Tag: Nature Conservancy science

Cities and Climate After Sandy: How Should We Prepare?

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Hurricane Sandy was a wakeup call for coastal cities — but what should we do next? Five experts took on that question in the first of this spring’s “Nature and Our Future” panel discussions from the Conservancy.

Building the “Cave of Dreams”

Written by | September 26th, 2012

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Sure, you can build an artificial bat cave, and they will come. But how do you make it perfect? Hint: It’s more than digging a hole in the ground.

How Do Grasslands Survive Drought?

Written by | August 16th, 2012

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Why do some grasslands stand up to drought, while others (like your lawn) wilt? It’s all about diversity, says a new study coauthored by a Conservancy scientist.

Sharks: The Tragedy of Global Decimation

Written by | August 13th, 2012

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The near-annihilation of sharks worldwide is having untold bad consequences on coral reef life, says Conservancy senior marine scientist Mark Spalding.

There’s Room for Both Wind and Wildlife

Written by | July 26th, 2012

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Building all the wind energy the United States will need without significantly impacting wildlife? Yes we can, says a new study from the Conservancy and WWF–find out more.

Chris Helzer: When Science and Photography Meet

Written by | July 23rd, 2012

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Chris Helzer, a scientist for The Nature Conservancy, discusses in this video how his love of both science and photography complement one another.

After the End of Nature: An Essay

Written by | June 18th, 2012

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We live in the Anthropocene — the Age of Man on our planet, say most scientists. But Conservancy scientist Rob McDonald asks: Do we actually have the scientific knowledge to manage Spaceship Earth… or replace its natural systems?

The Conservation Maps That Changed the World

Written by | March 15th, 2012

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The most important maps in conservation history are now online — and you can explore them, courtesy of The Nature Conservancy. Dig in and find out more.

Creating the Next Conservation Movement…Or Do We Even Need One?

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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Saving Mother Earth requires people power, right? Really? Five smart people (including the Conservancy’s Sanjayan and Hazel Wong) debate if we actually *need* a mass conservation movement.

‘Hidden Risk’: Mercury Pollution’s Costs to Wildlife and People

Written by | January 24th, 2012

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Mercury pollution isn’t just for fish eaters in the Northeast anymore — it’s all over the globe and in our terrestrial wildlife, says a new report coauthored by Nature Conservancy science.

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