Written by Bob Lalasz | January 29th, 2013
Hurricane Sandy was a wakeup call for coastal cities — but what should we do next? Five experts took on that question in the first of this spring’s “Nature and Our Future” panel discussions from the Conservancy.
Written by Craig Leisher | January 22nd, 2013
According to a new study, the world has hit peak farmland — which means we can stop converting nature to agricultural use. Is the report too good to be true? Our scientist delves into the details.
Written by Sheila Walsh Reddy | January 2nd, 2013
Storm’s a coming! Scientist Sheila Walsh encounters heavy rain, wind & clouds while doing research in the Gulf of California. Can healthy ecosystems help fisheries be more resilient to strong climate events?
Written by Patrick Doran | December 19th, 2012
The results of a 3-year effort to map all the major stresses on the Great Lakes are now available. Explore the map and find out what the solutions are for this very stressed-out system.
Written by Sheila Walsh Reddy | December 17th, 2012
Overfishing is a huge problem around the globe, but there are solutions. Scientist Sheila Walsh explores one method that seems to be working in the Gulf of California: local ownership of marine resources.
Written by Sheila Walsh Reddy | December 11th, 2012
Scientist Sheila Walsh explores how marine species are doing in and around protected areas of the Gulf of California—and how local fishing practices might hold the answer to healthier ecosystems.
Written by Darci Palmquist | December 7th, 2012
‘Horizon scanning’ is a systematic effort to look into the future. Every year a team of conservationists gathers to identify what are the most overlooked threats, opportunities and trends for nature–find out what’s on the list for 2013.
Written by Craig Leisher | December 5th, 2012
How many leaves can you fit in a bucket? Well…that depends. And it depends in part if you put those leaves through a blender. Join Conservancy scientist Craig Leisher as he attempts a somewhat wacky home experiment!
Written by Darci Palmquist | December 4th, 2012
She’s a cyclocross racer, archer and expert negotiator on behalf of watersheds local and global—meet our director of conservation science in Iowa.
Written by Timothy Boucher | December 3rd, 2012
Hey birders: This winter, many species normally found in the northern boreal forests–White-Winged Crossbills, Snow Buntings and others–are showing up in more southerly climes. Our birding expert gives some pointers on getting in on the action.