Written by Bob Bendick | November 3rd, 2010
Comprehensive climate change legislation stalled in Congress this year but one agency has rolled out its own plan. See why our senior policy advisor thinks it’s a blueprint worth following.
Written by Dave Mehlman | March 17th, 2010
Climate change will hit birds of the Arctic and alpine habitats — like snowy owls — hard, says the new State of the Birds 2010 report.
Written by Matt Miller | May 27th, 2009
In John Crowley’s science fiction novel Beasts, humans decide they’ve inflicted enough damage on the Earth, and utilize their technology to construct a giant tower removed from the rest of the world. They achieve self sufficiency in food and energy production, and thus no longer interact or inflict damage on the rest of the world. […]
Written by Dave Mehlman | March 24th, 2009
Despite what you might think from my earlier posts, the U.S. State of the Birds Report does contain some good news. Perhaps the most encouraging is the status of wetlands birds (ducks, geese, swans, shorebirds, herons, egrets, etc.) whose indicator shows a dramatic increase starting in the late 1980′s, with current populations far above our base […]
Written by Bob Bendick | March 23rd, 2009
This morning I posted an entry to the National Journal Energy & Environment Expert blog. The topic was whether the United States can afford to spend money on environmental protection during a time of economic crisis. My answer is below: It is, of course, entirely understandable that in the midst of the worst economic crisis […]
Written by Dave Mehlman | March 19th, 2009
The first ever U.S. State of the Birds report was issued today, in hard copy with an accompanying web site. The Nature Conservancy also has launched a great website that pulls together the report, a map of U.S. bird habitat, and other important bird information. Why is this report so critical? Because it pulls together […]
Written by Peter Kareiva | January 21st, 2009
You cannot read about conservation these days and not notice the astonishing zeal for ecosystem services as a new conservation strategy. (The February 2009 special issue of the Ecological Society of America’s journal Frontiers of Ecology and the Environment is a good case in point, although it’s not online yet.) The idea behind ecosystem services […]