The Nature Conservancy’s Nawa Irianto and other Conservancy staff are working in Indonesia to reduce the impact of logging practices and maintain healthy forests.
As our coastlines erode, we are also losing some of our great Massachusetts beach stories. But if we can adapt to climate change, we can save our beaches and our stories.
Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona recently wrote that “the impact of our oil dependence is more than just a vague, geopolitical risk – it is felt directly by our troops on the front lines every day, where they use petroleum for everything from armored vehicles to air conditioners.”
Rivers contribute three times the amount of nitrous oxide to the atmosphere as had been estimated by the International Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations scientific body charged with reviewing climate change research.
Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, and in fact all of the East Coast, just keep barreling through the devastating effects of what appears to be angrier and angrier seas.
Climate change is creating longer drought periods in Puerto Rico, which causes emblematic mountain “coqui” frogs to clump together in ways that expose them to a deadly fungus.
From building codes to light-rail expansion, cities across the U.S. and the globe are enacting plans for climate change. Many of their efforts are detailed by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives.
With progress on climate legislation remaining elusive despite a year-end flurry of Congressional action, all eyes in the U.S. are turning toward the Environmental Protection Agency.
We at the Conservancy (and all of us concerned about the natural world) must be strong and resilient — like a tree growing unexpectedly in the middle of the city.
The Philadelphia Eagles may just convince us that – like pickup trucks and beer – if renewable energy is good enough for the NFL, it’s good enough for America.
Sarene Marshall, managing director of the global climate change program at The Nature Conservancy, appeared on FOX-TV’s FOX & Friends this morning to debate whether there is “global warming or an ice age approaching.”
The seeds of a new Green Climate Fund were planted in Cancun as part of the agreement emerging from the UN climate talks. Much careful tending of this seedling remains to be done, however, for long-term climate change finance to thrive and bloom.
Protecting the wetlands of North Carolina’s Albemarle peninsula helps prevent saltwater from intruding into farmland, and helps protect the foundations of the highways that carry millions of tourists to the beaches of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, and other towns along the Outer Banks.
You will read Jonathan Franzen’s new novel in great gulps, amazed at how it keeps you breathlessly obsessed with this venal, grasping, irritating, and very typical middle-class American family.
Setting aside the controversy and politics of climate change for a moment, we can all agree it’s been a wacky year in weather. Personally, I’ve seen my 5-year-old melting on the soccer field as the mercury climbed to a record high of 93 degrees on September 25th in Washington DC.
In order for people to care about climate change, journalists have to start doing a better job of making its real impacts hit home.
In Papua New Guinea, FairTrade-certified cacao is playing a role in the global effort to fight climate change.