Tag: Dust Bowl

Q&A with Timothy Egan: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | October 17th, 2013

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New York Times columnist Timothy Egan talks with Mark Tercek about growing up in the American West, building support for conservation and making nature part of our “national story.”

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?

Its History of Conservation Success Makes America Exceptional

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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While conservation in America has changed over the years, one this is clear: the conservation of our natural resources is a foundation for the American way of life.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 25

Written by | May 25th, 2012

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This Memorial Day weekend, impress your fellow beach-goers and BBQers with your knowledge of all things green.

  1. Climate change in US cities: it’s gonna be killer (in the literal sense). (Treehugger)
  2. On the other hand, this once-rare butterfly is thriving, thanks to the warming planet. (Scientific American)
  3. In Japan, a “fugitive” penguin is back in captivity nearly three months after its escape. (Guardian)
  4. Are we at risk for another Dust Bowl? (Care2)
  5. Los Angeles is now the largest American city to ban plastic bags. (YaleE360)

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.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 12

Written by | July 12th, 2011

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5 cool green questions to kick-start your day:

  1. Is the U.S. South in for the next great Dust Bowl? (The New York Times)
  2. Can social media turn us all into environmentalists? (YaleE360)
  3. How are cities like forests when it comes to CO2? (Yahoo! Green)
  4. Why is planting a vegetable garden in your front yard against the law? (Grist)
  5. What’s to blame for the West’s record wildfires? (Christian Science Monitor)

Preventing the Next Dust Bowl

Written by | December 13th, 2008

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Water: Humans need it, and so does every other mammal. We absolutely can not live without it. Serendipitously, it happens to actually fall from the sky. But unfortunately water doesn’t always fall when we need it to or where it would be convenient. And as we’re seeing across a lot of the United States right […]

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