From high in the cloud forests of Chiapas, the Ellis family sees Buena Vista – and looks at forests in a new way.
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During a summer work trip to Mexico with their scientist Dad, the Ellis kids learned more about how trees store carbon and how farmers and foresters can measure it using simple tools.
The Ellis family’s summer adventure in Mexico continues with a promised visit to a real rainforest, to see their scientist dad at work. But, before the swashbuckling adventure, it turns out scientists do a lot of meeting and talking, too – about how people will actually “add” carbon to their forests and farms.
During their first week in the Yucatan, the Ellis family adjusts to the heat and seeks out pink flamingoes, red mangroves and “blue carbon.” It turns out “green” forests on land aren’t the only important natural places for keeping carbon out of the atmosphere.
The Ellis family is spending most of the summer in Mexico chasing their scientist dad on his work trip to measure carbon in the forests of Mexico. Adjusting to life with less STUFF for their foreign travels, the Ellis family gets to unwind at their first destination in Merida.
What does their dad do when he flies to Indonesia, Brazil or Mexico for work? The Ellis kids are about to find out! Follow along as they follow their father, Peter Ellis, a forest carbon scientist for The Nature Conservancy, to Mexico for the summer. Planet Change will track the Ellis family’s adventures — starting today, as mom Jes Ellis gets ready for the trip.
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.
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.