Posts Tagged "stuart pimm"
Prof. Pimm's interview in Los Angeles, prior to his receiving this year's Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. (HD, 2:20 mins)
[caption id="attachment_559" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Giant log awaiting the sawmill, Iquitos, Peru. Image courtesy of Jungle Photos."][/caption] When the Copenhagen climate talks ended without a solid treaty, most environmentalists were bitterly disappointed. Meanwhile, politicians went home saying they'd done their jobs. But one of the positive outcomes of Copenhagen was that the United States committed $1 billion over the next three years to help protect tropical forests. This is hugely important given that tropical deforestation and degradation account for about 15% of global
[caption id="attachment_497" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is the premier award for environmental science, environmental health and energy conferring great benefit upon mankind."][/caption] This morning sees the following announcement from Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement website. "Two conservationists whose careers have centered on understanding ecosystem functions as the essential foundation for ecosystem restoration will share the 2010 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. The award, consisting of a $200,000 cash prize and