New Water Fund in Mexico for People and Nature

Conservancy Talk

At The Nature Conservancy (TNC) we are always on the lookout for the triple win—projects that protect nature, meet people’s needs, and provide good returns on investment for businesses and governments.

A Lung Scan for the Planet: A New Global Forest Change Interactive Map

Nature Conservancy - Science

Despite these geospatial super-powers, we remain stuck in a world where, for most people, Google-style interactive maps make pretty images, but don’t yet move us to action. The new interactive Global Forest Change Map could change the way we conserve forests. Photo: ©Scott Warren.

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The Journal Writer by Nina Munteanu Now Out

The Alien Next Door

The second book in my Alien Guidebook Series The Journal Writer: Finding Your Voice was released in March 25, 2013 by Pixl Press. (an Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE.

Shoot Your Shampoo

Sightline Daily

They’ve been measuring 1,4 dioxane levels since 1979, for example, and since 2000 have issued feeble recommendations that manufacturers voluntarily reduce 1,4 dioxane limits.). Photo Credit: swambo via Compfight cc I know I’m late to this party (like, by many years).

Ecover showcases sustainable plastics in garden design at 2013 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Green (Living) Review

We want to encourage more people to think about the products and plastics they use and for them to see recycled and plant based plastics as a major contributor to the sustainable future of our waterways.”

Celebrating The Olive In The Galilee

Green Prophet

You associate it with ancient traditions that living people continue to maintain – with the material products of those traditions. We enjoyed a jeep drive to serene olive groves where ancient trees said to be 2000 years old are still bearing good fruit. Artisinal olive oil.

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Bike-Sharing Programs Hit the Streets in Over 500 Cities Worldwide

Green Blog

What is even more exciting is that in each of these locations, people can jump right into cycling without even owning a bicycle. Seville also began bike sharing in 2007 as part of a rapid transformation to make the central city more accommodating to people, not just cars.

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Coal: Bringing you fish too toxic to eat

Sightline Daily

In 2000, the National Academy of Sciences released a report that concluded that each year in the United States, as many as 60,000 children are born at risk for neurodevelopmental problems owing to prenatal exposure to mercury.

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Wild Pollinator Habitat Benefits Agriculture

Nature Conservancy - Science

When most people think of pollinators, honey bees are the first thing that comes to mind. The value of honey bees as pollinators of US crops in 2000.” 2000): 1-15. Abundant wild pollinators help increase yields for many crops.

Egypt Has Highest Rates of Early Onset Colorectal Cancer – Internet Fast-food, Pesticides?

Green Prophet

A new study adds to a small body of research, through which a picture is emerging: colorectal cancer, commonly known as colon cancer, strikes younger people in Egypt far more frequently than it does in Europe or the US, making it much more lethal and socially destructive.

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Four Tweets Get Female Kuwaiti Blogger Jailed for 20 Months

Green Prophet

Arabic is the fastest growing language on Twitter , with a 2000 % increase in Arabic postings logged across 2011. Suppressing the voice of young people gives us less hope for environmental preservation in the Middle East.

Asian Americans’ Green Values

Sightline Daily

Asian Americans represent just over 5 percent of the total population , but according to the US Census, the Asian American population grew by 46 percent between 2000 and 2010 —faster than any other racial or ethnic group. A growing Asian American voting bloc.

Overfishing Threatens Critical Link in the Food Chain

Green Blog

Historically, people have eaten many of these fish, too, of course. But as demand for animal protein has soared over the last half-century, more and more forage fish have been caught to feed livestock and farmed fish instead of being eaten by people directly.

Syngenta Merger Must Be Blocked

Green Prophet

owned Smithfield by WH Group in 2013. Syngenta is a leading global agribusiness formed at the end of 2000 by the merger of Novartis Agribusiness and Zeneca Agrochemicals. It operates in over 90 nations, employing nearly 30,000 people.

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ShelterBox: You Can Help Philippine Survivors NOW

Green Prophet

The number of people left homeless by the devastating Philippines typhoon Haiyan has topped 800,000 according to the latest United Nations estimate.

Science at Emiquon: Restoring a “Wetland of Dreams”

Nature Conservancy - Science

Before European contact, six hundred generations of people lived here ,” he says. People settled here for the incredibly productive wetlands—brimming with fish, waterfowl and mussels. In 2000, the Conservancy purchased the property and began studying how it could be restored.

Recovery: Saving Lake Sturgeon, an Ancient Fish with a Bright Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

In 2013 Sturgeon for Tomorrow and the Wisconsin DNR completed a joint project in which large rocks were placed along the eroding shoreline. Fish & Fisheries Endangered Species Fish Fisheries Nature + People Restoration Water Quality

Traffic Affects the Poor and People of Color

Sightline Daily

A new analysis by University of Washington masters’ student Jill Schulte reveals that in urban King County, lower-income folks, as well as people of color, are more likely to live close to busy roads. Click map for larger, clearer image. Fascinating, but not unexpected.

Fight Crime By Getting the Lead Out

Green Prophet

When the crime rate rises or a horrific crime takes place, people are quick to find blame in everything from violent movies to video games. In the year 2000 a lead paint removal consultant named Rick Neven published a paper which showed a correlation between lead levels and crime rate.

Consumed with Consumption

Sightline Daily

People feel consumption in their pocketbooks and their own kids’ material demands. Photo Credit: jcarwil via Compfight cc Americans are surveyed constantly as consumers, but very rarely are we asked about how we feel about consumption itself.

Mr. Webb must have never lived in an apartment with other male graduate students*

Environmental Economics

In 2000, Attorney General Mike Easley negotiated the landmark Smithfield Agreement with the state’s main pork producers in which the company agreed to concessions including paying $50 million over 25 years for environmental projects.

Panther problems

Eco Friendly Daily

The Preserve is also a traditional home for the Miccosukee and Seminole people. Back in 2000, the Park Service assessed the area after years of off-road recreational use by dune buggies and other vehicles. Sometimes being popular is not so great.

Q&A with Jacqueline Novogratz: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

What I didn’t love was that too often disadvantaged people were excluded from financial services, afraid even to walk into the doors of a bank. We have about $85 million invested in 85 companies that have served 100 million people and created 60,000 jobs.

1000 mile electric car to hit UK market

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Online motoring magazine Motortrades Insight reveals exclusive news of a potentially record-breaking electric car which could be set for release in 2013. This is, however, something that the powers-that-be are not prepared to tell the people.

"Tiny Centre College in Kentucky lands $250M donation"

Environmental Economics

News about my alma mater : A tiny liberal arts school in rural Kentucky that hosted vice presidential debates in 2000 and 2012 announced a $250 million donation Tuesday, one of the largest single gifts in higher education history. The elder Brockman also saw firsthand " that preparation for leadership and service in a rapidly changing world best takes place with the firm intellectual, moral, and social grounding that young people receive especially well at Centre."

How To Choose A Digiscoping Camera

10,000 Birds

Because the techniques generally involves a spotting scope and camera, people aren’t sure where to start. It took me about two days and a little over 2000 photos to get an idea of how all the bells and whistles work on my camera with my scope.

The Death of ‘Green’ and Plan B for Science Communications

Nature Conservancy - Science

Maybe the most surprising thing about the demise of The New York Times’ Green blog was that…so many people were surprised by it. dailies have been terminated since 2000 , and the number of science sections at dailies has fallen from about 150 to fewer than 20.

Wild thing, you make my loaf spring

Green (Living) Review

This year the Real Bread Campaign launches Sourdough September, Britain’s first ever national celebration of the original, and many people would say still the best, form of leavened Real Bread. inviting people to name and shame sourdough shams by posting photos using the #sourdoh hashtag, and joining the #RealBread conversation. Free for bakers to add, and people to seek, local places to buy Real Bread. ·

Swimming with dolphins

10,000 Birds

People ascribe near mythic status to the members of the family Delphinidae (and other related families). Even people with no other interest in wildlife, who couldn’t tell a sparrow from an ostrich (or even a dolphin from a fish) love dolphins. Sure, you might say that sharks eat people and dolphins don’t, but most sharks don’t eat people, and we can’t rule out the possibility that dolphins are simply better at doing it without getting caught.

What is Vision Zero?

Sightline Daily

When you ask people to estimate how many people are killed on American roads each year, the answers vary widely: 1 million? As the video below shows, when you ask them what Washington state’s traffic death goal should be, most people have no idea.

Protecting Marine Biodiversity with ‘New’ Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

This Nature Longread essay first appeared in SNAP Magazine , which features great writing on the intersection of nature and human well-being as part of the website of the Science for Nature and People (SNAP) collaboration. 2000).

Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation: A Book Review by a Curious Bird Feeder

10,000 Birds

It turned out, many people. million people in the U.S. Written by birders, it underlies a wealth of facts, trends, and events with a consciousness that the more knowledgeable we are about good bird feeding practices, based on history and experience, the more successful bird feeding will be at bringing people to birds and the more people will advocate for effective conservation policies and laws.

Utah is on track to end homelessness by 2015 with this one simple idea

Green (Living) Review

Coal, Mortality, and Protests in China

Sierra Club Compass

Things looked especially bad in January 2013, when air pollution in Beijing exceeded the maximum level on the Air Quality Index's scale of 0 to 500 -- with a reading of 755.   Photo credit: David Barrie.

Weekend Reading 11/1/13

Sightline Daily

Male sea otters typically grasp the female from behind and bite her face, and this rough behavior was associated with the deaths of about 11 percent of dead sea otters discovered between 2000 and 2003. Serena.

Dozens of U.S. Cities Board the Bike-Sharing Bandwagon

Green Blog

When New York City opened registration for its much anticipated public bike-sharing program on April 15, 2013, more than 5,000 people signed up within 30 hours. At the start of 2013, the United States was home to 22 modern public bike-sharing programs.

Benchmarking the Walkability of Global Cities

The Green Changemakers

We live in a world that is urbanising at an astonishing rate : 100 years ago only 20% of people lived in a city, by 2010 more than half the worlds population was living in an urban area and by 2050 we expect that figure to rise to 70%.

The Yogi Muse on Choosing Teacher Training, Certification and.

Elephant Journal

on Jan 18, 2013. Dear Perplexed: This must be January because in addition to losing weight and exercising more, lots of people decide it’s a good time to become a yoga teacher. If you are being trained to work with people’s bodies; you should know what you are doing.

Policy Pathways: A Tale of Renewed Cities

The Green Changemakers

Download publication Edition: 2013 98 pages Transport currently accounts for half of global oil consumption and nearly 20% of world energy use, of which approximately 40% is used in urban transport alone. People and freight have also changed how they move.

UN Report Projects Natural Resources Use To Be 140 Billion Tons By 2050

Eco Friendly Daily

In the year 2000, the number was 50 billion tons per year. This doubled by 2000, with the average per person usage between 8 and 10 tons yearly. However, overall natural resources use between 1900 and 2000 increased eight times overall globally, largely due to population increases and increase development in nations such as China and India. Steiner stated: “People believe environmental ‘bads’ are the price we must pay for economic ‘goods’.