The Cooler: PLoS ONE and the Panic Over Impact

Nature Conservancy - Science

What is “impact” for science, anyway? And could the ways we define “impact” explain why we have less of it than we think we should? That magnitude of Journal Impact Factor (JIF) decline would be enough to make most scholarly publishers man the life rafts.

Six Ways Impact Investing Is Transforming the Environmental Movement

Conservancy Talk

Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Impact capital is revolutionizing the nonprofit world—and conservation. Impact investing is a big topic of conversation this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Mark R.

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Mapping Reduced-Impact Logging With Lidar

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research from Nature Conservancy scientists demonstrates that lidar — a way of remotely mapping forests with lasers — is an effective and accurate tool to measure the effects of reduced-impact logging in Indonesia, but it’s still not as cost effective as traditional ground-based monitoring.

10 Unexpected Impacts of Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

But a rapidly warming world means many other impacts, both large and small. Weed ecologist Lewis Ziska projects this impact by looking at how weeds fare in cities, where temperatures are already higher. Droughts. More severe and unpredictable storms. A decline in polar bears.

Now that’s impact! Investors get primer on Impact Investing in Israel

Green Prophet

There is a new investment trend in town and it’s called Impact Investing. While the East and West Coasts of America are already familiar with the term Impact Investing, the Middle East is not. But you know some Impact companies already: Tom’s Shoes.

Camera Traps, Reef Restoration & Satellite Imagery: Meet the 2015 Science Impact Project Class

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservation needs innovative science, but it also needs articulate scientists who can convey the full impact of their work to a wide variety of audiences. A key problem is lack of data, which prevents scientists from assessing the impact of sustainable agriculture on the environment.

Rechargeable and disposable batteries – the environmental impact

Green Living Tips

Rechargeable batteries are definitely better for the bank balance; but what about the environment? And where can they be recycled once they're worn out? Learn more in this article. articles & guides energy gadgets

No evidence wind farms directly impact health

Green Blog

While the review said it was unlikely wind turbines would cause health impacts beyond 500 m, noise from turbines could be considered “disturbing” at distances of up to 1,500 m.

How my Brilliant Transformation Impacted my Friendships.

Elephant Journal

My silver friends were clearly not okay with my light. Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) anxiety depression friendships grief illness relationship transformation

How Holiday Stress Impacts our Brains.

Elephant Journal

Happiness during the holiday season: is it an oxymoron? Health & Wellness balance brain chemicals happiness holidays Oxytocin

A Different Perspective to Understand How Energy Impacts Biodiversity

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research from Nature Conservancy scientists reveals just how little we know about how energy development impacts biodiversity and natural landscapes. The State of the Science on Energy Development Impacts. Then plan to minimize those impacts.”. A wind farm in Texas.

The Powerful Impact of Political Cartoons. ~ Katie Dawn Habib

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Health & Wellness Cartoons impact of cartoons making a powerful statement making a visual statement political cartoons power of cartoons Cartoons say it best.

IPCC: Global warming impact will be severe and irreversible

Green Blog

That is the conclusion of the newly released IPCC report , which scientists and officials say is the most comprehensive study to date on the impacts of climate change. As mentioned earlier, the natural systems will feel the worst impacts first.

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Escalating Ukraine conflict could impact Chernobyl’s radiation shield

Green Blog

An escalating conflict between Ukraine and Russia could impact the construction of Chernobyl’s radiation shield.

Phones & Drones Monitor El Niño Impacts for a Picture of the Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

Climate change and the accompanying sea level rise are changing California’s shoreline (and shorelines around the world) with impacts for coastal communities and coastal habitats. What Is the El Niño Monitoring Initiative?

Can organic fertilizers impact the global food crisis?

Green Prophet

Some 795 million people worldwide are food insecure: they do not have enough food to lead a healthy life, and with the earth’s population increasing these numbers are about to rise even higher. By 2050, the world needs to produce at least 50% more food in order to feed its growing population.

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Mobile Text Surveys: A Smarter Way to Measure Conservation’s Impacts on People?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservation today has a lot riding on being able to demonstrate the positive impact of its work not just on nature, but also on human well-being, especially in developing countries. If we’re successful, the approach could spark a revolution in how conservation tracks its impact on people.

The Problem with Publishing Today that Impacts All of Us.

Elephant Journal

People hire me as a coach to support them to birth, foster, and complete a book. From the beginning, I encourage them to not try and write a New York Times bestseller. Here's why. Arts Enlightened Society Literary Journal Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. being a writer book publishing brilliance creativity modern media Radical Brilliance social media writing

The Fracking Frenzy's Impact on Women | PR Watch

PR Watch

The Fracking Frenzy's Impact on Women. But little has been reported on the ways in which fracking may have unique impacts on women. Beyond concerns about cancer and toxins are other societal ills related to fracking that disproportionately impact women. This and other showy gestures by the shale gas and oil industry appear to do little to alleviate concerns about the impact that fracking chemicals and practices may be having on public health and safety.

Mangroves Reduce Tsunami Impacts

Green (Living) Review

Koh Hock Lye and colleagues at the DRN developed a tsunami simulation model to investigate the role of coastal vegetation in reducing the impact of such events.

SeaWorld Being Sued for Not Reporting ‘Blackfish’ Impact

Eccorazzi

Shareholders sue SeaWorld due to the theme park''s failure in acknowledging the impact of hit documentary "Blackfish." Read More The post SeaWorld Being Sued for Not Reporting ‘Blackfish’ Impact appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

The Grave Impact of Money Ruling our Government. {Podcast}

Elephant Journal

In her intimate interview with us on the SoulFeed podcast, NY Times Best Selling Author Marianne Williamson shares how all political movements have started as a spiritual movement. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today economy government marianne williamson money

Modeling Logging’s Impacts on Biodiversity & Carbon in a Hypothetical Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research from Nature Conservancy scientists indicates that low-intensity selective logging can offer either the best or worst conservation outcomes while maintaining wood production, depending on both land tenure security and the use of certified reduced-impact logging methods.

How Blizzards and Extreme Cold Impact Birds

Nature Conservancy - Science

It is unlikely that the cold winter had any long-term impact on bird populations. Birds and other wildlife are well equipped to deal with cold and snow, as I’ve written in a previous blog. But extremely frigid temperatures and blizzards can tax even hardy wild survivors.

Black History Month’s Top Conservation Heroes: 6 Facts About Men & Woman Who Made an Impact

Conservancy Talk

Take a look back at black history in America, and it doesn’t take much digging to find links to conservation.

The Words of Anne Frank: Still Making an Impact 70 Years After her Death.

Elephant Journal

“The reason for her immortality was basically literary. She was an extraordinarily good writer, for any age, and the quality of her work seemed.

And the impact of fifty years of nonmarket valuation magically disappears

Environmental Economics

  In a memo outlining the group’s 2017 agenda, CEI’s energy team said lawmakers should repeal EPA rules and regulatory power, end the use of the “social cost of carbon," a metric federal departments use to assess impacts on the climate, halt the federal renewable fuels mandate and oppose any proposal to tax carbon emissions.  Poof: A conservative group is pushing the next Congress to take several steps to undo President Obama’s climate work. 

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Energy-Efficient Products With Real Impact

Living Green & Saving Energy

Energy-efficiency is a hot topic and with all the clamoring voices out there, it can be hard to discern the wisest investment for an energy-efficient home. By using the suggestions below, you’ll use less and save more than ever before.

From Davos: Water Is a Valuable Asset – Let’s Treat It like One

Conservancy Talk

My organization, the Nature Conservancy, is harnessing private capital through impact investing to do just that. This impact investment-driven solution to water shortages uses market-based strategies to encourage and reward smart water use. Mark R.

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

Conservancy Talk

For the deal, the Nature Conservancy and its impact investing unit, NatureVest , gathered enough impact capital and philanthropic grants to help Seychelles restructure nearly $30 million of its debt. Mark R.

Consumption in Dubai – Breathtaking Photos of Our Environmental Impact

Green Prophet

Consumption is Richard Allenby-Pratt’s latest personal photography project; like Abandoned , which was woven together by a central theme, this new series will examine the impact that consumer culture has had or is having on the environment.

“SLOWCIAL NETWORKING” HAS FAR MORE IMPACT THAN TWEETING, STUDY FINDS – Cards and letters have six times the impact of tweets

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Research for Clintons finds that a handwritten thank you letter or card has six times the impact of a thank you tweet. However, we must not just look at the economy as regards to cards and letters, whether for manufacturers of such cards, retailers or the postal service but at the impact that cards and letters actually have on connectedness with friends and family, especially on the side of the recipient.

Chopsticks and their environmental impact

Green (Living) Review

For one thing, who really does think about and consider chopsticks and their environmental impact? So, let me reiterate that – one – all those chopsticks that are used and thrown have a serious environmental impact and – two – that you can use those to create your own BYOC sets.

Google Earth reveals 10-year impact of 39 square mile desert mangrove project

Green Prophet

Many natural mangrove areas have been impacted upon by development around Abu Dhabi island. Note from the editor: this photograph is part of a series called “ Consumption ” that seeks to document consumerism’s impact on the environment.

Environmental Impact of Pharmaceuticals on the Ecosystem - The Gradual Pollution of Major Bodies of Water

Celsias

Once upon a time, in a land almost no one living has ever seen, the rivers and streams of North America were so pure one could drink with cupped hands or a tin cup.

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservation needs innovative science, but it also needs articulate scientists who can convey the full impact of their work to a wide variety of audiences. Ideas Research Science Impact Project

The paper cup and its environmental impact

Green (Living) Review

from other sources if you really want to reduce your impact when buying takeout coffee. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) And I do not even want to talk about the expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) cup.

CAFOS: Their Environmental Impact

Celsias

Concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, are the next step in the evolution of small family farms, which need to adopt new farming paradigms in order to feed greater and greater numbers of people.

Light Graffiti in Wadi Rum for Low Impact Fun

Green Prophet

A quick tutorial on how to make your own low-impact light graffiti, in the desert or anywhere it’s dark.

Economic impact of climate change: 25% snark

Environmental Economics

the economic impact of the regulations. Krugman (with the snark deleted and one [substitution]): The U.S. Chamber of Commerce just came out with its [study of] Obama administration regulations on power plants. the Chamber wanted to. And I was eager to see. the numbers. The Chamber. outsourced the analysis. found. that dramatic action on greenhouse gases would have surprisingly small economic costs. The Chamber’s. headline is that regulations would cost the US economy $50.2