American voters passed 46 out of 57 state and local funding measures for land and water conservation, underscoring bipartisan support for nature – and all of its benefits for people.
Archive for 2012
The Nature Conservancy has published a new report on sharing the benefits of forest conservation with local communities. Check out today’s post to read the report, or to register to attend Friday’s Washington, D.C. forum where its findings will be discussed.
The devastating damage to the U.S. Northeast from “Superstorm” Sandy has thrust the issue of climate change into public discourse.
The Nature Conservancy is hosting Nov. 5 and Nov. 9 Washington, D.C. forums on strategies for reducing forest emissions while benefiting people who live in the world’s forests. Read today’s post to learn more and register to attend or watch via webcast.
Growing up, The Nature Conservancy’s Sarene Marshall could always walk to the corner store to buy milk. Now she works to protect nature – and people – from the impacts of a changing climate. She shares her perspectives on how important a role conservation can play for cities.
The Nature Conservancy’s Frank Lowenstein is headed to Peru on an official visit as part of his fellowship with the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas.
Colleagues and friends honored the legacy of Kenya’s Dr. Wangari Maathai by planting a tree in her memory at The Nature Conservancy’s garden in Arlington, Va.
Climate Change News is a Planet Change selection of the latest news on climate change, our environment and the impacts of a changing planet. Continue reading to find out what’s good to know this week.
During the recent Feast of St. Francis observance, many Catholic groups held screenings of an Academy Award-nominated film documenting the plight of islanders affected by climate change. Check out the trailer of the film “Sun Come Up” in today’s post.
Not all storms and other natural hazards need to turn in to disasters. That is a core message of the just released 2012 World Risk Report, led by the Alliance for Development Works, United Nations University, and The Nature Conservancy.
With a tourism-based economy that depends on coral reefs, fisheries and coastal communities, the people of the Florida Keys are taking local actions to fight global warming and sea level rise. Check out this video to learn what’s happening in Monroe County.
Check out the California Climate Change Chronicles to catch up on breaking climate policy news: California’s governor has signed a trio of bills into law dealing with emissions reductions, economic benefits for communities and coastal resilience to climate change.
Is it feasible to fit a morning walk to school with your kids into your life? One Nature Conservancy staffer and mom is finding ways to make it happen. She shares her story for National Walk to School Day tomorrow.
In the next Into the Islands video adventure, Travel with Dan Ho to the island of Yap, where an aspiring marine biologist is keeping an eye on rising sea levels.
Climate Change News is a Planet Change selection of the latest news on climate change, nature, our environment and the impacts of a changing planet. Continue reading to find out what’s good to know this week.
Himalayan glaciers may be receding, but a new study finds that changes to monsoons and snowmelt – as well as increasing pressure on groundwater – are more immediate concerns for local water supplies.
An editorial by two policy experts from The Nature Conservancy highlights the importance of making developing countries “ready” to deal with financing for climate change action.