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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.

Growing Up Wild: Wilderness Backpacking with My Daughter

Written by | April 9, 2014

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A paper map and bear-proof canister provide the impetus for a wilderness adventure for blogger Randy Edwards and his daughter. Join them on their adventure into the Monongahela National Forest.

Favorite Nature: Bryan Piazza on Coming to the Atchafalaya

Written by | April 7, 2014

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How does a self-described Wisconsin boy come to love the Louisiana bayou? Blogger Cara Byington talks to Bryan Piazza, author of “The Atchafalaya River Basin.”

From Idaho to Argentina: A Conservation Manager’s Perspective

Written by | April 3, 2014

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Forty years ago, Idaho communities and The Nature Conservancy came together to protect Silver Creek, now a widely-heralded conservation success and world-famous trout stream. Is a similar story beginning in Argentina? Silver Creek conservation manager Dayna Gross reflects.

Protecting the Yela Forest: A New & Improved Conservation Tool for Micronesia

Written by | March 31, 2014

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Conservation easements have a long history as an effective land protection tool in the United States. Could easements now change conservation in the Pacific? A new easement on the Micronesian island on Kosrae is the first use of the tool outside the Americas.

Colorado River: Hope for the Hopeless?

Written by | March 27, 2014

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When Taylor Hawes first became director of the Conservancy’s Colorado River Program, people told her she was crazy. But is the Colorado River really a lost cause? As water flows today, Hawes sees hope for the hopeless.

H2.O: Announcing a New Platform for Water Activists

Written by | March 26, 2014

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The critical water challenges we face require everyone to be involved. Introducing H2.O, a new digital platform to engage new audiences for the Conservancy’s freshwater work and to create an online community of water activists.

Creating a Bird-Friendly Backyard

Written by | March 25, 2014

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Spring migration is in the air. What can you do to make your own backyard accommodating for these frequent flyers? The Conservancy’s Dave Mehlman offers some easy tips to make your own backyard attractive to spring migrants.

Getting Dams Right

Written by | March 21, 2014

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How to build a better dam? It’s all about looking at the bigger picture and finding common ground, write Mark Tercek and Giulio Boccaletti.

Cities Take Action on Climate and Nature

Written by | March 13, 2014

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What are the challenges and solutions being used in cities to address water risks? A recent event bringing 300 leaders from more than 60 global cities offers a revealing snapshot, Conservancy blogger Adam Freed reports.

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