Tag: un

Nature’s Place on the Global Stage

Written by | September 25th, 2013

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The issues our planet faces can seem daunting, but as we listened to leaders at the UN talk about investing in nature to safeguard our future, solutions seem a lot more possible.

Considering Climate Change from a Country on Fire

Written by | February 7th, 2013

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Three recent events have made Australia a flashpoint for the global discussion around severe weather, and Michael Looker, the Conservancy’s Australia program director, offers three solutions to coping with a changing climate.

The Power of 7 Billion

Written by | October 28th, 2011

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The population growth numbers are staggering, but they also provide a perfect opportunity to rethink the message of the environmental movement.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 21

Written by | July 21st, 2011

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Sea turtles and cleantech divas… what more could you ask for in a green news round-up?

  1. Visit a green sea turtle hatchery in Indonesia. (TreeHugger)
  2. Climate change is a major threat to peace and security, says UN official. (BBC)
  3. Is another oil spill like the one in Yellowstone imminent? (HuffPostGreen)
  4. China tries to beat back massive algae blooms in it’s 3rd largest freshwater lake. (YaleE360)
  5. Meet 12 women leading the cleantech revolution. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 23

Written by | February 23rd, 2011

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Can’t stop sneezing? Suffering from sinus pressure? Blame that changing climate.

  1. Which US state is the biggest power-plant polluter? (Huffington Post Green)
  2. A new report suggests that Californians might be shelling out too much green for green energy. (Grist)
  3. Climate change will probably make your allergies worse. Sorry! (The Daily Green)
  4. The UN and AAAS report that 50 million environmental refugees will flee their homes by 2020. (Treehugger)
  5. Sustainability doesn’t sell…or does it? (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 16

Written by | February 16th, 2011

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Green news time!

  1. From our very own lead scientist Sanjayan: Lewis and Clark would have totally approved of this big conservation win for the Crown of the Continent. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Climate change is a “chief contributor” to civil unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, says one UN official. (Green)
  3. Are drugs destroying the Amazon? (Treehugger)
  4. A new study illustrates just how bad sea level rise could be by 2100. (How bad? Pretty bad.) (YaleE360)
  5. The greenest cars aren’t necessarily electric or hybrid. (Green House)

Scary Math

Written by | December 9th, 2010

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The impact humans have on the earth’s resources can be calculated by a simple equation, basic arithmetic. Eddie Game looks at the numbers and finds a frightening solution.

5 Things the World Needs From Cancun

Written by | November 29th, 2010

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Last year’s climate change talks in Copenhagen left many disillusioned. How can they succeed this time? Our policy expert says to forget a comprehensive agreement and get these simpler things done.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 24

Written by | June 24th, 2010

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Step right up for the top 5 coolest, greenest links around:

  1. If you’ve already conquered the 100-mile diet, now try the 150-mile wardrobe. (Treehugger)
  2. Monsanto versus alfalfa farmers – who won? (Grist)
  3. Concord, MA: home to Walden Pond and the country’s first ban on the sale of bottled water. (The New York Times)
  4. The departing UN chief climate negotiator says he’s still optimistic. (Yale Environment 360)
  5. Will removing a ban on commercial fishing spell doomsday for abalone in South Africa? (Extinction Countdown)

Climate Change Negotiations: What’s Next?

Written by | July 10th, 2009

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With the G8 wrapping up climate change talks in Rome and failing to reach agreement with developing nations on near-term targets for emissions reductions, I talked to Duncan Marsh, the Conservancy’s director of international climate policy, about the agreements G8 nations were able to reach and what the meeting means for the future of international […]

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