Posts Tagged ‘wildfire’

Blizzards, Droughts, Floods and Fires: Wild Weather Tops 2011 Highlight Reel

Written by Lisa Hayden on . Posted in Extreme weather, Learn

6302293341_29c0332973_Snowtober_ryanvanetten

As 2011 comes to a close, no year-in-review retrospective would be complete without noting the many wild and memorable weather events of the past 12 months. A dozen disasters totaled more than $1 billion in damages each this year, setting a record. You can watch the CBS News interview with Conservancy Lead Scientist M. Sanjayan about the year’s remarkable weather in this post.

Forest Thinning in Arizona Wildfires Likely Saved Many Homes and Dollars

Written by Marcos Robles on . Posted in Extreme weather, Learn

pipo rx 4x4

In the heat of the recent Wallow Fire, now Arizona’s largest fire on record, Sue Sitko, The Nature Conservancy’s Northern Arizona Conservation Manager, was granted access to visit some local towns that were directly threatened by the fire. Much of the forested area around these towns had been thinned as part of the White Mountain […]

Working on Solutions to New Mexico’s Changing Climate

Written by Matt Barrett on . Posted in Learn

5906511782_668d2ff824

Check out this interview with The Nature Conservancy’s Anne Bradley, forest conservation program director in the Conservancy’s New Mexico chapter.
Bradley talks about how trees can help by not only storing carbon and pulling carbon from the atmosphere but also by helping nearby communities better adapt (by, for example, helping to maintain or improve the availability of clean drinking water to people at lower elevations).

About Planet Change

Planet Change is a Nature Conservancy blog site designed to share stories about actions the Conservancy and others around the world are taking to fight carbon pollution and the impacts of climate change, and to help people feel the connections between climate change and their daily lives and understand actions they can take.

The Nature Conservancy