Tag: conservation easements

America’s Exceptional Conservation Tradition Hangs in the Balance

Written by | February 4th, 2011

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One aspect of our history very clearly sets us apart from the rest of the world. Our director of U.S. government relations says it’s at risk now more than ever. Can a single initiative turn the tide?

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 12

Written by | April 12th, 2010

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Ponder Earth Day’s meaning, learn more about sea-level rise, read about our new conservation atlas…and then make a book of your own. Cool Green Morning: We give you a whole day’s worth of activities, every weekday…

  1. Can Earth Day ever become a deep movement? (Yale Environment 360)
  2. The Washington Post touts The Nature Conservancy and University of California Press’s new Conservation Atlas (Washington Post)
  3. How much could sea levels rise by 2010? Two views. (Climate Feedback)
  4. A new study examines three decades of Conservancy-led conservation easements — and how they’ve changed for the better. (Conservation Maven)
  5. How to make books out of recycled trash. (Crafting a Green World)

Leave It (Mostly) To Beaver

Written by | May 27th, 2009

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In John Crowley’s science fiction novel Beasts, humans decide they’ve inflicted enough damage on the Earth, and utilize their technology to construct a giant tower removed from the rest of the world. They achieve self sufficiency in food and energy production, and thus no longer interact or inflict damage on the rest of the world. […]

Traditional Conservation Methods for a New Threat

Written by | May 7th, 2009

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Continuing our series of blog posts on the Waxman-Markey climate change legislation debate, senior policy advisor Tom Cassidy explains the nuances of domestic adaptation funding in the proposed bill. One of the Conservancy’s principal climate policy objectives — besides the fundamental necessity of imposing sharp reductions on carbon emissions — is to create a dedicated […]

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