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Green is Good: Science-Based Conservation in the 21st Century

Written by | May 5, 2014

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What does it mean for The Nature Conservancy to be “science-based” today? To always be casting a wider net for better solutions supported by evidence, write Mark Tercek and Peter Kareiva.

Tapping the Benefits of Nature: Ocean and Coastal Partnerships

Written by | May 5, 2014

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The potential risk-reducing benefits of nature’s assets are not hypothetical. Salt marsh vegetation, oyster reefs and corals have a significant positive effect on wave attenuation and shoreline stabilization. Yet there is no one-size-fits-all approach to harnessing nature’s value.

My Green Commute: Running to Work

Written by | May 1, 2014

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Ethan Kearns traded his car and his bus seat for a pair running shoes. And transformed one of the worst parts of his day — the morning commute — into one of his best.

Investing in Nature: New Sources of Capital

Written by | April 30, 2014

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How to close the $250 billion gap in conservation funding? That’s the idea behind NatureVest, a new initiative designed to unlock a whole new source of capital for nature.

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.

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