Tag: Science

Cool Green Scientist: Cave Man Cory Holliday

Written by | October 2nd, 2012

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Meet the man behind the artificial bat cave, Cory Holliday. His life underground has been filled with adventures: from being stuck in cave passages to discovering new species. Now he prepares for a bigger challenge: stopping the spread of white-nose syndrome.

Cool Career: Data Scientist

Written by | October 1st, 2012

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Do you want to work in the “sexiest job of the 21st century”? Look no further than conservation groups like The Nature 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.

The Answer in a Fish’s Ear

Written by | July 24th, 2012

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Northern pike don’t talk, but their ears can tell scientists crucial information on where this fish spawns.

Shocking Conservation: How Scientists Fish

Written by | June 28th, 2012

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Electrofishing is one of the best tools for fisheries biologists and conservationists studying anything fishy — the success of freshwater habitat restoration, migration routes, invasive species and more.

Elinor Ostrom: An Appreciation

Written by | June 21st, 2012

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Conservancy social scientist Craig Leisher looks back on the massive contributions of Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics, to conservation.

Message from the Mojave: Shaping the Desert Energy Boom

Written by | June 12th, 2012

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Wind and solar offer the promise of a clean energy future. But can these renewables be developed without threatening wildlife and native habitats?

A Conversation with Peter Kareiva: Rescaling Civilization

Written by | June 6th, 2012

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We sat down with Dr. Kareiva to discuss his new paper published in the journal Nature, and the hope he sees in the daunting task of “rescaling civilization.”

Growing Healthy Food on Healthy Farms

Written by | May 8th, 2012

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The consequences of foodborne illness can be devastating, and we need to deal with the problem. A smart, science-based approach can help us make sure our response actually addresses the sources of risk.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Innovative Approaches to Marine Conservation

Written by | November 28th, 2011

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Learn how ecotourism is behind one of the most important marine conservation achievements in Indonesia.

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