Tag: National Parks

For America’s Birthday, Take Your Party to a Park

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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This Independence Day, our guest blogger reflects on how fortunate we are that so much of America has been preserved for our enjoyment and enlightenment.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2013

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We’re buzzing about today’s green news. Unfortunately, the bees are not…

  1. 31% of managed bee colonies have been lost this season. (Chicago Tribune)
  2. Super-sized mosquitoes (20 times their typical size!) arrive in Florida. (TIME)
  3. Rooting for the underdog? Here are 10 of the least-visited national parks. (The Daily Green)
  4. How having fewer trees around may be bad for your health. (PBS)
  5. Meet the world’s most dangerous oceans. (Huffington Post Green)

LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Written by | April 23rd, 2013

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Almost unnoticed in Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and, with that investment, the hope that this successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

Close Encounter: Black Bear Showdown

Written by | March 5th, 2013

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Have you had a close encounter with nature? Our guest blogger shares his dangerous experience coming face-to-face with a large black bear in Glacier National Park.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 26

Written by | February 26th, 2013

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Today’s green news is… well, a little wacky.

  1. Dim the lights, we’ve got glow-in-the-dark carnivorous plants! (National Geographic)
  2. Can we officially link wacky weather to global warming? (Guardian)
  3. Federal budget cuts may force some national parks to close their gates. (CNN)
  4. New report evaluates environmental impacts of the world’s largest food companies. The results are not good. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Are you smarter than an elephant seal? Elephant seals help solve a global climate mystery. (Scientific American)

Conservation Heroes Demand Action

Written by | February 21st, 2013

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While most Americans don’t know the Land and Water Conservation Fund by name, their support for the conservation of this country’s resources is overwhelming. But what will happen if this fund expires?

Thinking Internationally About National Parks

Written by | December 11th, 2012

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What can American national parks teach us about conservation work in Asia and the Pacific? Jack Hurd takes family to Olympic National Park to investigate.

Nature Photo of the Week: Good Morning, Bryce Canyon

Written by | December 7th, 2012

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Simply breathtaking. The light dusting of snow and fiery orange sunrise make this photograph of Bryce Canyon, Utah our pick for Nature Photo of the Week. Thanks to Flickr photographer CNaene for sharing this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s […]

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: Tuesday, August 21

Written by | August 21st, 2012

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From clouds that combat global warming, to turning coffee waste into plastic — we’ve got your green news covered.

  1. Could clouds have a silver lining for global warming? Some scientists think so. (Treehugger)
  2. Starbucks wants to turn your latte and scone (that you threw away) into plastic. Wait…what? (Grist)
  3. A mother giraffe stays by her dead newborn, reopening the debate: Do animals mourn the dead? (BBC Nature)
  4. After years of budget cuts, national parks are showing signs of strain. (Washington Post)
  5. An independent assessment confirms a decrease in Amazon deforestation last year. (Mongabay)
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