Written by Darci Palmquist | May 19th, 2014
In honor of World Turtle Day on May 23, spend a little time getting to know sea turtles and find out how you can help protect these magnificent creatures in one of their most important habitats, the Coral Triangle.
Written by Lynn Scarlett | May 5th, 2014
The potential risk-reducing benefits of nature’s assets are not hypothetical. Salt marsh vegetation, oyster reefs and corals have a significant positive effect on wave attenuation and shoreline stabilization. Yet there is no one-size-fits-all approach to harnessing nature’s value.
Written by Laura Huffman | April 10th, 2014
On March 22, the country’s collective focus was once again on the Gulf of Mexico as 168,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into Galveston Bay. Laura Huffman, director of The Nature Conservancy in Texas, explains the consequences and solutions of this ecological tragedy.
Written by McKenzie Jones | January 15th, 2014
Climate change illustrated haiku, exponential tree growth, and disappearing sea cows–all in today’s green news.
- A scientist uses very creative means to communicate the main points of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. (Sightline Daily)
- A study in California finds that trees’ growth rates actually increase over their lifetime. What are the implications in terms of the techniques we use to capture carbon using forests? (The Guardian)
- The manatee–an animal with no natural predators–has virtually disappeared from Florida coasts. Scientists seek to solve this mystery. (Earth Island Journal)
Written by Mark Tercek | December 2nd, 2013
Mark Tercek talks with Ocean Conservancy CEO Andreas Merkl about marine conservation, trends in the nonprofit world and the impact “Moby Dick” has had on his life.
Written by Mike Sweeney | August 5th, 2013
Despite our fear of sharks we’re beginning to respect these great predators and recognize how important they are to keeping oceans healthy.
Written by Tom McCann | June 3rd, 2013
See how The Nature Conservancy is putting science in action to restore coastal habitat, adding natural defenses to storms and helping give coastal economies a boost.
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | November 16th, 2012
Written by Kerry Crisley | October 11th, 2012
The catastrophic declines in oyster abundance across the U.S. are well documented. So how much restoration is necessary before oysters once more benefit our coastal waters on a large scale?
Written by Will Murtha | August 31st, 2012
Communities are getting hands-on experience restoring a mix of marine, coastal and migratory fish habitats.