area, opening a new chapter for a country after many years of degradation.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 30

Written by | September 30th, 2011

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New dream interspecies friendship: little baby sharks and red-haired baby monkeys.

  1. The cutest thing you will ever see all day: a little ginger baby monkey. (Mongabay)
  2. A new report says climate change could cost Canada billions of loonies. (Green)
  3. Scientists have documented an eight-step process that leads to coral reef collapse. (YaleE360)
  4. Newsflash: ecotourism is better for the environment than just plain tourism. (The Daily Green)
  5. To help save a vulnerable species, scientists are reproducing grey nurse/sand tiger sharks in an artificial uterus. (Wired)

Gulf ‘Dead Zone’ Threatens Seafood, Tourism Industries

Written by | August 3rd, 2011

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Recent mapping shows the Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” is not bigger this year, as predicted by scientists. Unfortunately, it’s still pretty darn big… and that has some big consequences for people and nature.

Sacrificial Reefs

Written by | August 24th, 2010

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Are we loving some coral reefs to death? Conservancy scientist Ali Green tells a horror story from Thailand of reef overuse…and asks why all reefs don’t deserve some protection.

Ecotourism: Green Problem or Green Solution?

Written by | November 4th, 2009

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Ecotourism is often presented as the savior for wildlife and wild places — providing local communities with financial incentives to preserve nature while also reducing poaching and development pressure. But, lately, others question whether rich Westerners jetting around the world really help much at all: They disturb animals, create demands for new development and only […]

Rock Creek, Climate Change and Natural System Adaptation

Written by | June 1st, 2009

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A couple of weeks ago I blogged about a late-night, long distance phone conversation with my daughter, Becky, and her fear that climate change might so disrupt human communities around the world that it would threaten all of our security. Now, following weeks of working on climate and energy legislation in Washington, I was taking […]

COP-14: Big Guns Called In; U.S. Has Bad News on Climate Change Legislation

Written by | December 10th, 2008

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POZNAN, Poland — The big names begin arriving in Poznan today as negotiations ramp up in the final three days of the international climate change meeting. And U.S. congressional staffers warn that passage of cap-and-trade climate change legislation is unlikely to happen in the next 12 months. Former Vice President Al Gore is scheduled to […]

COP-14 Update: Adaptation Key to Negotiations

Written by | December 8th, 2008

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POZNAN, POLAND — As the second and final week of COP-14 kicks off in Poland today, developing countries have called for ecosystem-based adaptation to be a critical part of a post-2012 climate change agreement. During government negotiations last week, delegates with the “G77 and China” group, which represents all of the world’s developing countries, said […]

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