Tag: coasts

When the Best Design Is NO Design, Except Nature’s

Written by | May 12th, 2014

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Breaking news: Virginia coast NOT devastated by storm! OK, so maybe that’s not a headline you read often. But that is the story at the Virginia Coast Reserve — because sometimes the best design is nature’s design.

Shark Sanctuary: Protecting the Ocean’s Protector in Palau

Written by | August 20th, 2012

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Without sharks the whole ocean system changes — and now these “protectors” of the ocean need us to protect them. Palau, although a small island nation with limited capacity to protect the vast ocean, is working to do just that.

Climate Change Legislation: Adaptation Sees Movement in the Senate

Written by | October 29th, 2009

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Momentum is building on Capitol Hill for addressing a crucial piece of the climate change puzzle — ecosystem-based adaptation. Why is helping nature adapt to climate change important? Because natural systems serve as the backbone of public health and the nation’s economy — everything from providing clean water and air and protecting communities from catastrophic […]

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 […]

Google Earth Earns Its Capital “E”

Written by | February 3rd, 2009

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(Video: CBS Evening News Feb. 2, 2009 piece on Google Earth, featuring the Conservancy’s Stephanie Wear on its utility for marine conservation.) When Google released its popular — and free — satellite imaging and mapping tool Google Earth in 2006, it enabled users to travel virtually from New York to Papau New Guinea via the […]

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