Tag: books

Favorite Nature: Bryan Piazza on Coming to the Atchafalaya

Written by | April 7th, 2014

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How does a self-described Wisconsin boy come to love the Louisiana bayou? Blogger Cara Byington talks to Bryan Piazza, author of “The Atchafalaya River Basin.”

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Ramez Naam

Written by | July 1st, 2013

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Nature Conservancy CEO Mark Tercek talks with technologist Ramez Naam about the environment, optimism and the lessons he has learned in the tech world.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Gretchen Daily

Written by | April 17th, 2013

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The idea of natural capital — that Earth’s lands, waters and biodiversity are vital assets — has spread like fire. CEO Mark Tercek interviews Gretchen Daily about how we can now channel this awareness and energy into real-world action.

Review: An Eternity of Eagles

Written by | October 29th, 2012

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Eagles that ride with Mongolian horsemen, eagles that are worshipped, eagles that attack and eat people: The “world’s most fascinating bird” is even wilder than you think. A review of Stephen Bodio’s latest book, An Eternity of Eagles.

What is the Next “Silent Spring”?

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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In the 50 years since Rachel Carson’s book was published, new environmental threats deserve our undivided attention. We asked our scientists: What is the next “silent spring”?

Five Nature Books for Your Summer Vacation

Written by | July 25th, 2012

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Looking for a good book to hit the beach with this summer? Try one of these nature-themed, Conservancy-reviewed works and catch up on your environmental reading!

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 20

Written by | March 20th, 2012

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Good morning! Caffeinate, read a green news story, repeat.

  1. Can the climate-ravaged world of “The Hunger Games” help rouse kids into action? (Grist)
  2. Flower power! This cheerful sunflower charges your electronics. (TreeHugger)
  3. Poachers have killed 135 endangered South Africa rhinos — in 2012. (Care2)
  4. Mountain pine beetles cause double trouble to pine forests. (Green)
  5. Nine of the world’s most majestic rivers are in peril. (Mother Nature Network)

DIY (video): Holiday Book Wreath

Written by | November 29th, 2011

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DIY: Holiday Book Wreath This is one of our favorite DIY projects of the season. The Nature Conservancy’s Laura Bracis spent $5.48 on all materials, including buying used books to upcycle, and made a gorgeous holiday wreath. We loved it so much we asked her to share her secrets. Find out how she did it […]

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