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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.
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 extreme floods across the U.S. this spring have been historic. The effects on local communities and individual lives are devastating. The core message is clear: the risk for the future is great; and we must find more solutions to reduce this risk and help us cope with its impacts.
With extreme floods currently threatening communities along the Mississippi, The Nature Conservancy in Louisiana’s executive director Dr. Keith Ouchley is forced to think about the events in Louisiana of only the past several years – epic hurricanes, an oil spill of historic proportions, and now a raging flood on the nation’s largest river of which the likes hadn’t been seen in nearly 100 years.
As the recent analysis of England’s floods in 2000 shows, climate-science findings will come too late for the news cycle, and too late for the people now losing their livelihoods and homes.