Written by Michael Looker | February 7th, 2013
Three recent events have made Australia a flashpoint for the global discussion around severe weather, and Michael Looker, the Conservancy’s Australia program director, offers three solutions to coping with a changing climate.
Written by Anne Hayden | October 15th, 2012
Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin is gaining land, which seems like a good thing in an era of rising sea levels, right? Conservancy intern Anne Hayden explains what shifting sands mean in this landscape already altered by people.
Written by Darci Palmquist | September 13th, 2012
The Himalayan glaciers are called the “third pole” because they contain the largest ice fields outside the polar regions—how will their retreat affect people living downstream?
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | December 23rd, 2011
For our final stop along the Magdalena River, we sail along the Dique Canal, which connects Colombia’s interior with one of its most important ports: Cartagena.
Written by Mark Tercek | August 3rd, 2011
Recent mapping shows the Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” is not bigger this year, as predicted by scientists. Unfortunately, it’s still pretty darn big… and that has some big consequences for people and nature.
Written by Mark Tercek | July 15th, 2011
A hundred years ago Theodore Roosevelt said, “There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country.” Mark Tercek explains why this is still true.
Written by Michael Reuter | June 10th, 2011
Thousands of lives and billions of dollars in infrastructure were spared during this year’s record floods along the Mississippi. But are we prepared for the more severe floods of the future?
Written by Darci Palmquist | May 12th, 2011
Written by Jeff Opperman | April 29th, 2011
A controversial decision to blow up a levee on the Mississippi and cause an intentional flood pits one state against another. Our Jeff Opperman looks at the science behind the battle.
Written by Evan Girvetz | June 7th, 2010
The evidence for climate change is strong — and REDD and ecosystem-based adaptation should be part of the response, argues the Conservancy’s Evan Girvetz.