Category: Ecosystem Services

Resolutions for Rainforests

Written by | January 3rd, 2013

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Jack Hurd makes some New Year’s resolutions for 2013 and introduces a fun new infographic that explains how individuals can help save Asia-Pacific’s forests.

‘You Help Everybody’: In Alaska, Giving Wild Salmon Is Tradition

Written by | December 21st, 2012

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In Alaska, the holidays are not the only time of year people give back. Catching salmon – and sharing it with others – is at the center of everyday life.

Reducing Risk and Providing for People in a Changing World

Written by | October 12th, 2012

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A changing world is squeezing the coastal and forest-dwelling communities that need nature to survive. How can we help protect these people and nature?

A Conversation with Peter Kareiva: Rescaling Civilization

Written by | June 6th, 2012

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We sat down with Dr. Kareiva to discuss his new paper published in the journal Nature, and the hope he sees in the daunting task of “rescaling civilization.”

Proof Is in the Cheetah

Written by | March 28th, 2012

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In the harsh aridlands of northern Kenya, a community project is helping restore grasslands, wildlife and people’s livelihoods.

Scientist Michael Beck Awarded Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation

Written by | February 28th, 2012

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The Nature Conservancy’s lead marine scientist will undertake a three-year research project to address critical challenges facing our oceans.

An Alaska Salmon Stream Gets New Life in More Ways Than One

Written by | February 24th, 2012

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A salmon stream in Alaska was once so damaged it was thought to be beyond repair, and it had a name that reflected that feeling. Now the stream, and it’s new name, are beautiful examples of restoration.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 24

Written by | February 24th, 2012

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But will the wind farm be made of interlocking plastic parts?

  1. Overfishing costs the EU 100,000 jobs and £2.7 billion each year. (TreeHugger)
  2. LEGO’s owners are putting $500M into an offshore wind farm. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Is the world’s most popular sports team also the greenest? (GreenBiz)
  4. Federal raids in the U.S. deal a serious blow to illegal rhino trade. (LA Times)
  5. OK, now this is getting serious. Warming climate could make us all shrink. (TG Daily)

Is Mother Nature in Your Family Tree?

Written by | January 11th, 2012

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When we asked you, our readers, how your families have affected your conservation values, you had a lot to say. Here are the inspiring stories that stood out.

Nature Brains: Conserving Grasslands Can Help Millions of People

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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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.

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