Tag Archives: sustainability

We need next-gen nuclear power


A really important paper was just published in Science Advances by Elizabeth Anderson & colleagues. The team’s paper, Fragmentation of Andes-to-Amazon connectivity by hydropower dams, pretty much highlights what many pragmatic environmentalists have been stressing for years — so-called ‘renewable’ … Continue reading

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Three trillion sounds like a lot of trees . . .


but it might only be half of how many there were a few thousand years ago. Learn more about Thomas Crowther’s fascinating effort to estimate the number of trees we have – and the number we need.

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Earth Overshoot Day – August 13 2015


Imagine an accounting system for the resources of the earth.  The earth provides us with the natural resources needed to sustain life and industry, but our use (or waste) of those resources can also reduce the capacity of the earth … Continue reading

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James Borrell on the 10 Essential Skills for Modern Conservationists


Conservationist James Borrell almost always posts thought-provoking ideas.  In this case, I found strong personal agreement with every one of these ten: James Borrell: 10 Essential Skills for Modern Conservationists – Posted on: Apr 1 2015 Posted in: Resources 10 … Continue reading

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Ecology and Society Vol. 19, #2


Table of contents for the latest issue of the always-fascinating Ecology and Society: New Issue Announcement Volume 19, Issue 2| June 2014 Editors-in-Chief Carl Folke and Lance Gunderson are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 19, Issue 2 of … Continue reading

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