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Welcome to Cool Green Science, the conservation science blog of The Nature Conservancy.

The Nature Conservancy has 550 staff with advanced science degrees, and they publish more than 200 peer-reviewed articles annually.

In all 50 states and 36 countries, our scientists pursue the latest conservation research to make the most difference for people and nature.

On this blog, you’ll find:

  1. The latest research conducted by our scientists around the globe. Whether it’s tracking chimps, measuring human well-being in a remote village or tracking water levels with remote-controlled airplanes, Cool Green Science takes you in the field to the latest, cutting-edge science.
  2.  Commentary from our scientists on important conservation issues, rants and raves about media and trends, new findings, books, technology and more.
  3. Natural history notes from our projects and preserves.
  4. Ways you can help conservation by participating in citizen science activities.

Cool Green Science is devoted to all things conservation science. (For a blog on Conservancy policy, news and green living, check out Conservancy Talk).

Comments are welcome, but please read our editorial policies and guidelines, as well as the legal disclosure and terms of use that apply to Cool Green Science.

Now, sit back and get ready for some cool science. In the coming weeks we’ll feature battling bison bulls and rutting flying squirrels, adventures with coral reefs and remote-controlled airplanes, opinions on population and climate, and encounters with everything from wild yaks in Tibet to centipedes in your home.

Read, enjoy and join the conversation.

Opinions expressed on Cool Green Science and in any corresponding comments are the personal opinions of the original authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Nature Conservancy.

(Photo: Blogger Matt Miller reports on shad research in Florida. Credit: Steve Herrington/TNC).

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Matt Miller is a senior science writer for the Conservancy. He writes features and blogs about the conservation research being conducted by the Conservancy’s 550 scientists. Matt previously worked for nearly 11 years as director of communications for the Conservancy’s Idaho program. He has served on the national board of directors of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, and has published widely on conservation, nature and outdoor sports. He has held two Coda fellowships, assisting conservation programs in Colombia and Micronesia. An avid naturalist and outdoorsman, Matt has traveled the world in search of wildlife and stories.



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What is Cool Green Science?

noun 1. Blog where Nature Conservancy scientists, science writers and external experts discuss and debate how conservation can meet the challenges of a 9 billion + planet.

2. Blog with astonishing photos, videos and dispatches of Nature Conservancy science in the field.

3. Home of Weird Nature, The Cooler, Quick Study, Traveling Naturalist and other amazing features.

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