Darci Palmquist

Darci Palmquist

Darci Palmquist is a senior science writer for The Nature Conservancy. Previously she served as editorial manager for nature.org, the website of The Nature Conservancy, as well as for the Conservancy's e-newsletter. She is based in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Darci's Posts

Nature Brains: Conserving Grasslands Can Help Millions of People

December 22nd, 2011

Can saving nature also help lift people out of poverty? A new Conservancy study finds a simple and scalable solution for grassland communities around the world. More

Nature Brains: Golden Solution for an Endangered Warbler

November 21st, 2011

You could call this bird cheeky and fickle. New research finds that the golden-cheeked warbler prefers specific tree types—and in specific quantities—for its winter forest habitat. More

Can the World Feed Itself Without Ruining the Planet?

October 12th, 2011

A new study says “yes” and offers a road map for getting there. But it's going to take a lot of hard work, cooperation and innovation… find out what the solutions are. More

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 19

August 19th, 2011

Are you looking for 5 green links to jump-start your day? Well then, get started:

  1. Wildlife cams are providing a unique view on animals and their habitat. (Green)
  2. A fishing ban in Mexico helps restore a species--but is it enough? (The Christian Science Monitor)
  3. This cool new map of ice movement in Antarctica should help climatologists studying the region. (BBC)
  4. Some 180,000 families in North America are living off the grid. Wo-hoo, no electric bills! (Clean Technica)
  5. The weather in 2011 cost a lot of money in damages--$35 billion and counting. (The Daily Green)

Nature Photo of the Week: Great Southern White Butterfly

August 19th, 2011

For the second week in a row, Flickr user mllehmann is the photographer behind our favorite nature shot. Great job! And thanks for sharing your spectacular photography with The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you—at my.nature.org. And get inspired […] More

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 18

August 18th, 2011

Is your glass half-full or half-empty?

  1. The economy and environment are both in trouble, but this writer sees an opportunity. (YaleE360)
  2. Case in point: you can stay positive by developing a personal green stimulus plan. (TreeHugger)
  3. Is it cool to be a science geek now? (BBC)
  4. Bacterium from human waste is killing off some corals, says a new study. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. One day you might run your car on alligator fat. (Green)

Thank You, SF Marathon Runners & Supporters!

August 5th, 2011

Actress Sophia Bush and more than 40 other Team Nature Conservancy runners had a blast at the July 31st marathon... and they raised nearly $100k for conservation! More

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 5

August 5th, 2011

Hurricanes, dams, droughts, singing frogs and cartoons...

  1. This year's hurricane season has an 85% chance of being worse than average. (Green)
  2. Do dams add to or help reduce climate change? A new study tips the scales toward ... (Conservation Journal Watch)
  3. This cool animation shows the widening drought across the southern U.S. (The Daily Green)
  4. Trying to hold a conversation at a cocktail party isn't easy... now frogs provide clues to why. (Mongabay)
  5. SpongeBob Squarepants talks climate change, and some people aren't happy about that. (HuffPost Green)

Nature Photo of the Week: Redtail in Flight

August 5th, 2011

Is this glowing red-tailed hawk a vision? Flickr user lmorrisCT‘s photo has an ecclesiastical quality that just might make you a believer… in the wonder of nature. Thanks for sharing it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you—at […] More

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 4

August 4th, 2011

Let's hear it for sharks!

  1. Pacific Islands team up to create a regional shark sanctuary. (Green)
  2. The EPA has a documented case of fracking causing water contamination. (The New York Times)
  3. If you've ever wanted to go on an expedition to study jumbo squid, this blog's for you. (Scientific American Expeditions)
  4. Plants with deeper roots could pull more CO2 from the air and improve water retention. (YaleE360)
  5. In honor of shark week, check out these 8 crazy cool shark tales (w/ video). (TreeHugger)

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