Tag: Agriculture

How Better Meat Can Mean Less Meat… and More Water

Written by | March 18th, 2013

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If you’re a meat lover, making the conversion to vegetarianism might seem impossible. But “Meatless Mondays” are a straightforward choice that can allow you to reduce your meat consumption AND conserve water.

Ken Burns’ ‘Dust Bowl’ a Cautionary Tale

Written by | November 21st, 2012

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Ken Burns called the Dust Bowl “one of the great cautionary tales of all time.” We learned, then, about the need to care for nature. Are we so absorbed today by political division that we cannot or will not heed nature’s latest warnings?

Punt Now, Pay Later: Why Congress Should Pass the Farm Bill Now

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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Reauthorization of the Farm Bill is critical to the health and well-being of our country’s lands and waters, farm families and our national economy.

Glacial Melt in the Himalayas: Real, but Not So Fast

Written by | September 13th, 2012

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The Himalayan glaciers are called the “third pole” because they contain the largest ice fields outside the polar regions—how will their retreat affect people living downstream?

The Greenest Country on Earth?

Written by | August 23rd, 2012

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The answer might surprise you–and it all comes down to a little concept known as a counterfactual. Intrigued? Read on.

Passed: Senate Approves U.S. Farm Bill

Written by | June 22nd, 2012

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The U.S. Senate passed a Farm Bill with strong bi-partisan support. The Nature Conservancy takes a look at several particularly good features of this important conservation milestone.

If You Care About the Environment, You Should Care About the Farm Bill

Written by | June 15th, 2012

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Our president and CEO Mark Tercek urges congressional leaders not to further cut funding to vital conservation programs in the Farm Bill — programs that protect the health of America’s soil, water, wildlife and other natural resources essential to our lives and livelihoods.

Hold the Line

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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The Farm Bill should be passed as it stands. We need to be able to agree that healthy lands and waters are essential to the productivity of agriculture and forest lands.

Growing Healthy Food on Healthy Farms

Written by | May 8th, 2012

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The consequences of foodborne illness can be devastating, and we need to deal with the problem. A smart, science-based approach can help us make sure our response actually addresses the sources of risk.

Conservation Lessons of the Dust Bowl

Written by | May 7th, 2012

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May 9th marks the anniversary of one of the worst man-made disasters ever to hit the U.S.: the Dust Bowl. Our CEO explains how conservation practices put in place as a result have helped prevent similar catastrophic events.

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