Putting Conservation on the Map: A Blueprint for a Healthy Planet

Nature Conservancy - Science

Our planet is the one and only home we have — so let’s make sure we take the time and have the foresight to build it right. Imagine you want to build your dream house: you’ve thought about every detail, from the chic modern kitchen to the built-in bookshelves in your office.

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Save Water, Save The Planet

Green (Living) Review

By taking small steps to conserve water, you can help the planet in big ways. For example, Corn grown in Minnesota depends on rainwater, which is abundant and not otherwise used by people. Just because water comes gushing out of our faucets, it doesn't mean that it's an infinite resource.

New Chief Operating Officer Lois Quam Chats with Mark Tercek

Conservancy Talk

Coming from Minnesota, I have seen first hand some of the Conservancy’s great accomplishments produced through science, collaboration, and a commitment to getting things done. I saw first-hand the scary realities of a warming planet, but also exciting advancements in sustainable energy.

2014 113

Heroines for the Planet: Race Car Driver & Environmental Activist Leilani Munter

Eco Chic

She’s an environmental activist who offsets her carbon footprint for each race, lobbies before Congress on behalf of environmental issues, and travels the world to protect the planet when it needs her help. And now, she can call herself a ‘Heroine for the Planet,’ as well.

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To Drill, or Not to Drill? That’s the Wrong Question.

10,000 Birds

Minnesota’s Superior National Forest is now on the radar for underground mineral mining. This is the first presidential reversal in nearly six decades, during which time we’ve expanded our understanding of habitat preservation and the interconnectedness of all life on our planet.

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A not so traditional Secret Garden

Green Life Smart Life

A secret garden on the rooftop of Minneapolis Target Center , home of NBA Minnesota Timberwolves is making the view from up above beautiful. The Minnesota heat which reaches 140 degree won’t be such an inconvenience anymore. Tags: About the Home Control Energy Good for the Planet Green Green Building Green Economy Green for Business In the News Saving Money Water green roof noise pollution oxygen rooftops

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Heather Tallis: The Human Dimensions of Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Panelists: Heather Tallis, TNC; Eli Fenichel, Assistant Professor, Yale; Brad Gentry, Associate Dean of Professional Practice, Yale; Steve Polasky, Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics, University of Minnesota. Raising New Voices for the Planet.

Leave bees alone, and get your hands on this vegan honey

Eccorazzi

I grew up dipping apples in to honey, so when I was told that someone had figured out how to make honey from apples, I felt the planets align (or maybe a wicked stomach grumble). The two Minnesota women are proud to own and operate their business, while giving bees a break.

2016 83

Hula Valley Israel Is A Migratory Hot Spot

10,000 Birds

And though there are plenty of places in the United States to enjoy migration (heck even right here in my state of Minnesota) I’ve been fortunate enough to take in migration in other areas. I am a migration junky. I love it.

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From My Inbox- Geography Facts

Green Earth Journey

Antarctica Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country. Antarctica is the driest place on the planet, with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert. Paul , Minnesota St.

2010 141

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

These ancient fish, framed mostly on cartilage rather than bone and larger than most humans, had shared the planet with dinosaurs. In 2007 Pat Brown, fisheries director for Minnesota’s Red Lake Band of Chippewa secured $1 million from the U.S.

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Gifting Green on Mother’s Day

Green Home Blog

In Miami-Dade township in Florida, Montgomery Orchard in Minnesota, in New York City (the Million Trees NYC Stewardship Corps Adopt-a-Tree), and about a gazillion other places where mom – now that she’s raised her family – can raise a tree by proxy.

2013 142

Recovery: Saving Loons from Lead Fishing Tackle

Nature Conservancy - Science

It works like this: zebra and quagga mussels from eastern Europe concentrate naturally occurring botulism bacteria, among the planet’s most lethal toxins. Many others, including Minnesota which has slightly more than half of all lower-48 loons, rely only on education.

2016 114

Gifting Green on Mother’s Day

Green Home Blog

In Miami-Dade township in Florida, Montgomery Orchard in Minnesota, in New York City (the Million Trees NYC Stewardship Corps Adopt-a-Tree), and about a gazillion other places where mom – now that she’s raised her family – can raise a tree by proxy.

2013 130

The Promise and Peril of Wild Seed Harvesting

Nature Conservancy - Science

By reassembling the ecological puzzle pieces of original species in landscapes damaged by people, the Earth’s biodiversity has a real chance to persist on an increasingly uncertain planet.

State Dept to Review Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

In this case, Enbridge wants to expand its Alberta Clipper (or "Line 67") pipeline, which transports tar sands from Alberta through North Dakota and Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin. Compass. « Back on the Rails: Transit Benefits and the Fiscal Cliff | Main. |

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Recovery: The Great Teddy Bear Rescue

Nature Conservancy - Science

That way limited funds and staffing can be applied to keeping critically imperiled species on the planet. On the last day of his 1902 bear hunt in Mississippi Theodore Roosevelt had yet to fire a round. So his guides captured a geriatric bear and tied it to a tree for him to shoot.

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How many birds are killed by windmills and other green energy projects?

10,000 Birds

Habitat destruction is probably the biggest threat to birds, but here we are talking more about specific birdicide events rather than the larger scale problem of humans simply taking the planet away from everybody else. I would be they are in less environmentally backwards states (and I say that with some authority having done EIS work in several states … Minnesota is the wild west when it comes to environmental protection).

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When Is a Black Bear Actually a Blue Bear?

Nature Conservancy - Science

In Minnesota, some sources state that 5 percent of black bears are brown. I’m watching the brownish black bear safely from a turnoff in Yellowstone National Park’s Lamar Valley, one of the great wildlife viewing spots on the planet.

2017 113

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

Oyster reefs are one of the most imperiled marine habitats on the planet, threatened by everything from direct removal of oysters to changes in water quality and quantity. Marissa Ahlering (Lead Prairie Ecologist, Minnesota).

2017 78

Keystone XL: The Iconic Climate Battle

Sierra Club Compass

There are more in the cue including the Lakehead expansion in Michigan, the Alberta Clipper expansion in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and the Line 9 Trailbreaker reversal through Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

2013 114

The Impact of Climate Change and the Shortage No One Can Afford

Eco Friendly Daily

Researchers found that the global use of groundwater reserves is outpacing the planet’s ability to replenish them. While it’s easy to write off climate change as someone else’s problem, some of the possible consequences paint a dire picture of what the future may hold.

The 20 most bicycle-friendly cities in the world

Green Blog

This is the one place on the planet where fear-mongering about cycling is non-existent and it shows. A new bicycle index has ranked the 20 most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. Already world-renowned bike-friendly cities such as Copenhagen and Amsterdam are of course on the list.

Clean Energy Continues to Break Records, Lead the Way - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

With every passing month, more polluting coal plants are being retired -- like these plants in Minnesota , just announced last week - - and more clean energy continues to come online to replace it. Compass. « Angry in Indy: Activists Take On Big Coals Plan to Raise Rates | Main.

One-Sided Keystone XL Poll Tells the Story Big Oil Wants You To Hear

Sierra Club Compass

If we do import Canadian Crude or Dilbit, why not expand the refineries in Minnesota, Montana and Washington that already have cokers and hydrocrackers for processing heavy sour crude and send it by truck or rail through the states? Compass.

2013 111

100 Days of Action for Climate, Clean Energy Kicks Off with Coast to.

Sierra Club Compass

Minnesota: In Minneapolis, a packed room of climate volunteer leaders and allies from faith and local groups met over breakfast to kick off a joint 100 days of action and plan upcoming actions and events. Compass. « Whos Paying for Climate Denial Politics?

Valuing Nature: Q&A with Gretchen Daily

Conservancy Talk

Nat Cap—a partnership among the Nature Conservancy, Stanford, the University of Minnesota and WWF—develops practical approaches for valuing nature (that are available as free software) and works with governments, businesses, NGOs and community groups to make things happen.

2015 114

Myths and truths about organic gardening and farming

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There is a book on the market written by Jeff Gillman, a professor of horticulture (and entomologist by training) at the University of Minnesota, called “The Truth About Organic Gardening” and which I reviewed in the pages of the GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW not long after it saw the light of day. Just because something is organic does not mean that it is good for the plants, the soil, the Planet or you.

2012 100

Are Rainforests Making A Phoenix Like Comeback?

Eco Friendly Daily

million square miles of tropical rainforest, about half of the original tropical forests on the planet. It looks like good news but it could be just a myopic view in the long term.

Ethanol production consumed 861 billion gallons of water in '07

Green (Living) Review

According to a new University of Minnesota study, producing ethanol from corn requires about three times more water than previously thought. We must do it otherwise there is no future for us and the Planet and we have nothing to hand over to our children, for we are continuing to destroy the Earth in our pursuit of fuels for the ICE often without even giving the alternatives a looking in to.

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12 Uber Simple Steps to Green Your Life in 2012

Green Prophet

The folks over at Nourishing the Planet have come up with a stellar list of simple steps that every person can take to green their lives. As we prepare to ring in the new year, let’s all resolve to make 2012 a healthier, happier, and greener year for all. :: Nourishing the Planet.

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

Green Blog

Urban transport advisor Peter Midgley notes that “bike sharing has experienced the fastest growth of any mode of transport in the history of the planet.” Nice Ride Minnesota, which covers the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St.

2013 82

Home is Where the Heart Is

The Alien Next Door

In a 2007 study, Joan Meyers-Levy, a professor of marketing at the University of Minnesota, reported that the height of a room’s ceiling affects how people think. I love this planet, Earth, and I pray we all take good care of it for our children and their children.

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State of the Conservancy

Conservancy Talk

Yes, we protect the world’s great places and the planet’s precious ecosystems—we’ve always done that and we always will. We doubled down on science partnerships, building on our great collaboration with the Natural Capital Project at Stanford University and the University of Minnesota.

The global crisis in land use.

The Green Changemakers

Watch this video from researchers at the University of Minnesota—you’ll get it. And, if we want any hope of keeping up with these demands, we’ll need to double, perhaps triple, the agricultural production of the planet in the next 30 to 40 years.

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Is Population a Problem?

The Green Changemakers

But recently, we’ve seen disparate views emerge as to how this population growth will affect the planet. After all, he writes , “virtually all of the extra 2 billion or so people expected on this planet in the coming 40 years will be in the poor half of the world.”

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Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty

The Green Changemakers

ARTICLE: 13 August 2008, The Homer Tribune (Alaska) Finding fuel for the planet "Local governments can address energy uncertainty -- indeed, should address it.

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11 Ways to Recreate the Earth

The Green Changemakers

When we fail to care for our planet, the world sees our treatment of Creation and unconsciously picks up the message regarding our disrespect. Paul, Minnesota. Caring for the environment is a way of respecting God and caring for ourselves, say authors Tony Campolo and Gordon Aeschliman.

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