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One Billion Trees: Expanding Global Forest Conservation

Written by | April 28, 2014

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One billion trees. No doubt about it: that’s a lot of trees to plant. But the Earth’s forests are being cut and cleared at a rapid rate. Bill Toomey explains a major campaign to help restore those forests — and how you can help.

The Need for Nature Knows No Boundaries

Written by | April 25, 2014

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No hike? No problem. Blogger Susan Sabatino’s disability doesn’t stop her nature addiction. From mules to meadows, she finds creative ways to get her fix.

Overcoming the Water Wars

Written by | April 25, 2014

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A model for cooperation in the Colorado River Basin has the potential to transform the nature of the water problem in the Western U.S. — while also transforming nature itself.

Fear and Roaming in the Allegheny Highlands

Written by | April 23, 2014

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Saturday night’s alright for hiking? Blogger Daniel White takes to the Alleghenies for a moonlit ramble and encounters a… grizzly? Or maybe he’s been reading Hunter S. Thompson a bit too much lately.

An Elevated View of the Escalante

Written by | April 21, 2014

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The Escalante is stunning from any view. But to really capture this landscape for Nature Conservancy Magazine, photographer Chris Crisman took to the air. A photo essay.

Is That Blood Ivory?

Written by | April 17, 2014

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In January, the Chinese government conducted its first large-scale crush of illegal ivory. Xiaohua Sun was there. Here, she answers questions about the legitimacy of ivory products in China, the largest ivory market in the world.

One of the Smartest Investments We Can Make

Written by | April 15, 2014

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For centuries, wetlands were considered worthless. It’s time to acknowledge the environmental and economic value of restoring these natural systems, argue Jane Lubchenco and Mark Tercek.

Your Smartphone Can Connect You To — And Help Save — Nature

Written by | April 14, 2014

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Want to learn about, support and protect nature? There’s an app that can help. Blogger Megan Sheehan shares some of the latest apps that connect you to nature.

Preserve Parent: Raising Kids at Silver Creek

Written by | April 11, 2014

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It’s true that not many people show up for their birthday parties. But Dayna Gross’ kids track the seasons by elk bugles, play in the stream whenever they want and roam freely. Here’s what it’s like to grow up on a nature preserve — and to be a “preserve parent.”

Galveston: After the Oil Spill

Written by | April 10, 2014

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On March 22, the country’s collective focus was once again on the Gulf of Mexico as 168,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into Galveston Bay. Laura Huffman, director of The Nature Conservancy in Texas, explains the consequences and solutions of this ecological tragedy.

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