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Vote for Babble.com “Mominee” Sarene Marshall!

Written by Matt Barrett on . Posted in Act

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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 Picked by State Department for Energy and Climate Senior Fellowship

Written by Matt Barrett on . Posted in Learn

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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).

Don’t Be Prepared

Written by Matt Barrett on . Posted in Learn

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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.

Working on Solutions to New Mexico’s Changing Climate

Written by Matt Barrett on . Posted in Learn

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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).

What’s a Paramo and How Does it Provide Water to Millions of People?

Written by Matt Barrett on . Posted in Learn

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.

Earth Day will dawn with the question: ‘What’s for Breakfast?’

Written by Matt Barrett on . Posted in Act

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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”

Voices from the Climate Change Meetings in Bangkok

Written by Matt Barrett on . Posted in Learn, The Wonk Room

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.

How in the World Are We Going to Pay to Clean Up the … World?

Written by Matt Barrett on . Posted in Learn

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 […]

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