Tag: Mark Tercek

Massive Water Main Break Underscores Water Challenges – and Solutions

Written by | March 22nd, 2013

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A massive water main break in Washington, DC — coming just hours before World Water Day — serves as a stark reminder of the importance of investing more in our water supply infrastructure.

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 11

Written by | March 11th, 2013

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Use that extra daylight to catch up on your green news:

  1. In his latest column, Tom Friedman gives Mark Tercek‘s new book, Nature’s Fortune, a shout-out. (New York Times)
  2. Rainforests could be more resilient to climate change than previously thought– but only if we leave them alone. (Mongabay)
  3. Three “lucky” species of endangered sharks are now protected by a new global agreement. (Associated Press/Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Ask Umbra takes on a tough question: Is there hope for us on this planet? (Grist)
  5. Nothing brightens up a dreary Monday morning more than interspecies friendship. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 23

Written by | January 23rd, 2013

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Green news time. Go!

  1. At the World Economic Forum, our president/CEO Mark Tercek talks about investing in nature. (Hub Culture)
  2. What do Chicago’s bird casualties tell us about climate change? Their feathers are full of secrets. (Grist)
  3. A new study suggests American cities are maybe less vulnerable to water scarcity than previously thought. (Conservation Magazine)
  4. A program in the UK will plant some trees in exchange for that old hoopty you’ve been driving around. (Treehugger)
  5. Willy’s free. Now Lolita needs help, says one filmmaker. (Mongabay)

Mark Lynas and the GMO Debate

Written by | January 7th, 2013

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Until a few days ago, the name Mark Lynas was little known outside the environmental community, but that may be about to change.

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?

The Next Four Years: Invest in Nature for a Stronger America

Written by | November 7th, 2012

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On Election Day, Americans agreed that conservation is a worthwhile investment. As we look ahead, President Obama and Congress have an opportunity to show their leadership on the preservation of our country’s natural heritage.

Looking for Bipartisanship? Head Outdoors

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

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Can both sides of the aisle come together to recognize the importance of investing in our lands and waters for people and wildlife?

Punt Now, Pay Later: Why Congress Should Pass the Farm Bill Now

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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Reauthorization of the Farm Bill is critical to the health and well-being of our country’s lands and waters, farm families and our national economy.

Impact Investing Goes Green

Written by | September 17th, 2012

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The Nature Conservancy has a lot of important strategies in our conservation toolbox. President and CEO Mark Tercek blogs about one buzz-worthy topic: impact investing.

Rebirth of a Wetland: Emiquon Restoration Receives International Recognition

Written by | August 10th, 2012

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Protecting or restoring nature at places like Emiquon Preserve are smart investments that pay dividends for people now and for future generations.

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