As the UN COP19 climate change negotiations enter their final week in Warsaw, Poland, The Nature Conservancy’s Director of International Marine Policy reminds us that in the need to act on climate, we shouldn’t forget about the importance of adaptation.
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A new report lays out strategies that support plants and animals in adapting to a rapidly changing climate. The Conservancy’s Sarah Murdock explains how they can also help keep nature healthy for people.
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.
Environmental leaders gather in Aspen, Colorado to explore how warmer-than-usual temperatures are becoming more common and affecting almost everything, from water supplies to gardening seasons. The Nature Conservancy’s Frank Lowenstein shares his perspective on the meetings.
Nature can help people innovate as we search for solutions to deal with rapid environmental change. The Nature Conservancy’s adaptation expert, Frank Lowenstein, joined a radio discussion this week on how innovation can help us cope with challenges like sea levels rising on the edges of our cities.
What does climate change mean for Africa?
To learn how the planet is changing in Tanzania, watch this video of Elizabeth Gray, an ecologist and Global Climate Change Fellow for the Conservancy’s Africa program, who took time out during the recent United Nations climate change conference in Durban, South Africa, to explain climate adaptation work underway in Tanzania.
In the East African nation of Mozambique, where 90 percent of the people live on less than $2 a day and depend heavily on fishing for survival, The Nature Conservancy is using its scientific expertise on the effects of climate change to protect and conserve fragile coral reefs. In the Primeiras and Segundas Archipelagos off Mozambique’s northern […]
The Nature Conservancy hosts Chinese scientists for a tour of coastal sites on Long Island Sound and Louisiana to share research and tools for preparing for sea-level rise.
The scientists from State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, part of East China Normal University in Shanghai, had worked with The Conservancy before to develop a management plan for Dongtan National Nature Reserve, a 60,000-acre wetland reserve on Chongming Island, the world’s largest alluvial island, situated in the delta of the Yangtze River.
The Nature Conservancy is working with Mongolia’s people to protect their nature and culture from change on many fronts.
Lack of extended cold winter temperatures may affect production of fruit and nut crops in some of the world’s growing regions, new study finds.
Federal budget cuts may jeopardize funding for new public lands that could support bird populations challenged by climate change.
While people need evacuation routes from hurricanes and coastal flooding, wildlife may also need inland routes away from rising seas.
Study of climate change effects in Chiapas, Mexico to analyze risk of mudslides and how forest conservation may help people avoid damage.
The “weirding of winter” will continue to impact all who ski, snowboard, snowmobile, or ice fish. Ski areas are taking the threat seriously. At the Snowbird meeting, a new “Climate Challenge” was issued to reduce the resort’s own carbon footprint. The challenge for us all is to keep the weirdness limited by lowering our global carbon footprint.
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.
Jen McKnight and Frank Lowenstein of The Nature Conservancy’s Climate Change Adaptation team offer insight into how we can weather climate change impacts.