Kids, Drones & Science at the Water’s Edge in Grenada

Nature Conservancy - Science

The future of Grenada is in good hands because kids like this — who can plant mangroves and test water quality without even wrinkling their clothes — kids like this can probably do just about anything. From the Field Ideas NatureTech Coral Reefs Field Notes Nature-based Solutions Restoration Robots, Drones & Infrared

Field Test-Grenada: Lose the Reef, Lose the Beach

Nature Conservancy - Science

Eco-Engineering Coral Reefs for Risk Reduction In the Caribbean, like in many other reef-lined coastlines around the globe, coral reefs are the coasts’ first line of defense against erosion and flooding. However, the role of coral reefs in coastal protection […]. Latest Science


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How to Get Decision-Makers to Invest in Nature

Cool Green Science

For example, through our partnership with the government of Grenada – an island nation in the Caribbean – TNC is implementing a pilot project that will demonstrate to decision-makers the potential of natural infrastructure. Last year, we installed special structures in the water to foster coral reef growth – and break waves – along 30 meters of Grenada’s economically critical shoreline. Show us the data. That’s what I hear almost every time I work with decision-makers.

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World’s 10 best ethical travel destinations for 2015

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Africa Cape Verde Chile Cuba Dominica Ghana Grenada Lithuania Madagascar Malawi Mauritius Palau Samoa South America The Americas Tonga Vanuatu best developing nations to visit ethical travel ethical travel 2015 Ethical Traveler

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Adapting the Science of Adaptation – The Importance of Seeing Through Others’ Eyes

Nature Conservancy - Science

Soubise, a tiny community on the eastern coast of Grenada. It’s a tiny community on the eastern coast of Grenada — and one that’s literally at water’s edge. Together with the Grenada Red Cross and Grenada Fund for Conservation, the Conservancy is exploring and testing just how well nature-based adaptation strategies could work for Soubise. by Vera Agostini, senior scientist, The Nature Conservancy’s Global Marine Team.

6 Eco-Friendly Resorts Around the World For Travelers With a Conscience

Eco Chic

Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada. Just 12 degrees north of the equator, bathed in the cooling Trade Winds, Grenada lies sleepily shrouded in a canopy of greenery. Escapes eco destinations eco lodges eco resorts eco tourism Eco Travel Grenada India Nicaragua responsible travel Tanzania travel Vietnam wanderlustIf you’re anything like us, your wanderlust knows no bounds. A perfect escape is immersion in nature, packed with a balanced mix of adventure and tranquility.

Coastal Communities Strike Back Against Erosion

Nature Conservancy - Science

The beach is disappearing in Grenville, Grenada and many coastal communities around the world face a similar situation. Pilot hybrid or ‘artificial’ reef structures, built with steel cages and filled with stones and cement, were installed in 2015 in Grenville Bay, Grenada to protect a vulnerable coastline from strong wave action and the impacts from climate change, such as severe erosion.

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Sustainable Ocean Development is Possible: Q&A with Maria Damanaki

Cool Green Science

Damanaki: Our work in Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Eastern Caribbean is a good example. Healthy oceans, development and economic growth can coexist. That’s the idea behind an emerging Nature Conservancy strategy led by Maria Damanaki, TNC’s new Global Managing Director for Oceans.

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The Caribbean Summit: Leaders Valuing Nature

Cool Green Science

Hosted by Premier Orlando Smith of the British Virgin Islands, Prime Minister Keith Mitchell of Grenada and Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, the Summit will allow leaders to exchange ideas, share experiences and successes, and strengthen collaboration on conservation across the region. Later this month, I’ll be honored to join the first Caribbean Summit of Political and Business Leaders in the British Virgin Isles.

From Paris: Finance Innovations Help Island Nations Adapt to Climate Change

Cool Green Science

Other island nations such as Palau, the Marshall Islands, Grenada and Jamaica all expressed interest in pursuing similar models to help protect their economies and increase their climate resilience. Mark R. Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Small islands have big ideas.” Those were the words of my friend, H.E.

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HCL Clean Tech Finds Sugar for Ethanol in Mississippi Woods

Green Prophet

But HCL Clean Tech , which offers a process to turn wood chips into biofuel, just received a $100 million bond package from the Mississippi state legislature to build plants in Grenada, Booneville, Hattiesburg and Natchez for products in the cosmetics, pet food, and lubricants industries. The plants will take wood chips from region, where there is a surplus of pine trees , and begin processing them in 2012 in Grenada.

Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience

Cool Green Science

A manmade seawall in Grenada. © Bathway Bay, Grenada, which is protected by a coral reef wall. © The 2017 Global Insurance Forum brought together more than 500 global insurance executives, regulators, academics and policy makers to discuss the role of the insurance industry in building global risk resiliency. Below is the keynote speech Mark R. Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, delivered at the Forum on July 19, 2017, in London.

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Two top contenders at the GE ECOmagination challenge enter into cooperation

Green (Living) Review

Here are the links to their entries at the GE ECOmagination Challenge: [link] [link] James is a Dutch national, currently living in Grenada. General Electric organized the ECOmagination Challenge, a technology innovation competition where contenders propose solutions with a significant impact on residential energy conservation and residential renewable energy. The contenders are classified according to popularity and discussions on their projects.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

St Kitts & Nevis (21.8), Nigeria (21.8), Fiji (21.8), Guinea (22.5), Mauritius (22.5), Cuba (23.3), Togo (23.3), Vanuatu (24.0), Philippines (24.0), Malawi (24.0), Mali (24.9), Chad (24.9), Sri Lanka (25.8), Uganda (26.7), Dominica (26.7), St Lucia (26.7), Egypt (27.7), Niue (27.7), Ghana (27.7), Moldova (28.8), Grenada (28.8), El Salvador (30.0), Guinea-Bissau (30.0), Tanzania (30.0), Djibouti (30.0).

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

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