Follow guest blogger, Alejandro Hernandez, to Chiapas, Mexico, where he works with farmers and ranchers to adopt sustainable practices. The Nature Conservancy is working to reforest steep pastures and help farmers increase their yields, even in the face of droughts and floods.
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For the rural poor of Chiapas, increasing production of milk and meat means less risk of hunger, more opportunity to keep children in school, and a shot at economic advancement. Planting trees, to create shade and allow soil to absorb rains, are helping ranchers cope with the climate.
As the Kyoto Protocol winds down without a strong replacement, countries are implementing their own strategies to fight climate change.
Five times that nature left me speechless at the theater. I know that many of you out there have your own favorites: we’d love to know what they are!
Study of climate change effects in Chiapas, Mexico to analyze risk of mudslides and how forest conservation may help people avoid damage.
We learned four lessons at the UN international climate negotiations last month in Cancun.
What was actually agreed to in Cancun and what it means for the international climate negotiations.
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.
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 these English and Spanish-language videos, Fernando Secaira of The Nature Conservancy discusses a new “climate vulnerability” anaylsis of the Mesoamerican Reef in Central America.
Louis Blumberg of The Nature Conservancy in California is heartened by the progress in Cancun, but still worried that the comprehensive, legally binding global treaty may not come in time.
Preserving forests helps preserve water quality, which in turns helps local communities and the national tourist industry — which helps fund the whole thing.
A list of major posts we featured during COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico.
Back from my whirlwind Mexico trip, one question stays with me: With all that we have in our relative land of plenty – are we willing to do more?
That night we heard the stories of fishermen who have struggled to maintain their way of life as fish populations drop and development up the coast pollutes the sea and degrades the reef, so important to the health of marine life.
Not only does the global community have a way forward towards solving climate change, but I’m going to swim in the turquoise ocean of Cancun for the first time since I got here two weeks ago.
Our trusty rental 4WD jeep navigated a pock-marked road into the ejido conservation forest, where a chorus of insects provided background music. We learned about the carpentry shop the ejidatarios built, and with grant funding, are outfitting with saws and tools in order to process and sell their wood products for a higher price.