Tag: United States

Government Shutdown: Can Nature Be a Part of the Solution?

Written by | October 8th, 2013

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The federal government shutdown has closed the 400-plus national parks. Has it taken a shutdown to show just how much Americans value the nation’s lands and waters?

10 Amazing Fall Foliage Photos

Written by | October 4th, 2013

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Fall is a season for color lovers. We culled through the Conservancy’s photo archive in search of the best fall foliage photos. These are our top 10.

The Green Buzz: Friday, September 13

Written by | September 13th, 2013

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Turns out no one really knows where the unlucky association for “Friday The 13th” came from but fingers crossed, just to be safe.

  1. Extensive flooding has made the Front Range area of Colorado treacherous. This story continues to develop…(Denver Post)
  2. Nasa’s Voyager 1 spacecraft launched during the disco era and has reached interstellar space & guess what? It’s windy. (Washington Post)
  3. Sir Francis Drake is rolling over in his grave! Consider what navigating the Arctic Sea would be like. (HuffPo)
  4. The color purple? UN Scientists introduce purple color to depict worsening climate risks. (HuffPo)
  5. Swimming from Cuba to the U.S.? Here are some things you should consider before making the trip! (NatGeo)

First All-African American Team Climbs Denali

Written by | August 21st, 2013

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An all-African American team of nine hikers climbed Denali and achieved their goal: to inspire people of color to get outside and pursue their dreams.

Operation Osprey Banding

Written by | August 12th, 2013

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Don your hip waders and join our New Jersey staff as they navigate thick marsh and even thicker swarms of flies into raptor territory for an incredible osprey banding experience.

Nature Needs New Financial Solutions

Written by | July 25th, 2013

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When it comes to water, an emerging theme is beginning to play out: investing in nature is a smart development strategy.

The Green Buzz: Friday, July 19

Written by | July 19th, 2013

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Today’s green news may leave you hot(ter) and bothered.

  1. The Southwest is baking, the East Coast is sweltering. Take me to one of these 10 cool cities. (Nat Geo)
  2. Speaking of hot, the heat wave in the Northeast is moving backwards across America. Whaaat? (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Droughts affect everyone, including companies. How will they cope? (CNBC)
  4. If adapting to a rock climate future means living in a futuristic floating house, I’m out. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Like humans, chimps and orangutans have good memories. (BBC)

Brothers Find Inspiration on the Appalachian Trail

Written by | July 19th, 2013

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Blisters, bears, rattlesnakes and rain didn’t stop this duo from hiking the famous Appalachian Trail in just 99 days. Learn how these brothers rediscovered themselves on the A.T.

A New Tradition for the Fourth

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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Four in five American voters agree that conserving our country’s natural resources is patriotic. So what will you do this 4th of July to get the most of nature?

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.

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