A Conservancy carbon market specialist looks to family history to inspire his work valuing the carbon stored in forests in order to fight global warming and finance forest restoration.
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In the News is a Planet Change selection of the latest news on climate change, nature, our environment and the impacts of a changing planet. Continue reading to delve into all that we find interesting this week.
In the final post of a four-part series, forest carbon scientist Bronson Griscom and a team from The Nature Conservancy go deep into the Amazon frontier and find a remnant of healthy rainforest with an abundant array of plant and animal life. View the videos and come along on the adventure!
In this third post of a four-part series, Bronson Griscom, Ph.D. and team, venture deeper into the forests of the Xingu River region of Brazil’s Amazon frontier and begin to see what they came for.
In the second of a four-part series, Nature Conservancy forest carbon scientist Bronson Griscom and his team hike through degraded areas of forest on the edge of ranchlands. And he wonders: is it too late for forest restoration in Brazil’s Amazon frontier?
In the first of a four-part series, Bronson Griscom, a Conservancy forest carbon scientist, brings us along on a trek through northern Brazil’s Amazon frontier, where patches of remaining rainforest – interspersed with cattle ranches – may hold the seeds for the future. Check out the video clips to join in the adventure.
We spent three full days travelling to this place deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, and three more searching: slashing though thick tangles of vines, braving legions of biting ants, and wading waist-deep through murky waters. The gold we’re searching for are the numbers that will help us determine the amount of carbon stored in the world’s rainforests.
The Nature Conservancy, is involved in a very exciting agreement between the Indonesian and U.S. governments and WWF to inject significant additional investments into forest conservation efforts on the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo.
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.
The other day I was trying to decide whether or not I should go sledding. While this may not sound like a momentous or difficult decision, please remember that it’s July and I live in the Amazon.
It’s time to get in the car with Forest Carbon, put the roof down, turn on the ignition, throw on some Chris De Burgh and ease on out onto the open road.
Relationships take work, and this one takes the cake. But it’s worth it because this is really monumental. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Forest Carbon is the first big chance to measure one of nature’s benefits with a single elegant unit of measurement (carbon) that circulates around the world, just like the dollar.
I have a confession: I’ve fallen in love with Forest Carbon.
News from Brazil and Indonesia reinforce need for on-the-ground forest protection models with effective incentives for sustainable land use and development.
The lives of humans and forests are interlinked, and preserving our forests is crucial to preserving our quality of life.
Conservationists team up with woodsmen to balance the needs of people and wildlife in northern Maine.
The Discovery Channel’s American Loggers visits The Nature Conservancy’s working, but still sustainable, forest in northern Maine.