Written by Joe Craine | August 16th, 2012
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.
Written by Bob Lalasz | January 3rd, 2012
Half a meter in sea-level rise due to climate change — what damage could that little bit do to a crowded coastline? A lot, says a new study coauthored by Nature Conservancy scientists.
Written by Jeff Opperman | December 19th, 2011
Why is nature always last on the list of people’s priorities? A trip to a closing Borders bookstore gave Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman some ideas.
Written by Peter Kareiva | November 29th, 2011
Is tropical deforestation or killing by humans to blame for the orangutan’s demise? Peter Kareiva says a new study shows why it’s always important for conservation to continue testing its assumptions.
Written by Bob Lalasz | September 16th, 2011
A new study says pathogens from human sewage are killing a coral species off Florida’s coast. But is people poop a worldwide issue for coral? Find out from Conservancy scientist Stephanie Wear.
Written by Joe Fargione | August 10th, 2011
Like sequels to a bad zombie movie, the Gulf of Mexico dead zone keeps coming back every summer — aaaggh! Conservancy scientist Joe Fargione explains what it is and how it can be stopped.
Written by Peter Kareiva | August 9th, 2011
The New York Times has just profiled Gretchen Daily, Stanford biology professor and member of the Conservancy’s board of directors. Peter Kareiva explains why she’s made such a big difference for conservation and science.
Written by Jeff Opperman | July 21st, 2011
Did you know that a flood created rock and roll? Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman says the 1927 Mississippi River flood drove the migration of Delta Blues musicians northward…where they plugged into amps and got electrified.
Written by Mark Spalding | June 17th, 2011
The headlines about climate change are scary and discouraging — but are they the whole story? Conservancy scientist Mark Spalding says: Let’s not give up before we start.