Mitigation strategies for Peak oil

The Green Changemakers

While the developed world no longer counts the cost of crop failure in starvation and mass migration - the result of Ireland's Great Potato Famine in 1845 - the 2001 foot-and-mouth crisis decimated farms up and down the country as animals, the farmers' livelihoods, were put to death.

2008 52

A review of the birdcentric novel “Accidentals” (the title of which is in the plural for a reason)

10,000 Birds

In Gaines’ first novel Carbon Dreams (2001) the science (there, geology) tended to overwhelm the story, but in Accidentals, she incorporates ornithology and microbiology skillfully into a well-woven whole. And the nandu, a South American rhea, has an intriguing chick-survival strategy: a week before hatching, the male (who does the incubating) pushes one egg out of the nest.

2020 122

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An Appstate alum got a job!

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Dear John, I graduated from Appalachian in 2001 and now work for Conservation Strategy Fund, an organization in California that focuses on global conservation work through the use of economics.  I’m reaching out to you because we’re in the process of creating an exciting new resource and hope you or your students could benefit from it.

2014 148

ODOT Is Going Broke

Sightline Daily

And I have to give ODOT even more credit for acknowledging other structural problems with the transportation budget, including… “Construction cost increases over the past decade: “Construction costs more than doubled between 2001 and 2008.”

2014 109

10 Reasons Why Should We Ban Plastic Bags


Already in 2001, researchers found that the mass of microscopic plastic fragments in the North Pacific Central Gyre was 6 times higher than of plankton. This strategy has been adopted by some countries and municipalities so far and has proven to greatly reduce plastic bag usage by consumers.

Eyes and Ears: Indigenous Guardians steward Canada’s lands and waters

Conservancy Talk

Approximately 80% of the Gitanyow Lax’yip lies in the Nass River watershed, and between 2001 and 2007 the Nass moose population declined by roughly 65 percent — a result of poor management — so the Gitanyow Lax’yip Guardians sprang into action.

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Wend Magazine

A journey that started back in 2001, but that it had its main roots well substantiated within the company for much longer.

Rising to the Challenge of Biodiversity Conservation in a Human-dominated World

Nature Conservancy - Science

In a recent peer-reviewed article in the scientific journal Conservation Biology , I propose a framework that conservation organizations can use in today’s complex world to set objectives and plan strategies to achieve them. He has worked with the Conservancy since 2001.

Streetfilms – This Is How You Feel After 700+ Cycling Films


To put it briefly: from 2001 to 2005 I was part of a cable-access TV show in NYC for many years called “bikeTV”. The goal is to educate and enlighten as many people as to great strategies when it comes to transportation and highlight those in the United States and around the world.

2015 109

Evidence-based Conservation: An Economic Perspective

Nature Conservancy - Science

It means employing the strategies and tools that yield the biggest conservation gain for our budget — in other words, maximizing the conservation “return” on our investments. Water funds have begun doing this, and so have a number of other high-profile strategies.

Blue Carbon, Cocoa Agroforestry, & Bioacoustics: Meet the The 2017 Science Impact Project Class

Nature Conservancy - Science

Agriculture is the largest driver of deforestation, and between 2001 and 2011 the production of palm oil, soy, cattle, and wood accounted for 40 percent of global forest loss. Innovative strategies for climate-smart grassland restoration.

2017 55

What’s the World’s Largest Bird Feeder? You’ll Never Guess

Nature Conservancy - Science

Studies that track movements of seabirds find that discard-loving seabirds suspend their natural foraging strategies when there are fishing boats at work. & others 2001 Foraging Ecology of Seabirds at Sea: Significance of Commercial Fisheries in the NW Mediterranean.

Green Designers’ Cloudy Thinking

Green Prophet

Subtlety is critical to the success of these design strategies: the references shouldn’t be immediately obvious. In 2001, a visual of the world’s most famous building collapse was tattooed onto our collective memory.

2012 100

Recovery: Ranching Gone Right

Nature Conservancy - Science

In 2001 it had procured easements on about 7,000 acres of ranchland around Idaho’s Pioneer Mountains; now it has close to 85,000. Ridding the West of cattle remains a priority for some organizations and individuals.

2017 93

Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Stephanie Wear

Nature Conservancy - Science

Since joining The Nature Conservancy in 2001, she has worked on the front lines of coral reef conservation — leading training programs, working on community-based management efforts, and collaborating with a broad range of partners. Healthy coral near the Raja Ampat Islands in Indonesia.

2013 76

Are You Planning to Have Kids? (Part 1)

Sightline Daily

The number of kids under 15 living in Vancouver’s downtown and West End neighborhoods has grown dramatically since 2001, with the largest increase in pre-school-aged kids. VIJF@david lam park by Matana_and_Jes used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Why Congo Soldiers Use Rape As a War Tactic (and What Your Smartphone Has to Do With It)

Eco Chic

” And so in 2001, she founded the South Kivu Women’s Media Association , which trained rape victims to tell their stories on the air. “I That was our strategy.”. It was a tactic of war, a strategy to destroy the entire community.”. Chouchou Namegabe at home in New York.

Congo 41

Can Helicopter-deployed Toad Sausages Save Australia’s Northern Quoll?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Northern quolls are perhaps best known for their baffling reproductive strategy: males put so much effort into finding and mating with multiple females that nearly all of them die en-mass each year, leaving the females to raise their offspring alone.

Fight Crime By Getting the Lead Out

Green Prophet

But there is increasing evidence that the real culprit is the world’s oldest known environmental poison – lead.New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was quick to take credit for reducing the city’s homicide rate by 67% between 1994 and 2001. Jordan finally banned leaded gasoline after 2001.

Carrying the Torch from Arkansas to Zambia

Conservancy Talk

As a fire ecologist with The Nature Conservancy since 2001, I know that fire doesn’t always have to be an enemy. Since Zambia and Arkansas have similar topographies and types of vegetation, our team was asked to help develop fire-management strategies for Kafue.

Q&A with Timothy Egan: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

This is an important strategy for The Nature Conservancy, but we also think the private sector can play an important role in addressing environmental challenges. What do you think of this strategy? Timothy Egan: It’s a great strategy.

The Life of Pi Film is a Visual Poem About Humans and Nature

Green Prophet

The Life of Pi is a novel by Yann Martel, first published in 2001. His strategy mirrors that of human civilization, at first he distances himself from the beast. Can computer generated Bengal tigers help save the 1850 real ones which remain in the wild?

2013 107

Gillnets in Lake Yellowstone: Can Conservationists Recover Cutthroat Trout in Our First National Park?

Nature Conservancy - Science

By the time I first visited Yellowstone National Park in 2001, the Yellowstone River’s cutthroat fishery was a pale shadow of its former self. We’re looking at gillnetting boats, currently the major strategy in reducing the lake trout population.

Lakes 83

Bison Good, Cattle Bad? A Prairie Ecologist’s Perspective

Nature Conservancy - Science

In both places, they are a major part of our prairie management strategy, which is aimed at creating and maintaining diverse plant communities and high quality wildlife habitat. (And

CMD Special Report: ALEC's Gun Agenda Flourished with Koch.

PR Watch

Koch continued as ALECs corporate chairman in 2001 and 2002, until PhRMA became the chairman of the board in 2003. Department of Justice where she handled gun policy and was the Managing Editor of the National Integrated Firearms Violence Reduction Strategy. Skip to Main Content Area.

2012 103

Nation Calls For New Approach To Affordable, Attainable Housing

Green (Living) Review

Welsh’s strategy includes rehabilitating the existing inventory of vacant and foreclosed houses to create healthy, green affordable homes. The organization and its innovative model received an award from the National Housing Conference for “Pioneering Housing Strategies.”

2011 151

The Nature of the Meadowlands: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Enter the Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission in 1969, created by state legislation, renamed the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission in 2001. The Nature of the Meadowlands is a celebration of an environmental success story.

Review 212


Green (Living) Review

Powered sweepers use a fraction of the energy and by switching to them for your everyday clean and using a vacuum every 2 to 3 weeks instead, indeed Europe could probably close 2 power stations altogether if everyone adopted this strategy.”

Importance of Rio+20 To Be Explored in Free Webinar Presented by International Society of Sustainability Professionals

Green (Living) Review

Fraenkel will join a panel of experts representing NGO, corporate and governmental perspectives who will comment and participate in a discussion to be moderated by Ira Feldman, president & senior counsel, greentrack Strategies of Bethesda, MD.

2012 131

Engineering Unplugged 2011 Will Have Attendees Seeing Stars

Green (Living) Review

In 2001, Woodley was the principal environmental advisor to the Secretary of Defense, and from 2003 to 2009, Woodley served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S.

2011 141

Tools for Urban Governance

The Green Changemakers

The strategy is to develop a series of toolkits on areas of specific interest to local authorities and their partners. In September 2001, the Campaign launched the first in a series of tools to help local authorities and their partners improve the quality of urban governance.

Community Leaders Support New Apprenticeship Initiative

Green (Living) Review

Partnerships, which we have forged through community link building, will provide the necessary mentoring to deliver long-term strategies, work and continued progress to all apprentices under our scheme. Kevin Jenkins, OBE, co-founder of Community Links, who received the Overall Beacon Fellowship Award in 2001 for 30-years of building communities with young people welcomed the initiative.

One Hundred-Day Countdown to WILD9

Green (Living) Review

WILD9’s central theme, Wilderness and Climate Change, underscores the critical role of wilderness as carbon sinks absorbing CO2 emissions, and as a key component of global strategy to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Convening every three to four years, the WWC has been held 8 times in 5 continents: South Africa (1977, 2001), Australia (1980), Scotland (1983), USA (1987, 2005), Norway (1993), and India (1998).

2009 126

Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil

The Green Changemakers

This overarching strategy informs all aspects of urban planning, including social, economic and environmental programs. Curitiba's strategy focuses on putting people first and on integrated planning, and these influences are apparent in all aspects of the city.

Long Island’s Elephant in the Room: Nitrogen Pollution

Nature Conservancy - Science

Global expansion and ecological strategies facilitating bloom formation. Research is clear: People care deeply about clean water, but often don’t know where it comes from. Photo: Giuseppe Saitta. By Marci Bortman, director of conservation programs, The Nature Conservancy in Long Island.

2013 63

The Autism Threat and Where to Connect the Dots at Home

Green Prophet

No other research has found any connection between vaccines and autism and still, as a precaution, mercury-containing thimerosal was removed or reduced in all vaccinations for children (except for the flu vaccine) in 2001.

2012 105

Q&A with Andy Revkin: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

Andy Revkin: One thing I’ve learned, both in exploring issues like conservation biology and in family life, is that success is often a result of having strategies or capacities for surviving pinch points or critical turning points.

Fighting Corruption Toolkit

The Green Changemakers

Moldova An Anti-Corruption Day in a Youth Camp Corruption Fighters’ Tool Kit Civil society experiences and emerging strategies 2002 - 2003 Purchase the print version pub_order_form.doc 73.50

2010 56

Have You Signed?

Sightline Daily

Source: Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, A State-by-State Report Card 2011. The Washington, DC-based Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, a national nonprofit that monitors ballot-measure integrity, ranks Oregon the best in the country. What''s Your Request?

ICLEI Case Studies - Locally-based projects that support sustainability

The Green Changemakers

[link] ICLEI Case Studies profile locally-based projects that support sustainability. Each study documents: the local context of the project the anatomy of the project results lessons learned the project's replication potential budgeting and financial issues Please note: Case Studies 1 - 55 will be available soon.

In Search of a New Paradigm—Part 1: Is Our Love Affair with.

The Alien Next Door

Our current status on the planet suggests evolving a “K-strategy”, exemplified by increased cooperation , less focus on number and more focus on quality and longevity. The Theory of Island Biogeography, Princeton University Press (2001 reprint).

2009 130

Heroines for the Planet: Emmy-Award Winning Filmmaker Marilyn Weiner, Creator of Journey to Planet Earth

Eco Chic

Marilyn: Let’s deal with the fear first: In April of 2001 we were in Dhaka, Bangladesh to film a celebration called Pahela Baishakh –- the Bangla New Year. Journey to Planet Earth is one of the most important TV series you’ll watch.

2011 83

Livable Communities through Urban Forestry

The Green Changemakers

2001). 2001) “The Natural environment as a playground for children.” A (2001) “Coping with ADD: The Surprising Connection to Green Play Settings.” By Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, Ph.D.(Arch.),