From high in the cloud forests of Chiapas, the Ellis family sees Buena Vista – and looks at forests in a new way.
During a summer work trip to Mexico with their scientist Dad, the Ellis kids learned more about how trees store carbon and how farmers and foresters can measure it using simple tools.
The Ellis family’s summer adventure in Mexico continues with a promised visit to a real rainforest, to see their scientist dad at work. But, before the swashbuckling adventure, it turns out scientists do a lot of meeting and talking, too – about how people will actually “add” carbon to their forests and farms.
During their first week in the Yucatan, the Ellis family adjusts to the heat and seeks out pink flamingoes, red mangroves and “blue carbon.” It turns out “green” forests on land aren’t the only important natural places for keeping carbon out of the atmosphere.
The Ellis family is spending most of the summer in Mexico chasing their scientist dad on his work trip to measure carbon in the forests of Mexico. Adjusting to life with less STUFF for their foreign travels, the Ellis family gets to unwind at their first destination in Merida.
What does their dad do when he flies to Indonesia, Brazil or Mexico for work? The Ellis kids are about to find out! Follow along as they follow their father, Peter Ellis, a forest carbon scientist for The Nature Conservancy, to Mexico for the summer. Planet Change will track the Ellis family’s adventures — starting today, as mom Jes Ellis gets ready for the trip.
From Seattle to Sweden, an ever-growing number of city and regional governments are using roof gardens, specially designed wetlands, and other forms of “green infrastructure” to rein in pollution from countless diffuse sources — and to save money.
The final post from the First Stewards symposium held in Washington, D.C. last week shares insights learned by the symposium’s official witnesses whose goal it is to ensure the learnings from the symposium will be carried forward.
Coastal residents of indigenous communities in Alaska are literally losing land and landmarks to the sea as permafrost melts and sea levels rise. Some traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to share their stories of climate change with other Native American groups at a First Stewards symposium.
Representatives of North American indigenous tribes from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico are gathering at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian this week to give voice to the changes they are experiencing in the climate around them.
Angie Cook lives in Keene Valley, NY, and her house was damaged by Hurricane Irene in August, 2011. This is the third in a three-part series in which Angie will share her story of the storm and its aftermath.
As the Kyoto Protocol winds down without a strong replacement, countries are implementing their own strategies to fight climate change.
Angie Cook lives in Keene Valley, NY, and her house was damaged by Hurricane Irene in August, 2011. This is the second in a three-part series in which Angie will share her story of the storm and its aftermath.
Angie Cook lives in Keene Valley, NY, and her house was damaged by Hurricane Irene in August, 2011. This is the first of a three-part series in which Angie will share her story of the storm and its aftermath.
Our electricity bill is one-third of what it was when we had electric heat, and provides a corresponding decrease in the carbon needed to generate that electricity.
Living in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California, air quality and sufficient water are daily issues.
Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana is in the process of installing the largest geothermal system in the U.S. The scope of Ball State’s system – 47 buildings over 731 acres – makes it unique, as well as carbon dioxide savings of 85,000 tons annually, cutting Ball State’s carbon footprint by nearly half.