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In Clash of Greens, a Case for Large-Scale Solar Projects Weaning the U.S. economy off fossil fuels will involve the wide deployment of utility-scale solar power. But for that to happen, the environmental community must resolve its conflict between clean energy advocates and those who regard solar farms as blights on the landscape. If the United States and the world community hope to avoid the worst effects of climate change, solar power will have to play a pivotal role in electricity production. The technology is quickly maturing, and the price of solar panels has plummeted to the point where new … Continue reading Check out this article from Resilience

On the Value of Water and the Pain of Drought in the American West | Circle of Blue WaterNews

Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton says that drought is forcing the public to confront important questions about the value of water. http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2015/commentary/editorial-in-the-circle-fresh-focus/on-the-value-of-water-and-the-pain-of-drought-in-the-american-west/ Continue reading On the Value of Water and the Pain of Drought in the American West | Circle of Blue WaterNews

Miradi – Adaptive Management Software for Conservation Projects

Overview of Miradi’s Features Miradi is designed to provide project teams with the essential features that they need to design, manage, monitor, and learn from their conservation projects in other words, to practice good adaptive management. Currently, most conservation practitioners go through the adaptive management process either using pen and paper, or by cobbling together functions from a wide range of programs including flowcharting, mapping, project planning, spreadsheet, accounting, and other software packages. Miradi takes the right functions from each of these different kinds of programs and bundles them together in one easy-to-use integrated package. ETI can help you apply … Continue reading Miradi – Adaptive Management Software for Conservation Projects

Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation

The biodiversity conservation community is tackling large, complex, and urgent environmental problems where the stakes are high. However, we don’t have a fully functional system to assess the effectiveness of our actions. Without more rigorous measurement of effectiveness and disciplined recording of our efforts, we cannot know or demonstrate that we are achieving desired results. With this in mind, the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) has worked over the past decade to combine principles and best practices in adaptive management and results-based management from conservation and other fields to create the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. The Open Standards … Continue reading Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation