Category: The Nature Conservancy

Black History Month’s Top Conservation Heroes: 6 Facts About Men & Woman Who Made an Impact

Written by | February 1st, 2014

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Take a look back at black history in America, and it doesn’t take much digging to find links to conservation. From civil rights icons like Dr. Martin Luther King Junior – who spoke out about urban environmental issues – to sustainably minded scientists like George Washington Carver, African Americans have played a key role in our environmental history. Their legacy lives on in our national parks, natural places and even legislation.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, January 30

Written by | January 30th, 2014

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Goodbye for now Green Buzz!

We’re moving the daily #greennews to our social channels for the time being. You can stay up to date on all of today’s green news by following our hashtag #greennews on Twitter.

The Green Buzz: Friday, January 23

Written by | January 24th, 2014

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Supply chains disrupted because of climate change and Oklahoma continues to experience an unusual amount of earthquakes. Plus, what you thought you knew about the behavior of lemmings turns out to be a bit of movie magic.

Building From a Merger That Didn’t Happen

Written by | January 24th, 2014

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Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy, and Brett Jenks, CEO of Rare, discuss why the two organizations have decided not to merge. Together, we can achieve better results for conservation as highly aligned, but independent, organizations.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, January 23

Written by | January 23rd, 2014

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Double El Ninos?! Plus, the rising tide of climate change and it’s impact on our cities & what’s killing off all the bees? Read today’s #greennews right now!

The Green Buzz: Friday, January 17

Written by | January 17th, 2014

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In today’s Green Buzz: Drones watching over high risk animals in Kenya plus

  1. Drones watching over Kenyan wildlife, deterring poachers from hunting endangered species. (Outside Magazine)
  2. China cracks down on ivory trade but New York City has the largest market for ivory. (NYTimes)
  3. Nevada bears are hooked on garbage after unseasonably warm weather has brought many out of hibernation. (NBC)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, January 16

Written by | January 17th, 2014

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Interesting read on the personal accounts of what happens when someone freezes to death. (Outside Magazine)

Why I run in (and for) nature

Written by | January 15th, 2014

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Michael Sabatino, runner and avid user of the Charity Miles app, describes his love for nature and why he runs on behalf of The Nature Conservancy every day.

The Green Buzz: Friday, January 10

Written by | January 10th, 2014

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Asian companies slowly going green, plus a new national park hits a snag in Maine in today’s #Greennews.

  1. America’s best idea, national parks, isn’t such a great idea in Maine or some may think so (NYTimes)
  2. Tiny bits of plastic collecting in the Great Lakes pose an environmental threat (NYTimes)
  3. The White House tackles the #polarvortex in Google+ Hangout (Guardian).

The Green Buzz: January 9, 2014

Written by | January 9th, 2014

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Dolphins getting high? Plus, fish light up the night and the upside to the #polarvortex all in today’s #Greennews

  1. Scientists have observed dolphins using puffer fish, who possess an extremely lethal toxin to humans, as a chew toy leading scientists to believe that there may be some recreational use being derived for dolphins (NBC)
  2. These fish are fancy (NatGeo)
  3. Scientists are heralding the polar vortex’s impact on invasive species in affected areas. (NYTimes)
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