Posts Tagged ‘climate change adaptation’

Conservancy Science Helps Communities Cope with Tanzania’s Changing Climate

Written by Lisa Hayden on . Posted in COP17, Learn

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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.

Conservancy Protects Mozambique Coral Reefs and Studies Their Response to Ocean Warming

Written by Lisa Hayden on . Posted in COP17, Learn

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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 […]

Chinese Scientists Tour U.S. Sea-Level Rise Work with The Nature Conservancy

Written by Lisa Hayden on . Posted in Learn

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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.

“We’re All Blaming Climate Change” for Weird, Wet Weather at Ski Resorts

Written by Frank Lowenstein on . Posted in Learn

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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.

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