Written by Mark Tercek | September 18th, 2013
The launch of the Monterrey Metropolitan Water Fund in Mexico is a great example of a triple win — a project that protects nature, meets people’s needs, and provides good returns on investment for businesses and governments.
Written by Megan Sheehan | September 17th, 2013
A story on pollution told by…ear wax? Read on, conservation-concerned, and learn more in today’s green news.
- Like star-gazing? There are four sky events this week, so grab that blanket and look up! (National Geographic)
- There’s a new world map in town, and it shows areas that are most susceptible to climate change. (International Business Times)
- How often do whales clean their ears? Well, never, which is why ear wax turns out to be a great indicator of contaminants in the ocean. (NPR)
- Woodpeckers are proving to be an admirable adversary to the invasive emerald ash borer. (MNN)
- Small animals perceive time as though it’s passing in slow motion, says a new study. (BBC News)
Written by Charles Bedford | September 16th, 2013
Charles Bedford has been going to Mongolia for many years and we recently caught up with him after his most recent visit to attend the Mongolia Green Development Conference in UlaanBaatar, a conference held to mark the 5th anniversary of the Conservancy’s Mongolia program.
Written by Trevor Martin | September 16th, 2013
The Nature Conservancy offices reopened today in Boulder, Colorado after historic flooding caused evacuations and flooding along the Front Range of Colorado. We’re glad everyone is safe!
- Does food waste help or hinder the environment? Here’s one take on it…(Macomb Daily)
- What’s that buzzing? After 25 years the short haired bumblebee is making a comeback (Guardian)
- Case for climate change is overwhelming, say scientists (Guardian)
- In Germany, schools in different states are slowly starting to incorporate the subject of sustainability into their syllabus (DW)
- Scottish Wind Farms produce a more expensive form of electricity due to higher costs of production (Guardian)
Written by Michael Reuter | September 16th, 2013
George C. Grugett helped bring forth the “room for our rivers” approach to managing our water resources — and it’s one that should be used more often.
Written by Trevor Martin | September 13th, 2013
Written by Jordana Fyne | September 11th, 2013
Wisconsin Land Manager Eric Mark recently spent his vacation days in Northern California volunteering on a crew to fight the massive wildfire that’s still raging.
Written by Brad Parker | September 9th, 2013
Written by Brad Parker | September 6th, 2013