Category: Deserts and Aridlands

State of the Birds 2010: Aridlands, Grasslands, and Forests

Written by | March 18th, 2010

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Birds of aridlands, grasslands and forests will be least affected by climate change, according to the State of the Birds 2010 report. But that doesn’t mean these species are out of the woods.

An Endangered Species…Lottery?

Written by | December 1st, 2009

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Australia has some truly incredible wildlife: egg-laying mammals, kangaroos that live in trees, desert-dwelling frogs and more species of reptile than anywhere else on earth. Unfortunately we’ve also managed to give our native species a fair old hiding. No other country has suffered more mammal extinctions in recent history than Australia. In the past 100 […]

Nature Photo of the Week: White Sands National Monument

Written by | November 6th, 2009

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No, this isn’t a very good photo, is it? That’s probably because it’s an insanely good photo! Take a deep breath…and fall into White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, courtesy of Lightchaser/Flicker and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images, submitted to the Conservancy’s […]

Evening Bat Flights: One of Nature’s Great Spectacles

Written by | October 13th, 2009

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Yes, I’m an avid birder and professional bird conservationist — but that doesn’t mean I don’t take time for other flying things…like hundreds of thousands of bats. I took a few days off in late August and went down to visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southeastern New Mexico, an easy drive for me from […]

Indigenous Lands Conserved in Northern Australia

Written by | September 29th, 2009

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Indigenous Aboriginal ranger Romeo Lane points out an ancient painting of a six-legged goanna lizard to the curious crowd of media and visitors — myself included — that surrounds him. The painting is just one of thousands that scatter the escarpments of Arnhem Land in the very northern tip of Australia’s vast tropical savanna. This rich […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 14

Written by | September 14th, 2009

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OK, so it turns out that you can’t get solar power from human hair, as we reported last week. But you can track a gorilla in Uganda online now, OK? Is that good enough for you? Read all this morning’s vetted and triple-fact-checked hot green news, only in Cool Green Morning: That story about a […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 26

Written by | August 26th, 2009

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Could watermelon — my favorite melon — also become the hot new biofuel? It’s not an new episode of “The Simpsons” — it’s just another fabulous roundup of the top 5 green links o’ the morning, here in Coolness: 350 vs. 450? The head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajenda Pachauri, has come […]

The Curlews of August: Update on the ‘Tagged Seven’ of Montana

Written by | August 20th, 2009

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Here’s an update on the whereabouts of the Long-billed Curlews that were tagged in Montana this past May, the 7 birds seemed to have temporarily settled down. We’ll see if they stay there or continue to move as fall draws nearer. Of the 7 birds, 3 are now in the southern United States and 4 are […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 6

Written by | August 6th, 2009

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Start with a sea turtle, throw in $2.4 billion, add a little psychotherapy and you’ve got a recipe for the coolest green links of the day. Who doesn’t love sea turtles? So why would you want to harm them by eating fish like black sea bass or Atlantic flouder? The Daily Green offers up a […]

Nature Photo of the Week: Great Sand Dunes National Park

Written by | July 31st, 2009

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I admit it: I could spend all day staring this image shot by tguttilla of a morning at Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images, submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — at my.nature.org. And don’t forget to enter your best […]

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