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Ken Burns’ ‘Dust Bowl’ a Cautionary Tale

Written by | November 21st, 2012

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Ken Burns called the Dust Bowl “one of the great cautionary tales of all time.” We learned, then, about the need to care for nature. Are we so absorbed today by political division that we cannot or will not heed nature’s latest warnings?

The Next Four Years: Invest in Nature for a Stronger America

Written by | November 7th, 2012

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On Election Day, Americans agreed that conservation is a worthwhile investment. As we look ahead, President Obama and Congress have an opportunity to show their leadership on the preservation of our country’s natural heritage.

Looking for Bipartisanship? Head Outdoors

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

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Can both sides of the aisle come together to recognize the importance of investing in our lands and waters for people and wildlife?

Punt Now, Pay Later: Why Congress Should Pass the Farm Bill Now

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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Reauthorization of the Farm Bill is critical to the health and well-being of our country’s lands and waters, farm families and our national economy.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 18

Written by | September 18th, 2012

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Today we’re watching a remake of The Green Slime. But in real life (sadly).

  1. Despite good intentions, are wildlife trade bans affecting some species in a negative way? (Mongabay)
  2. Toxic green slime has taken over America’s lakes. Again. (Grist)
  3. Not happy with your job? Take a cue from honeybees and try a job swap! (Nature)
  4. Construction is underway at Europe’s largest man-made coastal reserve. (Guardian)
  5. One buzz-worthy topic takes over the conservation field: impact investing. (Huffington Post Green)

Impact Investing Goes Green

Written by | September 17th, 2012

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The Nature Conservancy has a lot of important strategies in our conservation toolbox. President and CEO Mark Tercek blogs about one buzz-worthy topic: impact investing.

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.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 26

Written by | July 26th, 2012

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Caffeine? Check. Green news? Check. You may now proceed with your day.

  1. Our president and CEO, Mark Tercek, makes his voice heard in the New York Times’ Room for Debate. (NYTimes.com)
  2. Keep your produce fresh– without plastic. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Camera traps have led to the discovery of two additional populations of almost-extinct (and really cute) short-tailed chinchillas. (Mongabay)
  4. If droughts persist, these foods will cost you more. (Grist)
  5. Crazy heat=more rabies? (Wired)

Five Nature Books for Your Summer Vacation

Written by | July 25th, 2012

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Looking for a good book to hit the beach with this summer? Try one of these nature-themed, Conservancy-reviewed works and catch up on your environmental reading!

$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.

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