Written by Darci Palmquist | February 2nd, 2012
What’s the best way to protect the world’s dwindling grasslands from conversion to agriculture or parking lots? A new study holds some answers.
Written by Darci Palmquist | December 22nd, 2011
Can saving nature also help lift people out of poverty? A new Conservancy study finds a simple and scalable solution for grassland communities around the world.
Written by Rob McDonald | September 1st, 2011
Energy efficiency leads to lower energy prices—but will that mean more energy consumption? One in-vogue theory says yes, but Conservancy scientist Rob McDonald says it’s not so hot.
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 Dave Mehlman | March 18th, 2010
Birds of aridlands, grasslands and forests will be least affected by climate change, according to the State of the Birds 2010 report. But that doesn’t mean these species are out of the woods.
Written by Dave Mehlman | March 15th, 2010
Which bird species will get hit the hardest by climate change? Bird expert and report co-author Dave Mehlman tells us in the first of his week-long series of posts.
Written by Eric Haxthausen | October 29th, 2009
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 […]
Written by Dave Mehlman | March 19th, 2009
The first ever U.S. State of the Birds report was issued today, in hard copy with an accompanying web site. The Nature Conservancy also has launched a great website that pulls together the report, a map of U.S. bird habitat, and other important bird information. Why is this report so critical? Because it pulls together […]
Written by Bob Lalasz | March 4th, 2009
You can now volunteer to monitor the effects of climate change on plants in your backyard. Or you can also cut down forests illegally in Sumatra and get eaten by a tiger. Your call. Find out more about your choices for today — and other weird and interesting green news in (as always) Cool Green […]
Written by Matt Miller | March 3rd, 2009
North America is a land shaped by elephants. (And pronghorns like the one above — but more on that later.) 10,000 years ago — a blink of the evolutionary eye — members of the elephant family like mammoths and mastodons roamed our grasslands, influencing nearly every plant and animal that lived there. They were part […]