A new, simplified version of The Nature Conservancy’s Climate Wizard interactive tool was featured today on Huffington Post in a piece by Climate Central’s David Kroodsma talking about the record-setting summer of 2011 and what the future holds.
Editor’s Note: The Nature Conservancy actually has two Babble.com “mominees” in the “Green” category — Sarene Marshall and Stephanie Wear. Below is a brief commentary by Marshall on why the “mominee” means something to her in the context of her work and her kids. Also check out the Conservancy’s Cool Green Science blog for a […]
The Nature Conservancy’s Frank Lowenstein – who leads the Conservancy’s program for utilizing nature to help people prepare for and adapt to climate change – has been selected by the U.S. Department of State to serve as a senior fellow for the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA).
Professionals ranging from scientists to military leaders have all concluded that our world’s climate is changing, and they are asking policy makers to start getting America ready for the impending changes.
This op-ed, which ran in Indonesia’s Jakarta Post, seeks to demonstrate that forest carbon in Indonesia will not only accommodate continued economic growth of forest-related industries, it also has the potential to accelerate the growth of those industries as well as the prosperity of Indonesian people.
A couple of weeks ago, King5.com (Seattle local news) posted a story about an Oklahoma man who fried an egg in his car. The inside of the car reached 181 degrees. Yeah, for much of the U.S. recently, it’s been really, REALLY hot. So, last Friday, with the backdrop of an oppressive heat wave over […]
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How hot is it where you are? Are you used to this type of heat? Are you concerned about the trend? Is a fall jacket still on your kids’ back-to-school list?
Check out this interview with The Nature Conservancy’s Anne Bradley, forest conservation program director in the Conservancy’s New Mexico chapter.
Bradley talks about how trees can help by not only storing carbon and pulling carbon from the atmosphere but also by helping nearby communities better adapt (by, for example, helping to maintain or improve the availability of clean drinking water to people at lower elevations).
The Conservancy is having a little fun with World Oceans Day. Check out our new online quiz to find out what type of ocean lover you are and to determine your celebrity ocean character match.
what looks like a desert but is really full of water? The answer is: a Paramo – a high-altitude grassland ecosystem found mostly in the Andean mountains that looks like a desert but has enough water stored beneath the surface to supply 20 million Colombian’s with their water – including in the major cities of Bogota, Medellin and Cali.
Check out this 3-minute video, which tells the story of Arden O’Conner, a cancer survivor from Boston, Massachusetts, who says, “coral reefs saved my life.”
I just ran across an interesting “Editors’ Choice” blurb in Science Magazine about a climate change-related psychology experiment conducted on a group of students.
For The Nature Conservancy in California’s executive director Mike Sweeney, Earth Day starts in the kitchen. He writes, “As consumers, we have amazing power. The pen may be mightier than the sword, but the credit card makes them both cower in fear. Three times a day, and sometimes more, most Americans make a very important decision: what to eat”
Check out The Nature Conservancy’s cool new wind energy and wildlife interactive graphic at Nature.org.
Country delegates met the first week in April in Bangkok, Thailand for 2011’s first round of United Nations-sponsored climate negotiations. During the meetings, The Nature Conservancy caught up with a few individuals from different parts of the world, including conducting a short interview with one of the most respected voices in the international climate change policy community, Indonesia’s Agus Pornomo.
This past week, country delegates met in Bangkok, Thailand for 2011’s first round of United Nations-sponsored climate negotiations, which will culminate with the big annual conference — this year in Durban, South Africa — in December. In Bangkok, the focus has been on how to move forward after last year’s conference in Cancún, Mexico. Key […]
Looking for something to do for Earth Day? How about a picnic lunch? This Earth Day (April 22), The Nature Conservancy is celebrating with a big picnic party – all over the world. We’re really excited about how quickly (ahem, organically) the word has spread and can’t wait to see how many people join our […]