Tag: coastal restoration

One of the Smartest Investments We Can Make

Written by | April 15th, 2014

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For centuries, wetlands were considered worthless. It’s time to acknowledge the environmental and economic value of restoring these natural systems, argue Jane Lubchenco and Mark Tercek.

Restoration Week: Celebrating Marine Science in Action

Written by | June 3rd, 2013

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See how The Nature Conservancy is putting science in action to restore coastal habitat, adding natural defenses to storms and helping give coastal economies a boost.

Sweet Home Alabama

Written by | April 12th, 2013

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The future of the Gulf of Mexico is bright, thanks to hundreds (nearly 600!) of volunteers that descended upon Alabama to rebuild oyster reefs and help restore the Gulf.

Rebuild, but Stronger

Written by | January 18th, 2013

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The impacts of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt up and down the eastern seaboard. We must look to create a new and alternative future for the coast.

Hurricane Isaac Is a Wake Up Call for Coastal Restoration

Written by | September 7th, 2012

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Hurricane Isaac is a reminder of our vulnerability and a wake-up call that we need to use this amazing opportunity to reverse the fate of the Gulf Coast by investing in coastal restoration.

Restoration Works: Repairing Coastal and Marine Habitats

Written by | August 31st, 2012

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Communities are getting hands-on experience restoring a mix of marine, coastal and migratory fish habitats.

Coastal Restoration: A Smart Investment

Written by | February 23rd, 2012

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As more people are urging Congress to pass the RESTORE Act, Mark Tercek hopes lawmakers hear the argument underlying the strong public support.

In Washington, It’s Not All Climate All the Time

Written by | August 28th, 2009

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Believe it or not, there are environmental issues other than climate change on the minds — and agendas of — of lawmakers and regulators in Washington. As a commentator for the National Journal Energy and Environment Expert Blog, I was recently asked to weigh in on some of the “back burner issues” currently working through […]

Economic Stimulus: Good for Fish, Crabs, and People

Written by | July 1st, 2009

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The following is a guest post from Dr. Rob Brumbaugh,  the Restoration Program Director for The Nature Conservancy’s Global Marine Team. Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced their selection of marine habitat restoration projects to be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka ‘Stimulus Bill’).  The Nature Conservancy has the […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 1

Written by | July 1st, 2009

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We’re starting off the first of the month with some bright innovations — synthetic trees that actually absorb carbon and robot lasers that can map the ocean floor. What more could you ask for? Oh, just resolution of the Exxon Valdez oil spill (finally) and coastal restoration projects that will create green jobs. Read on for today’s top […]

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