Nature’s Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

While conservation is not an alternative to reducing fossil fuel emissions—we need to do both—reaching this mitigation potential would be as significant as shutting down every fossil fuel power station in the world. Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today.

What Is Forest Resilience & What Does it Means for Conservation?

Conservancy Talk

Rainforest in the Adelbert Mountain Range of Papua New Guinea’s Madang Province. ” This effort ultimately enhanced the economic value of the forest preventing conversion to alternate uses. Last year I was in the famed Golden Teak forests of Central Myanmar.

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Know About Kratom and Its Legality in Minnesota

Green Prophet

Kratom is a tree that normally grows in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Papua New Guinea. For example, the west coast has a great tolerance for what is thought to be “alternative medicines”, while Midwest has a very low tolerance. What the kratom?

The Best of Cool Green Science 2016: From the Field Edition

Nature Conservancy - Science

When Conservancy scientist Rick Hamilton spots a rare Allonautilus shell in a Solomon Island’s bar, the search is on to see if this rare species — found alive only off of Papua New Guinea — also swims in the waters off of the Solomon Islands. “In the field.”

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Introducing the African Birding Beat

10,000 Birds

Raised in a rural region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Adam qualified as a Chartered Accountant but in 1998 his career path took an alternative route when he founded Rockjumper Birding Tours with his friend Jonathan Rossouw. Friends, birders, and globe-trotters, lend me your ears.

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7 Science Innovations That Are Changing Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

In our still relatively brief existence, humans have evolved our way to an era many are now calling the Anthropocene – a new geological epoch defined by human impact on Earth. Science makes new paths possible. Alternative energy production modeled on the cells of giant clams ?

2017 82

It’s the Holiday Season — Give Birding Books!

10,000 Birds

The ABA series currently lists guides on New Jersey (Rick Wright), Florida (Bill Pranty), Arizona (Rick Wright), Colorado (Ted Floyd), and California (Alvaro Jamarillo). These include Pennsylvania (George Armistead) and, the one we 10,000 Birds beat writers are really looking forward to, The ABA Field Guide to Birds of New York , by Corey Finger. Mack tells the story of how he set up a research station, and a life, in Papua New Guinea.

2015 159

Palms Up To Palm Oil

Eco Friendly Daily

With the advent of biodiesel as a fuel alternative, palm oil has yet another source for pressing demand. Other countries that are increasingly dependent on palm oil export include Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

Oil 56

Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea–A Field Guide Review

10,000 Birds

They studied skins in museums around the world and worked with the artists of Lynx to update the illustrations from Handbook of Birds of the World and to add new ones. I’ve never been to the Indonesian Archipelago, but I really like the birds there.

2017 185

Solar power for the poor: facts and figures

The Green Changemakers

PV systems that are connected to the electricity grid include a device called an inverter to turn the direct current (DC) power generated by solar panels to the alternating current (AC) power used on the grid. Total new financial investment in solar was US$33.5 David J.

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5th World Summit on Arts and Culture

The Green Changemakers

The economic revival of struggling American towns, an urban village in New Delhi, and small communities in the vast spaces of remote Western Australia all point to the specifics of ‘place’ and their intersection with the arts. Are arts policies responding to these realities or are new frameworks required? What sparkling new policy initiative would allow screenbased arts to fulfil their 21st century potential? What might the alternative geometry look like?!’