Category: Interviews

A Conversation with Peter Kareiva: Rescaling Civilization

Written by | June 6th, 2012


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.”

‘Hidden Risk’: Mercury Pollution’s Costs to Wildlife and People

Written by | January 24th, 2012


Mercury pollution isn’t just for fish eaters in the Northeast anymore — it’s all over the globe and in our terrestrial wildlife, says a new report coauthored by Nature Conservancy science.

Just 20 Inches Could Make a Disastrous Difference

Written by | January 3rd, 2012


Half a meter in sea-level rise due to climate change — what damage could that little bit do to a crowded coastline? A lot, says a new study coauthored by Nature Conservancy scientists.

Talking Water With Kristen Bell

Written by | October 10th, 2011


The actress (Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and activist talks to us about one of the most important issues facing the planet and what motivated her to take up the cause.

Sanjayan at the Aspen Environment Forum

Written by | May 27th, 2011


This week our lead scientist Sanjayan will speak at the forum about environmental challenges facing planet Earth. What does he think can help? Watch this video for a preview.

Nature Brains: 5 Questions for Jeff DeQuattro on the Gulf

Written by | April 22nd, 2011


Jeff DeQuattro, our coastal projects manager in Alabama, talks about the health of the Gulf of Mexico today, the weirdest thing he saw wash up after the oil spill, and the nastiest part of restoring oyster reefs.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 7

Written by | December 7th, 2010


What’s hiding on your pantry shelves…perhaps something cool and green?

  1. Wildlife crossings have come a long way from the narrow tunnel under the highway…check out these design finalists. (Treehugger)
  2. Is Jonathan Franzen’s new book Freedom, which features a fictional Nature Conservancy employee, the Silent Spring of today? (Grist)
  3. China beats the United States in these 7 green technologies. (Green Biz)
  4. Alaskan wildlfires are burning more intensely due to climate change, says a new study. (Green)
  5. Better check your cupboards for ‘undiscovered’ species of flowering plants…scientists think there could be as many as 35,000 out there. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 14

Written by | September 14th, 2010


Some days, all you need are 5 cool green links. Everything else will be just fine.

  1. A fanged frog? How about a frog with an inflatable nose? See this cool slideshow of 10 strange new frog species. (Treehugger)
  2. This week in Congress: will the EPA be thwarted in its bid to regulate greenhouse gas emissions? (The Vine)
  3. A Climate Corps comes up with $350 million in energy efficiency savings. (Green Biz)
  4. Have Gulf habitats escaped worst-case scenario predictions from the spill? (The New York Times)
  5. Get the skinny on the World Bank’s first clean-energy czar. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 15

Written by | April 15th, 2010


We can’t help with your tax problems, but we can help you with that whole “needing the day’s best green news” thing:

  1. Watch our lead scientist Sanjayan talk about northern white rhinos on this morning’s The Today Show. (
  2. Major League Baseball kicks off a major conservation and greenhouse-gas reduction program. (CleanTechnica)
  3. What happens if California’s climate law gets put on hold? (Grist)
  4. The GOP might be interested in getting on board with energy reform. That would be nice. (Treehugger)
  5. A new movement encourages pharmaceutical companies to make drugs that are just as safe for the environment as they are for people. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 15

Written by | December 15th, 2009


Check out the Top 5 green news stories we’re seeing on the web this morning: The site of a former brothel in Nevada could become a free-roaming river and sanctuary for wildlife, with restoration help from The Nature Conservancy (NYTimes). Besides the big climate summit, Copenhagen is a city known for its biking culture. So it makes […]

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