Tag: wetlands

One of the Smartest Investments We Can Make

Written by | April 15th, 2014

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For centuries, wetlands were considered worthless. It’s time to acknowledge the environmental and economic value of restoring these natural systems, argue Jane Lubchenco and Mark Tercek.

Global Cities Need Natural Defenses

Written by | May 30th, 2013

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In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, we are reminded that nature can and should play an important role alongside engineered solutions in building (and rebuilding) the cities of tomorrow.

Rebuilding Safer in Sandy’s Aftermath

Written by | November 21st, 2012

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As rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy begins, we need to help orient communities sensibly and compassionately towards solutions that will reduce their long term risk.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 18

Written by | October 18th, 2012

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One more day left in the work week…and Cool Green Morning can get you through!

  1. Startling stat: Over half of the world’s wetlands have been destroyed since 1900. (MNN)
  2. And another: Half of the Great Barrier Reef has been lost in the last 30 years. (NBC News)
  3. Wisconsin’s controversial wolf hunt has begun, and hunters are bringing them in. (Scientific American)
  4. Update: India has lifted the ban on tiger tourism, but local governments must regulate visitors. (Guardian)
  5. Interesting science: Leaves are changing color — do you remember why? (The Daily Green)

Rebirth of a Wetland: Emiquon Restoration Receives International Recognition

Written by | August 10th, 2012

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Protecting or restoring nature at places like Emiquon Preserve are smart investments that pay dividends for people now and for future generations.

$80 Million for Wetlands and Working Ranches in the Everglades

Written by | July 13th, 2012

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Our president and CEO Mark Tercek travels to the Florida Everglades for an important announcement of new funding to protect and restore wetland habitat on working ranches in the Everglades.

New Everglades Refuge Benefits People, Wildlife, Ranching and Recreation

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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Federal budget challenges can actually result in creativity and innovation for conservation. Mark Tercek looks at how they led to win/win arrangement in the headwaters of the Everglades.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 28

Written by | September 28th, 2011

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Green news time:

  1. A new study indicates warmer summers and less snowy winters are in store for Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. (National Parks Traveler)
  2. Our marine scientist Stephanie Wear offers 21 tips to lower your energy bill. (Whole Living)
  3. A major restoration project could bring back a long-degraded wetland to California’s Santa Cruz Island. (Los Angeles Times)
  4. Seven “retired” lab chimpanzees are experiencing the outdoors for the first time. (Treehugger)
  5. Canada’s Arctic ice shelves have halved in size over the past six years. (Green)

$100 Million for the Everglades: A Smart Investment for Nature and People

Written by | August 12th, 2011

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Our president and CEO looks at this new approach to conservation in America and explains the benefits it will provide to one of America’s most important large natural systems.

Bog Turtles on the Lam

Written by | June 13th, 2011

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For 26 years we’ve been helping to protect an endangered turtle that only weighs about four ounces. This spring they’ve gone missing. Find out why that may be very good news.

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